Art & Design School Trip to Catalonia, Barcelona

Barcelona is full of opportunities for Art and Design Students to explore the work of artists that lived within the city. During your Barcelona School Trip you can explore the Catalan city centre and see works from the likes of Gaudi and Picasso, as well as exploring the coast where you can find the work of Dali. Take a look below at a WST Barcelona itinerary for your art and design school trip.


Tour Day 1

Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation. Evening meal at your hotel and free time to explore

Tour Day 2

View the Sagrada Familia from inside and out and the on to Parc Güell for sketching
Visit Casa Milà, followed by free time in the city for sightseeing
Evening meal at your hotel. Free time around Port Vell

Tour Day 3

Visit to Museu Picasso to see some of Picasso's early works, followed by free time in the Gothic Quarter
Spend the afternoon in the Montjuic area including Fundació Joan Miró
Evening meal at your hotel. Free time for shopping

Tour Day 4

Transfer to airport for your return flight to the UK

4 day experience from only

Based min 30, Half Board at Alberg Pere Tarres, Oct 2022



Alberg Pere Tarres

This is a purpose built youth hostel that accommodates for students in en-suite rooms with bunk beds. It has excellent facilities and is just a five-minute walk from Nou Camp.

Urbany Hostel

A modern youth hostel located close to the Sagrada Familia – this accommodation has excellent facilities for students and schools.

Equity Point Centric Hostel

This youth hostel is a traditional building in a central location. It is just a few minutes from Las Ramblas, so recommended for older student groups.

Study Visits

Street Art Walking Tours

Looking closely on the walls, streets, doors of Barcelona it is easy to see that this Mediterranean city is one big contemporary art gallery…. if you know where to look.

These 2 street  tours will take students in and out of the city’s streets and alleys of the various districts of this grand city in where they will be informed about the emerging street art/ graffiti movement in Barcelona and get up close to some of the best art in the city.

Gothic /El Bourne Street Art Tour: Exploring Barcelona's historically rich neighbourhoods highlighting the signature brand of street art and the most impressive creative pieces. ( 2 hours)

The Raval Adventure:  Venture through the mysterious Raval District and the neighbouring L'Eixample district bringing students up close to grand scale murals and the newest & contemporary street art in the city.

Picasso Museum

Home to one of the largest collections of Picasso, The Picasso Museum tells the story of the artist through more than 3800 works that are on permanent display at the museum.

Park Güell

Park Güell has a wealth of stone sculptures and fascinating buildings that give insight into the work and life of Antoni Gaudi. The very top of Park Güell has a terraced area where you can see views of the Park and the whole of Barcelona city.

'Walking with Gaudi': Gaudi Exhibition Centre -NEW

The Gaudí Exhibition Center is a new exhibition space in the city centre housing 'Walking with Gaudí', an extraordinary exhibition concerning the work and personality of Antoni Gaudí. 

A unique collection of the great architect’s works, objects and documents representing almost a century of international research into Gaudí.

The  Center has a series of technological installations that stimulate the mind  giving visitors an innovative, virtual reality experience using augmented reality.

This journey into Gaudi´s exceptional mind, gives an insight into his vision and his interpretation, made reality in his architectural and design work.

The Gaudi Experience

This is a unique 4D experience located 5 minutes from Parc Güell. Visitors will take an interactive journey through the creative universe of Antoni Gaudi. Along with the 4D experience, you can also spend time in the interactive exhibition to discover how nature inspired his creations. 

La Sagrada Familia is Gaudi’s most famous masterpiece in Barcelona. The cathedral has been under construction since 1773 and is due to be completed in 2026. The building has become a visual icon for the city, providing inspiration for students.

Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló is one of Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces. Hidden behind the exceptional modernista façade are refined architectural details and the insight of an artistic legend – providing an opportunity to explore the life of Gaudi and his work. 

Casa Mila – La Pedrera

La Pedrera is the largest civil building designed by Antoni Gaudi. The apartment block, constructed between 1906 and 1910 is the last project he completed before starting the famous La Sagrada Familia. La Pedrera is instantly recognisable as Gaudi – inspiring students with his quirky and innovative designs.

The Joan Miró Foundation

The Joan Miró Foundation was one of the first contemporary museums in Barcelona providing students with an opportunity to learn more about the work of Miró and his work. The simplicity of his creations inspires and motivates students of all ages.

