Hi everyone! Today marks the start of week three in Barcelona. Can you believe how quickly the program is going by?
Today students attended both morning and afternoon classes to make up for a session we had previously missed. After a full day on ESADE’s campus, we headed into the city center for our afternoon activity: exploring the well-known, tree-lined street called Las Ramblas.
While the students are familiar with the Gothic Quarter neighborhood on one side of Las Ramblas, they have yet to explore this popular street nor the neighborhood on the other side (El Raval). Most of the students opted for free time today in order to explore Las Ramblas at their own pace. However, a handful of students joined Program Director Amani at MACBA, Barcelona’s contemporary art museum located just a street or two off of Las Ramblas.
What exactly is there to see/do on Las Ramblas? One of the most well-known destinations on Las Ramblas is the Boquería market which has fresh produce, seafood, juices, candy stalls, tapas bars, and more. There is also a museum dedicated to the Spanish ham! Beyond these two highlights, Las Ramblas has shops, restaurants, an ice cream store owned by a Michelin-star chef, and street performers.
This week students will also be preparing for their final projects/tests, which are scheduled for Friday. We expect that some students will be using their evening free time tonight to prepare. If not, we’re sure they’ll be enjoying one of their last nights at the rooftop pool, squeezing in more ping pong games, or simply enjoying hang out time with their new friends.