School trips to Barcelona are a popular choice for teachers as the city has so many educational opportunities to offer. It's a perfect destination for school groups focused on art, business, food, geography, and more. Plus, the students love the vibrant atmosphere and sun-soaked weather.

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what to include on your itinerary, but don’t worry, our experts will help you tailor your next school trip to Barcelona – ensuring that it meets your specific learning objectives and leaves your students feeling inspired.

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Why visit Barcelona?

Discover Gaudí

Barcelona’s most famous son has to be the renowned architect Antoni Gaudi. His incredible, almost dreamlike buildings pepper the streets of Barcelona and are now synonymous with the city itself.

Of course, his great unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, is a must-see on your school trip to Barcelona. Many groups also choose to visit Park Güell, a residential park designed by Gaudi, where you can really see how the architect was inspired by nature.

For art students, Gaudi is just one reason to visit Barcelona, but there are many more. This is a creative city with a long artistic heritage and, as such, is home to some incredible museums and galleries, including the Picasso Museum and the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC).

Get your students talking!

As the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is one of Europe’s economic powerhouses and an important centre for business, tourism, fashion and media. There’s also sun, sea, food, football, music, art and much, much more!

So whatever your subject, Barcelona is a fantastic choice of destination for an educational trip. Or, if you just want to have fun, there are plenty of options for that too - from theme parks to beaches.

Regardless, your students will have a great time practising their Spanish language skills, exploring the local culture, visiting iconic landmarks, and making friends.

Experience the Mediterranean lifestyle

Barcelona is a beautiful city, with unique architecture at every turn. It's also one of the largest cities on the Mediterranean coast. Your group will enjoy both the busy, vibrant city lifestyle and the relaxing beach scene.

Watch the street performers as you stroll along La Rambla, dive into the Gothic Quarter, climb the towers of La Sagrada Familia, take in a Barcelona FC game at Camp Nou, or visit one of the city’s many excellent museums.

Whatever you do, your students will fall in love with the laidback Mediterranean lifestyle in Barcelona!

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Five Interesting Facts About Barcelona

Sophie has been to Barcelona and the Costa Brava several times and absolutely loves the area. Here, she tells us five interesting facts about it!

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Spotlight on...Barcelona and the Costa Brava!

Spotlight on...Barcelona and the Costa Brava!

One of our most popular destinations in Spain, the Costa Brava, with its great links to the Catalan capital of Barcelona, is an incredible destination for a school trip in the sun!

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Why Visit...Park Güell?

Why Visit...Park Güell?

Whatever the reason you’ve decided to visit Barcelona on a school trip, it would be almost sacrilegious to come here and not spend some time taking in some of the work of the city’s most famous son, Antoni Gaudí.

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Free Things to Do in Barcelona!

Free Things to Do in Barcelona!

Want to keep costs down on your school trip to Barcelona? Then check out some of our favourite free things to do in the city!

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Activities for Barcelona

Park Guell

Park Guell

Intended as a housing development that never quite took off, Parc Guell is an urban park in a northern suburb of Barcelona.… Read More

Mercat de la Boqueria

Mercat de la Boqueria

La Boqueria food market in Barcelona is one of the best food markets in Europe.… Read More

Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol

Built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition, Poble Espanyol (or Spanish Village) tries to represent Spain's diverse architecture and folk culture.… Read More

Camp Nou Experience

Camp Nou Experience

Home to FC Barcelona, a visit to the Camp Nou stadium includes a tour of the stadium itself.… Read More

Museu Picasso

Museu Picasso

Picasso lived recurrently in Barcelona as a young man, and this museum has some important pieces from this formative period… Read More

Joan Miró Foundation

Joan Miró Foundation

Currently housing approximately 15,000 works - the earliest created when he was just 8 years old - this museum is well worth a visit.… Read More

Casa Milà - La Pedrera

Casa Milà - La Pedrera

Another Gaudi creation that takes its name from the rippling stone curves of its façade.… Read More

Aquarium Barcelona

Aquarium Barcelona

Barcelona Aquarium is the most important marine leisure and education centre in the world concerning the Mediterranean.… Read More

Tibidabo Theme Park

Tibidabo Theme Park

The Tibidabo Amusement Park is Barcelona's nearest theme park. The park is conveniently located on top of Tibidabo Hill.… Read More

Montjuïc

Montjuïc

Montjuic is worth a visit simply for the stunning panoramic views it offers over Barcelona and its harbour.… Read More

Olympic Museum & Stadium

Olympic Museum & Stadium

This stadium was the focus of the 1992 Olympic Games. It is now turned into an Olympic Museum and Gallery.… Read More

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudi's unique, awe-inspiring cathedral continues to grow almost organically, like a medieval cathedral.… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to make the most out of all the exciting educational opportunities that Barcelona has to offer, we would recommend spending 4-5 days there on your school trip.

Barcelona is a big city, but it has an excellent underground metro system. This is, by far, the best way to quickly get around the city, although you may wish to use a coach too.

There are a number of must-visits on a trip to Barcelona, including La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Mila. Football fans shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Camp Nou. La Boqueria is an incredible market where you can try some local delicacies. Montjuic not only offers incredible views but also attractions like the Palau Nacional, Magic Fountain, Olympic Stadium and Poble Espanyol.

Yes, there are many free activities in Barcelona. You can soak up the atmosphere along La Rambla or visit La Boqueria; explore the city's history with a self-guided tour of the Barri Gotic; relax in the lovely Parc de la Ciutadella; or for an unforgettable moment, head to the Magic Fountain for a free show!

Yes, you can arrange a cross-curricular trip to Barcelona. In fact, it's one of our favourite destinations for a cross-curricular trip, as there are exciting opportunities for a variety of subjects, including Spanish, art, business studies, geography, fashion and food technology.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!