Museu D’art Contemporani (Macba)

The vast white Museu D’Art Contemporani is a temple to modern art. There is always a variety of exhibitions on at the museum but has regular exhibitions from Antoni Tàpies, Miquel Barceló and a host of other contemporary artists.

Museu Nacional D’art De Catalunya (MNAC)

This museum holds a vast collection of Catalan art, from Romanesque and Gothic through to Renaissance and Modern Art. Some artists that are featured at this museum are Diego Velázquez, El Grecco, Picasso, Gaudi and Dali.

Fundació Antoni Tàpies

The Fundació was created in 1984 by Antoni Tàpies to promote the study of modern art. The museum combines the organisation of temporary exhibitions with lectures and film seasons to give students a better understanding of contemporary art and culture. The architecture of the museum alone remains one of the earliest examples of Modernism that combines exposed brick with iron.

Dali Theatre Museum – Figueres

This well-known museum is the final resting place of Salvador Dali and has the biggest collection of his work. It contains a variety of pieces from his career including paintings, sculptures, furniture and 3D collages.

Dali Museums

For students wanting to see more of Dali's work, then you can visit the Gala Dali House in Pubol and Dali’s House in Port Lligat where you will gain a greater understanding of how he lived and worked. Both museums are located in the same region as Figueres. The three museums can be explored in a day’s coach trip – which can be organised by WST.

Cultural Visits

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas runs through the heart of Barcelona and is home to many street artists, market stalls, shops and cafes.

Plaza Catalunya

Located at the top of Las Ramblas, this is the main hub of the city and packed with shops and cafes.

Las Ramblas Treasure Hunt

A great way for your students to some free time whilst exploring the Las Ramblas area. Our exclusive, free 90 minute Treasure Hunt along Las Ramblas encourages groups to interact with the street, take photos and have fun together,

Camp Nou

This world famous football stadium is home to Barcelona Football Club and is open for students to take a tour of the stadium – giving them the opportunity to walk through the players tunnel. On the tour you will see their trophy cabinet as well as learn more about the heritage and history of the club.


Montjuic gives students the opportunity to see magnificent views of the city. The site was regenerated for the 1992 Olympics and is now home to a number of tourist attractions – including the Olympic Stadium. The area also has museums and parks for students to explore.

Gothic Quarter

This old town is the historic quarter of the city. Here you can wander around the small streets and explore the shops or admire the architecture from one of the many restaurants.

Port Vell

Port Vell is located on the harbour and is a recently developed area of Barcelona. It has a great range of shops and tapas restaurants as well as the IMAX cinema and the Aquarium.

Tapas Tasting

Tapas Tasting gives students the chance to sample the local cuisine and try a range of traditional Spanish dishes. WST can organise this as an evening activity in all the resorts we offer.

Flamenco Show

A flamenco show gives students a true taste of Spain. Full of colour and passion, the show is a true cultural experience for students of all ages.

Imax Cinema

The IMAX cinema is located in Port Vell and has all the latest films in both Spanish and English.

The Magic Fountain Of Montjuic

One of the highlights of Barcelona is the Magic Fountain of Montjuic that happens every weekend. The display of light, colour and water acrobatics happens at various times of the evening depending on the season – so it is worth checking to see what time the show happens before you go.


Whether you want to experience traditional Spanish paella or fancy a more lively evening at the Hard Rock Café – there are many restaurants in Barcelona that can become part of your night out.


PortAventura Park

At Port Aventura Park, you'll visit exotic places such as China, Polynesia, the Far West, México, and Mediterrània. Discover full-on adrenaline rides including the tallest coaster in Europe, splash rides, gentle jungle swings and colourful shows from acrobatics to card tricks and magicians. The range of rides and attractions offers something for everyone.

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Ferrari Land

Full of adrenaline, excitement and fun. This is a unique theme park where you can enjoy discover all the secrets behind the legendary Italian brand. The Ferrari Experience includes a simulated ride, cinema experiences that will make you feel like you are inside a Ferrari, free fall tower and bounce back tower thrill rides.   

PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park

This water park has a wide range of slides, pools, restaurants and shops. Highlights include King Kajhuna a 31 metre free fall slide (the highest water slide in Europe) and Ciclon Tropical, a multi bump slide of over 100 metres.

The tour guide we used on our tour round Barcelona, Elizabeth, was outstanding. She was extremely friendly and very professional and had excellent knowledge of the places we visited.
Notre Dame High School, Barcelona