Barcelona Tour 2019

This term twenty-eight excited students and four members of staff set off for a week in the wonderful city of Barcelona on an Easyjet flight from London Gatwick.

After settling in to the fabulous Sant Jordi hostel, on day two the group travelled by public transport to Gaudi’s Parc Guell where the students were awed by the world-renowned architecture and mosaics. Students were immersed into a 4D interactive experience where they were shown the initial designs of Gaudi by ‘flying through time’.

A visit to the chocolate factory followed. There were life sized models of everything from Pixar characters to Buddha; all made entirely from chocolate!

The students were able to create their own chocolate lollies, four in fact – but as expected they didn't last very long and were mostly eaten before we visited the next attraction, the beautiful ‘La Sagrada Familia.’

In the evening, ‘The Magic Fountains’ entertained the group with a beautiful display which was accompanied by modern music.

On day three the students travelled by bus to Cosmo Caixa Orbita (Science museum), such a wonderful place for them to explore - there was even an indoor Rainforest! Then shopping at Las Ramblas and La Boqueria - the fresh food market; before heading down to the port where they stepped on to a glass bottomed boat for a tour around the bay.

As an evening excursion, the group were transferred by private luxury coach to a Mediaeval Castle to watch the Knights and Villains battle on horseback.

There were jousting competitions that the students were encouraged to cheer for while eating a mediaeval feast of a whole cooked chicken and roasted potatoes, the ice-cream for dessert was a modern welcomed twist!

Students were then led to a banqueting hall and treated to a Flamenco show. At the end of the day, there were some very tired students sleeping on the coach back to the Sant Jordi Hostel.

After a pit stop to taste the best churros in Barcelona, day four began with a tour of Camp Nou. Students were able to learn the history of Barcelona Football Club while taking in the views that many iconic footballers have done over the decades.

Students toured the changing rooms, walked through the famous tunnel, past the prayer room on to the pitch. In the afternoon, the visit to Barcelona City Zoo was a fabulous way to burn off all of the extra calories consumed earlier at the Chinese buffet lunch!

Then it was time for a trip to the Maremagnum Shopping Centre at the port where the students were able to purchase as many keyrings as they wanted to.

The final evening before packing to say our farewells, students were taken to a gourmet burger restaurant where delicious food was consumed and lots of fun was had by all.

A fantastic experience with yet another brilliant cohort of students who represented Brompton Academy very well at all times.