Info Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, affectionately known by locals as the MACBA, is located at Plaça dels Angels, 1, in Barcelona's Raval district. In 1986, Barcelona City Council commissioned architects Richard Meier & Partners to design this contemporary art museum despite the controversial fact that the museum had ... more
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
Info The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, known as the CCCB, is one of the most visited exhibition centers in Barcelona, Spain and is located at Montenegre, 5. The building that houses the CCCB contains 15,000 square meters of space, 4,000 of which are dedicated to exhibitions. The remaining space is home to an ... more
Party Earth Review Inaugurated in 1995, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) is a vast white temple to modern art designed by American architect Richard Meier, but it’s the space around the building, including the Plaça dels Àngels, which has become a daily hangout for hordes of young people ... more
Plaça dels Àngels
Culture / Outdoor Activity
Party Earth Review Park Güell is an enchanting site that combines aesthetics and nature in a way that’s visually inspiring for art buffs in addition to being a great daytime activity for those with just a passing art fancy. Designed by Barcelona’s renowned architect, Antoni Gaudí, the park is a tribute to his unique aesthetic and is truly ... more
Barcelona’s culture is unlike any other in Spain, and perhaps Europe. The convergence of 2,000 years of history, a modern day desire to become the capital of an autonomous Catalonian country, and the artistic, musical, and alternative revival of the city’s soul has led to a uniquely individualistic culture that can best be described as Barcelona’s.
It’s normally difficult to get a feel for a city’s culture simply by looking at its architecture and structures. Barcelona is a different story with Antoni Gaudí leading the charge into the 20th century. His famous pieces litter the city and range in size from his first work, lightposts in Plaça Reial, to his unfinished behemoth church, La Sagrada Familia and the distinctive Parc Güell.
For a taste of culture in 21st century Barcelona, one must experience a night out. Beach clubs like Opium Mar and old warehouses turned labyrinthine discotheques like Razzmatazz share the city’s clubbers’ attention on a nightly basis, and with hours that operate until 6am or later, they do it in the city’s famous style.
For a more tranquil taste of what life is like for the Catalans, head to the MACBA in Plaça dels Angels. The Museum of Contemporary Art isn’t just notable as an impressive structure, but as a canvas for the city’s young and alternative skateboarding culture to express themselves and catch some rays at the same time.