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:|
|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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1,000 m2 of desire
Real and imaginary spaces where sexuality occurs in Western culture are the focus of the exhibition '1,000 m2 of desire'. From the utopias of Sade, to the Parisian 'maisons closes', the radical architecture of the '60s, hippie communes, Playboy clubs......Until Sunday March 19 2017