Bougainvillea at the Casa Elizalde

Bougainvillea, Casa Elizade

Bougainvillea, Casa Elizade | Photo: Tom Walton

Wednesday mid-afternoon: I need a screen-break, somewhere for a moment's peace and quiet! Five minutes up the road from IH there's the Casa Elizalde, with a magnificent bougainvillea in its patio.

Pick up a couple of leaflets about what's on (lots: exhibitions of photography, sculpture; dance, jazz…) and head back to work.

>> Casa Elizade, València 302 [website]

>> 30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona #13

So you think you know your sit-coms?

This week's Friday Club

Put your (useless) knowledge of sit-coms to the test this week

Sit-coms are the theme for this week's Friday Club language exchange (June 15). We guess you already know Friends back-to-front… But why not prepare yourself for Friday night (and practise your Spanish) with the video archive of one of Spain's biggest hits, Aquí no hay quien viva… or the equally popular Los Serrano?

About the Friday Club
The Friday Club meets every Friday, 19.00 to 21.00, in the bar at IH Barcelona.

El museo marítimo de Barcelona

Museo Marítimo, Barcelona

El impresionante edificio del museo | Photo: Irene Ucha

El Museo Marítimo es uno de los lugares más interesantes de Barcelona. Los barcos a escala real son preciosos, las exposiciones temporales invitan a repetir la visita, y es un punto fundamental para quien esté interesado en descubrir la historia naval de la ciudad.

Solamente por ver el edificio, de más de 700 años, ya vale la pena ir.

>> Fuimos al museo en el programa social
>> Web del museo
>> Visitas virtuales

>> 30 days, 30 photos of Barcelona #12

Social program Barcelona, June 11-16

The social program for this week in Barcelona…

  • Tuesday 12th | It's film afternoon this Tuesday, with Guillermo del Toro's El Laberinto del fauno (16.15)
  • Wednesday 13th | Join us this afternooon on a trip to the Pueblo Español [website] (16.00)
  • Thursday 14th | We'll be going to one of Barcelona's more unusual museums this afternoon, the Chocolate Museum [website] (16.30). Yummy!
  • Friday 15th | Friday Club, further details later this week (19.00-21.00 in the Bar, "D" floor).
  • Saturday 16th | We have a day trip to the Dalí museum in Figueras [website] and the seaside town of Tossa del Mar today (09.00). Further details in reception.

Note that the Dalí museum was one several people mentioned when we recently asked them about Barcelona's best museums.

Join us in Reception ("C" floor), unless otherwise stated, at the times given above.