by Charo Rodríguez
Director of Communications
Barcelona, with its rich history and vibrant culture, serves as an ideal educational canvas for students at the BFIS School in Barcelona. The BFIS Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) has initiated a series of tours designed to provide an immersive cultural and educational experience for the school community.
These tours are crafted to connect students and their families with the historical and cultural landmarks of the city, offering insights into Barcelona’s heritage and contemporary life.
La Rambla and El Raval: A Journey Through History and Culture
The tour features a journey through the iconic streets of La Rambla and the culturally diverse neighborhood of El Raval. La Rambla, known for its lively ambiance, is a microcosm of Barcelona’s dynamic street life, offering a blend of historical sites and modern-day cultural expressions.
Canaletes Fountain: More Than Just Water
A key stop on the tour is the Canaletes Fountain, often associated with FC Barcelona’s victories. Here, we discuss its historical importance and its role as a meeting point for locals and tourists alike. The fountain, more than just a source of water, has become a symbol of the city’s sports culture and communal spirit.
CCCB: A Hub of Contemporary Culture
Our next stop is the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), a contemporary culture centre that hosts a wide range of exhibitions and events. The CCCB provides an excellent opportunity for students to explore modern artistic expressions and engage in thought-provoking discussions about contemporary issues.
Plaça de Joan Coromines: Architectural Insights
At Plaça de Joan Coromines, we look at the architectural beauty and the historical layers that make up this significant square. The plaza is a testament to Barcelona’s evolving urban landscape and a perfect spot to discuss the city’s architectural heritage with our students.
Keith Haring’s Graffiti: A Canvas of Social Commentary
A side alley of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) reveals the iconic Keith Haring graffiti, a vibrant piece of street art with a powerful message. This stop offers a moment to reflect on the role of art in public spaces and its ability to communicate important social messages.
Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu: A Historical Exploration
The Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu stands as a significant historical building, representing Barcelona’s rich architectural and historical value. Visiting this site, we delve into the stories of the past, appreciating the city’s dedication to preserving its heritage.
Boqueria Market: A Taste of Local Life
No tour of Barcelona would be complete without a visit to the Boqueria market. Known for its variety of fresh produce and local delicacies, the market is a feast for the senses. Here, students learn about local cuisine, the importance of fresh ingredients, and the role of markets in city life.
Sabanna Restaurant: Culinary Reflections
Our tour concludes with a delightful lunch at the Sabanna restaurant. It is a chance to relax, reflect on the day’s experiences, and enjoy the local cuisine. The restaurant’s inviting atmosphere and delicious dishes provide the perfect ending to our exploration.
A Journey of Learning and Discovery
This tour is not just about seeing the sights; it is a journey of learning and discovery. As an international school in Barcelona, we are committed to providing our students with opportunities to connect with their city’s history and culture. Through these experiences, we hope to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diverse world around us.
Our PTA tours are more than excursions; they are integral to our educational approach, blending classroom learning with real-world experiences. We believe in the power of experiential learning to enrich our students’ education and broaden their horizons.
Join us as we continue to discover Barcelona and all its wonders, creating memories and learning experiences that will last a lifetime.