Centre Cultural Albareda
The Centre Cultural Albareda is a municipal facility run by Barcelona City Council and officially opened on 1 December 2012. It is a facility local neighbourhood associations had long been calling for. The venue consists of more than 1,870 m2 distributed across five floors, which are dedicated to social and cultural development activities in Barcelona and more specifically the neighbourhood's popular culture and traditions.
The cultural organisations based at the centre are: Gralles i Tabals del Poble Sec; Gralles dels Castellers del Poble Sec and SC Els Moderns.
You can see various features of festive imagery at the Centre: Sírius the Cat, the Diables of Poble Sec, the Three Chimneys of Paral·lel and the Ombra del Sol and Raig de Lluna capgrossos [big-headed papier-mâché figures], which were donated by Carla Aguilar.
Opened in: 2012
Number of rooms: 6: IT room, performing arts room, handicrafts room, workshop space, multi-purpose meetings room
Events hall: Yes (175 people)
Other types of room: 7 music-practice rooms
Bar: No. Self-service vending machines serving coffee, drinks and snacks in the social zone.
Exterior spaces: Patio, 235 square metres
Area: 1,870 metres
Services provided: Information point, social zone, room bookings, soundproofed rehearsal rooms, workshops, cultural events programme, family activities.
Disabled access: Yes
Other services: Exhibitions and space and social zone