From the coast of Barcelona, this week…

Dancing egg in Barcelona fountain

Dancing eggs: come with us and see for yourself, Thursday | Photo: Tom Walton

Lots for you as usual on our social programme this week:

  • Tuesday 24th | 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 25th | Come with this afternoon for a stroll down the Ramblas, to discover some of the amazing things on and just off it — including one of our favourite Barcelona dragons and the Palau Guell, one of the few Modernista buildings to be found outside the Eixample district (and where Jack Nicholson meets Maria Schneider in The Passenger, a film curious too for a glimpse of what Barcelona — and the Casa Milà — looked like in the 1970s!) (16.00).
  • Thursday 26th | 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.
  • Friday 27th | We've got a watermelon party at this week's Friday Club language exchange. We think you know what that involves! In the bar/on the terrace in the sunshine, 19.00-21-00.

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

Also this week: Tuesday is Bob Dylan's 75th birthday (!!!). Did you get the reference in the title of this post 😉 ?

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