Crime stories and Romans and sieges on our social programme this week in Barcelona

Fat cat in the Raval

Fat cat in the Raval | Photo: Tom Walton

We've got lots on our social programme this week if you're interested in Barcelona's fascinating past. Come along with us!

  • Tuesday 11th | 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, 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 (16.30).
  • Wednesday 12th | Come with us this evening to discover what happens at the Festes de Saint Eulàlia, one of Barcelona's two patron saints (18.00). It's her saint's day today, and if you are unfamiliar with how she became a martyr in Roman times, here's her story on Wikipedia.
  • Thursday 13th | It's a few 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 (16.30).

Join us in Ground Floor Reception by the front door at the start times given above.

Also this week | Spanish League, Barça vs the amazing Getafe, who are currently third, seven points behind Barça, who are themselves 3 points behind the leaders, Real Madrid (Saturday, kick-off 16.00). The season is about to get interesting, as March 1st it's Real Madrid vs Barça.

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