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As home to some of the most colourful and inspiration contemporary art & design museums Barcelona is an ideal destination for BTEC and City & Guilds Art & Design students. It is also suitable for SQA Higher & Advanced Higher studies.

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.

Your students will have ample opportunity to find inspiration all around the city.

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All content is mapped against the major English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland examination specifications.

For 16 to 18 year old students of:

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Tour Details

Sample itinerary

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

Evening

Restaurant evening meal

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

Curricular Links

AQA A-Level Art & Design

  • Art, craft and design
  • Fine art
  • Photography

Pearson Edexcel A Level

  • Art, craft and design
  • Fine art
  • Photography

OCR  A-Level

  • Content of Art and Design: Art, Craft and Design
  • Content of Art and Design: Fine Art
  • Content of Art and Design: Photography

WJEC A Level

  • Art, craft and design
  • Fine art
  • Photography

SQA

Higher

  • Expressive art studies
  • Design studies

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