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£299
3 nights accom. & travel  for 30 students and 3 staff
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4 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 5 staff

Art & Design in Madrid

Art & Design school trips to Madrid

Madrid offers a majestic city centre full of stunning architecture, bustling streets and a catalogue of breathtaking artistic collections. The city’s three most important art museums are located within walking distance of each other in what is known as the ‘Golden Triangle’. The huge Prado is home to pre 20th century art including extensive works by Rubens, Bosch, Goya and Velázquez. Explore this bustling metropolis or take an excursion to discover the artistic heritage of Toledo and gain an insight into the absorbing depth of Spanish art and culture. Our experienced team can help tailor-make a bespoke itinerary so your Art & Design students get the most out of their tour to Madrid.

 

Suggested Itinerary

Sample 3 night/ 4 day

  • day
    1

     

    • Flight to Madrid
    • Museo Reina Sofía
    • Evening: Plaza Mayor
  • day
    2

     

    • Royal Palace
    • Street Art Tour
    • Flamenco & Tapas evening
  • day
    3

     

    • Mercardo de San Miguel
    • Museo del Prado
    • Retiro Park
  • day
    4

     

    • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
    • Return to UK

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Accommodation

Madrid Accommodation - Hotel Mediodia

Hotel Mediodia

  • Great choice for those on a budget
  • Right in the heart of Madrid

Hotel Mediodia is conveniently located in the centre of Madrid. The hotel boasts an elegant façade, dating back to 1914, with original stained glass windows and a grand staircase in the entrance.

Location: Sat within the Golden Triangle of Art and just across the road from Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and Puerta de Atocha metro, train and bus stop, the hotel is in a prime position.

Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, vending machines, 24-hour reception and common room.

Accommodation: Rooms are spacious with single and twin room options for staff and double to quadruple are available to students. All rooms are air-conditioned with en-suite facilities.

Meals: Buffet breakfast available.

Madrid Accommodation - TOC Hostel

TOC Hostel

  • Centrally located
  • Suitable for groups

This modern and bright hostel is located in the heart of Madrid, surrounded by restaurants and tourist hotspots including the Palacio Real and the Plaza Mayor.

Location: Located in the heart of the centre, very close to some of the most important monuments of the city.

Facilities: Facilities include an on-site cafe/bar area, luggage lockers, a guest kitchen and pool table.

Accommodation: All the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, lockers, security boxes, towels, and finger print devices or keycards for entry to rooms.

Meals: A daily buffet breakfast is served, alongside snacks at the on-site bar.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


Subject Specific Excursions

Reina Sofia Art Museum

Formerly the San Carlos hospital, the Reina Sofia was remodelled in the 1980s, becoming the principle location in Madrid for national and international exhibitions. The permanent collection is almost exclusively of 20th century Spanish art, with works by many of the most important artists, including Picasso’s Guernica.

Palacio Real Madrid

The Royal Palace of Madrid and official residence of the Spanish Royal Family in Madrid, it is the largest building in this city and open for tours.

Street Art Tours & Graffiti Workshops

A two hour guided visit of Madrid’s top underground areas, CALLE Lavapiés, Muros Tabacalera and Urvanity festival. Students can get up close to the works of local street artists with an explanation of the history and techniques of street art. Groups can also have a unique hands-on experience with a two hour graffiti workshop lead by a local street artist.

Plaza Mayor

A grand central plaza located in the centre of Madrid, this was once used for many purposes from football matches to executions and is famous as the stie of Madrid's most famous Christmas Market.

Prado Museum

One of the world’s most important museums since it opened in 1819, this massive collection is a testament to the centuries of devoted acquisition by the Spanish monarchy and the church. This neo-classical building, located on one of Madrid’s most attractive street, is home to more than 9000 works of art, mainly paintings, of which only 1500 can be displayed at any one time.

Thyssen-Bornemisza

This fabulous collection of paintings is housed in the 19th century Palacio de Villahermosa, which was completely remodelled by Rafael Moneo specifically to be a home to nearly 800 paintings. Begun in 1920, the collection contains fine examples of Italian primitives and works from the English, Dutch and German schools.

Museum of Outdoor Sculpture

Outdoor museum that exhibits a magnificent collection of abstract Spanish sculptures, situated in the Castellana since 1972, under the flyover linking the streets of Juan Bravo and Eduardo Dato.

Monastery of Descalzas Reales

Right in the heart of one of Madrid’s busiest shopping centres, it is the most complete 16th century building in the city. This monastery, which is still home to an enclosed community of nuns holds a superb collection of paintings, with examples of artists work from Titian, Sebastian del Piombo, Liuni, Brueghel, Rubens, Van Cleve, Sanchez and Coello.

Toledo

A day trip to Toledo is possible from Madrid as it is only one hour’s drive. Toledo is one of the oldest towns in Spain and lies on a granite hill surrounded on three sides by the deep gorge of the river Tagus. The highlights of the town include its cathedral, towering Alcazar and its ring of Gothic and Moorish walls.

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Art & Design in Barcelona

Art & Design school trips to Barcelona

Overview

An Art & Design trip to Barcelona should be at the top of your agenda with every building, art gallery and street boasting artistic flair. This city exudes creative design and offers an exciting journey for students into Surrealism and Modernism as well as traditional Catalan Art. Antoni Gaudi’s architectural presence is widespread and a visit to Parc Güell cannot be missed to examine the multi-coloured, mosaic structures which are great to sketch, photograph and draw inspiration from. There’s also a fantastic choice of famous art galleries showcasing pioneering artists such as Dali, Picasso, and Miro. With a wealth of art history to take in, any savvy art student will thrive on this educational Art & Design trip to Barcelona.

