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The Catalonian Capital

The history of Barcelona is contentious with two versions of just how it came into being and claimed its name. The modern city with its grid design is a major centre of commerce and art. It is also a hugely popular tourist destination.

But away from the beaches (they're actually artificial, built for the 1992 Olympic Games) the city is in particular a major hub for students of art and architecture with a number of suitable museums and sites of real interest for school trips to Barcelona.

Barcelona Hotel Options

Generator Hostel

Generator Hostel

Includes: Free WiFi, Terrace, Bike rental, Table Tennis, Pool Table, Games Room, Snack Bar, Vending Machines, Luggage Storage, 24hr Reception, Packed Lunches, TV Lounge

Urbany Barcelona

Urbany Barcelona

Includes: Free WiFi, Restaurant, Terrace, Evening Entertainment, Bike Hire, Karaoke, Pool Table, Games Room, Vending Machines, Packed Lunches, 24hr Reception, Meeting Rooms

Excursions & Tours in Barcelona

A City of Art, Architecture and Design

Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations but also a fantastic seat of learning making school trips to Barcelona a great field study for many subjects. In particular Barcelona residents such as Gaudi, Miro and Tapiers have left an indelible mark on the city and its place as a cultural heritage site. Other luminaries include Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali although not all Barcelona’s artistic decisions have been the best, the city turned down the chance to be home to the Eifel Tower, rejecting the monument which is now a Paris icon.

Barcelona

Barcelona Facts - Did you know...

  • The most visited museum in Barcelona is actually the FC Barcelona museum dedicated to the football club.
  • All Barcelona's beaches are fake and were created in time for city to host the 1992 Olympic Games.
  • The Sagrada Familia has taken longer to build than the Great Pyramids.
  • Barcelona is to thanks for World book day. In Barca it is actually traditional to give the gift of a book to your loved one.
  • The city is laid out in a grid with octagonal blocks to increase the feeling of light and space at intersections and to help ease traffic movement.
  • Barcelona was actually the first choice as a location for the Eifel Tower but the city rejected it.
  • Flamenco dancing is not popular in Barcelona.
  • There are 141 species of trees lining Barcelona's streets.
  • This city was once home to a dating agency. For pets!?!

Places to go, people to meet...

Great Barcelona Locations

  • Park Guell
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Museu Picasso
  • Placa de Catalunya
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
  • CosmoCaixa Barcelona
  • Poble Espanyol
  • Camp Nou
  • Fundacio Joan Miro
  • Gaudi House Museum
  • Liceu Barcelona
  • Barcelona Zoo
  • CaixaForum Barcelona
  • Casa Milà

Famous Barcelona Residents

  • Salvador Dali
  • Antoni Gaudi
  • Facundo Bacardi
  • Carles Riba
  • Albert Sánchez Piñol
  • Montserrat Caballé
  • Pep Guardiola
  • Sergio Busquets
  • Alexandre Deulofeu
  • Jose Carreras
  • Joan Miro
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Antoni Tapies
  • Vincente Ferrer
  • Joan Massague
  • Pablo Picasso
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