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European Museum of Modern Art - MEAM

European Museum of Modern Art - MEAM

The MEAM is located in the Palau Gomis, a unique 18th-century neoclassical building in the Born district, which is one of Barcelona's key tourist and cultural sites.

The Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes has founded the MEAM, Museu Europeu d'Art Modern, as a showcase for its collections. The Foundation's mission is to give impetus to and disseminate figurative art, and, more specifically, painting and sculpture from the late 19th century to the present day. The Foundation's holdings will be the focus of the MEAM's displays, although temporary exhibitions are planned in order to ensure it generates a dynamic and attractive programme of events.

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General details

Address: Carrer de la Barra de Ferro, 5 (08003). Barcelona
Phone: 933 195 693
Web site:
Opening time: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 7pm. | Closed: January 1st, December 25th and 26th.

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Accessibility details

The Museu Europeu d’Art Modern has no architectural barriers and is wheelchair accessible.

There is step-free access from the street which is pedestrianised. The museum entrance and lobby consist of a spacious courtyard. The ticket office and a small souvenir shop are on the left and the lift and lockers where you can leave your belongings are on the right. The stairs leading to the galleries are opposite these on the left. The courtyard is also an area where visitors can rest.
The museum is housed in an old, three-storey building connected by wide stairs and a lift which complies with accessibility requirements.
Reduced admission for disability-card holders (all kinds of disability cards from Spain or abroad are accepted).
Guide and assistance dogs are allowed throughout the building.
There are seats in some areas of the galleries where visitors can rest.
The museum runs adapted tours for disabled visitors. Pre-booking is essential.
It also hosts concerts in the great hall on the first floor of the building.

For enquiries about accessibility and bookings: tel. 93 418 68 91 or
Visual impairment
Guided tours can be arranged for blind and visually impaired visitors. During these tours they can touch some of the sculptures. Original works in stone, bronze and marble.
The lift button panels are in Braille and relief lettering. The lifts emit an acoustic signal upon arrival at floor.
Guide dog Tactile elements
Motor impairment
Entrance : The entrance is step free and 420 cm wide. The lift to the three floors of the building is on the right in the lobby/courtyard.

Reception : The ticket office counter is 101 cm high.

Lift : The lift door is 80 cm wide. Interior dimensions: 98 cm wide and 124 cm deep. The lift holds four people.

Mobility inside the museum : The interior of the museum is easy for wheelchair users to move around.
There is cement flooring on all levels except the great hall on the first floor which is marble. There are seats where visitors can rest during their visit.

Toilets : There is an adapted toilet on the first floor. The cubicle door is 79 cm wide. There is a fixed grab bar on the right of the toilet and a fold-down bar on the left. There is a free space (52 cm high) under the washbasin. The location of the washbasin means that users must approach it from the side. The washbasin has a single-lever mixer tap.

Last update: 12/05/2014

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