Paste-up street art in the Raval by mischief_ness | Photo: Tom Walton
We've got a couple of really great walks for you on the social programme this week. You'll want walking shoes and a jacket (max. temp 18ºC) but the weather forecast is for sunshine until Friday.
- Tuesday 24th | 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, to the protagonists of many of Barcelona's novelas negras and — as you can see in the photo, above — one of the best barrios in Barcelona for street art. Bring your camera (16.00)!
- Wednesday 25th | 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 26th | Our "Barcelona y el mar" walk today takes us down to the port and the seafront, and to the barrio of Barceloneta (where they aren't too happy with noisy tourists!) for a different perspective on the city (16.00)!
- Friday 27th | It's Taboo Cards at this week's Friday Club language exchange. Join us for the fun and games in the bar/on the terrace (19.00-21.00).
We meet up in Spanish Reception (C floor), unless otherwise stated, at the times given above.
Also this week | Champions Manchester City vs Barça (Tuesday, kick-off 20.45).
And this week is your last chance to see the Josep Llimona exhibition at the MEAM.