Moco Museum


A private house, the 1904 Villa Alsberg has been converted into the 'Modern Contemporary' (Moco) museum by a couple who are private collectors and curators. The cramped rooms are not an ideal gallery space, but big-name exhibitions by artists such as Banksy, Yayoi Kusama and Salvador Dalí haul in the crowds, and it's interesting to explore the building.

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