The Barcelona history museum: come with us Wednesday | Photo: Tom Walton
It's particularly Barcelona's history that we're exploring on this week's social programme:
- Tuesday 10th | Come for a stroll with us this afternoon up the Paseo de Gracia, from Plaza Cataluña to the Pedrera. Among other sights to see is 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, 1904-1906); the Casa Amatller (Puig i Cadafalch, 1898-1900); and the Casa Lleó i Morera (Domènech i Montaner, 1902-1905); as well as to the Casa Milà (also by Gaudí, 1906-1912), which is further up the street on the other side. Shoutout for the Casa Mulleras (Nº37, 1898-1906) by the astonishingly prolific Enric Sagnier (1858-1931) (16.00).
- Wednesday 11th | 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 12th | The Barcelona history museum — the MUHBA — which is spread over different locations in the city is an interesting one. Come with us this afternoon to see the Flashback exhibition (16.00).
Join us in Ground Floor Reception, by the front door, unless otherwise stated, at the times given above.