Barcelona is a thriving cultural centre famous for its art, architecture and lively atmosphere.
Barcelona is one of the world’s most popular destinations and wonderful for school trips that combine great educational value with lots of fun.
The city offers a Gaudí feast for architecture enthusiasts. The Gothic Quarter, heart of the original medieval city, is a maze of old streets surrounding the 13th century cathedral. This contrasts strongly with the 19th century district where a number of avant garde modernists, including Gaudí, created a startling collection of iconic bulidings. Of particular interest are his extraordinary and still only partially completed cathedral, La Sagrada Familia, as well as the magnificent Park Guell, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.
The lively promenade of La Rambla, with the colourful Boqueria market nearby, is a magnet for visitors and locals alike, linking the city centre to the modern international port, and the aquarium.
The city also offers numerous art galleries including the Picasso Museum and Joan Miró Foundation. Further afield, students will be fascinated by a visit to Dali’s Theatre Museum in Figueras.
During the Summer of 1992, Barcelona hosted the Olympics and the nearby Museum of Olympics and Sport, along with the stadium, is not to be missed. Barcelona is also home to the World famous Camp Nou Football stadium, iconic home of FC Barcelona – you can tour the museum, stadium and changing rooms.
Port Aventura theme park, the most popular in Spain, is just one hour’s drive away.
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