Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Geography, Art and Culture Field Study Itinerary Example

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Arrive Barcelona 09.15

Barcelona excursion: orientation tour: Sagrada Familia, Nou Camp, Barri Gotic, Ramblas and Montjuïc

Possible visit to Picasso Museum

Harbour boat tour or cable car ride to Montjuic

18.00 Transfer to hotel

20.00 Evening meal

21.00 Course introduction

22.00 Free time in local area/hotel

Day 2 Breakfast 08.00

Collect packed lunches

Depart 08.30

Arrive Garrotxa 11.00

Follow arranged itinerary: visits to Croscat and Santa Margarida volcanoes. Identification of a range of volcanic landforms and relate geological map to past seismic activity and eruptions.

Walk to Santa Pau (1 hr)

Study of the medieval village.

If time, visit Sant Joan de les Fonts & Castellfollit de la Roca

18.00 Depart for Castelldefels

Arrive hotel 20.00

Evening meal

Teaching session 21.00-22.00

Free time in hotel and local area

Day 3 Breakfast 08.00

Collect packed lunches

Barcelona: Impact of urban renewal strategies (El Raval)

Lunch: Barri Gotic/Calle Montcada

Poble Nou - the new Silicon Valley? A case study of the effects of de-industrialisation.

17.30 Return to hotel

18.30-19.30 Teaching session

20.00 Evening meal


Evening excursion to Sitges

Day 4 Breakfast 08.00

Collect packed lunches

09.00 Depart for Colonia Sedó, Esparraguera and Montserrat.

Cable Car

13.00 Torres Bodega and olive oil production visit

17.00 Return to hotel

17.00 Teaching session

19.15 Barcelona evening meal followed by visit to Maremagnum leisure complex.

Day 5

Breakfast 08.00

Collect packed lunches

Load luggage

09.00 Barcelona: impact of Gaudi: Parc Güell, Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Picasso museum, Palau Güell, (Nou de la Rambla) etc.

14.45 Depart for airport: flight BA0481 17.50