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We met at 10:00 at the metro station Mundet last Saturday. With a nice clear blue sky above us and we walked to the entrance of parc del Labyrinth. This is a beautiful romantic green parc where it is never crowded. So good to start the weekend with a stroll along the waterfall and little creeks with the sound of birds in the background.

But the main goal was getting in and out of the Labyrinth! We divided in small groups and there was a price for the group who managed to come out of the maze the fastest. Everyone wanted to win and started to run!! We had a great time.

On Friday night we went to Sant Antoni to a small venue called JazzSíClub. We watch an amazing Flamenco show, vocal, guitar and two dancers. It was a great experience. After the show our teacher Dani took everyone to a nice tapas bar to enjoy patatas braves and pan con tomate.

We like to take our students to barrios where they might not go so very often. So we went for tapas in Poble Nou. We started with Catacroquet to taste all different kind of croquettes, after that we walked to Rambla del Poblenou and had patatas braves, hummus, olives and pan con tomate at Monopol. For the last bar we choose La Pubilla del Taulat which has been there sinds 1886. We had a fun night and it wasn’t easy to be at school on time the next day but we alle made it.

No plans after your Spanish class? Music market Viva de Vic, Gambeat weekend, Black music night and much more…


Monday, 10th September

  • Visit the Encants Market: When you have spend all your money on on the rebajas but you still need a new coffee-table , this is your market! Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 until 15:00 the vendors stall out their stuff under the huge mirror roof of the Encants market. Don’t miss the biggest flea market of Barcelona! You can find everything here, antique, vintage, new. Mercat dels Encants, Avenida Meridiana 69, metro Glories (L1). During our Poble Nou tour with students we always pass this market.

Tuesday, 11th September

  • You Were Never Lovelier (movie 1942): If you are in a romantic and nostalgic mood today, you should go and watch this movie. In order to cover up his philandering ways, a married Broadway producer sets one of his dancers up on a date with a chorus girl for whom he had bought a gift, but the two dancers fall in love for real. Tonight at 21:30 at Filmoteca de Catalunya, Plaça Salvador Seguí, 1 – 9, metro Liceu (L3).


Wednesday, 12th September

  • Mercat de Música Viva de Vic: From today and for five days every September since 1989, the city of Vic has brought together representatives of all areas of music from around the world to see new developments, attend forums, exchange their knowledge and buy and sell music. The Vic Live Music Market is an essential reference point for anyone who wants to discover the sounds that are being heard, mainly in Catalonia, Spain and around the Mediterranean basin, but also in the rest of the world. Get your tickets here. You can get the bus (e12) to Vic from plaza Universidad, it takes you about 1,5 hours.

Thursday, 13th September

  • Oceans, the last wild territoryThis exhibition consists of an audiovisual tour of the seabed based on 480 hours of unpublished images selected from the documentary Oceans, the greatest testimony of the seabed ever filmed. A major attraction of the exhibition is a large curved screen that multiplies the sensation of immersion and so doubles enjoyment of this unique opportunity to directly experience the oceans of the five continents. The exhibition also includes a circuit consisting of 14 large high-definition screens that show marine animals at their full size and project stereoscopic 3D images that are viewed with special glasses. There are also interactive displays offering basic information on the oceans, a children’s activity area and a face-in-hole photocall area. Museu Blau, Plaça Leonardo da Vinci 4-5, Parc del Forum, metro Maresme-Forum L4 (Rambla Prim exit). General admission: 6,5 €

Friday, 14th September

  • Gambeat weekend: Punk rock, Rhythm and blues and Garage rock at Sala Upload Barcelona, Poble Espanyol, Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13 , metro Plaza España (L1 and L3).


Saturday, 15th September

  • Black music night: Because of the Fiesta Mayor Poble Nou there is a stage on the street in Roc Baronet (between C/ Pallars and C/ Pujades) where you can enjoy live DJ’s playing hiphop,  reggae, bass, club. From 20:00 to 03:00. Roc Boronat, metro Llacuna (L4).

