A contemporary arts centre in Barcelona which organises exhibitions, courses, debates, festivals, films, lectures, workshops and much more
The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, or CCCB, is a multi-disciplinary creative space which works with local and international artists and organisations. It boasts a total area of 15,000 square metres of exhibition and consultation space, and aims to improve the community by sharing cultural knowledge and giving artists and performers a space to express themselves. Their events address diverse and innovative topics such as digital technology, energy and sustainability, but are all united by a core theme of 21st century urban culture.
Previously a church, a monastery, a Jesuit seminary, a military barracks and then a charitable establishment (also known as Casa de Caritat or Almshouse), this building has had many different guises. The current premises occupy the original structure of three wings of the Casa de Caritat, forming a U-shape around a large courtyard, with one entirely glass side. It was approved in 1989 as part of the rehabilitation of the Raval neighbourhood in Barcelona.
Some of the more notable events and festivals that are hosted on a recurring basis are the Xcèntric film festival, the Cultural Innovation International Prize, and the Kosmopolis literary festival. Have a look what’s on in there currently in our “What’s Hot” section.
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
Carrer de Montalegre, 5, 0800, Barcelona