European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM)
Housed in an 18th-century mansion, MEAM’s collection is divided into three parts: contemporary realist art, modern sculpture from the 20th century, and Catalan sculpture of the 20th century. Many of the works on display are from living artists supported by the museum’s parent foundation. Architecture tours of the city sometimes stop for a look at the building’s facade, and it’s easy to stop in to tour the collection before or after a walking tour of the medieval El Born neighborhood.
Things to Know Before You Go
The European Museum of Modern Art is a must-visit for art lovers and architecture buffs.
Give yourself one to two hours to tour the collection.
Book your tickets online ahead of time, particularly for concerts, so as to skip the line and avoid disappointment.
The European Museum of Modern Art is accessible for wheelchair users.
How to Get There
The European Museum of Modern Art is located in the heart of El Born, just around the corner from the Picasso Museum. To get there, take the Barcelona Metro to Jaume I (line 4) or ride bus 120.
When to Get There
MEAM is open from 11am to 7pm Tuesday to Sunday. The venue often hosts classical music and opera concerts on the weekends, so be sure to check the calendar before your trip to see what’s happening.
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