Via Laietana: it sounds Roman but is in fact only just over 100 years old
Tuesday is a holiday so the first event on our social programme is on Monday this week. There's no class on Tuesday but you can expect the shops to be open with Christmas just a fortnight away!
- Monday 7th | Although in Roman times Barcelona was far less important than Tarragona, 100km down the coast, the Romans left behind the remains of the city of Barcino that they founded in 15 BC: the Roman Temple and the traces of the Roman walls on top of which the city's medieval walls were largely built are among the things you'll see on our walk this afternoon (16.00).
- Tuesday 8th | National holiday in Spain
- Wednesday 9th | Transformed for the 1929 Universal Exhibition, the Plaza España is within walking distance of so much: the Las Arenas shopping mall in the former bullring (great view from the top!); Miró's Dona i Ocell (no sniggering!); the outstanding art collection at the MNAC (housed in the Palacio Nacional, built for the Exhibition); the former factory, now art museum of the Caixa Forum… and lots more besides (16.00).
- Thursday 10th | It's hard to believe, but Via Laietana (in the video above) is little more than 100 years old. Driven through the old city between 1908 and 1913, it's now one of Barcelona's busiest streets. Come with us and discover more of its history this afternoon (16.00).
- Friday 11th | 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 | Spanish League, Barça vs Deportivo de La Coruña (Saturday, kick-off 16.00).