On the Ramblas in the footsteps of Jack Nicholson

Street entertainer on the Ramblas

On the Ramblas | Photo: Tom Walton

Barcelona is wonderful for its endless variety, something which we like to show you a little of on our social programme. This week:

  • Tuesday 2nd | We have a trip up to the barrio of Sarrià [map] this afternoon. A separate town until it was incorporated into Barcelona in 1921, Sarrià still feels a little like a small town. Look out for wild boar, stop off at the posh bakers Foix de Sarrià (Plaça de Sarrià 12-13) if you're feeling peckish — or try the world's best ever patatas bravas at Bar Tomás (Major de Sarrià 49). Shame it's rather expensive to find a flat there (16.00) !
  • Wednesday 3rd | Come with this afternoon down the Ramblas, to discover some of the amazing things on and just off it — including one of our favourite Barcelona dragons and the Palau Güell, one of the few Modernista buildings to be found outside the Eixample district. If you are an Antonioni fan, the Palau Güell is where Jack Nicholson meets Marie Schneider in The Passenger (16.00).
  • Thursday 4th | It's not quite the magnificent event that the Feria de Abril de Sevilla is, but Barcelona also has its own Feria de Abril. Come along with us this afternoon and see for yourself (and note the late start time, 18.30).
  • Friday 5th | Join us this evening at our Friday Club language exchange. It's a great place to kick off the weekend — and to practise your Spanish! 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 | With just three games to play in the Spanish League, and Barça equal on points with Real Madrid, who still have a game in hand, this weekend it's Barça vs Villareal (Saturday, kick-off 18.30).

For more of what's on in Barcelona this month, we recommend the Barcelona Turisme guide (.pdf file).

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