Barcelona PODS

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Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city with lots of neighborhoods to explore… and we want you to discover them! Join the #WMMC19 BCN PODS on Wednesday 11th, walk around with local volunteers and get immersed in the beautiful realm of this unique city.

 

All the walks last 1-1.5 hour (approximately) and will finish in a bar/restaurant where you can purchase a glass of wine and/or a tapa. Although the capacity for each walk is 10-20 people, a maximum of three groups per walk may be conducted depending on sign-up and interest.

 

All the walks are well connected by public transport to the Convention Center and will end before metro closes. The people attending the PODS have to be at the meeting point at 20:15h.

How do I register for the PODS?

To register for a Barcelona Pod, please follow the steps below:
1) Click here and select your option for signing in through ECS/SMM.
2) Once you have signed in under ECS/SMM, navigate to the WMMC’19 site.
3) Select “WMMC’19 Conference and Workshop Registration” from the profile home page.
4) Select your desired BCN Pod from the list provided.*

* Please be sure to not remove select items from your registration menu. Once selected and paid for, these items will remain in your menu to show what you have already selected.

Wondering through the Av. Gaudí to Sagrada Familia

We will visit two of the most emblematic buildings of the Catalan Modernism. The Sagrada Família Basilica and the Recinte Modernista de l’Hospital de Sant Pau (Sant Pau Modernist site), which are connected by Av. Gaudí, a pedestrian street full of bars and restaurants. Even though it will be too late to get inside the buildings, their amazing façades are worth visiting!

Meeting point: Estació Verdaguer, exit Passeig de San Joan. View meeting point in Google Maps.

Passeig de Gràcia: Art Nouveau Spine

Passeig de Gràcia is one of the most famous avenues in Barcelona. It links the historic city center to the independent-spirited neighborhood of Gràcia. In this boulevard, some of the most famous Catalan modernist buildings of Barcelona can be found: Casa Batlló, Casa Amatller
or La Pedrera. The walk will finish in Passeig San Joan, a wide family-friendly street. If you are an architecture enthusiast, this is a perfect walk for you!

Meeting point: Estació Passeig de Gràcia, exit Rambla Catalunya. View meeting point in Google Maps.

Gràcia: A village among squares

In this walk, we will visit Gràcia, one of Barcelona’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

Gràcia is a very alternative and artsy neighborhood, filled with tortuous streets that connect wide squares, where real Barcelonans can be spotted in their natural environment.

It is said that Gràcia is self-sufficient, which means once you stay in this neighborhood, you don’t need to leave… because it has everything you want: from delicious restaurants to amazing stores, art galleries and picturesque plazas.

Meeting point: Estació de Joanic, exit Escorial. View meeting point in Google Maps.

Rambles Street & Raval neighbourhood

In this walk, we will visit one of the busiest streets of Barcelona, the Ramblas, and one of its most curious neighborhoods, the Raval.

The Raval is right near the Ramblas, but it has a distinct style of its own. It is full of fascinating off-the-beaten-track corners, such as the Rubió i Lluch Gardens – an interior, quiet patio surrounded by architectural jewels- and modern culture shops and museums.

Meeting point: Estació de Jaume I, exit Plaça de l’Angel. View meeting point in Google Maps.

Montjuïc: The mountain by the sea

During the visit, we will go from the historic Plaça Espanya to the National Art Museum of Catalunya (MNAC), a beautiful and imposing neo-baroque style building.

In our way, we will walk between the two giant towers at Plaça Espanya and go by the Magical Fountains of Barcelona. Finally, from the entrance of the MNAC we will enjoy some of the best views of Barcelona.

Meeting point: Estació Espanya, exit Exposició/Gran via. View meeting point in Google Maps.

The Cathedral and the Gothic Neighborhood

We will wander around the tortuous streets of the Gothic neighborhood, one of the oldest Barcelona neighborhoods, where we will be able to see some relics of the past such as the Cathedral and the Call of Barcelona (medieval ghetto).

This neighborhood is not only the oldest but also the most historically rich zone of the city. Thought to be first built by the Romans, the Gothic has changed quite a bit over time… Join this walk and get to know it better!

Meeting point: Estació de Jaume I, exit Plaça de l’Angel. View meeting point in Google Maps.

Santa Caterina Neighborhood

We will walk from Urquinaona Square, passing by emblematic buildings such as the Palau de la Música, Santa Caterina’s Market and the Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar – which is the only surviving church in the pure Catalan Gothic style. The architecture and winding streets of this neighborhood will take your breath away!

The walk will finish in the Born, one of the best places to take tapas in Barcelona.

Meeting point: Estació d’Urquinaona, exit Jonqueres. View meeting point in Google Maps.

Welcome to el Born

This walk will begin in the Born district Avenue, a vibrant neighborhood that still retains its medieval flavor, filled with restaurants, bars and wine cellars.

Finally, we will visit the Arc de Triomf, one of the city’s iconic landmarks. This monument is full of sculptural and decorative finishes replete with symbolism and was the entrance of the Universal Exposition fare of 1888.

Meeting point: Estació Barceloneta, exit Plaça Pau Vila. View meeting point in Google Maps.

For more information on Barcelona PODS or the Barcelona area, please contact our conference team at conference@wmmconference.org