Sunday, 16th September

  • La Pionera: A new outdoor space that promotes cooperation between people and projects. A space of opportunities for entrepreneurs and new socio-economic innovation projects. There are different concerts every week as well. Check the program here. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 22:00 at Passeig de Clavell, Poblenou (in the park at the end of Rambla de Poble Nou).

 

 

No plans after your Spanish class? Oceans, the last wild territoryFiesta Mayor Poble Nou, Acá Bcn and much more…


Monday, 03th September

  • Cine Verdi: Cines Verdi is a 5-screen cinema in uptown Barcelona in the Gracia area. The films on show are a mixture of new releases and art house and are released in their original version with subtitles. Normal tickets cost € 7.50 but every Monday they offer them for only
    € 4.50. You can buy the tickets online or at the venue. Here you find the program for this week. (venue: Cine Verdi, Calle Verdi 32).

Tuesday, 04th September

  • Oceans, the last wild territoryThis exhibition consists of an audiovisual tour of the seabed based on 480 hours of unpublished images selected from the documentary Oceans, the greatest testimony of the seabed ever filmed. A major attraction of the exhibition is a large curved screen that multiplies the sensation of immersion and so doubles enjoyment of this unique opportunity to directly experience the oceans of the five continents. The exhibition also includes a circuit consisting of 14 large high-definition screens that show marine animals at their full size and project stereoscopic 3D images that are viewed with special glasses. There are also interactive displays offering basic information on the oceans, a children’s activity area and a face-in-hole photocall area. Museu Blau, Plaça Leonardo da Vinci 4-5, Parc del Forum, metro Maresme-Forum L4 (Rambla Prim exit). General admission: 6,5 €. This exhibition runs until the 24th of September.

Wednesday, 05th September

  • 80’s Free Rooftop Party: Every Wednesday during the month of August Hotel América Barcelona is organising a rooftop party after work from 18:00 to 22:00. There will be 80’s music, a refreshing pool and lost of cocktails to choose from. Free Entrance, but limited space so you have to get a ticket by using this link. Hotel América Barcelona, Carrer de Provença 195, metro Provença (L6 and L7) or metro Diagonal (L3 an L5).

Thursday, 06th September

  • ‘The Best Design of the Year’ (exhibition): The unmissable expo for seeing and understanding what is going on in the world of design today in all of its expressions. The exhibition comprises nearly 500 works and projects from here and other parts of the world thanks to the increasingly important internationalization of the awards organized by the FAD associations. The show is endorsed by the work of the judging panels, which are made up of professionals of national and international prestige and whose selection decisions are governed by the most stringent criteria of excellence, innovation and originality.  Until 31 October at Disseny Hub Barcelona, Plaça de les Glòries, metro Glòries (L1). Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 20.00 h.

Friday, 07th September

  • La Setmana del Llibre en CatalàA fair that recognises the work of the publishers who publish in Catalan and the bookshops that bring the reader closer to their publications, giving visibility to the books and magazines. From the 7th until the 18th readers, writers, bookstores and publishers meet each other. An opportunity to find news, to retrieve old editorial backgrounds and also to enjoy readings with renowned authors, actors and journalists, literary dinners, round tables, music and movie nights and family shows. In summary: a small, innovative and sustainable city, of reading, books and magazines in Catalan. l’Avinguda de la Catedral de Barcelona, metro Jaume I (L4)

Saturday, 08th September

  • Fiesta Mayor Poble Nou: Until the 16th of September you can celebrate the fiesta mayor of Poble Nou. Expect concerts in small streets, correfoc, castelles and a fancy fair close to the beach. Check out the full program here. Poble Nou, metro Llacuna and Poble Nou (L4). We went last year and are going this year again for sure.

Sunday, 09th September

  • Acá Bcn: You know these markets as demanoenmano…This time they open their doors for the first time as Acá Bcn at Nau Bostik. An initiative that has been created by 2 barcelona based collectives to give you a more interactive experiance, taking it one step further then your regular “street Market”.

