School trip to Barcelona, design and innovation

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Barcelona. This dynamic, vibrant city on the shores of the Mediterranean boasts has an excellent climate and a huge range of cultural and leisure attractions for school tours.

Barcelona has always been at the forefront of design, yet the city also boasts a fascinating Roman, medieval and Modernist (art nouveau style) history as well as its contemporary icons. It is one of the most attractive cities in Europe with a tremendously cosmopolitan atmosphere, yet has managed to preserve its traditions.

Example of a school trip in Barcelona:

D.1. Arrival and settling-in. Welcome!

D.2. We begin by discovering the city’s unique Modernist architecture in some of its most representative buildings on Passeig de Gràcia main street: Casa Lleó Morera and Casa Amatller, and Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. We then head for the Sagrada Familia church for a guided tour. After a picnic lunch, we visit Park Güell. In the afternoon, we take a stroll along the Ramblas, popping into the Boquería Market, before reaching the Barceloneta district and its beaches.

D.3. Excursion to Santa Coloma de Cervelló: guided tour of the Colonia Güell and its crypt (an icon of Modernist art by Antoni Gaudí). After a picnic lunch, we return to Barcelona to visit the Picasso Museum. Later on, take part in a treasure hunt around the Gothic Quarter, a fun way of discovering this ancient part of the city by answering questions and solving puzzles, with a prize for the winning team!

D.4. Guided tour of the Palau de la Música, the masterwork of architect Domenech i Montaner. We then take a walk through the Ribera neighbourhood to the Born district, going through the Market of Santa Caterina. We also visit the church of Santa Maria del Mar (also known as the Cathedral of the Sea) and eat our picnic lunch in the Ciudadela Park. In the afternoon, we take a guided tour of the Miró Foundation on the mountain of Montjuïc.

D.5. Farewell and departure. See you soon!

Other recommended activities:

  • FC Barcelona: a chance to discover the most iconic corners of Camp Nou football stadium. Get an up-close insight into the history and landmarks of Barça through a multimedia experience.
  • Chocolate Museum workshop: Learn about the origins, manufacturing process and basic techniques for handling chocolate on this deliciously entertaining tour.
  • Salsa lessons in a private disco, with Latin music from a DJ.
  • Introduction to flamenco dancing at a dance school.
  • If your idea is to put together a themed school trip on Modernism, we can include tours of the Hospital of Sant Pau, the Palau Güell, the Bellesguard Tower and the Museum of Catalan Modernism.
  • If the interest of the group leans towards contemporary art, we can include other museums and galleries such as the CCCB, MACBA, CaixaForum, MUHBA and the Tàpies Foundation.

Some of our favourites…

  • Bike tour of Barcelona: On this guide-led cycle trip you’ll take a tour of the Gothic quarter, the seafront promenade, the beaches, Ciudadela Park and Passeig Sant Joan. Barcelona has a huge network of dedicated cycle lanes and signposting for cyclists, making this a very safe and enjoyable activity.
  • A guided tour of Barcelona’s contemporary architecture adapted for students, concentrating on how creativity has been applied to design in the city’s new districts and showcasing the most avant-garde and iconic architectural works in the city.

A few tips:

  • Barcelona’s international airport, El Prat, has numerous international connections. There are also international flights into Reus and Girona airports. Barcelona is also connected by the high-speed rail network with Seville, Cordoba, Malaga, Madrid and Paris.
  • We offer to our students’ groups a range of housing options in Barcelona: hotels, youth hostels or, for optimal integration with local life and customs, staying with a host family in our homestay centre in Barcelona.
  • Our trips for schools in Barcelona can be combined with customized Spanish classes in the mornings.

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