Exhibition center for art and culture
The Center de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona – short: CCCB – offers exhibitions, concerts, conferences and much more about contemporary culture.
The center for contemporary culture of Barcelona regularly hosts exhibits on a variety of cultural topics, writers, photographers, or video artists. Among them are many interesting & famous ones with English descriptions, too.
Some other exhibitions, on the other hand, are made for nationals only – with texts only in Spanish or Catalan. Be sure to keep my exhibition tips in mind for more information on this topic!
Last Modified: 25.01.2023 | Céline
at a glance
EUR 6 for adults
EUR 4 for people under 25 years
EUR 8 for adults
EUR 6 for people under 25 years
Free admission for kids under the age of 12, Sundays from 3.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m., International Museum Day, Museums Night and La Mercè Holidays (September 24th)show less
Carrer de Montalegre, 5, Barcelona
Metro: L1, L2 or L3: Placa Catalunya or Universitatshow more
Free admission with the Articket
6 museums for EUR 35.00
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Free admission with the Barcelona Card.
Available for 3, 4 or 5 days.
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What is there
The CCCB regularly hosts exhibitions on contemporary art or cultural history. It promotes research in the arts and fosters debates and reflection on the topics of cities and public spaces as well as other contemporary issues.
To get an overview about the exhibitions taking place, please take a look at our exhibition-page.
A bit of history
The CCCB – Center de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona – is a public consortium under the Provincial Council and the Barcelona City Council. The CCCB organizes and produces exhibitions, discussions, festivals and concerts, courses and lectures.
It encourages artistic research and generates debate and reflection on the subject of the city and the public sphere, as well as other current affairs.
The CCCB does not really have its stock of works of art, as museums have, but is an exhibition house that regularly presents different exhibitions.