Detail, façade of La Carbonería, Sant Antoni | Photo: Tom Walton
On our social programme for you this week:
- Tuesday 22nd | 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 and the bottom of the Ramblas (16.00).
- Wednesday 23rd | Come with us today to visit the barrio of Sant Antoni, a district of the Eixample which lies between the Raval and Poble Sec. Among its attractions, the recently restored market (which dates back to 1872), the second hand book stalls (on Sundays) and La Carbonería, said to have been the very first building of the Eixample, and one of Barcelona's most spectacular pieces of street art (16.00).
- Thursday 24th | 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).
Join us in Reception (Ground Floor), unless otherwise stated, at the times given above.