MARCO Museum

Contemporary art in the MARCO

Do you like contemporary art? Then be sure to visit the MARCO, Vigo’s Museum of Contemporary Art, it’s the city’s centre with the most avant-garde art, located in the pedestrian Príncipe Street, one of the most popular shopping areas in Vigo.

The MARCO always offers temporary exhibitions dedicated to the latest artistic production in different creative fields: plastic arts, architecture, video, internet art, design, film, music, fashion, etc.

The MARCO building was designed in 1861 by José María Ortiz to house Vigo’s jail and courthouse, and the renovations preserved some of the most characteristic elements of the original construction, like the central circular space around which the exhibition halls are distributed.

If you’re interested in architecture, this building is worth a visit to observe the conversion of the original "panoptic" radial plan structure.

If you want to live a unique cultural experience, participate in the MARCO Hotel, a project by Michael Lin & rvr architects.

This original project is part of the museum and consists of transforming an exhibition hall into a hotel room.

Best of all, anyone can book the room at the MARCO museum and stay in this arty space for approximately 100 euros. Check the MARCO Museum webpage for booking conditions.

¿Te gusta el arte contemporáneo? No dejes de visitar el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo, MARCO: es el centro con las propuestas más vanguardistas de arte en Vigo, ubicado en la calle peatonal del Príncipe, una de las más populares zonas de compras de Vigo.

Tips and recommendations: 

Vigo’s Museum of Contemporary Art offers guided tours. There’s one every day at 6pm, or you can book a group visit "a la carte" by appointment by calling 986 113 900.

If you came to Vigo with children, check the museum’s family programming and educational activities for adults.

The Marco also hosts conferences and concerts, and has a charming restaurant where you can regain your strength.

Photo gallery: 
Turismo de Vigo
Turismo de Vigo

Practical information

Closed on Mondays

Free of charge

Schedules: 

From Tuesday to Saturday: from 11am to 2:30pm and from 5 to 9pm

Sunday and Bank Holidays: from 11am to 2:30pm