Spain - Barcelona Art, Culture & Language

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Barcelona is Spain’s Catalonia regions capital with it’s mountains, beaches and restaurants coupled with the Mediterranean climate.

Park Guell
Park Guell, Barcelona

Barcelona is a city of landmarks that don’t disappoint with the impressive Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s quirkily beautiful cathedral, numerous museums and galleries all within easy reach of the city centre. Museu Picasso houses the world’s largest collection of Picasso’s artwork and Park Guell is a magical park with amazing buildings, sculptures and tile work designed by Gaudi.

The Gothic Quarter is the centre of the old city of Barcelona and stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana, and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere.

Picasso Museum

Pablo Picasso is the world's most famous painter and the Picasso Museum is Barcelona's most famous museum. Picasso was born in Malaga but the Picasso family moved to Barcelona and lived here from 1895 to 1904. The collection in Barcelona is a unique collection of 4000 works consisting of very early sketches and many lesser known Picasso paintings, which show his incredible development to becoming the world´s best loved artist. The museum is located in several magnificent gothic mansions in the Born medieval part of Barcelona's old city.

Sagrada Familia

The Giant Basilica was designed by master architect Antonio Gaudi and has been under constructions since 1882.

La Rambla

Also called Las Ramblas The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca said about La Rambla, "It is the only street in the world which I wish would never end." La Rambla starts at Plaza Catalunya and ends at the Monument of Columbus at the Port Vell harbour of Barcelona If you have not strolled down it, you cannot say you have been in Barcelona.

Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas

The Gothic Quarter

The Barrio Gotico gothic quarter is the medieval city of Barcelona from the middle ages. It grew around the old Roman town of Barcino which is the oldest part of Barcelona. The gothic part of the city has many beautiful churches, plazas, markets and museums and you can see parts of the old Roman walls. Also worth visiting is the neighbouring medieval area of Barcelona's old city called El Born.

If you visit the Barcelona history museum - Museu d'Història de la Ciutat - you can see remains of Roman houses and streets of Barcino in Roman times under the museum.

Modernist Buildings

Modernisme was a Catalan cultural movement centred in Barcelona and Catalonia from 1888 to 1911. It is most famous for its architectural expression in particular the many works of Antoni Gaudí.

There are a handful of modernist buildings in Barcelona that are outstanding. Three of them are in one city block. They are "Casa Amatller" designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, the magical "Casa Batlló" by Antoni Gaudi and the "Casa Lleó-Morera."

Gothic Quarter
Gothic Quarter

Suggested Itineraries

Day 1

Flights to Barcelona. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 2

2 hr Spanish language class. Guided tour of Barcelona. Tapas.

Day 3

2 hr Spanish language class. Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter.

Day 4

Morning is at leisure. Afternoon transfer to Airport.

What's included:

  • Return flights to Barcelona
  • Hostel / Hotel accommodation on dinner, bed and breakfast basis
  • Excursions and entrances as per the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Coach available as per the itinerary
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To arrange and plan your tour, call Tracey on 01306 873 571