Barcelona is without doubt one of the most colourful, free-spirited and attractive of all European cities. It is a fantastic destination for educational study trips and boasts a wealth of amazing architecture, sculptures, paintings and even street art. Enjoy the ethereal Sagrada Familia, the hustling and bustling Ramblas and the magnificent Camp Nou. Art and Design groups will love the numerous art museums featuring important artists such as Gaudi, Picasso, Antoni Tapies and Joan Miro.
Stunning Sagrada Familia unfinished cathedral
Excellent array of art galleries
Picasso Museum Barcelona
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Subject Specific Visits
Gaudi House Museum
Built as a show house within Parc Guell this was Gaudi’s home from 1906 until 1925. The museum now contains an exhibition giving an insight into his life and work and recreates some rooms displaying personal items.
Dali Theatre-Museum, Figueres
Take an excursion out of the city to Figueres to a centre of surrealism. Built on the site of the city’s former theatre, this is home to the largest collection of Salvador Dali’s works and even the building itself is a surrealist work of art.
Salvador Dali House, Portlligat
The house was Dali’s only permanent dwelling from 1930 until the death of his wife in 1982. This is where he typically lived and worked and is maintained as it was when they lived there with many personal belongings on display.
Gaudi Experiencia is a unique audio-visual 4D exhibition with interactive displays, touch screens and special effects technology allowing you to see Gaudi’s works and creations from a spectacular new perspective.
Antoni Tapies Foundation
Created by the artist Antoni Tapies in 1984, the foundation promotes the study and knowledge of contemporary and modern art. The museum has the most complete collection of work by the Catalan artist.
The Palace residence of the Guell family is one of Antoni Gaudi’s first works in Barcelona. It is renowned for its ornate wrought iron gate entrance, elaborately decorated interior and colourfully decorated chimneys.
The faithfully reconstructed replica of the stunning and symbolic work of the Modern Movement originally designed and created as the temporary German pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.
The Concert Hall - Palau de la Musica Catalana
The iconic concert hall is an architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau and a magnificent combination of sculpture, mosaic, stained glass and wrought ironwork.
Fran Daurel Foundation of Contemporary Art
Within the Poble Espanyol village the museum houses a varied collection of over 300 works by renowned, mainly Catalan contemporary artists including Picasso, Miro, Dali and Tapies.
Other Top Visits
Antoni Gaudi’s best-known creation and an iconic symbol of Barcelona, the basilica has remained under construction since 1882. You can climb the towers an enjoy wonderful views of the city.
Camp Nou Stadium
Discover what makes FC Barcelona more than a club and one of the most famous football teams in the World. Learn about its history in the museum and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour experience around the stadium.
Poble Espanyol is an attraction in the form of an actual village with full scale replicas of buildings from different regions of Spain. There is a range of stimulating activities and workshops for student groups.
Barcelona Sightseeing Tour
Tailor-make a tour of Barcelona and discover the outstanding sights of the city including the Catalan Modernista architecture; Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Familia; Montjuic Olympic Ring; Gothic Quarter; La Rambla; Camp Nou...
Magic Fountain of Montjuic
Built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, this is a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics, colour and light. The Montjuic Magic Fountain has become one of Barcelona's most popular attractions.
Morning departure from UK for flight to Barcelona. Arrival and transfer to your hostel accommodation and check in. Free time for possible visit to the iconic Sagrada Familia cathedral. Evening at leisure.
Morning visit to the Casa Battlo followed by a short walk to visit Casa Mila. A chance to grab some lunch before making your way to the Picasso Museum. Enjoy some tapas and evening at leisure in the city.
Enjoy a morning visit to Parc Guell. Afternoon at leisure to explore Barcelona – Placa de Catalunya, the Ramblas or the Gothic Quarter. Freshen up before an early dinner and then maybe take a trip up to Montjuic to see the Magic Fountain display and enjoy views over the city.
A possible final morning visit or last minute shopping before making your way back to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Where to Stay
Barcelona has an excellent range of accommodation, from central Youth centres such as the Generator, to traditional hotels in quieter locations, most on a bed and breakfast basis. There are always plenty of local restaurants at good value for money nearby. Upgrades are also available on request.