On the waterfront, Barcelona | Photo: Tom Walton
You'll want comfortable walking shoes on our social programme this week, and your camera!
- Tuesday 31st | 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 1st | 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 (16.00).
- Thursday 2nd | Take a walk with us this afternoon along the Moll de la Fusta [see photos], which takes us from the wonderful Catalan History museum, across the old port past the Maremagnum shopping and leisure centre to the statue of Columbus (in the photo, above) and the bottom of the Ramblas (16.00).
- Friday 3rd | Kick off the weekend — and practise your Spanish — at our Friday Club language exchange (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 | First leg of the Copa del Rey semi final, Atlético Madrid vs Barça (Wednesday, kick-off 21.00, in Madrid — you'll want a bar with a big screen (content in Catalan) for that!); and in the League, Barça vs Athletic Bilbao (Saturday, kick-off 16.15).