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Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona

1 Plaça dels Angels
Spain 08001
Tel: 34 93 412 0810's insider take:

When Richard Meier's cool, white, futuristic "ship" sailed into the heart of El Raval, it regenerated an area best known as the underbelly of Barcelona. Inspired by Le Corbusier, the real art here is the building itself—straight lines and curves juxtaposed against a sapphire sky. A skylight-dotted roof floods the interior with natural light. The permanent collection, made up mainly of works from the second half of the 20th century, gives a good overview of the fundamental principles of contemporary art.

Closed Tuesdays.

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