Why You Should Plan a Barcelona School Tour in 2020
Why You Should Plan a Barcelona School Tour in 2020
There's rarely any Spanish city that can match the upbeat nature and ambiance of Barcelona. This is not just about being the capital of Catalonia; it's the historical, entertainment, and geographical heartbeat of Spain. A perfect combo of art, history, and architecture.
If you are in search of the perfect place to tour as a school, Barcelona should top your list. Not just because it's a fantastic city or the international crowd. Still, the all-round education it will provide not only for the students but even their teachers.
Most questions your students have been asking in the class, the Spanish capital can provide answers to them all. Barcelona is a live classroom that caters for Science, History, Art, Geography, and even PE. Let’s have a look at what Barcelona has to offer to different areas your students have an interest in…..
Have you heard of the Science Museum Cosmo Caixa? It's a science museum for adults and children. The museum which did not come cheap to construct, at 100 million euros was opened in 2005. At 30,000 m2, it's one of the largest museums not just in Barcelona but all of Spain.
You'll be welcomed at the entrance by an Albert Einstein Statute. Once you are inside the museum, you'll be directed to the basement using an escalator. The escalator is made of glass, which means if you have been curious how an elevator works, you'll experience it firsthand in the Science Museum.
One of the key points of your visit to the museum will be the Foucault pendulum, which your physics teacher must have explained. It will give you a graphical illustration of how the Earth rotates.
Do you know how a volcano develops and erupts? It's well described in the museum as well as different rocks for you to examine. Various experiments detail how rock formations occur.
In the Science Museum Cosmo Caixa, there are no mathematical formulas or derivation, but you can learn with your senses.
History and Architecture
If you are fascinated by history, then you should find your way to Park Guell in the upper part of Barcelona. Park Guell is a 17-hectare park that showcases unique architectural details. Due to the vantage position of the park, it provides a bird's eye view of the city. The park was intended to be a housing estate, but it went on to become one of the most famous landmarks of the city.
Have you visited a UNESCO World Heritage Sites before? It's time to have a feel of one in Park Guell. The park was inspired by the British Garden Movement of the early 19th century. Being in Park Guell gives you a feeling of the combination of British and Spanish architectural elements.
Do you also know that the designer of the park, Antoni Gaudi lived in the park until he died in 1926. Aside from Antoni Gaudi, another Catalan architect Francesc Berenguer also has his hands in the park as he designed several houses in the park.
Your school tour of Barcelona will not be complete without adding a geographical perspective at Montserrat. Since you have seen what Barcelona as a city has to offer, a feel of the Spanish countryside will balance your opinion.
Montserrat is a Catalan word that translates to "Saw Mountain." As you'll see, when you go there for a school tour, the name truly captures the jagged and saw tooth terrain of the mountain. At the summit of the Montesserat will be the Santa Maria de Montserrat. A monastery that has the statute of the Virgin of Montserrat.
You'll love the cable car ride to the top of the mountain as it will provide a scenic but breathtaking view of Catalonia. Let's hope you'll enjoy hiking to Sant Jeroni, the highest point of Montserrat. A visit to Montserrat is a trip of a lifetime, one that will give you a new idea about geography and mountains.
As a lover of art or a budding artist, you should have a look at what is on display at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Cataluna. One of the must-see at this museum is the Magic Fountain. Without visiting the Museu Nacional d'Art de Cataluna, your school tour of Barcelona isn't complete.
As beautiful as the museum is, you don't even have to go inside to enjoy the artwork. Climbing the steps and listening to music is an experience on its own. You'll always find guitar players around the museum. Ask for the gothic section; also, it has relatable sculptures that will give you ideas on your next art exhibition.
Physical Education and Sports
As a football lover, don't miss out on the chance of visiting Camp Nou, the stadium where Lionel Messi has been dazzling the world for over a decade. You may even be lucky to visit during one of the training days and see one of the Greatest of All Time, Lionel Messi and his Barca teammates.
Your love for football will definitely be rekindled at the Barcelona stadium. A tour of the Nou Camp will also take you to the female football ground of Barcelona, and you'll see Asisat Oshoala, the female Messi. You may think you know FC Barcelona until you see the behind the scenes of this stadium where some of footballs greatest have played and trained.
All of these visits to these fascinating places across Barcelona should be rounded up with a day trip to Port Aventura theme park. Don't forget to see Caribe Aquatic Park and Ferrari Land also. When you get there, you'll see why it has hosted 65 million visitors in two decades.
We highly recommend that your school tour of Barcelona should end at the Port Aventura. Your group are sure to find one or more of the 41 attractions and 40 daily performance that you will love.