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No plans after your Spanish class? Drag party, Open air cinema at the beach, Give’me 5! market and much more…

Monday, 24th June

  • ¡LunEuro! Tacos for 1€:  After a long night dancing on the beach during San Juan you might not feel like spending time in the kitchen to prepare your meal. Then come with your friends and family to enjoy our delicious tacos! In Tacos Tacos you will find tacos from beef and chicken, butifarra with mushrooms and pork cheeks. Visit us at our 2 restaurants, Tapioles, Carrer de Tapioles 9, metro Parellel (L2 and L3) and Tamarit, Carrer de Tamarit 85, metro Poble Sec (L3). We wait for you with tacos, nachos and sauces!

Tuesday, 25th June

  • Loom (exhibition): Discipline: Illustration and Textile Art. LOOM is the instrument used to weave fabrics. Célia Esteves, founder of the carpet brand GUR, the illustrator Julio Dolbeth and MISCELANEA join ideas in this project to curate a collective exhibition of Portuguese and Spanish artists, inviting them to express themselves through the rough but delicate weaving of these typical Portuguese handcrafted carpets. In addition to the textile pieces designed by the invited artists and hand-woven by GUR, the exhibition will feature original illustrations. Until the 7th of July at MISCELANEA, C/ Guardia 10, Raval, metro Drassanes (L3).

Wednesday, 26th June

  • Eco-Drag PARTY: Start off your Pride Barcelona and celebrate inclusion and diversity in this Eden we all crave for. Set in a futuristic nature where thought-provoking and incredible performers become the new norm. Come party with us while abolishing frontiers and pushing boundaries! Drag shows, dance, interactive workshops, DJ’s and much more!!! Dress code: Drag Xtravaganza, Amazequeen, Fabulicious, Fierce, wild, and be yourself!
    Photo call with your favourite local Queens. Meet and Greet (included with VIP ticket) Get your make-up done by an army of Professionals and let your most wild inner self out! Projection mapping and futuristic nature designed and projected by Chino Cob!
    Instagram photo competition, tag #EcoDrag19the best photo will get free entrance to our next event. Tonight at 21:00 at Sala Bikini, Avinguda Diagonal 547, metro Maria Cristina (L3).

Thursday, 27th June

  • Open air cinema at the beach: Until the 1st of August the Barceloneta beach (playa San Sebastia) will turn into an open air cinema each Thursday. The movie starts around 21:00, before the big movie there will be shown a short movie. The movie from today is Viaje al cuarto de una madre (in Spanish with English subtitles). Check the rest of the program here. Cinema Lliure, playa San Sebastia, metro Barceloneta (L4). We might see you there because we are going every year with our students 

Friday, 28th June

  • Watch “Carmen and Lola” under the Barcelona sky: In July and August, Sala Montjuic is showing a selection of the best movies of all time, with concerts, picnics and short films. All this next to the old castle on top of Montjuic. Doors open: 20.30, Concert starts: 20:45, Film starts: 22:00. There is a free shuttle service from Plaça Espanya. The stop is located between the two towers and runs from 20.15 to 21.30. You can bring your own chair, food and drinks or you can hire a chair and buy food and drinks on the spot. Or you can choose for an Eco-picnic, these are packed meals that you can order in advance. They include a burger, chips and a soft drink or beer. All for just 10 euros when you order in advance (25% less than if you purchase one on arrival). Tonight you can watch Carmen and Lola (Original version in Spanish with English subtitles)! Get your ticket in advance.

Saturday, 29th June

  • Pride! BCN: Today one of the most awaited moments of PRIDE BCN will take place. Thousands of people will join the celebration. Check out the full program here.

Sunday, 30th June

  • Give’me 5! Todo a 5€:  A market concept where you will find stands of gastronomy, vintage, design and fashion, art and music; And where everything, absolutely everything, costs no more then 5 euros. From 11:00 to 19:00 at El Centre de la Vila, Carrer Salvador Espriu 61, metro Ciutadella Vila Olímpica (L4).

