Going on vacation to Barcelona Spain? Want to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona? Our guide to contemporary art in Barcelona gives you the facts & information you’ll want to know.
The Contemporary Art Museum in Barcelona is the best place in they city to come to see modern art from Spain and other European countries. With exhibitions of artwork dating from the 1950’s onwards this museum in Barcelona is a good place to visit to gain a deeper perspective on the development of contemporary art in Spain. In addition to permanent exhibitions, the contemporary art museum in Barcelona very frequently holds temporary exhibitions of artwork from contemporary Spanish artists.
Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum Building
The Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum was designed by American architect Richard Meier and has a longitudinal floor plan in which a circular piece that serves to articulate exhibition space is vertically inserted, passing through all four floors.
Richard Meier’s architecture is based on rationalism and is similar to the buildings of Le Corbusier in that straight and curved lines are combined to establish a dialogue between interior space and exterior illumination which filters into the galleries through large skylights.
Getting to the Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum
The Museum is located in the heart of the city in the Placa Dels Angels. The museum is within walking distance of both Universitat and Catalunya metro stations. Once you get out of the station the museum is signposted.
Contemporary Art Museum Opening Hours
Opening hours at the contemporary art museum vary according to season. In the high summer season, from June 24th to September 24th, the museum opens from 11am to 8pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Thursdays and Fridays the museum stays open until midnight.
Outside of the summer high season the contemporary art museum is open from Monday to Friday from 11am until 7.30pm. On Saturdays the museum opens at 10am and closes at 8pm. On Sundays the contemporary art museum opens at 10am and closes at 3pm.
Contemporary Art Museum Barcelona Ticket Costs & Prices
A standard priced ticket to the contemporary art museum costs 7.5€, while a reduced ticket costs 6€. This entitles you to as many entries as you want within a day so you can leave the museum for lunch and come back in the afternoon. For 10€ you can buy a three month pass to the contemporary art museum in Barcelona. On Wednesdays the ticket price is reduced to 3.50€ for everyone.
Children under the age of 14, unemployed people and people over the age of 65 all get into the contemporary art museum fro free.