 

 

No plans after your Spanish class? Big Band Basket Beat Barcelona, Closing concert for Music in the Parks, SintonitZZa festival and much more…


Monday, 27th August

  • Visit the Encants Market: When you have spend all your money on on the rebajas but you still need a new coffee-table , this is your market! Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 until 15:00 the vendors stall out their stuff under the huge mirror roof of the Encants market. Don’t miss the biggest flea market of Barcelona! You can find everything here, antique, vintage, new. Mercat dels Encants, Avenida Meridiana 69, metro Glories (L1). During our Poble Nou tour with students we always pass this market.

Tuesday, 28th August

  • Antic Teatre: Check out the beautiful hidden garden of the Antic Teatre in the Born area. Have a drink, a chat with your friends and try to do your Spanish homework 🙂 Carrer Verdaguer i Callís 12, Born (Metro Urquinaona)

Wednesday, 29th August

  • Big Band Basket Beat Barcelona: From the artistic area of the Basket Beat Association, the Big Band Basket Beat Barcelona project is born: an orchestra that works with the rhythm and loudness generated by the balls combined with other instruments. The BBBBB helps young people who have developed personal growth processes through the Basket Beat methodology, the basis of the Educational Beat Association, along with musicians of different traditions. Young people give away a show with their unimaginable energy, spontaneity and creativity. Toight at 21:00 at Caixa Forum, get your ticket here (€6). Caixa Forum, Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia 6-8, 20:00, metro Espanya (l1 y L3).


Thursday, 30th August

  • Closing concert for Music in the ParksMusic in the Parks included 49 free concerts around thirty green spaces in the city until today. A way of enjoying nature and music in the city.  Tonight at 21:00 there is the last concert of this season of “Txell Sust & August Tharrats Trio” in Parc del Clot, metro  Clot (L1 and L2). This summer we went with students to a concert in de park at Nou Barris and another concert in park Ciutadella, we enjoyed it a lot.


Friday, 31th August

  • SintonitZZa: Today and tomorrow (01-09) is the independent music festival of Santa Coloma. Parque de Europa; Av. Pallaresa s/n, Santa Coloma de Gramanet (Barcelona), metro Santa Coloma (L1) and metro Esglesia Major (L9).


Saturday, 01st September

  • Palo Alto Market: After a break in August, its Palo Alto time again, sit in the garden, have some snacks, a beer, live music in the background (Ljubliana & The Seawolf at Aperol Spritz Club from 20:00 to 21:00 for example), watch all the people pass by and you will have a great afternoon. Design, gourmet food, street market and live music all together in the beautiful garden of Palo Alto. Today and tomorrow from 11:00 tot 21:00, entrance €3 (Entrance fee at the box office €4). Carrer dels Pellaires, 30, metro Selva del Mar (L4).

Sunday, 02nd September

  • Visit museums for free: It’s the first Sunday of the month, that means you can visit a couple of museums for free in Barcelona. Find them here; MNAC Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña from 10:00 to 14.30. Museu Blau Parc del Fòrum from 10:00 to 20:00. Museo de la Música L’Auditori. from 10:00 to 18:00. Museo Picasso from 9:00 to 19:00 (expect a line).  Museo de Historia de Barcelona from 10:00 to 15:00. Museu Frederic Marès (MFM) from 11:00 to 20:00.

 

 

On Thursday we went to our favorite Salsa School Rakata to have some salsa lessons. Our teacher Lars learned us the basic steps first and after that we were able to dance in pairs. To finish this great workshop we had a few drinks in the bar downstairs. We danced with the more progressed dancers at the school and felt like professional salsa dancers!

Our students managed to be at Plaza Catalunya at 08:00 on a Saturday morning to start the hike to Tibidabo! And getting out of bed early was so worth it. It was quiet and peaceful and fresh in the forest at this time. Taking a break from the vibrate city of Barcelona is good sometimes. When we reach the top we first had a cold drink on the terrace, then we visited the two churches and enjoyed the view. From the top of Tibidabo you can even see Montserrat.