Art & Design school trips to Barcelona
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.
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.
- Perfect location
- Swimming pool
A modern, friendly hostel, centrally located near to the universally known Sagrada Familia church. Well-equipped and close to public transport links.
Location: Close to all that Barcelona has to offer, 100m from the nearest metro station (Clot), and a 10 minute walk from the beach.
Facilities: Luggage room, common room, free high speed Wi-Fi throughout, sun terrace, 24 hour reception, gym.
Accommodation: Single and twin room, shared bathroom facilities, 4-8 person rooms for students, key card lockers.
Meals: Breakfast available, guest kitchen facilities.
BCN Sports Hostel
- Right in the heart of the city
- Refurbished, modern hostel
Recently refurbished, this clean and modern hostel sits in the centre of Barcelona, close to Gaudi’s Casa Milá, in the Gracia district.
Location: Centre of Barcelona, walking distance from numerous public transport points.
Facilities: This air conditioned hostel has a 24 hour reception and a common room for groups to relax in, with books, movies, a TV and couches. There are also computers available for use with free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation: Dormitory style rooms with bunk beds and lockers for storing your belongings. Sheets & blankets are included in the price, however towels are provided at a supplement so you may wish to advise your group to pack their own.
Meals: The hostel can offer a full board stay (continental breakfast, packed lunches or hot lunch and evening meal) with set menus.
- Great choice on a budget
- Located in the Gothic Quarter
A well established, no-frills hotel in the heart of Barcelona, ideal for school groups looking to explore the city with minimal fuss.
Location: Located in the Plaza Reial, 100m walk from the nearest metro (Liceu), and several bus stops. A short walk away from main sites such as the cathedral, Las Ramblas, Picasso Museum and the Boqueria food market.
Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, 24 hour reception, reception meeting area.
Accommodation: Double, triple or quadruple rooms available. All equipped with TV, free Wi-Fi and daily housekeeping.
Meals: In-house restaurant with breakfast buffet, and dinners available.
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.
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.
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 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.
Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!