FAQS

Everything you should know about coming to the museum
GETTING THERE

MACBA’s central Barcelona location makes it is easy to reach on public transport (Metro, FGC and bus). Parking is also available for those who choose to drive. For more information, see the Location and Access section.

Yes, several options are available. In the Location and Access section, you will find details on the car parks closest to the museum.

Yes, in the Accessibility section you will find information on wheelchair access and other museum facilities for disabled visitors.

Yes, there are several bicycle parking facilities in the vicinity of the museum, as well as a Bicing station. see the Location and Access section for further information.
OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION

In the Opening Ours section you will find the normal and special hours you can visit us. Last entry to the museum and entrance tickets may be purchased up to 30 minutes before closing time. Please note that the exhibition rooms will begin to close 15 minutes before the closing time.

In the Opening Ours section you will find the hours you can visit the Library and the Archive. To consult the holdings of the Archive, an appointment must be made at least 48 hours in advance. For more information, please see the Library or Archive section of our website.

In the Fees section you will find all the admission prices and concessions that apply.

Yes, every Saturday afternoon from 4 pm, and the open days: Santa Eulàlia (February 11) The International Museum Day and the Night of the Museums (May 18) and the city’s patron saint day, La Mercè (September 24). See the Fees section for more information.

Yes, the museum accepts credit cards.

Yes, it gives you access to all the current exhibitions as many times as you want for a month from the date of purchase, or when first accessed.

Yes, check the MACBA Friends section.

Yes, you can buy your ticket online.

Children up to 14 years have free access.

No, the Museum shop has free and independent access.
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BEFORE YOUR VISIT

Yes. We recommend you purchase your ticket in advance. You can choose the time slot that’s best for your visit, to reduce waiting time and queuing. Persons with a disability or reduced mobility will have the right to preferential access in the advance purchase entry queue.

You can book your free ticket on the web if you are part of any of these groups: students, teachers, adults over 65 years old with or without a Tarjeta Rosa, persons with a disability plus an attendant, minors under 14 years old, large families, single-parent families and members of the municipal library network. Check the other discounted rates you can acquire directly at the museum ticket desk.

To know which exhibitions are on display, you can visit the Exhibitions and Activities section.
DURING THE VISIT

There will be separate museum entry points for those who have purchased tickets in advance and those who have not.

No, you can proceed directly to the entry point indicated for advance ticket holders.

Although you can pay with cash, we recommend that you purchase your tickets online, choosing the time slot that is best for you, in order to reduce your waiting time and queuing.

Yes, the exhibition halls will be open.

Yes, we want to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. As a result, we provide lockers users can activate with a €1 coin. No scooters or bicycles can be brought inside.

It isn’t possible to leave any personal transportation devices inside the museum.

At MACBA you will find printed material such as information sheets. However, we recommend downloading all related content available on the Museum’s website. You can also download the MACBA app (free), where you will find audioguides and explanatory pages of the exhibitions. You can also listen to the audiovisual pieces in the museum’s exhibitions.

Yes, we provide accessibility resources on demand (more information is available at the visitor services desk). You can also see the Accessibility section.

Yes, you can take photos without flash. The images must only be for personal, non-commercial use. MACBA may occasionally need to restrict permission for specific works or exhibitions. If you want to use a tripod, please fill in the following form, print it and hand it in at the reception desk.

Please address your request to the Research and Documentation Centre. If you need press images, please contact the Press department.

School groups are allowed to sketch in pencil or charcoal, by prior request.

At the moment there is no bar or restaurant.
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VISITS, ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS

Yes. Consult the current guided tours of the museum. Download our free app and you will have access to audioguides and explanatory pages on the exhibits, images and much more.

Yes. This is where you will find our suggestions for activities.
ABOUT MACBA

To learn about the history and work of the MACBA, please go to the About MACBA.

The Exhibitions section includes details on all the exhibitions organised by the MACBA that can currently be seen in other centres, in Spain or internationally.

You can support the museum through different ways: Support for the Museum.

Positions vacant and internships are posted in Work at MACBA. You will also find contact information for any questions you may need cleared up.

Yes, in Venue hire you will find a detailed description of the rooms available for hire and organize special events.
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