The Mundial and what else is on in Barcelona

Graffiti, Glories

Graffiti, Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes | Photo: Tom Walton

The World Cup, anyone…? There's lots of other stuff on, too, if you happen to thing the €700,000 each player gets if holders Spain win it again is just plain wrong

  • Tuesday 10th | Our "Barcelona y el mar" walk today takes us down to the port and the seafront, and to the barrio of Barceloneta, for a different perspective on the city (16.00).
  • Wednesday 11th | This afternoon we're going to Gaudí's amazing Park Güell, for many visitors to Barcelona the highlight of their visit to the city. Note there's an entrance fee of €8, but we think it's somewhere you just must go when you come to Barcelona (16.00).
  • Thursday 12th | Come with us today to see one of the districts of Barcelona that modern architecture has transformed, the area between Glòries and the Forum, and see one of the city's most distinctive landmarks, the Torre Agbar [photos, here and here]. Look out for some great graffiti (example in the photo, above) while you're down there (16.00)!
  • Friday 13th | It's Tuesday not Friday 13th that's supposed to be unlucky in Spain, so don't be put off coming to our Friday Club language exchange! In the bar/on the terrace, 19.00-21.00.

We meet in Spanish Reception (C Floor), unless otherwise stated, at the times given above. See you there!

Also this week
The World Cup [ Guardian | ] kicks off Thursday, with Brazil-Croatia (kick-off 22.00 Barcelona time). The Spain-Holland game is Friday (21.00), with England-Italy (kicking off at midnight Sunday) being among the biggest games of the first week.

Meanwhile, just in case any of you happen to detest football, there's always the Sonar Festival (June 12-14), "Barcelona's 21st International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art".

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