Come with us to the Park Güell this week

Visiting the Park Güell | Photo: Barbara KrólikowskaCome

We've a visit to the Park Guëll on our social programme this week: note that if you want to come, you need to sign up for it by Monday 16.00.

  • Tuesday 27th | Come for a stroll around the Raval, the district on the right of the Ramblas as you head down towards the port. One of the best places in Barcelona to go to find street art (see photo, above), it was a rather seedy red light district but is now home to the CCCB and the MACBA and Fernando Botero's fat cat, and (in keeping with its past) to the protagonists of many of Barcelona's novelas negras (16.00).
  • Wednesday 28th | It's hard to believe that, before the 1992 Olympics, you could take a book to the Park Güell – Barcelona's lovely Gaudí park – and enjoy it in peace and quiet, with barely a tourist in sight! It's still lovely so come along with us this afternoon and enjoy,  apart from anything else, the magnificent views of Barcelona from the top. Don't forget to book your place in Reception, entrance fee €7.50 (16.00).
  • Thursday 29th | It's a couple of years now since the 300th anniversary of the siege of Barcelona but the Barcelona 1714 route is still a historically fascinating one. The remains of the city blocks demolished to build the post-siege fortress now to be seen at the Born Centre Cultural are particularly interesting. Come along if you're interested in the history of the city (16.00).
  • Friday 30th | This week we've got a special "Selfie" edition of our Friday Club language exchange. Come along: Friday Club is always fun (in the bar/on the terrace, 19.00 to 21.00)

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

Also this week | This week there are two games for Barça (according to today's The Guardian the first sports team to average £10m a year in wages, or €11.3m — and that's before any bonuses — if the pittance you make is in Euros): on Wednesday in the Champions they are away to PSV Eindhoven (kick-off 21.00); and on Sunday in the Spanish League it's Barça vs Villareal (Sunday, kick-off 18.30).

If football is your thing, The Guardian is quite interesting on what's going on in La Liga, with Sid Lowe a knowledgeable columnist on the subject.

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