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
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
Museum / Outdoor Activity
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
The city of Barcelona is a museum in and of itself. The Modernistic buildings headlined by the father of Modernism Antoni Gaudí attract thousands of visitors daily. While many of his works including La Pedrera and Casa Battló have been converted into museums paying homage to the late architect, they’re hardly the only museums in Barcelona.
Two of Barcelona’s larger museums both feature works that center on contemporary society. The Centre de Cultura Comtemporánia de Barcelona (CCCB) pays tribute to contemporary culture in Barcelona and around the world. El Raval’s Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) is a museum in and out. While both the physical exterior of the building and the museum’s contents are typical to today’s contemporary art scene, it’s what occurs on the plaza in front of the museum that summarizes Barcelona’s true modern culture. A drove of the city’s young and alternative skaters, musicians, photographers, and artists take to the sunny square to express themselves in true Barcelona fashion.
Museum lovers have no shortage of places to visit in Barcelona if they can tear themselves away from the beach. Tucked away in narrow streets all over the city are countless museums that highlight some of Spain and Catalonia’s most famous artists.