Your art school trip to Barcelona and the Costa Brava will see your students inspired at almost every turn!
Catalonia and its capital city, Barcelona, have produced some of the most influential artists and architects of the 20th Century, including Picasso, Gaudí and Dalí. The city is famous for being home to some of the world’s most beautiful, eccentric architecture - your art students will enjoy seeing these modernist creations scattered across the city.
You can, of course, choose to stay in the heart of the city for your school art trip to Barcelona, but most of our groups prefer to stay in one of the quieter coastal resorts on the Costa Brava, as this offers the best of both worlds!
Plus, Barcelona is an incredible destination for almost any subject, including Spanish, fashion and food technology, so you could also consider making this trip cross-curricular.
Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)
Flight from UK to Barcelona
Visit to Park Guell
Check in to accommodation
Visit to the Sagrada Familia
Visit to the Picasso Museum
Visit to the Catalan National Museum of Art (MNAC)
Visit to Joan Miro Gallery and Foundation followed by a visit to Joan Miro Park
Visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera
Transfer to the airport
Arrive back in the UK
- 2-day travel card
- 3 nights' half-board accommodation
- Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
- ATOL protected return flights from the UK
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Itinerary planning service
- Return airport transfers in resort
- Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
- Impact and influences of various artists
- Continuity and change in different genres and styles
- Independent judgements of art
- Conveying meaning through images and artefacts
- Social and cultural context of images and artefacts
- Personal portfolio: reflections, resources and influences
- Responses to museum, gallery and site visits
- Personal reflections on art
- Works of key artists, craftspeople and designers
- Contemporary and historical contexts of art
Key Stage 3
- Evaluation and analysis of creative works
- Works of great artists, craft makers and designers
- Effects of historical and cultural contexts
Educational activities and visits
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
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
Picasso lived recurrently in Barcelona as a young man, and this museum has some important pieces from this formative period… Read More
Parc Joan Miró
The Joan Miro park is made up of two halves; one is a blank expanse of paving with the22 metre… Read More
Intended as a housing development that never quite took off, Parc Guell is an urban park in a northern suburb… Read More
Antoni Gaudi's unique, awe-inspiring cathedral continues to grow almost organically, like a medieval cathedral. A museum tells the story of… Read More
Cultural activities and visits
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
Also known as Las Ramblas, this long, wide avenue is the heart of Barcelona's shopping district and the hub of… Read More
Montjuic is worth a visit simply for the stunning panoramic views it offers over Barcelona and its harbour. It also… Read More
Barcelona Urbany Hostel is on Barcelona’s Meridiana Avenue, 300 metres from Clot Metro Station. It has a rooftop terrace with great city views.There is a common room with DVDs, cable TV and Wii consoles. A free wired internet zone is available, and the hostel has a 24-hour reception.Each modern dormitory or room features lockers, an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. Bed linen and free WiFi are provided and towels are available to hire.There is a café-bar and vending machines.
The BCN Sport Hostel is a new, modern hostel that is ideal for groups.In the fashionable Gracia area, the hostel offers excellent facilities including 24 hour reception, air-conditioning throughout, WiFi and computers with Internet access, free lockers, a storage room and a common room.Students are accommodated in multibedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite.In addition to all this, the hostel boasts excellent sport and fitness facilities, including an indoor swimming pool (20m x 10m), a fully-equipped fitness area, an outdoor jacuzzi, sauna and spa and a covered pavilion housing basketball, futsal and handball courts (Please note a fee will apply to use the sports facilities and the pool, please enquire for details)
The Pere Tarrés Hostel is a purpose-built youth centre. The hostel has a total of 240 beds in single, double, 6 and 8 bedded rooms. Each room has a full bathroom and individual lockers.
The Pere Tarrés Hostel has a restaurant which serves breakfast lunch and dinner (packed lunches can also be provided for excursions). There are also meeting rooms, free Internet, a large terrace for enjoying the excellent weather, a ping-pong table, a large TV room and parking facilities.
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Gail Biggins — Tour Adviser
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Our students have been talking about the trip to anyone who will listen. Thanks!— Kingsdale Foundation School
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