Trips to Barcelona for Architecture Students
Barcelona is highly regarded by most as being the cultural heart of Spain thanks to its impressive landmarks and amazing architecture which the city is renowned for, making it perfect for an educational architecture trip.
Students will be in awe as they travel around the city, soaking up the amazing atmosphere and visiting landmarks such as the world's most acclaimed pieces of architecture including Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia which the famous architect began building in 1883 and to this day remains unfinished.
Though Barcelona is now synonymous with Gaudi's architecture, that is not its only offering. There are countless pieces of modernist architecture likely to inspire students including works by Lluis Domenech who alongside Gaudi is regarded as being one of the most important Catalan architects in history.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Morning flight from London & transfer to accommodation||Visit to the Olympic Stadium||Evening meal at a local restaurant|
|2||Museu d'Art Contemporani (MACBA)||Visit to the Barcelona Cathedral||Free time at Port Vell & evening meal in a local restaurant|
|3||Gaudí day - Casa Milà & Casa Batllo||Visit to Parc Guéll||Shopping & time at leisure|
|4||Visit to Sagrada Familia||Transfer to airport for return flight to London|
|Morning||Morning flight from London & transfer to accommodation|
|Afternoon||Visit to the Olympic Stadium|
|Evening||Evening meal at a local restaurant|
|Morning||Museu d'Art Contemporani (MACBA)|
|Afternoon||Visit to the Barcelona Cathedral|
|Evening||Free time at Port Vell & evening meal in a local restaurant|
|Morning||Gaudí day - Casa Milà & Casa Batllo|
|Afternoon||Visit to Parc Guéll|
|Evening||Shopping & time at leisure|
|Morning||Visit to Sagrada Familia|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight to London|
Price Shown includes
- 3 nights’ bed & breakfast accommodation
- Return flights and airport transfers in resort
- Services of a StudyLink Barcelona Representative to provide 24hr assistance
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.
Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
- Services of a StudyLink City Representative to provide 24-hour assistance
Additional on-tour support available...
- Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
- A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Services of a City Representative
- Services of a Local Guide
Top visits for college groups in Barcelona
Museu d’Art Contemporani (MACBA)
A glittering white home for late 20th century art. This fascinating museum rotates a selection of work from 1920s to 1980s and includes works by Brossa, Tápies, Ponç and Guixant, who produced early experiments in abstraction and mixed media.
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
One of the world’s leading collections of modern art, from 1850 to the present. This eclectic structure created for fine arts goes back to the 19th century. This is a collection of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance art. Also houses a separate 19th-20th century art and photography section.
A tribute to perhaps the greatest painter of modern times. Picasso’s experiments with Impressionism, Pointillism and Symbolism are shown here in his unrivalled early works. Picasso’s personal style can be noted from the Blue to Pink Period (1901-17) and a gradual move into more experimental cubism and abstract forms.
Fundación Joan Miró
A white-walled temple to the art of Joan Miró, the most Catalan of all artists. The Miró Foundation houses donated work, including tapestries which contain elements of textile, paint and collage by Miró. Also displayed are leading 20th century artists, such as Duchamp and Rauschenberg, perfect for the study of form, colour and texture.
Gala Dalí Castle in Pubol
In the residence of the painter’s wife, your group will view the paintings and drawings that Dalí gave to Gala as gifts, as well as the elephants he gave her with which to adorn the garden.
Dalí’s House in Portlligat
Gala and Dalí structured this house in the form of a labyrinth and decorated it over a 40-year period from 1930 to 1970.
Dalí Theatre & Museum
The spectacular Dalí museum will astound groups with its surrealism, from its exterior architecture to the paintings, sculptures, furniture and 3D collages within.
This museum contains the broadest range of work from Salvador Dalí’s career and the building of the museum is as surreal as the exhibits within. One room even turns into Mae West’s face when viewed from a small stage.
This typically Catalan town is famous as the birthplace and resting place of the artist Salvador Dalí. It’s also home to a fascinating toy museum and numerous shops and cafés.
Take a visit to the famous park which was designed by Antonio Gaudí. Beautiful examples of his extraordinary work can be seen here. The serpentine pathways take you on a journey past a magnificent fusion of architecture and natural forms, benches shaped like dragons, a gatehouse topped with fly agaric mushrooms and Casa Batlló’s melting façade, resembling skulls, masks and sharks teeth. The park’s high-point also provides fabulous views of the city.
A fascinating visit for all groups and a must for anyone studying 3D.
Students will enjoy wandering along this famous street with its variety of shops, cafés, market stalls and street entertainers.
La Sagrada Família
Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece remains a popular tourist attraction and a world renowned emblem of the city. Students will be amazed by its sheer size and its architectural complexity.
Based on Gaudí’s plans of 1954, this stunning building is still under construction and is due to be completed in 2026.
Camp Nou Stadium
This world-famous football stadium offers students the opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring size of this venue whilst also learning about the heritage and history of Barcelona FC.
This fascinating show, based on the heart-stopping and passionate art of Flamenco dancing, is a must for groups and a true cultural experience from Spain’s musical heritage.
A complete village consisting of streets and squares with reconstructions of famous or characteristic buildings from all over Spain. Students can practise their language skills in the many buildings housing working craftspeople, souvenir shops, cafés and restaurants. Interactive workshops on Spanish crafts such as ceramics and leather jewellery, and Spanish cooking are also available for groups at Poble Espanyol.
The giant Gothic Barcelona Cathedral is a focal point of interest in the Gothic quarter. As you walk around the Cathedral your students will see fine examples of Gothic architecture and Roman walls first-hand.
One of Gaudí’s masterpieces, Casa Batllo is located in the centre of Barcelona. Your students can discover Casa Batlló’s melting façade, resembling skulls, masks and sharks teeth!
Casa Mila - La Pedrera
Casa Milà, popularly known as ‘La Pedrera’ (the stone quarry) was constructed by Antoni Gaudí. For its uniqueness, artistic and heritage value the building have received major recognition as UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Barcelona Olympic stadium was the venue for the 1992 Olympic Games. Today the Barcelona Olympic stadium is open to visitors to take a look around and see where all the action took place, an ideal addition to your architecture study tour.
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