SOCIAL ACTIVITIES OF THE ICSB

On Sunday 18th the conference will start at 13:30, and so the morning is free for social activities. We are providing 3 organised activities, listed here, for you to participate as a conference group. Additionally we can help anyone to sign up for the Cursa de la Mercè (the solidarity Annual Race), and finally we also provide another web-page with more ideas for Barcelona that you can book for yourselves.

Organised activities:

  1. Casa Batlló visit with audio guide
  2. Wine testing – Taca de vi
  3. Walking tour – Gotic

Other activities:

  1. Cursa de la Mercè
  2. Other activities

Are you ready for Barcelona?

La Cursa de la Mercè. The solidarity Annual Race

La-cursaIf you love sports. You can not miss the oportunity of participate in the annual race “Cursa de la Mercè”. A 10 miles race through the heart of Barcelona on september 18.

The race has a cost of 7€. All the profits made by the celebration of the race will be donated to different solidarity organization such as UNICEF, UNESCO or Movement for the peace.

The starting location is in Plaza de España, right in front of the conference venue.

If you would like to register, please click here.

See all the information here or sending an email to laura.prat@crg.eu.

Casa Batlló visit with audio guide

Casa_Batllo_full_view_HDR_by_alvarocruzramosYou’ll be surprised by the exterior, fall in love with the interior

Casa Batlló, Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece, invites you to visit a house that, more than just a building, has become a modern artistic myth. Hidden behind the exceptional modernist façade, which mirrors a calm sea, a world of surprises and refined architectural details awaits you.

If you are wondering where to go in Barcelona, Casa Batlló is one of Modernism’s obligatory points of reference, a journey into the past, to the early of the 20th century. You will be seduced by the extreme design of this Antoni Gaudí architectural masterpiece, and by the vast visual repertory it has to offer.

Wherever you look you’ll find surprises, details that are bound to enthral all lovers of magic.

Visits include the legendary Noble Floor (the original residence of the Batlló family), Attic (formally storage rooms and wash tubs), Roof Terrace with its mythical Chimneys (girded by the backbone of the famous dragon, slain by Saint Jordi (St. George)) and the fabulous Stairwell (once the communal stairwell). The visit concludes with the splendid Entrance Hall and Main Staircase.

 

Audio guide

Don’t miss a single detail!

The script of the audio guide is of great educational value, and its use is highly recommended. For this reason, and in order to encourage widespread use of the audio guide, the cost is included in the price of the ticket.

On the one hand, the script guides visitors through the whole tour, through a series of 20 explanatory points, helping them to discover many details which may not otherwise be noticed at first sight; at the same time, it provides high-quality and up-to-date information, which listeners will find more than satisfactory.

On the other hand, the use of audio guides allows for fluid, consecutive visits, which each visitor can do at their own speed, and they help to achieve the necessary atmosphere of quiet inside the premises.

There are currently TEN languages available: Catalan, Spanish, French, English, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Portuguese.

Time: 10:30 at Casa Batlló, Passeig de Gràcia, 43

Price: 19,50€

Wine testing – Taca de vi

Taca de vi gives you the opportunity to know about Catalan wines without moving from Barcelona.

Do not miss this private wine tasting where we will talk about the different regions, grape varieties, styles and curiosities about the wine makers.

We will taste a selection of 2 reds, 2 whites and 1 cava, and like a quiz game, every team will have to guess the grape variety and the wine description.

Come and join us!

Time: 10:45 at Bar “El Velodromo” Carrer de Muntaner, 213

Price: 35 €

Walking tour – Gotic

This guided tour will explain every detail about the history of Barcelona from Roman times to the medieval period while you walk through the Gothic Quarter, which has a charm all of its own with its narrow, cobbled streets, wrought-iron street lamps and buildings that comprise hidden corners you can lose yourself in.

The walk begins in the plaça Sant Jaume, the seat of the local government during the Middle Ages and at the present time. Next, you’ll explore the narrow streets leading to the Barcelona Cathedral, built in different artistic styles, next to the important surviving sections of the Roman walls. To end the tour, close to the Cathedral, the plaça del Rei, a unique site and the historic centre of power during the reign of the Catalan counts and monarchs. Beneath the square lie the remains of the Roman city of Barcino and the remains of the medieval city (Saló del Tinell, Capella de Santa Àgata or Mirador del Rei Martí), above it.

Time: 10:00 at Turisme de Barcelona Tourist information office Sant Jaume: c/ Ciutat 2

Price: 13,60€

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