A taste of Spain – visiting Barcelona

Senior School

Visiting the Barcelona has provided a unique experience for students to immerse themselves in Spanish culture, with plenty of stunning architecture and delicious food thrown in.

On the first day our students spent time exploring the Barrio Gótico (gothic quarter) and taking in the sights and smells of Las Ramblas and La Boquería, two markets. This was followed by a picnic lunch at Port Vell, with some free time to explore the area.

The afternoon saw a visit to the aquarium and a walk to La Barceloneta where the girls got to dip their toes in the sea. After a full day of exploring everyone sat down for a local meal at a restaurant in Las Ramblas.

On Saturday students visited MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art) and enjoyed lunch at Parc Joan Miró before heading to the Joan Miró Foundation. The girls then had some time to spend at Arenas Mall and Plaza de Espana before another evening meal at a local restaurant.

Sunday marked the last day of the trip and involved a visit to La Sagrada Familia, the largest unfinished Catholic church in the world. The group also took a trip to Parc Guell, where most of the well-known works by Antoni Gaudí are located, as well as the green areas and some of the best panoramic views of the city of Barcelona.

View more pictures of the trip on our Flickr album

Barcelona is a beautiful city and our students have been having an amazing time. Over the last four days, they’ve enjoyed practising Spanish whenever possible and have really grown in confidence. There is no doubt that the best way to learn a language is to visit somewhere where it is spoken. At the same time, they have also been immersing themselves in the culture; walking around the city, and discovering the wonderful art and unique architecture.”
Miss Cossey, Head of Languages