This week, Barcelona's amazing architecture (etc!)

Detail, Casa Macaya

Detail, Casa Macaya | Photo: Tom Walton

Come with us this week (especially Thursday!) and see some of Barcelona's magnificent architecture — among other things that we have on for this week's social programme.

  • Tuesday 27th | Our first trip this week takes us into the bohemian district of Gracia [general information | map]: interesting history, lovely architecture, great bars! We'll also be seeing one of the less well-known Gaudí works, the Casa Viçens (16.00).
  • Wednesday 28th | Our walk this afternoon takes us to see some of Picasso's Barcelona: it includes some of the most picturesque of the streets of the Barrio Gótico (Petrixol, Avinyó…);  places like the 4 Gats restaurant (a bohemian taberna in Picasso's time); the Estación de Francia (from where he first travelled to Paris at the age of 21); and the Carrer de Montcada, where the Museo Picasso now stands (16.00).
  • Thursday 29th | Come with us for a stroll this afternoon to see something of the Ruta del Modernismo. 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).
  • Join us this evening at our Friday Club language exchange. It's a great place to kick off the weekend! In the bar/on the terrace, 19.00-21.00.

Join us in Spanish Reception (C floor), unless otherwise stated, at the times given above.

Also this week | Spanish League, Barça vs Villarreal (Sunday, kick-off 21.00).

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One Comment

  1. The Casa Macaya (Passeig de Sant Joan 108, built in 1901 by Josep Puig i Cadafalch) we might not in fact get to on Thursday.

    Wikipedia says (content in Spanish) the bicycle is a scupltor's nod to the architect, who was simultaneously engaged on building the Casa Amatller, and used a bicycle to cycle between the two.

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