With easy access to the masterworks of Gaudí and Picasso, contemporary creative arts are often overlooked by travelers visiting Barcelona. However, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) is a must during your trip to the creative capital. Its forward-thinking, modern-day work brings a new dimension to the art world you don’t want to miss.
Conveniently located in the Gothic Quarter, it’s easy to swing by the CCCB and see its latest, thought-provoking exhibit on display. Here’s what to expect during your visit.
The CCCB has expanded in recent years. It’s now a spacious center that houses a theatre, auditorium, bookstore, bar and lecture rooms. It takes up part of the historic Casa de Caritat (Charity House), built in the early 1800s. The almshouse ceased operation in 1957 after a long history of growth and self-sufficiency. Today the CCCB occupies the original structure.
Exhibits & activities
The center maintains a certain freshness with new, exciting exhibits that don’t stick around for too long. Notable past and ongoing exhibitions include the “Bjork Digital” virtual reality exhibition and “Big Bang Data,” an in-depth look at the data explosion of the modern day.
The center has a full schedule of events and activities, including live music, debates, workshops, audiovisuals and the performing arts – and that’s just a short list of what’s going on at the CCCB. See what’s on the calendar during your stay here.
Plan your trip
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11 am to 8 pm. Closed Mondays.
Tickets: 6-8. Free admissions Sundays from 3 to 8 pm.
Guided visits are available free of charge in Spanish and Catalan. Guides in English are offered in July and August. See guide times.
From The Gates Hotel Diagonal Barcelona, head left toward Carrer de Badajoz. Continue to the other side of the Design Museum of Barcelona to the Glòries metro station. Board the red L1 line, Hospital de Bellvitge. Universitat will be the seventh stop, where you’ll disembark and walk two blocks south to find the CCCB. See map. Not familiar with how the TMB metro works? Refer to the TMB metro user guide for current prices, tips and more.
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