The building contains five exhibition rooms, one project hall, one event hall, one workshop, a library and a commercial area.
The floors, halls and courtyards in between play a huge role within the building. Its interior consists of white concrete, whereas the colourful façade is reminiscent of the glass windows of Léon's cathedral.
The MUSAC aspires to be a museum of contemporary art and to collect and exhibit artworks from the latest generation of artists in the between 1992 and 2012. It deals with the many questions and contradictions that happen daily in the world of arts.
The museum is recognised worldwide and has won a New York Times award for its 21st century collection. The MUSAC has additionally been awarded by the European Union for its contemporary architecture in 2007.
The Museo de Arte de Contemporáneo Castilla y Léon, in short MUSAC, is a modern art museum in the city of Léon in Spain. The building, designed by the architect duo Emilio Tuñón and Luis Moreno, was opened by Felipe, the Prince of Asturias, in 2005.
- The day pass at MUSAC Museum is €3 making it one of the 5 cheapest tourist Attractions in Spain.
How to get there
After crossing the Spanish border, stay on the AP-1/ AP-8 until you get to exit 69 to change to E-5/ E-80/ AP-1 in the direction of Bergara/ Vitoria/ Gasteiz/ Burgos. When in Burgos, turn right to stay on the BU-30 and continue on the A-231. Take Exit 1 to change to the LE-11 leading towards Léon. The museum being signposted, you find it in the Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses 24.