The CCCB (Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona) is one of the best cultural centers in Barcelona for the quality and quantity of exhibitions and activities they organize. It is also one of the most visited in the city.
As a multidisciplinary cultural center, the CCCB aims to explore the great themes of contemporary society using various formats and languages. In their extensive program they offer great thematic exhibitions, lectures cycles, literary meetings, debates, film cycles and other audiovisual projections, courses, workshops, concerts and festivals.
The CCCB is located in a part of the old building of the Casa de la Caritat de Barcelona, a center created in 1802 to accommodate people without resources and that functioned until 1957. To install the CCCB, which opened in 1994, it was replaced one of the wings of the building with a prismatic body 30 m high. The result, a spectacular glazed facade (see photographs) that becomes, with its game of reflections, a mirror of the landscape and a privileged viewpoint over the city. The CCCB has 15,000 m² of which 4000 m² are dedicated to exhibition halls. It also has an auditorium, a theater, a bookstore, several classrooms and rooms with multipurpose applications.
The CCCB Lab is a department of the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona dedicated to research, transformation and cultural innovation. Its objective is to propose content lines and public presentation formats. They publish online reflection articles, video-conferences and reports made by specialists on topics such as cultural innovation, the relationships between science and culture, virtual environments, expanded education, data journalism or Big Data.
Xcèntric is a digital archive of the CCCB of experimental and documentary cinema with free public consultation service that has more than a thousand works. It is also a film cycle with films that have not had access, or have had very limited access to the distribution circuits.
CCCB opening hours 2023
- Tuesday to Sunday and holidays: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Mondays not holidays closed.
- Closing days: December 25 and January 1.
- Special schedule: December 24, 26 and 31, and January 5 and 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- General admission: € 6.00 one exhibition / € 8.00 two exhibitions
- Reduced ticket: € 4.00 one exhibition / € 6.00 two exhibitions
When you can visit the CCCB for free
- Every Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..
- International Museum Day, The Night of the Museums in Barcelona and La Mercè.
Where is it?
How to get there
Metro: L1, L2 Universitat / L1, L3 Catalunya
Bus: 7, 24, 41, 50, 54, 55, 59, 62, 63, 66, 67, 91, H12, H16, V13, V15, 120, N16 and Tourist Bus (red and blue routes, Plaça Catalunya bus stop)
Viewpoint at the CCCB
The first Sunday of each month the CCCB opens its viewpoint on the 5th floor. Through the glazed facade you can see a panoramic view of Barcelona: The Gothic Quarter and Old Town (Ciutat Vella), Montjuïc, Tibidabo, the Collserola Tower and the sea. Entrada libre. Opening hours: 11:00am - 08:0pm
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