Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art

The Bund & People's Square

Nonprofit MOCA Shanghai has an all-glass home to maximise natural sunlight (when it cuts through the clouds), a tip-top location in People’s Park and a fresh approach to exhibiting contemporary artwork. Exhibits are temporary only; check the website to see what’s on – the shows can be underwhelming, so choose carefully. On the top floor is a light-filled restaurant and bar with a terrace; there's a ¥20 discount for ticket holders.

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Nearby The Bund & People's Square attractions

1. People’s Park

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Occupying the site of the colonial racetrack (which became a holding camp during WWII), People’s Park is the city centre's green refuge. It's home to the…

3. Shanghai History Museum

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Originally opened as the Shanghai Race Club in 1934, and having undergone several incarnations since, this iconic building now houses the Shanghai History…

4. Moore Memorial Church

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Designed by notable Hungarian architect Ladislaus Hudec, the Moore Memorial Church (c 1931) is a standout red-brick Christian edifice east of People’s…

5. Park Hotel

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Designed by Hungarian architect Ladislaus Hudec and erected as a bank in 1934, the Park Hotel was Shanghai’s tallest building until the 1980s, when…

6. Tomorrow Square

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This stupendous tower seizes the Shanghai zeitgeist with dramatic aplomb. Resembling a sci-fi corporation headquarters, the stratospheric building is…

7. Good Eighth Company Mural

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A fine example of socialist realism sculpture, the Good Eighth Company Mural is in the plaza at People's Square metro exit near the underpass of the West…

8. Shanghai Museum

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This must-see museum escorts you through the craft of millennia and the pages of Chinese history. It's home to one of the most impressive collections in…