Street art by unknown artist, reproduction of Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon, Ciutat Vella. Come with us and see Picasso's Barcelona, Thursday | Photo: Tom Walton
It's wet today, Monday, but the forecast for the rest of the week is good. Come with us on our social programme this week and explore some of the hidden corners of Barcelona.
- Tuesday 13th | Come with us this afternoon to visit Poble Sec, the district between the Avenida del Paralelo and Montjuic. Once home to factories, of which little now remains, it's a barrio popular, not least because of its many bars (see the recommendations in TimeOut and on TripAdvisor). The Carrer Blai [Google Maps] is particularly popular if you want to ir de tapas (16.00).
- Wednesday 14th | There's a lot more to Catalan Modernisme than just Gaudí and few fancy buildings, as you'll discover if you come with us to the Museo del Modernismo this afternoon (or if you've been inside, say, the Casa Milà). Note the building itself, by Enric Sagnier, one of Barcelona's most prolific architects but most unsung. Entrance is €10, but highly recommended (16.00).
- Thursday 15th | 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).
- Friday 16th | 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.