Model of Barcelona showing the Parc de la Ciutadella | Photo: Natxo Azoz
Bring comfortable shoes on our social programme this week, as we've got some great Barcelona walks for you. Don't forget your camera, or phone!
- Tuesday 15th | We've a trip up to the barrio of Sarrià [map] this afternoon. A separate town until it was incorporated into Barcelona in 1921, Sarrià still feels a little like a town. Look out for wild boar, stop off at the posh bakers Foix de Sarrià (Plaça de Sarrià 12-13) if you're feeling peckish — or try the world's best ever patatas bravas at Bar Tomas (Major de Sarrià 49). Shame it's rather expensive to find a flat there (16.00)
- Wednesday 16th | Our walk this afternoon takes us to visit the lovely Parque de la Ciudadela. In the photo, above, you have the park with the Catalan parliament building in the foreground, the Estación de Francia top left and the Castell dels tres dragons top right of the park, among other buildings. If you're interested in architecture, and the history of Barcelona, there are some fascinating things to see on today's trip (16.00).
- Thursday 17th | Come with us for a stroll this afternoon to see something of the Ruta del Modernismo. We can't and won't (promise!) take you to see all the 116 Modernista buildings officially included in the Route, but you'll get at least a taste of Barcelona's magnificent architecture (16.00).
- Friday 18th | With both Christmas Day and New Year's Day falling on Fridays, today is the last Friday Club of 2015 (we'll be back Janauary 8th). And that means it's Christmas Party time! 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.