Discover two of Barcelona's most distinctive barrios with us this week

Street art in Poble Nou

Anti-capitalism street art mural by RocBlackBlock in Poble Nou | Photo: Tom Walton

We do take you to the usual places, like the Sagrada Familia for example, on our social programme but we like to get to places a bit further off the beaten track, too. Shirt sleeves, sunglasses, comfortable shoes and a camera will be in order this week!

  • Tuesday 19th |  Today's trip takes us into the barrio of Poble Nou, which is home to the iconic Torre Agbar, the nightclub Razzmatazz and some of Barcelona's best street art. But come along with us and discover a whole lot more about one of the city's most interesting, most genuine barrios (16.00).
  • Wednesday 20th | This afternoon we'll be visiting the Parlament de Catalunya. Ironically housed in what was originally the arsenal of the fortress built to dominate the city after the 1713-14 siege, the building itself is lovely, the visit an interesting one also to discover how the Parlament works. The trip also takes us into the Parque de la Ciudadela, one of Barcelona's nicest parks (16.00).
  • Tuesday 21st | The barrio of Barceloneta was built on reclaimed land and dates back only to the 18th century but — once — housed Barcelona's fishermen and then factories. Both are now long gone and have been replaced by a lot of noisy tourists, but the district still retains a peculiar, original flavour. Come with us and see for yourself (16.00).
  • Friday 22nd | This week, it's Flower Power Friday at our Friday Club language exchange. Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair… | sing it 😉 ! 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 | Newly crowned champions Barça vs Deportivo La Coruña in the last La Liga game of the season (Saturday, kick-off 18.30).

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