In the Catalonian capital of Barcelona, the rich history of the city is complemented by contemporary life.
With stunning architectural works by Gaudi and a host of art and graphics by influential twentieth century artists (such as Picasso, Miro and Dali) Barcelona exudes art and design at every turn.
At the centre of the Costa Brava, Barcelona is a great place for food technology groups to start investigating the wonderful cuisine of this region. Renowned for the famous street “Las Ramblas” with its artists, street entertainers, plazas, shops and range of culinary experiences, it is a fantastic destination. Take a trip to the acclaimed Boqueria Market for a true awakening of the senses!
Gaudí’s work is admired by architects around the World as being one of the most unique and distinctive architectural styles.
His work has greatly influenced the face of Barcelona architecture and you will see Gaudí’s work all over the city.
Gaudí’s work was greatly influenced by forms of nature and this is reflected by the use of curved construction stones, twisted iron sculptures, and organic-like forms which are traits of Gaudí’s Barcelona architecture. He adorned many of his buildings with coloured tiles arranged in mosaic patterns. This added another important dimension to his buildings which is so often overlooked by architects – the use of colour.
The combination of original design, interesting shaped stonework, and vibrant colours in Gaudí’s work give the viewer a truly breathtaking visual experience.
The Nou Camp
Learn about the history of FC Barcelona and its incredible achievements in the form of trophies and interactive tables and wall displays.
View the twenty-two Liga and four Champions League trophies that FC Barcelona have won over the years in the FCB Museum.
Explore the field of play, the magical place that every player wants to tread. There is no doubt that you will get some of the finest views of the Camp Nou from here.
La Bouqueria Market
Probably Barcelona’s best-known market, ideally situated just off La Ramblas this market is a must whether sourcing ingredients for a fine meal or just wandering through. It’s an assault on the senses with smells coming from the fish to fruit. The food sold ranges from ready-made fresh fruit salads for the tired tourist, to literally fresh out of the sea still moving crabs and lobsters. Not to mention the bright sweet counters that will act like a magnet for any child.