Human statue on the Ramblas | Photo: Tom Walton
You couldn't come to Barcelona and not go for a stroll down the Ramblas, could you? Come with us on our social programme this week and find out a little more than you would if you went on your own… And we have another fascinating walk for you on Tuesday, as well.
- Tuesday 29th | 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 (16.00).
- Wednesday 30th | 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 and — if you're a fan — a selfie coming out of the Hotel Oriente is on your to-do list (16.00).
- Thursday 31st | 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 1st | Note that today is a national holiday in Spain and there will be no class. We will be open on Saturday morning as usual.
Join us in Reception (Ground Floor), unless otherwise stated, at the times given above.