October, a great month to visit Barcelona

Fountains of Montjuic

The fountains of Montjuic | Photo: Tom Walton

We're into October, often one of the nicest months of the year weather-wise in Barcelona. For the coming week the forecast is for a maximum 23ºC (74ºF), minimum 17ºC (61ºF) — pleasant for strolling round the city on our social programme. But stick an umbrella in your bag, as there are also a few showers forecast!

  • Tuesday 29th | 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); 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), which is further up the street on the other side (16.00).
  • Wednesday 30th | 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 1st | Note the change from the usual time today: this evening we're going to the spectacular light and sound show of the Magic Fountains of Montjuic (20.00).
  • Friday 2nd | Join us on the terrace and in the bar after class today for our very 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 | Champions, Barça vs Bayer Leverkusen (Tuesday, kick-off 20.45). If you did want to go, tickets can be bought directly on fcbarcelona.com, priced €53 to €380 for this game. Take binoculars if you go for the cheapest seats 😉 !

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