The Romans and Gaudí on this week's social programme

The Gaudí dragon on the gate of the Finca Güell | Photo: Tom Walton

You couldn't come to Barcelona and not go to the Park Güell, could you? Come with us on our social programme this week.

  • Tuesday 23rd | 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).
  • Wednesday 24th | Our trip this afternoon takes us to the lovely gardens of the Palacio Real de Pedralbes, which was home to the Spanish monarchy 1919-1931 whenever they visited the city, and also takes in the remarkable Gaudí dragon (photo, above) on the gate of the Finca Güell, the summer home of Eusebi Güell, Gaudí's great patron (16.00).
  • Thursday 25th | Come with us the the Park Güell this afternoon, the lovely Gaudí park – especially gorgeous in the winter sunshine. Magnificent views of Barcelona from the top. NOTE that you need to reserve your place if you want to come — by 16.00 on Tuesday (entrance fee €7, meeting at 16.00).
  • Friday 26h | Our Friday Club language exchange is one of the most popular events on our social program. Why not join us on the terrace and in the bar after class this evening (19.00-21.00)?

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

Also this week | Copa del Rey, Quarter Final second leg, and with Barça actually 1-0 down (!!!), Barça vs Espanyol (Wednesday, kick-off 21.30); Spanish League, Barça vs Alavés (Sunday, kick-off 20.45).

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