Barcelona Geographical Walking Tours, Barcelona

Regeneration of Waterfront area Guided Visit  ( 3 hours)

This interesting half day is guided by staff Arquitectura Reversible, an organisation formed by architects whose main objective is the diffusion of architecture and geography in Barcelona.

Since the Olympic Games of 1992 the City Council of Barcelona began a regenerating the whole waterfront of the city, ending in 2004 with the opening of the Forum Park. 

Built on the central sewage plant of the city, where the river Besós meets the sea, the Forum Park is a large scale complex of public facilities -the zoological museum, a Congress Centre, an enormous Esplanade for public acts, green areas with open-air auditoriums and solar energy infrastructures.

Old Harbour and Barceloneta Guided Walking Tour (3 1/2 hr)

Groups will carry out half of this interesting walk with an architect from Arquitectura Reversible, and then cry out trail of the area in smaller groups with tablets to assist them.

Barcelona was historically one of the leading port cities of the Mediterranean. In 1751 a large area of land was built on, ‘the Barceloneta’ a popular neighbourhood, traditionally inhabited by sailors, fishermen and workers of the docks.

In more recent times the commercial activities of the port moved to a larger area, south of Barcelona, and the old harbour has been regenerated to host leisure, retail and touristic facilities, giving the Barceloneta a new lease of life.

Olympic Regeneration and Rebranding ( 3 hours)

The Parc de Montjuïc overlooks the port, and offers a plethora of green areas, gardens and museums, sports facilities and Olympic sites.  Visit here with your city guide to consider the 1992 Olympics and the major renewal of the area underwent.   Your will also see the Olympic Museum/Stadium as part of a panoramic tour of the city Move on to Port Olympic, which was totally renovated to host the sailing events and now is a popular sport for tourists with its restaurants, bars and shops. The nearby Olympic village is now a popular hotel and office area and provides a pleasant promenade linking the beach to the urban areas,

 

Smart and Sustainable City Waking Tour ( 4 hours)

The eastern part of Barcelona has lived one of the most spectacular urban transformations in the last 30 years; it has gone from an old industrial to a new model of compact city. The regeneration of this area has not only improved the look has also about made it smart and sustainable. Some of the most outstanding examples are

-Pneumatic waste collection system

-Compact, covered and integrated urban wastewater treatment plant, one of the world’s largest.

-District heating and cooling with a truly innovative system

- The recovery of green and leisure spaces like parks, river and beaches.

 

This tour will discover the urban transformation in a chronological order, from the 1992 Olympic Games, to the Forum and the 22@Barcelona district. It includes an insight into the different strategies that buildings have used to solve the main issue of a Mediterranean city: allowing light in while keeping heat out.

Please contact our expert team at FHT today for full details and prices of this trip. 

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Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo, located in the Parc de la Ciutadella, offers students a 2 hour guided tour followed by a chance to explore the zoo afterwards until closing. During the guided visit, students can discuss how the zoo works, how they look after the animals and anything else specific related to their studies. For more information or to book your visit for your next educational trip to Barcelona contact the FHT student team today!

Evening Meals

Choose from a wide range of restaurants and packages for you and your students to dine at during your time in Barcelona. With delicious food and drink available at popular chains including The Hard Rock Cafe or if you prefer a low key meal at a local restaurant you'll be sure to find something to suit everyone! Contact the FHT student team today to arrange your evening meal for your next trip to Barcelona!

Sightseeing Bus Tours

Let your students sit back and relax as they take in the sights on a Barcelona bus tour. A fantastic tour to do if it's your first time to city and a great way to travel. Many bus tours let you jump on and off so you can visit attractions, have lunch and go shopping. If you're interested in arranging a bus tour for your next trip contact the team today for the best prices!

Teleférico Cable Car

The Teleférico cable car is a fun and modern way for students to get from the bottom of Barcelona's Port up to the top of Montjuïc. With spectacular views of Barcelona's skyline, students can purchase single or return tickets. Contact the Further & Higher Travel team today to enquire about your next educational trip to Barcelona.

Walking tours

A great way to see Barcelona and learn at the same! Our bespoke tours will allow students to experience the city as well as find all the interesting spots Barcelona has to offer related to their studies. From Architect students looking at Gaudi's fascinating work for inspiration to Art & Design students exploring the streets searching for local artists, we have something to suit everyone. And as your tour is completely tailor m read more ...

Barcelona Cathedral

An inspiring example that will appeal to student groups on Architecturestudy  trips to Barcelona, The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic masterpiece located in the old town area of Barcelona and is the seat of the Archbishop. It was constructed between the 13th and 15th century and is a fascinating work typical of the Gothic period. The cloister, which encloses the Well of the G read more ...

Barcelona's Aquarium

Barcelona's Aquarium is located in the Port Vell are close to the southern end of the Ramblas and the main harbour Some 35 tanks at the facility are home to 11,000 animals representing 450 species. A highlight of the aquarium is the 80-metre long underwater tunnel which really gives visiting groups the sense of being underwater among so much marine life. Contact our Barcelona student group trips experts at FHT Group read more ...

Sagrada Familia

One of the most popular visit on any trips to barcelona with your school or student group, the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família commonly known as the Sagrada Família was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in November 2010 was consecrated and proclaimed a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI. Though co read more ...

Nou Camp Stadium

Camp Nou, New Field, often referred to in English as The Nou Camp is a football stadium in Barcelona which has been the home of Futbol Club Barcelona since 1957. The Camp Nou seats 99,786, reduced to 96,336 in matches organized by UEFA making it the largest stadium in Europe and the 11th largest in the world in terms of capacity. It has hosted numerous international matches at a senior level, including two UEFA Champions League finals and the read more ...

Parc Guell

Commissioned by Eusebi Guell as a stylish park for the aristocracy and designed by Gaudi, Parc Guell is an amazing piece of design which sits on the hills in the North centre of Barcelona. At the top is a terraced area where you get a wonderful view of the park and the plan of Barcelona City. Here you will find multi-coloured tiles and fantastical designs by the great Architect. We can arrange a visit to the Park as part of a guided w read more ...

Port Aventura

Take your student group on a fantastic and fun packed day out to the famous Theme Park, located about an hour outside Barcelona in Salou, and enjoy all the fun of the fair during your educational trip to Barcelona ! FHT can provide coach hire and etrance tickets for Port Aventura at best group rates, so contact our student travel experts today on 01279 658221 and we will book this as part of any group study trips or tours to Barcelona for read more ...

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