Exploring Barcelona on our social programme

Street art Juanjo Surace

Street art in Poble Sec by Juanjo Surace | Photo: Tom Walton

Bring comfortable walking shoes on our social programme this week and discover a lot about Barcelona!

  • Tuesday 5th | 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. Nice street art, too (16.00)!
  • Wednesday 6th | 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 7th | We have a "Yincana" round the Casco Antiguo — a gymkhana round the Barrio Gótico, that is. Come along, it's a fun way to discover the old city (16.00).
  • Friday 8th | Come and join us on the terrace/in the bar after class this afternoon 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 | In the first legs of the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, we have a "clásico" for you this week: Barça vs Real Madrid (Wednesday, kick-off 21.00). The second leg isn't until February 27th, and is immediately followed by Real Madrid vs Barça in the League. How much are 75 inch TV screens now… 😉 ?!

See also | For what else we have on in Barcelona in February, Barcelona Turisme (the official tourist board), had an excellent Barcelona events listing (.pdf document).

February includes MWC19 Barcelona (previously known as Mobile World Congress) (25th-28th), a snip at €799 (assuming you want the cheapest possible ticket, that is!).

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