Social Activities

Guided Tour

The Mediterranean Sea is really important in Barcelona. The city's history can not be understood without the presence of the sea.

We offer a guided tour through the Gòtic, Born and Barceloneta quarters, to explore in depth the relationship between the city and the sea. A journey in time from the old roman days to the most recent changes related with the Olympic Games and the tourism boom.

The visit will include:

  • The old Roman gate to the sea and the remains of the little colony linked to the natural harbour.
  • Santa Maria del Mar and the whole neighborhood of La Ribera, which grew thanks to the maritime trade.
  • Barceloneta baroque quarter of the eighteenth century created on a peninsula reclaimed from the sea.
  • The reforms that have been made on the waterfront with the Olympics and the tourism boom.

Service offered by Cultruta.

Date: Wednesday, 13. July, 19:00

Meeting Point 1: TechnoWeek premises, at 18:30.

Meeting Point 2: Pla de la Boqueria, at 19:00. Google Maps.
WARNING: "Pla de la Boqueria" is not the famous market!

Get there from the Physics Faculty: Take the metro at the station Palau Reial Metro Line 3 (GREEN) towards TRINITAT NOVA and get off at the station called LICEU. Once at the platform, exit the station by the cue of the train (indicated with "Sortida la Rambla - Teatre Liceu"). Once outside the metro station, walk up the Rambles about 20 metres. Pla de la Boqueria will be at your right. You will recognise it because there are to bank offices (BBVA and Santander), a shop called "d'avui" and a drinking fountain.

Duration of the activity: 2 hours

Banquet dinner

The banquet dinner will be offered at the restaurant Salamanca, one of the most emblematic restaurants in the maritime quarter of La Barceloneta. The restaurant has been offering Meditarranean cuisine and market for more than 40 years.

The menu will consist on several characteristic Spanish starters to share, followed by a second course to choose and a dessert.


Date: Wednesday, 13. July, 21:30

Meeting Point: Restaurant Salamanca, Carrer de l'Almirall Cervera, 34 08003 Barcelona Google Maps

The guided tour will end at the restaurant

Get there from the Physics Faculty: Take metro at the station Palau Reial Metro Line 3 (GREEN) towards TRINITAT NOVA and get off at the station called POBLE SEC. Take the bus number D20 towards PG MARÍTIM and after 11 stops get off at ALMIRALL CERVERA. See TMB instructions. See meeting point in Google Maps.

Price for dinner and guided tour: 50 €, to be paid at TechnoWeek registration desk.

If you wish a vegetarian menu or suffer any remarkable allergy or food intolerance, please warn the TechnoWeek organization.