If you’re planning a modern foreign languages trip to Barcelona, you want to make sure your students have the best experience possible, fully immersing themselves in the Spanish culture. Here are 5 ways to make sure your visit is one to remember.
1) Take part in a Spanish language workshop
Before you set off for a day of exploring Barcelona, why not take part in a language workshop? Students will get to participate in various listening and speaking sessions, all based around your chosen topics, allowing them to practice their vocabulary before testing it out on the locals.
2) Sample the local cuisine at a tapas tasting
No trip to Barcelona is complete without sampling some of Spain’s world famous tapas. There are few better ways to truly enjoy Spanish culture than by relaxing with some tapas. We can arrange tapas tasting events as an evening activity in all resorts, or you can organise your own outing to one of the many restaurants around the city.
With so many dishes to choose from, there’s something to suit every taste, but some of our favourite dishes include patatas bravas, pimientos de padrón, chorizo al vino, tortilla de patatas and paella. After a long day of taking in some of Barcelona’s amazing attractions, you’ll have worked up quite an appetite, so don’t hold back!
3) Wander down Las Ramblas
If you want to fully immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Barcelona, a wander down Las Ramblas needs to be on your itinerary. A world-famous street, Las Ramblas runs through the heart of Barcelona and is alive with constant activity. From buskers and street performers to busy market stalls and quaint cafes, there’s plenty to keep you and your students entertained. Interacting with the various market stall owners is a fantastic way for your group to practice their language skills in a natural setting.
4) Take an evening trip to Font Màgica
The Font Màgica, or Magic Fountain, is Barcelona’s biggest ornamental fountain. Built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, the fountain has since become one of the city’s most popular attractions. Visitors can witness a spectacular display, featuring water acrobatics and multi-coloured lights. The site also plays host to the Piromusical, an annual firework display, complete with music and laser show, which marks the end of Barcelona’s La Mercè festival.
5) Marvel at Gaudí’s lasting influence on the city
There is no denying the lasting influence Antoni Gaudí left on Barcelona, playing a vital role in creating the city’s artistic legacy. There are so many points across the city where you can marvel at Gaudí’s work, from the unfinished but iconic Sagrada Familia to the colourful and vibrant Parc Güell.
If you need help planning a Spanish language trip for your students, get in touch with our team today.