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 at the Barcelona port. The CCCB's exhibitions can lean toward heavy-handed didacticism, but there are occasional gems.
There are also two large spaces for speakers, debates, and concerts. The most unique feature of this centre is the Xcèntric Archive, an archive for experimental films. The small 12-seat theatre is home to over 1,000 titles from prominent creators.
|Venue name:||CCCB. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona|
|Opening hours:||Non Holiday Mon: Closed; Exhibitions: Tue-Sun 11am-8pm; Archive: Tue-Fri 3pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-8pm. 24,25,31 Dec, 1 Jan closed. Closes 3pm 26 Dec, 5,6 Jan.|
|Transport:||Catalunya (M: L1,L3)|
|Price:||1 exhibition €6, €4 reduced; 2 exhibitions €8, €6 reduced; free for kids under-12.|
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Scientists and artists have plenty in common, including active imaginations and a nearly insatiable curiosity. Both, in some way, also share a common goal, which is to understand the mystery of life. The CCCB presents 'Quantum', an international project...Until Tuesday September 24 2019
This exhibition is really two in one: 'The Feminist Vanguard of the '70s'. Works from the Verbund Collection, Vienna' and 'Choreographies of the genre'.The '70s marked a decisive turning point in the feminist movement, and that agitation and the breakthrough...Friday July 19 2019 - Sunday December 1 2019
Things to do
The CCCB lookout opens
The first Sunday of every month from 11am to 8pm the CCCB opens its 'Mirador', where you can gaze through the glass facade and contemplate Barcelona from a new perspective, taking in the sea the Barri Gòtic, the Ciutat Vella, Montjuïc, Tibidabo and...Sunday July 21 2019 Free