Desconsuelo, statue by Josep Llimona in the Parque de la Ciudadela | Photo: Tom Walton
It's Thursday on our social programme in Barcelona this week, if you want the really famous picture postcard stuff. Tuesday and Wednesday if you want to get off the beaten track a little — and Friday if you'd like some extra practice for your Spanish!
- Tuesday 16th | Come for a stroll around the Raval, the district on the right of the Ramblas as you head down towards the port. One of the best places in Barcelona to go to find street art (see photo, above), it was a rather seedy red light district but is now home to the CCCB and the MACBA and Fernando Botero's fat cat, and (in keeping with its past) to the protagonists of many of Barcelona's novelas negras (16.00).
- Wednesday 17th | Our walk this afternoon takes us to visit the lovely Parque de la Ciudadela. We'll also be going to the Eiffel-Tower-inspired Estación de Francia. If you're interested in architecture, and the history of Barcelona, there are some fascinating things to see on today's trip (16.00).
- Thursday 18th | 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 19th | Our Friday Club language exchange is one of the most popular events on our social program. Why not join us on the terrace and in the bar after class this evening (19.00-21.00)?
Join us in Spanish Reception (C floor), unless otherwise stated, at the times given above.