Situated in the trendy El Raval neighbourhood, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) is a unique arts centre with a rotating display of thought-provoking exhibitions. Interactive works and installation pieces are clearly explained (in English!) and nicely presented throughout the space, with a central theme of city and urban culture. One recent exhibition entitled Después del Fin del Mundo (After the End of the World) examined the effects of climate change on the environment. And in October 2018, the museum will open an exhibition dedicated to American film director Stanley Kubrick.
Officially inaugurated in 1994, CCCB was built on a spot that was once the site of a 17th-century church. With a floor area that includes part of the old Casa de Caritat almshouse and a glossy glass wall, the museum perfectly captures Barcelona's distinctive old-meets-new feel.
The CCCB space may feel somewhat sparse, but the collections here are imaginative, carefully curated and generally well worth discovering. Have a look at the website before planning a trip to Barcelona to see what's on show while you're there!
Travel tip: The exhibitions are free to visit on Sunday afternoons from 3pm to 8pm.
Throughout the Year
Admission to one exhibition
Combined admission (2 exhibitions)
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
Carrer de Montalegre