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OPENING HOURS

Museum

Monday to Friday:
11:00 am — 7:30 pm
Tuesday (except public holidays):
Closed
Saturday:
10:00 am — 8:00 pm
Sundays and public holidays:
10:00 am — 3:00 pm*

Due to the Museums Night and Day, the museum will open:
Sunday, 15th May: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Tuesday, 18th May: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm.
The museum is closed on January 1st and December 25th. On December 24th and 31st, the museum closes at 6:00 pm.

Entrance tickets may be purchased up to 30 minutes before closing time. Museum's eviction starts 10 minutes before closing time.

Opening hours vary on some public holidays

Abril 2nd and 5th:
10:00 am — 7:30 pm
May 1st:
10:00 am — 8:00 pm
May 24th:
10:00 am — 3:00 pm
June 24th:
10:00 am — 3:00 pm
September 11th and 24th:
10:00 am — 8:00 pm
October 12th:
10:00 am — 3:00 pm
November 1st:
10:00 am — 3:00 pm
December 6th and 8th:
10:00 am — 3:00 pm

MACBA Studies and Documentation Centre (CED)

Exhibits and reading room*

Monday to Friday:
10:00 am — 7:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays:
Closed
Public holidays:
Closed

The reading room will be closed until further notice.

Library

Monday to Thursday*:
10:00 am — 2:30 pm
Friday to Sunday:
Closed
Public holidays:
Closed
Closed:
From December 25th to January 6th; August

*To consult the holdings of the Library, an appointment must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Limited capacity.

Archive

Monday to Thursday*:
10:00 am — 2:30 pm
Friday to Sunday:
Closed
Public holidays:
Closed
Closed:
From December 25th to January 6th; August

Visits to the Archive are by arxiu [at] macba [dot] cat (appointment only).

 

 

MACBA Store

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays:
11:00 am — 2:00 pm / 3:30 — 7:30 pm
Tuesdays:
Closed
Saturdays:
10:00 am — 2:00 pm / 3:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Sunday and public holidays:
10:00 am — 3:00 pm
 

Due to the Museums Night and Day, the MACBA Store will open:
Saturday 15th May: from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 3:30 to 9:00 pm.
Sunday 16th May: from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Monday 17th May: from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 3:30 to 7:30 pm.
Tuesday 18th May: from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 3:30 to 7:30 pm.


Location and Access

Plaça dels Àngels, 1,
08001, Barcelona, Spain

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Information on accessing the museum for the visually impaired

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Come to the museum on foot, by bicycle or in public transport and make your visit more sustainable.

Bicing station (59) and bicycle racks available near the museum

How to get here by bicycle

L1 (Catalunya or Universitat)
L2 (Universitat)
L3 (Catalunya or Liceu)

How to get here by metro

7, 22, 24, 47, 52, 54, 55, 59, 62, 63, 67, 120, V13, V15, H12, H16, D50, L94, L95, Aerobúsand Bus Turístic

How to get here by bus

Plaça de Catalunya (FGC and RENFE)

How to get here by train

Parking in Plaça dels Àngels

How to get here by car


Fees

General admission — Ticket office 11 €

Unlimited visits to all current exhibits and the permanent collection within one month of the purchase. Activate your ticket at the reception desk, and visit us again! We’ll be happy to have you back.

Free access to exhibits in the MACBA Studies and Documentation Centre (CED).  Free access to the MACBA Store.  

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Discount admission* — 8,80 €

Students, adults over 65 years old without a Tarjeta Rosa, educators without certification from the Government of Catalonia and other groups with which MACBA has signed collaboration agreements.

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Discount admission* — 8,80 €

Students, adults over 65 years old without a Tarjeta Rosa and educators without a Government of Catalonia certification.

Agreements with different tour operators: Touristcheck, Barcelona City Tour, BCN Pass, IVenture and Bus Turístic.

Groups of more than 15 people.

(*) Visitors must present the necessary credentials in order to gain free access. Tickets provide unlimited access to all current exhibits and the permanent collection within one month of activation at the reception desk. 

Discount admission* — 5,50 €

Carnet Jove, Network of Municipal Libraries card, members of Ateneu Barcelonès, RACC, Zoo Club and other groups with which MACBA has signed collaboration agreements.

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Discount admission* — 5,50 €

Carnet Jove, Network of Municipal Libraries card, APGCC Cultural Manager, Club TR3SC, APdC members and friends, ACVIC friends and associates.

Members of collectives with whom collaboration agreements have been reached: FNAC, RACC, FAD, Ateneu Barcelonès, Òmnium Cultural and Zoo Club, among others.

Fundación RACC, Esteve Foundation, Cuatrecasas Foundation, Gas Natural Foundation and other collectives that have signed an agreement with the MACBA Foundation.

(*) Visitors must present the necessary credentials in order to gain free access. Tickets provide unlimited access to all current exhibits and the permanent collection within one month of activation at the reception desk. 

Articket — 35 €

1 ticket/6 museums=€35. Visit Barcelona’s best museums with a single ticket.

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Friends of MACBA — free entrance

Unlimited access to MACBA with a yearly contribution starting at €18.

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Free entrance

Minors under 14 years old accompanied by an adult, individuals with large family or single-parent family credentials, adults over 65 years old with a Tarjeta Rosa, individuals who are unemployed, persons with accredited disabilities plus an attendant, educators with certification from the Government of Catalonia, students of university departments having an agreement with the MACBA...

