Street art in Poble Nou, artist unknown | Photo: Tom Walton
We have a couple of Barcelona's less touristy barrios for you on our social programme this week. Come with us and explore!
- Tuesday 14th | Today's trip takes us into the barrio of Poble Nou, which is home to the iconic Torre Agbar, the nightclub Razzmatazz and some of Barcelona's best street art. (especially if you get as far as the barrio of Sant Martí). But come along with us and discover a whole lot more about one of the city's most interesting, most genuine barrios.
- Wednesday 15th | It's hard to believe, but Via Laietana is little more than 100 years old. Driven through the heart of the old city between 1908 and 1913, it's now one of Barcelona's busiest streets — and just a two-minute walk away from IH. Come with us and discover more of its history this afternoon (16.00).
- Thursday 16th | It's festa major time already — at least it is in the district of Sant Antoni, another of Barcelona's more interesting, less hyped ones. The Market dates back to 1882, the work of the architect Antoni Rovira i Trias, and has just reopened after extensive restoration work. This article in El Periódico gives you a taste of the kind of stall you'll find there. Note also the second hand book fair that is held every Sunday. If you want to know more, try Wikipedia or the market's official website — or why not just come along with us?
Join us in Ground Floor Reception, by the front door at 16.30.
Also this week | Spanish League, Barça vs Granada (Sunday, kick-off 21.00).