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School trips to Barcelona are always such a popular choice as the city has so much to offer in terms of educational opportunities, as well as a vibrant atmosphere that students love!

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 to tailor your trip to ensure 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 Gaudí. 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 Gaudí, where you can really see how the architect was inspired by nature.

Gaudí is one reason that Barcelona is such a good option for an art school trip. But this is a creative city with a long artistic heritage and, as such, is home to some incredible art museums, including the Picasso Museum and the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC).

Get your students talking!

Barcelona is a fantastic choice of destination for any school trip designed to introduce students to all that Spain has to offer.

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!

Your students will have a great time using their Spanish language skills to explore the culture and will return home with greater enthusiasm for the subject.

Experience the Mediterranean lifestyle

Barcelona is a beautiful city and one of the largest on the Mediterranean. In Barcelona, your group will enjoy both the busy, buzzing city lifestyle and the relaxing beach scene.

Take time to stroll along La Rambla, climb the towers of the Sagrada Familia 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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Take a look at our range of Barcelona school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

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Activities for Barcelona

Park Guell

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

Mercat de la Boqueria

La Boqueria food market in Barcelona isone of the best food markets in Europe. It is not only a market… Read More

Poble Espanyol

Built for the 1929 Barcelona international Exhibition, Poble Espanyol (or Spanish Village) tries to represent the architecture and folk culture… Read More

Camp Nou Experience

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

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

Currently housing approximately15,000 works -the earliest created when he was just 8 years old - this museum is well worth… Read More

Casa Milà - La Pedrera

Another Gaudi creation that takes its name from the rippling stone curves of its façade. One floor is now a… Read More

Aquarium Barcelona

Barcelona Aquariumis the most important marine leisure and education centre in the world concerning the Mediterranean. A series of 35… Read More

Tibidabo Theme Park

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


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

Olympic Museum & Stadium

This stadium was the focus of the 1992 Olympic Games; it isnow turned into an Olympic Museum and Gallery where… Read More

Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudi's unique, awe-inspiring cathedral continues to grow almost organically, like a medieval cathedral. A museum tells the story of… 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 quite a big city, so we would recommend using the metro to get around during your school trip.

Of course, when you visit Barcelona on a school trip, you'll want to take in some of Gaudi's famous architecture, and we would recommend the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Casa Mila - La Pedrera as the visits that best showcase this to students. If you have any football fans in your group, then you mustn't miss the opportunity to visit Camp Nou, the home of FC Barcelona. La Boqueria is an incredible market, just off La Rambla that not only offers the opportunity to try some incredible local delicacies but also offers an insight into the local culture. And Montjuic not only offers some incredible views across the city, but also some excellent attractions, including the Palau Nacional, the Magic Fountain, the Olympic Stadium and Poble Espanyol!

Yes, there are many free activities in Barcelona. If you want to soak up the atmosphere, a stroll along La Rambla or a visit to La Boqueria is a fantastic option. You can explore the history of Barcelona with a self-guided tour of the Barri Gotic. If you want a moment to catch your breath, you can visit the lovely Parc de la Ciutadella. Or for an unforgettable moment in Barcelona, head to the the Magic Fountain for a free show!

Yes, in fact, Barcelona is one of our favourite destinations for a cross-curricular school 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

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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

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The Halsbury Difference

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!