Barcelona Architecture

Further education

Dive into the drama of Barcelona’s buildings, from its medieval Gothic churches to the elaborate modernism of Gaudi


  • The organic forms of Gaudi’s Casa Batlló
  • The 4,500 windows of the towering Torre Agbar
  • High technology at the Olympic Stadium
  • The towering spires of Sagrada Família
Typically £157 per student.
Based on a 3 night tour for 40 students

What's included: 

  • Return flights to Barcelona
  • All current taxes and surcharges
  • 3 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Single rooms for party leaders
  • 1 leader free for 10 paying passengers
  • 24-hour assistance and support

Sample itinerary for University and College groups (not included in the guide price)

Day 1

2-3 hour flight, arrive Barcelona
Airport transfers to your accommodation
Arrive at accommodation and check-in
Evening meal at a local restaurant

Day 2

Breakfast at your accommodation
Sagrada Familia
Fundacio Antoni Tapies
Evening meal at a local restaurant

Day 3

Breakfast at your accommodation
Fundacio Joan Miró
Montjuic and cable car ride
Evening meal at a local restaurant

Day 4

Breakfast at your accommodation and check-out
Parc Güell
Return transfer to airport
Flight back to the UK
Lorna Coblenz

Gaudi’s work is admired by architects around the world - your group will be able to see first-hand the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. Students can explore the city and learn from the different styles.

Lorna Coblenz, Tour Co-ordinator
Typically £157 per student.
Based on a 3 night tour for 40 students

When visiting the Catalan capital of Barcelona on a university tour there's no escaping the impact of Gaudi and Catholicism with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sagrada Familia providing the perfect example of both. Gaudi's work is apparent throughout the city and from the mosaics and sculptures of Parc Güell to the innovative waves of the Casa Milà, student tours will be presented with numerous case study options.

As mentioned, religion plays a massive part in Barcelona's identity and no more so than the towering Gothic spires and Baroque altar pieces of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross & Saint Eulalia which is more commonly referred to as Barcelona Cathedral.

Read moreRead less

Other impressive examples of Gothic architecture appear within numerous other places of worship with the Churches of Santa Maria del Mar and Santa Maria del Pi both providing further insights into the importance of religion in art.

Other than the city's propensity to all things Gothic, there's a fair amount of Modernism on display and no university architecture tour of Barcelona is complete without paying homage to the Casa Batllo which is regarded as one of Gaudi's masterpieces and now serves as a museum.

Other notable structures that are perfect for student tours include: the Palau de la Musica as well as the Hospital de Sant Pau which combine to form one of nine UNESCO World Heritage sites that can all be visited during a walking tour of the city.

Aside from the works of Gaudi and the influences of the church, Barcelona is also famed for its passion for sport and students of architecture will no doubt be enthralled when faced with the Nou Camp stadium which has been designed to accommodate just under 100,000 supporters.

From the tourist tower blocks of the Costa Brava to the mosaics of Miro along La Rambla, Barcelona is indeed an indelible source of inspiration and a must for all university tours studying architecture.

Promote this trip to students

We provide you with promotional materials to help you get your students excited about their trip.

Many thanks for all your help and support for this year’s trip. It went really well and the students all thoroughly enjoyed it.

Godalming College, Surrey

Travelbound helps you every step of the way

Find your ideal trip

Choose a tour and get a quote, then we can discuss your options and tailor your trip

Raise awareness

Our PowerPoint presentations and posters help you promote your tour

Prepare to go

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator does all the pre-tour administration for your trip

Typically £157 per student.
Based on a 3 night tour for 40 students