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Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB)

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great exhibition • worth a visit • el raval • macba

Montalegre 5
El Raval, Barcelona 08001, ES
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  • Photo of soonamlu
    5 months ago
    Very interesting space but only 1 exhibit of photos and another ticketed cost video exhibit. Was not worth the hour although we used our Artticket. Should check their website first.
  • Photo of LJR1979
    5 months ago
    We went on a Sunday afternoon as there is free entry after 3pm. The photobook exhibition was excellent. It was informative and put together in very interesting ways. I thoroughly enjoyed this and learned much for attending this exhibition. I will return to view the Bjork exhibition soon!
  • Photo of Kendra L
    6 months ago
    I saw a fantastic exhibit there about photo books. Really cool, really well laid out, and I would recommend!
  • Photo of DianaID19
    7 months ago
    The guidebooks are like "come and see whatever is here", which sounds a bit unfocused. The layout of the museum is sort of odd - you end up taking elevators or escalators to get to the fourth floor but there isn't anything on most of the other floors. Ignoring that, the exhibit on Photobooks is simply wonderful. It is well curated and fascinating. In fact, we didn't provide enough time to go through the exhibit. And with the Barcelona Museum ArtTicket Pass, it is inexpensive too.
  • Photo of monaHungary
    9 months ago
    I was really looking forward to seeing this place though it was a big disappointment... Huge empty places inside.... A strange exhibition on photobook - took less than 10 minutes for us. The only reason why we entered the World Press Photo 2017 is the free admission on Sunday afternoon. What a mistake. The crowd was excessive, we could hardly move inside....We checked the photos from a distance and left in 10 minutes. Have no idea why this "exhibition" attracts so many people....It has little to do with art, only the same repetitive stuff for years... Do not waste your time here.
  • Photo of NeilSK
    9 months ago
    Set in a striking modern building near Las Ramblas this centre holds a variety of different exhibitions in a suite of rooms on the third floor (accessed by lift or long escalators). We spent a peaceful and very interesting hour looking at a well curated and cleverly presented exhibition about photo-books. Had the weather not been so nice and we'd had more time we could easily have spent the afternoon here. It's also excellent value
  • Photo of Silvia A
    9 months ago
    This complex of buildings mixing old and modern architecture is amazing. The day we went there was a fair for children, celebrating Sant Jordi's day for children, with an exhibition of many bookstores with books for children, theater and story telling. The organization was great, with signage for every attraction, restaurant and bathroom. This was a preview for Sant Jordi's day, when people exchange books as a gift, a Catalonian tradition.s
  • Photo of Charlotte N
    10 months ago
    I visited CCCB with my Articket Art Passport (6 museums with one ticket). The exhibition on at the time (1000m2 Architecture and Sexuality) was really interesting to me and incorporated so many aspects related to the topic (film, literature, architecture, pop culture, cultural movements, art, etc.). It was not crowded at all and I literally read everything and looked at everything in the exhibition. Descriptions were mainly available in Spanish, Catalan, and English. I liked the space. An excellent way to spend an afternoon.
  • Photo of NowhereBill
    10 months ago
    There's only 10 days left of this stunning exhibition! Their 1000sq m display covers the entire 2nd floor. Very well researched, imaginatively curated to explore and explain the often unconsidered link between architecture and sexuality. I stayed for nearly three hours and if anyone wants to arrange a meet-up, I'll certainly join you for another visit.
  • Photo of r0landbrunner
    a year ago
    located around the corner of MACBA, the CCCB at the moment shows an exhibition on Sex & Architecture. I must confess that I was pretty disappointed. I guess it is a great thing for a catholic country that did not live its 68 movement due to the then dictatorship. But for me, it was just a lot of the things seen hundreds of times . and fed up with it to the top. James, Bond, Barbarella, Woody Allen... name it and it is there. But ok, this is a museum of contemporary culture. so maybe for youngsters, this is all new and already history...
  • Photo of Lars Christine R
    We went to to cccb in december 2016. Only one exibithion was open. We liked the building and the area. Unfortunately it was not possible to go to the mirador on the 4. Th floor.
  • Photo of SmartBlond_7
    a year ago
    I receive regulary newsletter from Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) , so we visited the three exibitions, which offers in these days: first one was showing photos from different political events, which were on press top-pages (mostly horrible like wars). The second exibition, entitled "Architecture and Sexuality" was a pleasant surprise - from books' pages to movie fragments and with great variety of sexual aspects. The most unexpected was the third exibition - Ramon Llull and his cosmogonic influence on different artist and philosophers.
  • Photo of majoreva
    a year ago
    Espeacily in a hot crowded summer day in Barcelona, it is a true recreation to visit. If you looking for a place to break away and relax a little, could be a perfect choice.
  • Photo of Salim J
    a year ago
    The CCCB had been pointed out to me the day before while on a tour and I took a mental note to visit; what better than on a rainy Spain day?! As it's an exhibition space, the events change frequently, so your mileage may vary, but when I visited the exhibit was "Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design". It was fascinating in that it challenges what it means to be African; what is Africa; and what is design. Granted, I was viewing this in Spain, but great job by Barcelona for hosting such a great exhibit and being a participant in the world community. If my experience with CCCB is anything to go by, likely any event you attend at CCCB will be well worth your time!
  • Photo of Damian F
    a year ago
    The most important thing is to check what is the current exhibition (only one when we visited). There was - La Maquina de Pensar of Raul Lull, it was very nice and a young lady did an excellent tour which upgraded our visit. If you buy the Articket (which I recommend) visit also this place. Dont under estimate this place, but bottom line it will depends on how long you are staying in Barcelona. The area - El Raval - is very special, full of nice places and young people.
  • Photo of Gunnar G
    a year ago
    This autumn (until Dec 11th) this contemporary cultural center has chosen to focus on the philosopher Ramon Llull (1232-1316) and how his socalled combinatorial art has inspired artists and scientists for centuries, among other Dali.
  • Photo of Sandy B
    a year ago
    Lovely well thought out temporary exhibition space. Fabulous architure. Near the law ramblas. That's all I have to say.
  • Photo of Mark J
    a year ago
    The beginning of your path through this museum is really cool – strings with dark eerie lighting that makes key items on your person appear glow in the dark. Unfortunately only one exhibit (The Thinking Machine) was open at the time we went but it was still quite interesting. Some really fascinating items – even if we may not fully understand the purpose or meaning. Also a great view from Mirador Hall – don’t miss that. This museum can be tough to find but it’s pretty much right behind the MACBA. Worth a visit for sure! Most signage is translated into English.
  • Photo of Josep P
    a year ago
    I have experienced a contradictory experience with the exhibition on Ramon Llull. It is impressive for the effort, but difficult to understand because of the complexity of the work by Ramon Llull. I have always thought that if Ramon Llull had been British, he would have pointed out as the greatest philosopher ever. However, he is only Catalan. I recomend the exhibition because you get the idea of how great he was in different ways, specially trying to put together different cultures (Christian and Muslim) and making use of Catalan as his primary language to convey religion to the population of that time... Great, but difficult to understand!!
  • Photo of Christina K
    a year ago
    We bought Art Tickets so we could see 6 art museums without queueing in August, and frankly I don't recommend doing that. This particular venue was the best of the 4 we had time to visit during our trip here. By far the best exhibition in all the Barcelona art galleries we visited, was "Making Africa" at CCCB, absolutely incredible. But it finishes 28th August, so not likely to be there when people are reading this. The venue is free Sunday afternoons so our Art Ticket was pointless at this one.

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