Dancing eggs in Barcelona, football in Brazil

Dancing egg

Dancing egg | Photo: Tom Walton

It's Corpus Christi, which brings one of Barcelona's most curious traditions — eggs dancing in its fountains — to town (Thursday 19-Sunday 22).

  • Tuesday 17th | Our walk this afternoon takes us to the Manzana de la Discordia, the block on Passeig de Gracia with three of Barcelona's best examples of Modernista architecture — the Casa Batlló (Gaudí); the Casa Amatller (Puig i Cadafalch); and the Casa Lleó i Morera (Domènech i Montaner); as well as to the Casa Milà (also by Gaudí), which is further up the street on the other side (16.00).
  • Wednesday 18th | This afternoon we're taking on a walk along the Moll de la Fusta, which takes us from the wonderful Catalan History musuem across the old port past the Maremagnum shopping and leisure centre to the statue of Columbus and the bottom of the Ramblas (16.00).
  • Thursday 19th | Come with us today to see some of the lovely patios of the Barrio Gótico and one of Barcelona's most curious traditions: l'ou com balla, aka the dancing egg, which is something you will only see during Corpus Christi (16.00).
  • Friday 20th | You've got to start your Barcelona weekend somewhere. Why not start it with us at our Friday Club language exchange, where you can practise all the languages you know? In the bar/on the terrace, 19.00-21.00.

Join us in Spanish Reception (C Floor), unless otherwise stated, at the times given above.

Also this week In Brazil, among other games, Cristiano Ronaldo vs Germany (Monday, kick-off 18.00 Barcelona time); Spain vs Chile (Wednesday 21.00); England vs Uruguay (Thursday 21.00), with Spain and England in danger of being uncermoniously dumped out — already!

World Cup coverage The Guardian (in English) | Marca.com (in Spanish)

 

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