Cat and mouse: stonework on Modernista house, Barcelona | Photo: Tom Walton
Our social programme can't show you everything there is to see in Barcelona, but we try, as you can see from where we're going this week!
- Tuesday 26th | Come with us today to explore the bohemian district of Gracia [general information | map]: interesting history, lovely architecture, great bars (and, in August, a great festa major)! We'll also be seeing one of the less well-known Gaudí works, the Casa Viçens (photo, above) (16.00).
- Wednesday 27th | Transformed for the 1929 Universal Exhibition, the Plaza España is within walking distance of so much: the Las Arenas shopping mall in the former bullring (great view from the top!); Miró's Dona i Ocell (no sniggering!); the outstanding art collection at the MNAC (housed in the Palacio Nacional, built for the Exhibition); the former factory, now art museum of the Caixa Forum… and lots more besides (16.00).
- Thursday 28th | Come with us for a stroll this afternoon to see something of the Ruta del Modernismo. Look out for some of the amazing stonework (see photo, above), even on some of the less famous buildings. We can't and won't (promise!) take you to see all the 116 Modernista buildings officially included in the Route, but you'll get at least a taste of Barcelona's magnificent architecture (16.00).
- Friday 29th | Join us on the terrace and in the bar after class today for a special "Friday Night Fever" edition of our popular Friday Club language exchange (19.00-21.00).
Join us in Spanish Reception (C floor), unless otherwise stated, at the times given above.
Also this week | Copa, Barça vs Athletic Bilbao (Wednesday, kick-off 21.30); Spanish League, Barça vs Atlético Madrid (Saturday, kick-off 16.00).