No plans after your Spanish class? Tombolo, Fiesta LGTBI at Gaixample, San Juan and much more…

Monday, 17th June

  • Elvis Presley Tribute at Casa Batlló:  Visit the iconic building designed by Gaudí and enjoy carefully selected musical performances. On the Casa Batlló roof terrace, under the sky of Barcelona. Tonight at 20:00 A tribute to Elvis Presley and to the original rock & roll. Al Sánchez is a Barcelona-born artist who fell in love with the songs of Elvis at just 10 and who has been performing on national and international stages along with his band for many years. Casa Barlló, Passeig de Gràcia 43, metro Passeig de Gràcia (L4). Get your tickets in advance.

Tuesday, 18th June

  • Barcelona design week: BDW is an event on design, creativity and innovation in Barcelona and one of the most important Design Weeks of the international calendar (Best architecture, design and technology events for 2019 per Dezeen). You have time until the 20th to enjoy Awards, Conferences, Exhibitions + Installations, Films, Market, Open doors, Opening Parties, Presentations and Workshops. Check out the full program here.

Wednesday, 19th June

  • La ciutat dels passatges (photo expo): The Photographic Archive of Barcelona presents a selection of the photographs awarded to the drawings and photographs competition that the City Council convened at the end of January of 1908 with the aim of documenting all the streets, squares and different spaces that had to disappear with the opening of the Via Laietana. The photographs constitute the only record of that territory that has disappeared. This fact makes them one of the most important collections of the photographic heritage of the city of Barcelona. From today until the 31st of October at Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona, Plaça Pons i Clerch, 2, planta 2a, metro Arc de Triomf (L1). Free entrance.

Thursday, 20th June

  • Festival Pedralbes: This summer the Festival Jardins de Pedralbes is full with great concerts until the 15th of July. It is absolutely worth it to go at least to one of the concerts, because of the beautiful garden, a wide space, in the open air, in touch with nature and with a historic appeal all concerts feel extra special. Make sure you have some drinks before you get into the festival because they are very pricey at the festival itself and you can’t bring your drinks to the concert itself.
    Make sure you will get your tickets in advance. Jardins de Pedralbes,metro Palau Reial (L3).

Friday, 21th June

  • Tombolo! 落日飛車 Sunset Rollercoaster (concert):  An innovative synth popband called 落日 飛車 Sunset Rollercoaster. During their tour of Europe in 2019, they arrive in Barcelona for the first time in the hands of Tombolo to present the album they released in 2018 “Cassa Nova”. The Taiwanese band formed by 6 members has burst it after the self-editing of their debut album ‘Bossa Nova’ in 2011 which led them to make an extensive tour that ended with a performance at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan, where they were nicknamed as “Asian city pop icons”. Tonight at 21:00 at La Nou, C/Àlaba 30, metro Bogatell (L4). Get your tickets in advance.

Saturday, 22th June

  • Fiesta LGTBI at Gaixample: Market, crafts, food, kids activities and the expected LGBTI Festival! From 15:00: MasterClass Dance, Salsa, Pole Sport, Personal Defense and Chi Kung groups. And from 18:00 live music and DJ´s. Organised by Pride Barcelona, Diputació 163, metro Urgell (L1).

Sunday, 23th June

  • Celebrate San Juan: The Sant Joan festival is often called “night of fire”, a special event in some parts of Spain (especially Barcelona) that celebrates the midsummer eve during the evening of 23rd of June every year. This night is one of the biggest, noisiest and craziest parties in Barcelona and is celebrated by the Catalans with fire, fireworks, Cava and cakes. There are some public fireworks at Placa de Sant Jaume around 19.30 but most of the people from Barcelona celebrate the Nit de Sant Joan on one of the Barcelona beaches.If you prefer being more quiet in order to experience the fireworks in a different way and with a fantastic view over the whole city of Barcelona, then we advise you to go to Guinardó or the Carrertera de les Aigües. There you have a marvelous view over all Barcelona and it feels like new years eve.So enjoy this special night, have fun and happy Sant Joan!

