Our social program in Barcelona this week…
Tuesday 17th | Our walk this afternoon takes us to the Manzana de la Discordia, the block on Passeig de Gracia with three of Barcelona's best examples of Modernista architecture — the Casa Batlló (Gaudí), the Casa Amatller (Puig i Cadafalch) and the Casa Lleó i Morera (Domènech i Montaner) — as well as to the Casa Milà (also by Gaudí) (16.00). Wednesday 18th | We're going to the Miró Foundation [website] this afternoon. Come along, it's one of Barcelona's very best art museums (Entrance €6; 16.00). Thursday 19th | We're going down [...]
The Torre Agbar and the Sagrada Familia | Photo: Tom Walton
Last week we had a photo of Barcelona's ugliest street. Here's one to contrast with it, the view from the unfashionable, working-class district of El Carmel. You might just wander into it by mistake if you took the wrong exit from the Park Güell, but otherwise it's not on your must-see list.
We happen to like El Carmel, apart from anything else for the views. Shown in our photo today, the Torre Agbar and the [...]
Your social program in Barcelona this week…
Tuesday 10th | Join us this afternoon on our walk round the Barrio Gótico, the old part of the city of Barcelona. You could and will go on your own — but come with us and you'll discover a little more (16.00). Wednesday 11th | Come with us to a great little exhibition at the Palau Robert, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Romanesque churches of the Vall de Boí becoming a World Heritage site (16.00). Thursday 12th | We're going down to the port and Maremagnum and the Moll de la [...]
Evening rush hour traffic on General Mitre | Photo: Tom Walton
Despite all its lovely buildings, Barcelona (like any other city) also has its fair share of ugly things.
We've previously had our leading candidate for its ugliest square; and now here's what we think has just got to be its ugliest street, the Ronda del General Mitre (aka Mitre), named after Bartolomé Mitre y Martínez (Buenos Aires 1821-1906), the first president of Argentina.
Mitre snakes across the top half of the city, choked with traffic but even Mitre has [...]
Note that Friday is a holiday this week and that we're also closed Saturday. Apart from the Friday Club, however, we hava a social program as usual…
Tuesday 3rd | Come along this afternoon on a walk round one of our favourite Barcelona barrios, the Ribera district, with its medieval palaces and the lovely church of Santa Maria del Mar (16.00). Wednesday 4th | Which is Barcelona's best museum? Everyone has their own favourite but the Museo Picasso is one not to be missed. Come along with us this afternoon… (16.00). Thursday 5th | Tomorrow, traditionally at least, is when the [...]« go back