Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Combined Spanish Language and Geography Itinerary

Day Morning Afternoon Evening Transport
Day 1 Arrive 10.10 Barcelona

Flight GO797

Packed lunches already arranged

10.45 Orientation tour of Barcelona

11.30 Camp Nou Museum (FC Barcelona)

Students to prepare material to present (in Spanish) to the group in the evening)

Orientation tour continues:

Montjuic, Sagrada Familia,  Pg. de Gracia

14.00 Parc Guell: Lunch and guided tour

15.30 Ramblas and tour of Barri Gotic

17.30 Depart for hotel

 

 

Arrive hotel 18.30

Evening meal 20.00

Evening presentations and briefing

Preparation of questionnaires for the morning

21.00-22.30

Coach
Day 2 Breakfast 08.00

08.45 Briefing

Collect packed lunches

09.00 Depart for Sant Pere de Ribes: flash flooding case study. Spanish students to interview local residents on their flood risk perception

Use of video cameras to record interviews

13.30 Lunch

14.00 Depart for dry river wadis (Vic)

Spanish students can complete similar perception questionnaires in Aiguafreda on the way to Vic, where the river Congost flooded severely in 1994.

Use of video cameras to record interviews

15.00 Arrive in Aiguafreda

16.00 Depart for dry river wadis

18.00 Depart for hotel

19.45 arrive hotel

20.00 Evening meal

21.00-22.30 Teaching session and feedback from the day's work

Coach
Day 3 Breakfast 08.00

08.45 Briefing

Collect packed lunches

09.00 Depart for Garraf Natural Park.

Introduction to Limestone landscapes:

Limestone pavements, sink holes, etc.

Audio-visual presentation in information centre (in Spanish)

13.00 Depart for Montserrat

15.00 Limestone Show Cave Tour (Coves de Collbató)

Guided tour in Spanish

17.00 Visit to Montserrat

Guided tour in Spanish

18.30 Depart for Hotel

 

19.45 Arrive Hotel

20.00 Evening Meal

21.00-22.30 Teaching session and feedback from the day's work

Coach
Day 4 Breakfast 08.00

Collect packed lunches

08.30 Depart for Garrotxa Volcanic Park

11.00 Arrive Garrotxa: Basaltic Columns at Castellfollit de la Roca

Possible interviews in Castellfollit de la Roca regarding the impact of a new bypass that severely disfigures the view from the village across the valley.

Use of video cameras to record interviews

12.30 Fageda d'en Jordą

Lunch

13.30

Croscat Volcano

Santa Margarida Volcano

Walk to Santa Pau (1 hour)

Investigations in Santa Pau requiring use of Spanish

18.00 Depart

20.30 Arrive hotel

21.00 Dinner

22.00-23.00 Teaching session and feedback from the day's work

Coach
Day 5 Breakfast 08.00

08.45 Briefing and follow-up work

Collect packed lunches

12.00 Departure

13.00 Ramblas

14.30 Barcelona from the sea: boat tour to the Olympic Village

16.30 Olympic Village: the beach

19.00 Depart

  Depart for airport 19.00

Flight GO 794

21.55