• Barcelona Parc Guell
  • Barcelona Olympic Stadium
  • Barcelona Picasso Museum

Barcelona

Barcelona is Spain’s second city and with its range of amazing art galleries, unique architecture and historic monuments, this cultural hub is a great destination for students studying a variety of subjects.

The architecture and art of Gaudi dominate the city and the Sagrada Familia cathedral is an ongoing tribute to his work and influence. Students can experience his many works and the traditional Catalonian feel of Barcelona in the Plaza Catalonia, la Rambla and the Gothic Quarter.

Aside from art and architecture, the Olympic village and Camp Nou football stadium are popular attractions and are well worth visiting.

Close to Barcelona is the holiday region of Costa Brava with all the usual Spanish holiday attractions.

Staying in this area allows easy access to Girona and to Montserrat, as well as the theme park at Port Aventura.

Itineraries

Coach

Coach travel to Spain is still a popular option with many schools, however with the increase in the number of budget flight operators, many schools now prefer to travel by air. Please do ask for an itinerary by coach if this is your preferred option.

Flights

Many regional airports in the UK offer low cost flights to Barcelona or Girona. Rondo is happy to book these for you, along with transfers and daily transport when in Spain.

Day 1

Flights and transfers to Barcelona or the Costa Brava area if preferred.

Day 2

Visits within central Barcelona to include: Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Picasso Museum, the harbour and la Rambla.

Day 3

A day of visits outside the central area to include the Spanish Village, Olympic Stadium and Camp Nou stadium.

Day 4

A fun day at Port Aventura theme park or perhaps a visit to Montserrat.

Day 5

Transfer and flight home.

Visits And Excursions

Each group will have its own special interests and curricular needs. That’s why every visit can be completely tailored around you. You’ll find some suggestions below, but you can always call us to discuss more options.

Rondo Recommends:

A - Art & Architecture | C - Culture | G - Geography | H - History | L - Leisure | P - Performing Arts | Sc - Science, Tech & Engineering | G - General Tourist Attraction

Parc Güell

Parc Güell

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This is one of the major Gaudi attractions in Barcelona and pre-booking is advised to be sure of seeing all his wonderful creations and stunning views of Barcelona.

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

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Gaudi’s great cathedral is still under construction but offers a unique opportunity to see his exquisite work.

Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum

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The permanent and visiting exhibitions of the Picasso Museum will leave a lasting memory of Barcelona, and will help art students understand Picasso’s formative years.

Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium

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Although made ready for 1929, the Olympic stadium was not used until 1992 and is now one of Barcelona’s favourite attractions.

Walking Tours - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture Geography History General Tourist Attraction

Discover Barcelona Walking Tours

Choose your theme and a qualified guide will lead you through the parts of the city you wouldn’t find on your own. It could be about Picasso, the gothic quarter or Gaudi depending on what interests your group.

Camp Nou Stadium - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture Leisure Activity Science, Technology and Engineering General Tourist Attraction

Your students can experience walking out through the tunnel of this magnificent stadium and see the many trophies won in the club museum of Barcelona FC.

Harbour Tours - (Click for more information)

Culture Geography History General Tourist Attraction

There are several harbour and marina cruises on offer, so you can explore the city from the water.

National Museum Of The Art Of Catalonia - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

Home to a varied collection featuring, works by Catalan Modernists like Gaudi, great renaissance and Baroque painters, as well as the best collection of Romanesque mural paintings in the world.

La Rambla - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture Geography History Leisure Activity Science, Technology and Engineering General Tourist Attraction

Possibly the best known street in Barcelona with its shops, restaurants and lively atmosphere, which leads from Catalonia Square to the sea front. Here you will find the Columbus monument with a viewing gallery 60 metres above ground where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city.

Barcelona Cathedral - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History Leisure Activity General Tourist Attraction

This cathedral has many contrasting architectural styles and is well worth a visit.

Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village) - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture History General Tourist Attraction

The Poble Espanyol museum was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition and resembles an actual village with replicas of 117 buildings from different Spanish regions.

The Costa Brava - (Click for more information)

Culture Geography Leisure Activity General Tourist Attraction

This very popular tourist area reaches from Pineda in the south to Tossa de Mar in the north, and offers all the usual holiday attractions perfect for leisure days.

Girona - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture Geography History General Tourist Attraction

The historic town of Girona offers a calmer experience to appreciate the Catalan culture, with many medieval buildings to explore.

Montserrat - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture Geography History Leisure Activity Science, Technology and Engineering General Tourist Attraction

This cliff side monastery has over 2 million visitors a year, and with its far reaching views and rich history it’s easy to see why.

Port Aventura - (Click for more information)

Culture Leisure Activity General Tourist Attraction

A visit to this theme park after a study trip will always be well received by your students.

Centre d’Esplai - (Click for more information)

This is a large purpose built youth centre on the edge of Barcelona, not far from the airport. Rooms are large and the whole building has a spacious feel. There are also the added advantages of its own indoor pool and outdoor floodlit play areas.

Costa Brava Hotels - (Click for more information)

For a more luxurious stay in Catalonia away from the bustle of the city, we have the possibility of using some of the hotels along the Costa Brava coast line. It may suit some groups to stay in a leisure resort and only visit the city for specific visits.