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Come explore the Barrio Gótico, Montjuïc and Barceloneta with us this week

Street Art Barrio Gotico Barcelona

Street art, Barrio Gótico | Photo: Tom Walton

Come with us on our social programme and explore if you are with us this week. In the Spring sunshine, Barcelona is just so wonderful for a leisurely afternoon stroll!

  • Tuesday 26th | Join us today on our walk round the Barrio Gótico, the old part of the city of Barcelona. You could and will go on your own — but come with us and you'll discover some of the wonderful things to be found there (16.00).
  • Wednesday 27th | The 1992 Olympics changed large parts of Barcelona — among them Montjuïc [Flickr | Wikipedia], which is where we're going this afternoon. Bring your camera or phone along: the views are fantastic (16.00) !
  • Thursday 28th | The barrio of Barceloneta was built on reclaimed land and dates back only to the 18th century but once housed Barcelona's fishermen and then, later, factories. Both are now long gone and have been replaced by a lot of noisy tourists, but the district still retains a peculiar, original flavour. Come and explore with us (16.00).
  • Friday 29th | We've got a Blind Date edition of Friday Club for you this week. The poster makes it look as if you have to wear a paper bag on your head but we're guessing that's optional 😉 ! It's always fun, anyway. In the bar/on the terrace, 19.00-21.00.

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

Until April 28
If you were here in Barcelona on Saturday, and got some nice photos of Sant Jordi, don't forget that you have until 12.00 on Thursday to enter them for our #ihbcnstjordi Instagram competition.

This week: Gracia, the Ramblas, the Barrio Gótico

One of the many things you'll see on the Ramblas, if you come with us opn Wednesday | Photo: Tom Walton

Note that there's no class (or Friday Club) this week, as we'll be closed Friday, but apart from that we have our social programme as usual.

  • Tuesday 9th | Come with us today to explore the bohemian district of Gracia [general information | map]: interesting history, lovely architecture, great bars (and, in August, a great festa major)! We'll also be seeing one of the less well-known Gaudí works, the Casa Viçens (16.00).
  • Wednesday 10th | Come with this afternoon for a stroll 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 Guell, one of the few Modernista buildings to be found outside the Eixample district (16.00).
  • Thursday 11th | Come and explore some of the hidden corners of the Barrio Gótico with us this afternoon, and discover what happens at the Festes de Saint Eulàlia, one of Barcelona's two patron saints (16.00).
  • Friday 12th | Holiday in Barcelona

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

Also this week | Copa, semi-final, second-leg, Valencia vs Barça (Wednesday, kick-off 21.00); Spanish League, Barça vs Celta de Vigo (Sunday, kick-off 20.30).

This week in Barcelona: the Barrio Gótico, the Sagrada Familia…

Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia | Photo: Tom Walton

Come with us on our social programme after class and see some of Barcelona's many contrasting sights…

  • Tuesday 2nd | Join us today on our walk round the Barrio Gótico, the old part of the city of Barcelona. You could and will go on your own — but come with us and you'll discover some of the wonderful things to be found there (16.00).
  • Wednesday 3rd | Our trip this afternoon takes us to the lovely gardens of the Palacio Real de Pedralbes, which was home to the Spanish monarchy 1919-1931 whenever they visited the city (and is now also home to a cool summer music festival). We'll also be going to see the amazing Gaudí dragon on the gate of the Finca Güell, the summer home of Eusebi Güell, Gaudí's great patron (16.00).
  • Thursday 4th | Come along with us to see the Sagrada Familia today. George Orwell reckoned it was "one of the most hideous buildings in the world" and thought  the Civil War Anarchists "showed bad taste in not blowing it up" (!!). But don't take old George's word for it: come along with us and judge for yourself. If you want to go inside, note that it costs a minimum of €15 and that it's best to book online and reserve a time (16.00).
  • Friday 5th | Carnival isn't really the huge event in Barcelona that it is elsewhere, but we've a special Carnaval (as we say in Spanish) edition of our popular Friday Club this week (in the bar/on the terrace, 19.00-21.00).

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

Also this week | Copa, Semi-final first leg, Barça vs Valencia (Wednesday, kick-off 21.00).

Eyes in the Barrio Gótico

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Watching… | Photo: Tom Walton

If you're coming with us on our walk round the Barrio Gótico this afternoon, look out for one of its curious features — the graffiti on its walls.

The local authorities have an ongoing battle with Barcelona's graffiti artists and while a lot of it is merely vandalism, some is something more than that — as we discovered on our photowalking tour back in November.

Don't forget your camera… (or, today, your umbrella!)