Last Saturday we took the train from plaza Catalunya, after a 10 minutes train ride we got of at Baixador de Vallvidrera and as soon as the train left we heard the birds sing and smell the fresh air of the forest. We walked up the mountain in two hours and sat down on the terrace in front of the church. We spent some time wandering around, some students took the elevator up to have an 360 degrees view over the city and the mountains. It was a great Saturday morning.

No plans after your Spanish class? Festival Pedralbes, Beach Clean Up!, Mercadillo Garage Clot and much more…

Monday, 10th June

  • Festival Pedralbes: This summer the Festival Jardins de Pedralbes is full with great concerts until the 15th of July. It is absolutely worth it to go at least to one of the concerts, because of the beautiful garden, a wide space, in the open air, in touch with nature and with a historic appeal all concerts feel extra special. Make sure you have some drinks before you get into the festival because they are very pricey at the festival itself and you can’t bring your drinks to the concert itself.
    Make sure you will get your tickets in advance. Jardins de Pedralbes,metro Palau Reial (L3).

Tuesday, 11th June

  • Rosario in Barcelona: Rosario returns to Barcelona to sing the best of her repertoire at the Palau de la Música Catalana today at 21:30. Palau de la Música, C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, metro Urquinaona (L1 and L4). Get your tickets in advance.

Wednesday, 12th June

  • Limpiemos la playa! Beach CleanUp!: TAPP Water is organising a beach clean up today. Where do we meet? Espigó del Gas, in front of the outdoor gym area by Barceloneta beach. You will recognize us from our enthusiasm and our ‘Gota a Gota’ t-shirts. What do I need to bring? Nothing, we will provide you with gloves and anything necessary – all you have to bring is yourself and your good mood! There will be a surprise pack for everyone participating so be sure to not miss out on this one! From 19:00 to 21:00.

Thursday, 13th June

  • Round UP – OPEN AIR at OFFweek: We are back in our favourite city, for some sun, beach, beats, and paella. After last years super event we come back for round 2, this time at Poble Espanyol for an open air event at the renowned La Terrrazza. We go from 17:00 till 01:00, through all ranges of house music, from old school to the new school. et your tickets in advance.

Friday, 14th June

  • BORN Street Food:  The best chefs in Born take their kitchens to the street again: BORN Street Food is back, the foodie festival of the year. BORN StreetFood is a unique gastronomic festival in the city of Barcelona, promoted by the Barcelona Born Gourmet association. Grills, pans, fresh products and a lot of show cooking make up the great gastronomic festival of El Born. At BORN StreetFood you can try some of the best dishes from the chefs of El Born, prepared as you watch with seasonal products of the highest quality. Today, tomorrow and Sunday from 12:00 to 22:00 at Pla de Palau, Born, Metro Barceloneta (L4).

Saturday, 15th June

  • Mercadillo Garage Clot: Garage Clot returns to Parc del Clot. Second hand market, crafts, vintage, vinyl, music and very good food, come and have a good time!! Parc del Clot, metro Clot (L1 and L2).

Sunday, 16th June

  • Lost & Found market: Great market on the beach of Barceloneta. Lost&Found is a selling, buying and exchange market of second-hand objects (clothes, art, toys, comics, music, books, computer products, etc), listen to music and be delighted by an assorted gastronomic offer. A place to give a second opportunity to those belongings that we deeply value. Today from 11:00 to 22:00, playa de Sant Sebastià, metro Barceloneta (L4).

This week we went to one of our favourite restaurants close to school for a menu del día. When the students came out of class we all gathered in the garden and then took off to El Racó de Lluría. We enjoyed a delicious menu del día which means 2 plates, a drink, some bread and a dessert or coffee for a fixed price. We all experienced new Spanish flavours and practiced our Spanish in the meantime.

