After more than twenty-five years of continuous programming, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre, CCCB) has consolidated its position as a focal point of culture and creativity, not only for the city of Barcelona, but also throughout Catalonia and Spain as well as internationally.
The CCCB is a place for production, creation and exhibition, a focal point of culture in Barcelona that brings together cultural actors and users committed to the idea that culture is a basic need.
Views of Barcelona from a lofty vantage point are always special. At the Sala Mirador in the CCCB, located on the top floor, you can behold Barcelona through a glass…
Views of Barcelona from a lofty vantage point are always special. At the Sala Mirador in the CCCB, located on the top floor, you can behold Barcelona through a glass façade from an unusual vantage point: the sea, Raval and Gothic quarters, Montjuïc, Tibidabo and Collserola Tower stretching out before you. Magnificent panoramas of the city of Barcelona from the centre’s most iconic space. Open on various Sundays throughout the year. Check specific dates.
The CCCB is located on a site with a long history, as it once was the location of a 12th-century church that later became the monastery of Montalegre in the…
The CCCB is located on a site with a long history, as it once was the location of a 12th-century church that later became the monastery of Montalegre in the 13th century and a Jesuit seminary in the 16th century. In the 18th century, a military barracks and correctional facility was installed here. Finally, in the year 1802, King Charles IV of Spain authorized the creation of a charitable establishment, the Casa de Caritat (Almshouse), in order to provide shelter for the most disadvantaged members of society. Over time, the Casa de Caritat came to fund itself and obtained income from very diverse sources. In the year 1868, responsibility for the establishment was transferred to the Barcelona Provincial Council as a result of the Public Charity Law of 1853. In contrast, during the short period of the Republican Catalan Government (1932-1936), the Casa de Caritat came under its exclusive jurisdiction and major improvements were introduced during this period, especially in the treatment of inmates and secularisation of teaching staff. The Casa de Caritat ceased to function in the year 1957, when it was moved to new premises that were inaugurated in the Vall d’Hebron district (Llars Mundet).
CCCB offers all visitors free access to two very different and interesting archives. The CCCB Archive is a space for consultation with over 10,000 multimedia references on key subjects from…
CCCB offers all visitors free access to two very different and interesting archives. The CCCB Archive is a space for consultation with over 10,000 multimedia references on key subjects from culture to contemporary thinking. It constitutes the CCCB’s documentary collection and has been created by the centre’s talks, exhibitions, festivals, concerts and publications. The Xcentric Archive is the CCCB’s archive of experimental film, a meeting point for the viewing and interpretation of key films, with over 1,000 titles from prominent creators. It has a screening room with a capacity for twelve people and an area for individual consultation.
Laie CCCB Bookshop
The Laie CCCB bookstore covers the entire available collection of CCCB publications, as well as sections on contemporary art, architecture, design, critical thinking, history, literature, visual culture and contemporary music.…
The Laie CCCB bookstore covers the entire available collection of CCCB publications, as well as sections on contemporary art, architecture, design, critical thinking, history, literature, visual culture and contemporary music. Visitors can find artist editions, contemporary design items and experimental music CDs.
An exhibition about the history, functioning, creative possibilities, and ethical and legislative challenges of artificial intelligence today. Experiment with AI, find out about its risks, discover scientific and artistic innovations, and explore a decisive technology for the future of humankind.
To provide the best experiences, we use technologies like cookies to store and/or access device information. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data for functional, statistical or ad personalization purposes. Not consenting or withdrawing consent, may adversely affect certain features and functions.
Functional Always active
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
Personalization of ads
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.