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.

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


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

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