Railings, Park Güell: come with us and see, Wednesday | Photo: Tom Walton
We're back to "normal" on our social programme this week, so we have our first Friday Club of 2019 if you'd like to join us for that:
- Tuesday 8th | 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. It's Antoni Gaudí that got all the fame and credit for it, but we'll also be telling you about Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Lluís Domènech i Montaner (with an honourable mention for Enric Sagnier (16.00).
- Wednesday 9th | 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).
- Thursday 10th | One you just have to see, the Park Güell (that's "Park" with a "k" as Gaudí is said to have modelled it along English lines). Apart from the lovely Park itself, the view of Barcelona from the top is spectacular. More information on the Park Güell on Wikipedia and on the official Park Güell website. Note that you need to sign up for this one — by 16.00 on Tuesday! Entrance to the Park is €7.50 (16.00).
- Friday 11th | Join us this evening for our first Friday Club language exchange of the New Year. It's a great place to kick off the weekend — and to practise your Spanish !! 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 | Spanish League, Barça vs Eibar (Sunday, kick-off 18.30).