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Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA)

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Address: | Plaza de Santa Maria, 3, 03002 Alicante, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 965 21 31 56
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Set in the ancient heart of the city, opposite the monumental Basilica of...

Set in the ancient heart of the city, opposite the monumental Basilica of Santa María, this imposing new building takes up an entire city block and encompasses the oldest civil construction in the city: the venerable Casa de La Asegurada, an outstanding example of Valencian baroque architecture built as a public wheat granary in 1685. Known as the MACA, the Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art is owned by the City Council and is one of Alicante's leading cultural venues. The construction and refurbishment project was designed by the architectural firm Sancho-Madridejos and funded by the Valencian Regional Government. It boasts a total floor space of 4680 m2 spread across four storeys and two basement levels, and features one temporary exhibition hall, four exhibition halls for the permanent collections, a library, teaching venues, an events hall, storerooms, workshops, plus quarters for security, administration and the like. The Museum's diaphanous spaces showcase its rich and varied collections of contemporary art according to highly rigorous museum programming in which conservation and education are given top priority.

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Probably the highlight of our stay in the small city of Alicante...this is a really well put together museum and an absolute credit to Eusebio Sempere, the artist most responsible... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the highlight of our stay in the small city of Alicante...this is a really well put together museum and an absolute credit to Eusebio Sempere, the artist most responsible for putting it together. It is set over three floors and there is lots to see but it didn't feel like over facing you. Could easily be done in an... More 

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Sway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like contemporary art- and you need to for this gallery - and this introduced a whole new Spanish perspective. Without predominance by the usual suspects like Picasso, Miro,Dali etc opened up new areas not really know much of before. A bonus Magritte - on temporary display- was lovely but I remember it from a London show a year or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's free so you have nothing to lose. A very successful space for a museum. Three floors of art of various quality (subjective of course!) a video installation worth seeing this month, why not pop in?

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gallery is worth a visit for the building alone. The exhibits are well presented in bright airy rooms perfect for the large canvases and optic/.kinetic installations

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed walking around this great little art gallery full of Spanish contemporary art. On the top floor was work by Sempere which were interesting . great space to lose yourself in for an hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Beautiful building and great collection of modern art from the collection of Eusebio Sempere. I understand that from the 10 Jan there is a Rene Magritte exhibition. The reception lady was helpful and friendly.

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Warmond, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Must see for museum lovers. The sculptures and paintings are very well worth a visit, and besides that, it's free!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The architecture of the gallery is the best part about it..... superb building! We enjoyed a few pieces but not very exciting for us as well-versed travellers. However for Alicante this Spanish modern collection was good. The staff were not very welcoming, maybe because they were never sure what country visitors were from, but then a smile is international!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Small free art museum, all painting and photos from Spanish artists. If into on canvas art while in Alicante worth a look. Just outside the Basilica Santa Maria .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A unique collection of 20th C avant garde art displayed in a gallery that was architecturally superb to enhance the disply of the pieces

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