The Born, Picasso and architecture on this week's social programme

Street art reproduction of Picasso painting

Street art by unknown artist, reproduction of Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon, Ciutat Vella; come with us and see, Wednesday — or view on Instagram | photo: Tom Walton

Bring your sunhat on our social programme this week — it's got real hot in Barcelona!

  • Tuesday 8th | Join us on our walk today round the  popular barrio of El Born, full of cool bars and history, home to the lovely church of Santa Maria del Mar and the Estación de Francia, as well as the fascinating remains of the medieval city of Barcelona in the old Born Market (16.00).
  • Wednesday 9th | This afternoon's trip 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 Picasso Museum now stands (16.00).
  • Thursday 10th | 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 [see also this video on how Modernisme changed Barcelona] (16.00).
  • Friday 11th | Kick off the weekend — and practise your Spanish! — at our Friday Club language exchange (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 | The Joan Gamper Trophy game, Barça vs Chapecoense (Monday, kick-off 20.30) is your first chance to see Barça (now shamelessly Neymar-less) at home this season. You can trash that Neymar replica shirt now!

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