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Free entrance

Minors under 14 years old accompanied by an adult, individuals with large family or single-parent family credentials, adults over 65 years old with a Tarjeta Rosa, individuals who are unemployed, persons with accredited disabilities plus an attendant, educators with certification from the Government of Catalonia, journalists with a national or international press card (IPC) from the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) or who have contacted the MACBA Press Department in advance (press [at] macba [dot] cat).

Students of university departments having an agreement with the MACBA: University of Barcelona (Fine Arts, Geography and History, and Philology), Blanquerna’s School of Communication and International Relations, Pompeu Fabra University (Department of Humanities), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Faculty of Arts and Humanities) and the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Faculty of Humanities). Also, students doing their secondary studies in art (batxillerat artístic).

Members of PAAC and AVER, members of the ICOM and the CIMAM, of the AICA and the ACCA, of APROPA, of the ABE and of the APME, Amics dels Museus de Catalunya and Official Tour Guides.

Members of collectives with whom free agreements have been reached: Art Barcelona, Associació de Galeristes de Barcelona, Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc, ETSAB, UIC, Sotheby’s, Whitney Museum, CAPC, Deutsche Bank ArtCard, Guggenheim Art Pass, Serralves Museum, Talking Galleries, IAC, Loop, COLBACAT, Escola Joso, ArsLibris, Gallery Weekend, Cinesa, Quadern Cultura, Friends of Casa Amèrica Catalunya and Fundació Claror.

Members of the MACBA Foundation and its agreements with other collectives (La Vanguardia) and sponsor companies.

(*) Visitors must present the necessary credentials in order to gain free access. Tickets provide unlimited access to all current exhibits and the permanent collection within one month of activation at the reception desk.

Group admission

Find all the information you need at Group admission.

Free admission days

  • Saturdays, starting at 4:00 pm thanks to UNIQLO.
  • February 12th: 11:00 am to 7:30 pm (Santa Eulàlia)  

  • February 13th: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Santa Eulàlia)  

  • 17 April: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Món llibre)
  • 18 April: 10 am to 3 pm (Món llibre)
  • 15 May: 7 pm to 09:00 pm (The Night of the Museums)
  • 18 May: 11 am to 7:30 pm (International Museums Day)
  • September 24th: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (La Mercè) 

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Accessibility

At MACBA, we see diversity as beneficial for collective experimentation and learning. As a result, we try to ensure that everyone gets a chance to enjoy each and every one of our spaces, activities and aesthetic proposals. The MACBA accessibility program provides a series of resources to facilitate and improve your museum experience.   

You can request accessibility services and resources at reception. MABA provides wheelchairs, hearing loops for visitors with hearing aids, monocles, magnifying glasses or visits with sign language interpreters, among others. There are access points for those with reduced mobility, and well as free access (attendant included) to exhibits for those with credentials certifying their disabled status. If there are queues, persons with a disability or reduced mobility will have the right to preferential access in the advance purchase entry queue.

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Services

Cloakroom

Currently the cloakroom is not in service. For your comfort, we recommend that you carry as little as possible with you on your visit. Backpacks should be worn in front of you and not on your back. No scooters or bicycles can be brought inside.

 

Lift and ramps

The lift is deactivated and can only be used by visitors with reduced mobility, visitors with baby carriages or pushchairs, etc. If this applies to you, please ask our customer service staff to activate the lift. Otherwise, to reach the upper floors you must use the ramp, and to go down to lower floors you must use the stairs, always respecting safe distances.

 

 

Rest area

If you need to rest during your visit, spaces with seating are available on each level.

Reading area

Currently the reading area is closed to the public.

Folding;

We have had to remove the folding chairs from their normal location on the different floors of the museum, but if you have reduced mobility and need one, you can request one from the customer service staff.

Accessible restrooms

On levels 0 and 1.

Baby changing tables

Available in the accessible restrooms on levels 0 and 1.

Wi-fi

Museum spaces include free Wi-fi access for all visitors. Find the password on your entrance ticket, or ask for it at reception.

App

Install our app and enjoy free audio descriptions of the pieces in our permanent collection and temporary exhibits.

Phone charger

Out of battery? You can charge your mobile phone in the rest area at reception (level 0).


Recommendations for visitors

Recomendaciones para la visita

Minors

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. We want your visit to be both stimulating and safe. Please remain with children at all times, and ask museum staff before touching any pieces.

Temperature

During the summer, we recommend bringing a light jacket or sweater. We modify the temperature and humidity indoors depending on exterior conditions. This helps to preserve the pieces on display and increases energy efficiency.

Photography

Good news: photography is allowed in the museum. Take a picture and share it with others! Just don’t use flash photography or camera tripods, please. Photographs are only for personal, non-commercial use. At times, we may need to restrict photography for certain pieces or exhibits.

Cloakroom

For security reasons and in order to make your visit more enjoyable, backpacks and other large objects must be left in the lockers in the cloakroom. Two different sizes of lockers are available: 44 x 38 x 46 cm, and 88 x 38 x 46 cm. We do not have lockers for bigger objects such as bicycles, scooters or large suitcases.

Drawing

Visiting school groups are allowed to make sketches using dry drawing instruments. However, please request permission beforehand at educacio [at] macba [dot] cat


The library

CED
La biblioteca, foto de José Navarrete
biblioteca
Biblioteca

Discover the MACBA Studies and Documentation Centre (CED), specialized in contemporary artistic practice. It houses an ample collection of catalogues, essays, publications and audio-visual documents. The library is a free public service located on level 3 of the CED. Come and visit!

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