Suggested Itinerary

Sample 3 night/ 4 day

  • day
    1

    • Flight to Barcelona
    • Casa Mila & Casa Batllo
  • day
    2

    • Visit Figueres & the Dali Museum
    • Las Ramblas
  • day
    3

    • Parc Güell
    • La Sagrada Familia
    • Picasso Museum or Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
  • day
    4

    • Joan Miro
    • Return to UK

Accommodation

Barcelona Accommodation - Alberg Pere Tarres

Alberg Pere Tarres

  • Great location in the centre
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Alberg Pere Tarres is located just off the Avenida Diagonal in the Barcelona district of Les Corts.

Location: This relaxed hostel is close to the centre of Barcelona with the metro station of les Corts only 5 minutes' walk and 10 minutes' walk to the Camp Nou football stadium.

Facilities: Amenities include a communal terrace, kitchen and TV lounge, as well as table tennis. Meeting rooms and laundry facilities are available.

Accommodation: The colourful dorms and private rooms come with bunk beds, lockers and free Wi-Fi.

Barcelona Accommodation - Urbany Hostel

Urbany Hostel

  • Perfect location
  • Swimming pool

The Urbany Hostel is a modern and friendly hostel, located in the heart of the city, close to the Sagrada Familia.

Location: Minutes away from the nearest metro station (Clot), and just a 10-minute walk from the beach, Urbany Hostel is a great base for your group.

Facilities: Facilities include a common room, guest kitchen, locker room, games room, on-site cafe-bar and rooftop terrace boasting spectacular views of downtown Barcelona.

Accommodation: . Single and twin rooms with en-suite bathroom facilities are available for staff and 4, 6 and 8 bed dorms with en-suite and facilities are available for students. All rooms are safe and secure with key card access and lockers.

Meals: A continental buffet breakfast, packed lunches and a guest kitchen are available.

Barcelona Accommodation - BCN Sports Hostel

BCN Sports Hostel

  • Right in the heart of the city
  • Refurbished, modern hostel

Recently refurbished, BCN Sports Hostel sits in the centre of Barcelona and is within walking distance to Gaudi's Casa Milá and Verdaguer Metro Station.

Location: Centre of Barcelona, walking distance from numerous public transport points.

Facilities: This vibrant and fun hostel offers a wealth of amenities for youth groups including a games room, various communal/lounge areas, an indoor swimming pool, sun terrace, shared kitchen and snack bar.

Accommodation: BCN Sports Hostel offers dormitory style rooms with bunk beds and lockers for storing your belongings. Sheets and blankets are included in the price, however, towels are provided at a supplement.

Meals: The hostel can offer a full board stay (continental breakfast, packed lunches or hot lunch and evening meal) with set menus.

Barcelona Accommodation - Roma Reial

Roma Reial

  • Great choice on a budget
  • Located in the Gothic Quarter

Roma Reial is a well-established hotel in the heart of Barcelona, ideal for school groups looking to explore the city.

Location: Located in the Plaza Reial, the hotel is a 100 metre walk from the nearest metro (Liceu), it is also only a short walk away from main tourist sights such as Las Ramblas, the Picasso Museum and the Boqueria Food Market.

Facilities: Facilities include a restaurant which features original stone archways and an outdoor terrace.

Accommodation: There are double, triple or quadruple rooms available which are all offer air conditioning, TV's and daily housekeeping.

Meals: The hotel offers a buffet breakfast and dinner is available upon request.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


Subject Specific Excursions

La Sagrada Família

Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece is one of Barcelona's most popular tourist attractions and its’ most important landmark. Sagrada Família is a huge, privately-funded Roman Catholic church that has been under construction since 1882 and is not expected to be completed until at least 2026.

Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The Museum opened in 1963 and reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona. Great art workshops are available for all key stages.

Dali Museum

Visit the extraordinary Dali Museum in Dalí's home town Figueres, 120 km from Barcelona. The museum is home to one of the largest collections of his work. Even the building itself is a work of art and like no other you would have seen before.

Parc Güell

Parc Güell is an amazing park situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Cracia district of Barcelona. It was designed by Gaudi and built between 1900-1914. It’s considered one of Gaudi’s most playful yet important works.

La Pedrera (Casa Milà)

One of Antoni Gaudi’s most amazing residential buildings and certainly one of the most imaginative and controversially designed houses in the history of architecture. Casa Milà is a building designed by Antoni Gaudí during the years 1906–1910. It was built for the married couple, Rosario Segimon and Pere Milà.

Casa Batllo - Gaudi's Architectural Treasure

Casa Batllo, one of Gaudi’s masterpieces, now includes a tour of its interior. Visit the legendary noble floor (it used to be the house of the Batllo family), the attic, the rooftop and chimneys.

Casa Museu Gaudi - Gaudi House Museum

Located in Parc Guell, this is the house where Antonio Gaudí spent much of his life, from 1906 until 1926. See furniture designed by him and objects and documents relating to him and his life.

Joan Miro Foundation

The Foundation's collection currently comprises over 14,000 pieces: 217 paintings, 178 sculptures, 9 textiles, 4 ceramics, the almost complete graphic works and some 8,000 drawings. The major part of this collection was donated to the Foundation by Joan Miró himself.

Museu d'Art Contemporani

The Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA) is dedicated to works from the second half of the 20th century. Interesting temporary exhibitions also available.

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