In the cathedral cloister, one of the many statues and other images of Sant Jordi to be found in Barcelona | Photo: Tom Walton
It's a particularly special week in Barcelona this week, with Wednesday being Sant Jordi — or Saint George's Day, if you prefer…
- Tuesday 22nd | Come for a stroll around the Raval, the district on the right of the Ramblas as you head down towards the port — home to the CCCB and the MACBA and Fernando Botero's fat cat, and to the protagonists of many of Barcelona's novelas negras (16.00).
- Wednesday 23rd | Sant Jordi (Saint George) is the patron saint of Catalonia. Come see the flower stalls set up for the occasion on every street corner for this, a very special day in the year for the inhabitants of Barcelona (16.00).
- Thursday 24th | Everyone who comes to Barcelona goes to see the Sagrada Familia but the city has a number of other lovely churches. Come with us today to see the Joyas del Gótico, the "Gothic jewels" of Barcelona — the Cathedral and the wonderful churches of Santa María del Pí and Santa María del Mar (16.30).
- Friday 25th | Join us this evening at our Friday Club language exchange. It's a great place to meet people and kick off the weekend! In the bar/on the terrace, 19.00-21.00.
We meet up in Spanish Reception (C Floor) at the times given above, unless otherwise stated.