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Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona MACBA

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Why locals love it

MACBA is so modern, so hip, that it almost hurts. Well, only almost. The iconic building houses a world-class modern art museum. And MACBA is always taking risks - their exhibitions are well-presented, but not always what you could or would call mainstream. No wonder the area hosts the daytime events of electronic music festival Sonar.

Why you should visit it

Even if only to appreciate the architecture, MACBA is another Barcelona must. Also, the side streets around can be extremely rewarding, as they house a number of smaller shops and pubs, catering to the art crowd.

Special tip

The plaza in front is one of Barcelona's most popular and famous skate spots. See the talents of tomorrow free here.

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It is a very nice modern art museum in Barcelona
March 25, 2019
I love the area, especially the bars in Joaquim Costa, my favorite area for ba hooping. Also found this local app called Sharify with lot's of local events in the area, check it out
December 13, 2018
first of all, the LOCATION: around MACBA it's where one can see at a glance the incredible diversity of BARCELONA, as the square is a fantastic mix of architectures. it’s also the favourite place for skaters and bikers, and surrounded by a nice area filled with bars and bistros. then the MUSEUM itself: it is an incredible cultural hub, a great source to learn about the modern cultural context of BARCELONA and vanguard artists
May 4, 2018
To know more artists bron there (in full Catalonia no just in Barcelona..) than Dali. To be known: Picasso was born in Málaga, almost living in Barcelona, Paris...
April 8, 2018

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