Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Barcelona
Tel: 34 93 306 4100
Concierge.com's insider take:
Located within what was the Casa de Caritat, a charitable institution for the city's poor during the reign of Charles IV, the CCCB in El Raval creates an interesting dialectic with the adjacent MACBA. In its 21st-century incarnation, by architects Piñón and Viaplana, it has become a multidisciplinary space, hosting music, dance, video, and theater sessions along with high-brow seminars on art and politics. In the summer, movies by some of Barcelona's most talented young filmmakers are projected onto a giant silver screen in the 19th-century courtyard. It is also the daytime headquarters of SÓNAR, Europe's largest multimedia, electronic music, and general mayhem festival (34-93-492-9180; www.sonar.es).