Are you in Barcelona in January to learn Spanish but you wonder what you can do in your free time? Although there will still be a lot of things different this winter, you don’t have to get bored for a moment! Here are some cool suggestions…
We will keep adding new proposals for you, so come back regularly!
(All events in this blog post observe the COVID-19 security measures.)
- Go to the Picasso museum for free on Thursdays: Every Thursday afternoons from 16:00 to 19:00 you can visit the museum of famous painter Pablo Picasso for free. 4 Days before you can get your tickets online to make sure you can get in because there is a very limited acces now.
The Picasso museum Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. Furthermore, the Picasso museum, opened in 1963, also reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death. We suggest to watch a documentary about Pablo before you go, so that you will understand his art and different periods better. Museu Picasso, c/ Montcada, 15-23, metro L1 Arc de Triomf or L4 Jaume I.
- Until 10 Januari 2021
- Perich exhibition, Humor with Cat´s eyes: Jaume Perich was one of the most influential and popular comedians in Spain. Perich portrayed our society during the last third of the twentieth century. In ‘Humor with Cat’s Eyes’ you can see a very large amount of original drawings and personal documentation that have never been shown before. This exhibition also aims to evoke the profession of press cartoonists and cry for freedom of expression. Until January 10th at El Born Centre del Cultura, Plaça Comercial, 12, L4 (Jaume I, Barceloneta), L1 (Arc de Triomf).
- Visit Museums:
The museums are open with a 33% capacity. ¡CCCB, MACBA, Picasso, Joan Miró, Cosmo Caixa are worth a visit!
- Go for a walk in the mountains: The Carretera de les Aigües is a 7.85km route. It is ideal for those who like to run and also for walks since the path does not require a physical push, it is flat, unpaved and in nature with wonderful views of the city. Check out here to find out how to get there.
- Transform your house into a restaurant: You can enjoy a great meal at your own home. Decorate the table, light some candles, turn on good music and go to a restaurant to pick up your favourite dish. You will have a great time with your house-mates and it will feel like your are out for the evening.
- Visit The Labyrinth Park: The oldest park in Barcelona en not that well known among tourists. That’s why it stays an undiscovered treasure. The park is located in the district of Horta in the north part of the city. The park was built in 1791 by the marquis and landowner Joan Antoni Desvalls of d’Ardena. It is divided into two gardens: the older garden in a neoclassical style and the younger garden in a romantic style. Inside the old garden is a labyrinth. In the center of the labyrinth is a statue of Eros, the god of love. You can go there and try to be the first one who finds the centre of the Parc. Enjoy the trees and flowers in the beautiful garden around the labyrinth.The entrance is €2,23, on Sunday and Wednesday it is for free. Metro Mundet (L3).
- Until 24 Januari 2021
- Paul Strand exhibition in Mapfre: This exhibition comprises 110 photographs out of the 131 by Paul Strand in the Fundación’s collection, which is the most complete on the artist in any European institution.
Born in New York, Paul Strand (1890-1976) began studying with the social photographer Lewis Hine and later became close friends with Alfred Stieglitz, a photographer and pioneer in the introduction of modern art in the United States. Strand managed to merge these two trends and continued to explore until laying the foundations of modern photography and anticipating what in later years will be known as “direct photography”. His knowledge of contemporary art derived from his personal contacts with artists and art theorists, his intuition and his powers of synthesis all led him to create a body of work outside of his own time.
- Watch a movie with your family or housemates:There’s no doubt about it, these months we are spending much more time at home with our house-mates and families than normal. We prepare nice meals, we read books, we have online meetings with friends, we decorate the house and…we watch Netflix. We asked our colleagues what they are watching and why. We hope we can inspire you with some new cool movies and series to watch this fall and winter. Check our latest blogpost.
- Second hand market: For those who want to safe money this fall but still want to fill up the wardrobe or shop new decorations for the house…the second hand markets organised by Two Market are great. Markets named as “Tardes vintage a la Bostik “Todo a 1€” and “Give’me 5!” can’t disappoint you. Some are in the open air and others inside. Check their websites for dates, places and more info.