Social program Barcelona, August 13-19

Festa Major de Gracia

Street decorations, Festa Major de Gràcia: come along and see, Thursday | Photo: Tom Walton

Your social program in Barcelona this week, with Wednesday being a national holiday

  • Monday 13th | Come for a stroll around the Raval, the district on the right of the Ramblas as you head down towards the port — home to the CCCB and the MACBA and Fernando Botero's fat cat, among other attractions (16.00).
  • Tuesday 14th | 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, in the photo, above); 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 15th | Fiesta
  • Thursday 16th | Come with us today and see something of the Festa Major de Gràcia, one of the very best of summer fiestas in Barcelona's different barrios. Some of the street decorations are well worth seeing (16.00).
  • Friday 17 | Kick off the weekend at our Friday Club language exchange (in the bar/on the terrace, 19.00-21.00).

Meet in Reception ("C" floor), unless otherwise stated, at the times given above…

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