Art & Design study trip to Barcelona for schools and colleges


Barcelona is without doubt one of the most colourful, free-spirited and attractive of all European cities. It is a fantastic destination for educational study trips and boasts a wealth of amazing architecture, sculptures, paintings and even street art. Enjoy the ethereal Sagrada Familia, the hustling and bustling Ramblas and the magnificent Camp Nou. Art and Design groups will love the numerous art museums featuring important artists such as Gaudi, Picasso, Antoni Tapies and Joan Miro.

  • Stunning Sagrada Familia unfinished cathedral

  • Excellent array of art galleries

  • Picasso Museum Barcelona

  • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Subject Specific Visits

Joan Miro Foundation

Created by the artist himself, the Foundation, located on Montjuic hill, is the largest collection of works by Barcelona’s best known 20th Century artist, comprising over 14,000 exhibits including painting, sculptures, prints and drawings.

Picasso Museum

The museum is an essential reference for learning about the early years of Pablo Picasso, reflecting the profound relationship that the artist had with Barcelona that endured throughout his life.

Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

One of Barcelona’s must-see sights, Pere Mila commissioned Antoni Gaudi to design a residential building and the fantastical result shows us one of the architect’s most complete works.

National Art Museum of Catalonia

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is located in the Palau Nacional of Montjuic which was constructed for the International Exposition of 1929. The museum exhibits a collection of Romanesque mural paintings and Catalan art from the 19th and 20th century.

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

MACBA aims to offer its visitors new ways of experiencing contemporary art, exploring visual art, performance, dance, film and music through innovative educational activities.

Parc Guell

A visit to Barcelona is not complete without a visit to Gaudi’s magical garden-city. With twisted stone columns and stunning mosaic covered structures, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is a symbol of Catalan Modernism.

Gaudi House Museum

Built as a show house within Parc Guell this was Gaudi’s home from 1906 until 1925. The museum now contains an exhibition giving an insight into his life and work and recreates some rooms displaying personal items.


Dali Theatre-Museum, Figueres

Take an excursion out of the city to Figueres to a centre of surrealism. Built on the site of the city’s former theatre, this is home to the largest collection of Salvador Dali’s works and even the building itself is a surrealist work of art.


Salvador Dali House, Portlligat

The house was Dali’s only permanent dwelling from 1930 until the death of his wife in 1982. This is where he typically lived and worked and is maintained as it was when they lived there with many personal belongings on display.


Gaudi Experiencia

Gaudi Experiencia is a unique audio-visual 4D exhibition with interactive displays, touch screens and special effects technology allowing you to see Gaudi’s works and creations from a spectacular new perspective.


Antoni Tapies Foundation

Created by the artist Antoni Tapies in 1984, the foundation promotes the study and knowledge of contemporary and modern art. The museum has the most complete collection of work by the Catalan artist.


Other Top Visits

Sagrada Familia
Camp Nou Stadium
Flamenco Show
Tapas Tasting
Poble Espanyol
Barcelona Sightseeing Tour
Magic Fountain of Montjuic

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Morning departure from UK for flight to Barcelona. Arrival and transfer to your hostel accommodation and check in. Free time for possible visit to the iconic Sagrada Familia cathedral. Evening at leisure.

Day 2

Morning visit to the Casa Battlo followed by a short walk to visit Casa Mila. A chance to grab some lunch before making your way to the Picasso Museum. Enjoy some tapas and evening at leisure in the city.

Day 3

Enjoy a morning visit to Parc Guell. Afternoon at leisure to explore Barcelona – Placa de Catalunya, the Ramblas or the Gothic Quarter. Freshen up before an early dinner and then maybe take a trip up to Montjuic to see the Magic Fountain display and enjoy views over the city.

Day 4

A possible final morning visit or last minute shopping before making your way back to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Where to Stay

Barcelona has an excellent range of accommodation, from central Youth centres such as the Generator, to traditional hotels in quieter locations, most on a bed and breakfast basis. There are always plenty of local restaurants at good value for money nearby. Upgrades are also available on request.

Location Map

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The trip was a massive success. The organisation was extremely effective and the excursions were well organised and enjoyable.

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