Bars and markets and chocolate con churros this week in Barcelona

The street art shutter (complete with dripping chocolate!) at one of Barcelona's most famous cafés: come along, Wednesday | Photo: Tom Walton

intro on our social programme this week

  • Tuesday 3rd | The Eixample, the central grid-ironed district of Barcelona, is where you'll find most of the city's most famous Modernista buildings — the houses like the Casa Batlló and the Pedrera, for example. But there's much more to Modernisme than that, as you'll discover if you come along this afternoon to see some of the less well-known buildings — chemist's shops and grocer's and bars included.
  • Wednesday 4th | One of Barcelona's great traditions (OK, that would possibly be other parts of Spain, too 😉 !): chocolate con churros for afternoon tea, for which we'll be heading over into the Barrio Gótico to one of our favourite granjas (cafés) on the Carrer Petrixol (now that is the Barcelona tradition!). Also traditionally consumed when you come out of the disco at about five in the morning. Price €7 (disco not included!) . Yummy (16.00)!
  • Thursday 5th | Come with us this afternoon to visit two of Barcelona's food markets: Santa Catalina, which is under 10 minutes away, and then across the Barrio Gótico to the Ramblas and the Boqueria [ video ], the more famous of the two. Both are great places to go for lunch. Bring your camera!
  • Friday 6th | Fancy a beer this evening? Come along with us at 19.00 and discover a couple of Barcelona's many, many bars and practise your Spanish over an Estrella. Drinks and tapas not included.

Join us in Ground Floor Reception at 16.30 by the front door, at 19.00 on Friday.

Also this week | Spanish League, Barça vs Real Sociedad (Saturday, kick-off 18.30).

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