No plans after your Spanish class? La Fiesta del Cine, Surf Festival, Inaudit BCN and much more…

Monday, 03th June

  • La Fiesta del Cine: Starting today and during 3 days you can enjoy movies at the cinema for only 2,90! Buy ticketsin advance here.

Tuesday, 04th June

  • Sardines, Vermouth and Music: From today and throughout July, the Vespres al Mercat will be on Tuesdays from 17:30 to 21.30. We will have the best producers with their products from the season accompanied by good music and a good atmosphere! Parc de les Tres Xemeneies, metro Paral.lel (L2 and L3).

Wednesday, 05th June

  • ¡Miercoloko!: Imagine yourself in Mexico at Tacos Tacos. Bring your family and friends and enjoy some good tacos and drinks in a very Mexican atmosphere! Only on Wednesdays, Tacos 1,50€, Caña 1€, Tequila 1€, Margaritas 3€, you wish it was Wednesday every day. Visit us at our 2 restaurants, Tapioles, Carrer de Tapioles 9, metro Parellel (L2 and L3) and Tamarit, Carrer de Tamarit 85, metro Poble Sec (L3). 

Thursday, 06th June

  • Tast a la Rambla: From the 6th to the 10th of June, the sixth edition of Tast a la Rambla is celebrated, to turn the section of the Rambla from the Center of Art Santa Mònica to Columbus in a great gastronomic festival with more than 40 establishments of the city. Tast a la Rambla is an outdoor dining experience which brings the best cuisine to the streets at reduced prices. In addition, show cookings, cooking workshops, tastings and musical performances will be organised, among other activities. More information here.

Friday, 07th June

  • Barcelona Surf Festival: For 3 days we will celebrate all that SURF means in capitals. A Festival to celebrate what’s great about surfing, bear to celebrate that we love the sea and music to enjoy. music & party, talks & films, market & expos, food & good vibes. Today, tomorrow and Saturday. The 3-day tickets are sold out but you can still get your day ticket here (€10). On the beach in front of Club Natació Barcelona, Passeig de Joan de Borbó 93, Metro Barceloneta (L4). 

Saturday, 08th June

  • Inaudit BCN: From 10:00 and during the whole day there are more than 30 live concerts in shops, bars, venues, streets and squares in the Poblenou Commercial Area. From 18:30 to 22:00 Inaudit OUT comes in. 4 bands with very different styles will be traveling in streets and squares in Poblenou neighbourhood. All bands will act simultaneously in each of these outdoor spaces, so music and the party atmosphere will invade the neighbourhood from the first hour of the day until the night. The festival will finish with a final concert with the 4 OUT bands on the stage of Calle Joncar with Rambla Poblenou. Check the full program here. Poble Nou, metro Poble Nou (L4).

Sunday, 09th June

  • Matsuri Japanese Festival: Do you want to enjoy live music and traditional Japanese dances? Expect gastronomy, fashion and traditional toys of Japan. This event is organized by the YMCA, the Japanese Culture Association, formed by Japanese volunteers who live in Barcelona. Today and tomorrow from 12:00 to 21:30 at Moll de la Fusta (Metro Barceloneta L4). Come to this important event, where Barcelona will become “the city of the rising sun” for two days. Entry is FREE! More info here.

Our Spanish student Elena is a great Salsa dancer and wanted to share her passion with us by teaching us the first basic steps. We went to the roof terrace, put on some music and started dancing. Of course some sangría to keep the hips going. ¡¡Muchas gracias Elena!!

Our students went to the a footballs field of La Satalia on Montjuïc to play football. It was a fantastic experience to play a game together with the beautiful views over the city.

We met at the metro station, had a stop at the supermarket to buy some drinks and snacks and then hiked our way up the hill of Guinardò. Which is not that hard with 2 escalators and 2 elevators on the road. The view was great from the top, the sunset was beautiful. We will be back for sure.