If at some point in Barcelona you really don’t know what to do and where to go; head to CCCB. The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (literally, the center of contemporary culture), located in the refurbished Raval neighborhood, offers an array of thrilling activities, from modern art exhibitions (with focus on multimedia and photography) to live music and special movie screenings.
Numerous lectures and workshops held at the center are aimed at encouraging usage of new technologies for artistic purposes. The library also provides immense data on the topic.
But not only has the agenda of CCCB drawn attention – but also the building where the center is housed, The Casa de la Caritat was once a warehouse. In the 1990s, the City Council invested in the project with the goal to revive Raval, at that time a seedy neighborhood with some blotted reputation. Historic monuments were being renovated; Casa de la Caritat was one of the buildings which underwent a major revamping. A significant part of the original 19th century exterior design was preserved, including the inner courtyard. The new project, inaugurated in 1994, features a prismatic annex, with spectacular glass façade – it has become one of the symbols of the urban art, and definitely another surprising find steps away from chock-full Rambla and medieval gorgeousness of El Gòtico.
Metro: Catalunya and Universitat