CCCB. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

El Raval

Spain's largest cultural centre was opened in 1994 at the Casa de la Caritat, a former almshouse, built in 1802 on the site of a medieval monastery. The massive façade and part of the courtyard remain from the original building; the rest was rebuilt in dramatic contrast, all tilting glass and steel, by architects Piñón and Viaplana, known for the Maremàgnum shopping centre. The CCCB's exhibitions can lean toward heavy-handed didacticism, but there are occasional gems.

Venue name: CCCB. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
Contact:
Address: Montalegre, 5
El Raval
Barcelona
08001
Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Fri-Sun 11am-8pm; Thur 11am-10pm
Transport: Catalunya (M: L1,L3)
Price: 1 exhibition €4.50; €3 reductions & Wed. 2 exhibitions €6; €5.60 reductions; free under-16s. Free to all 1st Wed of mth; 8-10pm Thur; 3-8pm Sun
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