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.
CCCB. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
|Venue name:||CCCB. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona||Contact:|
|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|