Getting there

How do I get to the museum?

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.

Is there a car park near the museum?

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

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?

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

Can I park my bicycle in the area?

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.

Hours and Admission

What are the museum’s opening hours?

The museum has different opening hours in summer and winter. See the Opening hours section for details.

How much does a ticket to the museum cost?

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

Can I visit the museum for free?

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

Can I use a credit card to pay for my ticket at the museum?

Yes, the museum accepts credit cards.

Can I go back into the museum using the same ticket?

The admission ticket is valid for one month. It allows unlimited multiple entries to all current exhibitions for one month from the date of purchase.

Are there special season tickets that allow me to visit the museum and participate in activities all year round?

Yes, see the MACBA Friends section.

Can museum tickets be purchased online?

Yes, buy your online entrance ticket.

Do children have to pay to visit the museum?

Children under 14 can enter the museum free of charge.

Do I need to buy a ticket to go to the museum shop?

No, the museum shop has its own separate entrance.

What are the opening hours of the museum shop?

See MACBA Store Laie.

At the museum

Can I take a backpack or large bag into the museum?

Backpacks and large bags or parcels must be left in the cloakroom.

Are wheelchairs available in the museum for visitors with limited mobility?

Wheelchairs are available to our visitors on request. We recommend reserving one in advance by calling 93 481 33 68.

What activities and exhibitions are on at the museum now?

For details of current exhibitions and activities, see this section.

Am I allowed to take photographs in the museum?

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.

Who do I contact if I want to take photos for commercial purposes or request high definition images of works from the Collection?

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

Can I sketch during the visit?

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

Is there a bar or restaurant at the museum?

Yes, the MACBA Bar, a space open to both Museum visitors and anyone passing through the neighbourhood. Accessible from Plaça dels Àngels.


What is the MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona?

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

How can I find out about the museum’s touring exhibitions?

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.

How can I support the museum’s work?

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

Where can I find information about internships or employment opportunities at 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.

Does the museum offer venue hire for external events?

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

While there are ideas about psychological and emotional developmental processes held within the sculptures I make, the things themselves are actual physical explorations into thinking, feeling, communicating and relating.
Karla Black