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Art & Design trips to Barcelona

Barcelona is a wonderful destination for Art and Design student group trips and home to some of the most colourful and inspiration contemporary art & design museums.

Whether your focus is Picasso, Dali, Miro or the majestic designs of Gaudi - Barcelona hosts an abundance of architectural wonders, contemporary works and surrealist paintings, nestled amidst its vibrant city streets. 

The city is teeming in architectural grandeur, with major landmarks including the stunning Guell Palace and Parc Guell.  Embark on a street art walking tour, where your students will discover that Barcelona's city streets are one big contemporary art gallery, if you know where to look.

The Walking with Gaudi Exhibition Centre showcases a unique collection of the famed artists work, while just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Dali Museum Figueres contains the broadest range of works spanning the artists career. 

Why not visit Barcelona for your next Art & Design student trip, or take a look below for more inspiration.

Take a look at our sample Sixth Form itinerary below:

Art & Design

Itineraries

Sixth Form

Day 1

Morning

Flight from UK to Barcelona. Check in to your accommodation

Afternoon

Free time in Barcelona. Visits could include: • Gothic Quarter • the Cathedral • Las Ramblas • Boqueria Market

Day 2

Morning

Parc Guell: Antoni Gaudí's fantastical outdoor park, full of flamboyant Modernist touches the architect is famous for.

Afternoon

La Sagrada Familia: one of Gaudí's most famous works in Barcelona. Construction of this iconic church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect. Museu del Disseny: founded in 2014 this museum comprises more than 70,000 objects traditionally classified under the name of decorative or applied arts.

Evening

Free time for sightseeing.

Day 3

Morning

Picasso Museum: With 4,251 works exhibited, this is one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th-century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.

Afternoon

Casa Mila (La Pedrera) - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only Gaudi interpretation centre in Barcelona. An essential place to visit in order to learn about the architect’s entire body of work and his inspiration.

Evening

Free time for sightseeing.

Day 4

Morning

Options could include: Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA: Home to more than 5000 abstract, pop culture, figurative, minimalist pieces from the 50s to the present day by artists from around the world, especially South America, Arabian Nations, and Eastern Europe. Nou Camp: Explore the different parts of the Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona, one of the most famous stadiums in the world.

Evening

Depart for Barcelona airport. Flight from Barcelona to UK

Higher Education

Day 1

Morning

Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation.

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel and free time to explore.

Day 2

Morning

View the Sagrada Familia from inside and out and the on to Parc Güell for sketching.

Afternoon

Visit Casa Milà, followed by free time in the city for sightseeing.

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel. Free time around Port Vell.

Day 3

Morning

Visit to Museu Picasso to see some of Picasso's early works, followed by free time in the Gothic Quarter.

Afternoon

Spend the afternoon in the Montjuic area including Fundació Joan Miró.

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel. Free time for shopping.

Day 4

Morning

Transfer to airport for your return flight to the UK.

Further Education

Day 1

Morning

Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation.

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel and free time to explore.

Day 2

Morning

View the Sagrada Familia from inside and out and the on to Parc Güell for sketching.

Afternoon

Visit Casa Milà, followed by free time in the city for sightseeing.

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel. Free time around Port Vell.

Day 3

Morning

Visit to Museu Picasso to see some of Picasso's early works, followed by free time in the Gothic Quarter.

Afternoon

Spend the afternoon in the Montjuic area including Fundació Joan Miró.

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel. Free time for shopping.

Day 4

Morning

Transfer to airport for your return flight to the UK.

Accommodation

Attractions

Quick Quote

Massive thank you to Peter for arranging such a fantastic trip. The frequent communication between us and Peter put all of our minds at ease and resulted in an amazing experience in Barcelona for both staff and students

King George V College | Barcelona