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The 2i Barcelona trip this year (March 2016) was led by 4 teachers Karin Waaben (KW) Andrew Miller (AM), Mette Morrell (MM) and Anne Wilson (AW). The trip lasted a total of six days, which meant that the class had a chance to experience much of the art and culture that is available in Barcelona.
Description and photos from the trip:
It was fantastic travelling to Bracelona for our study trip. The trip brought the whole class closer together as we got to know one another even better than we did before. Staying in a Youth Hostel in the Placa de Garcia, the class found themselves in the heart of Barcelona’s Modernist Quarter, which featured some of Antoni Gaudí’s most famous buildings. We stayed just across the street from the Casa Batlló and just down from the La Pedrera, Gaudí’s apartment complex.
Also we were within a short walk of the Sagrada Familia, which we visited on the first day of the trip. The grandeur of the church from the outside...
...is equaled by the forest-like face and peace one finds within, and our class spent almost two hours exploring.
The second day we first toured the Ramblas and Bario Gotic, the medieval part of Barcelona.
Then we took a cable car ride over the harbor and ended the day doing improvisational acting games in Barcelona’s Amphitheater. This meant that both students and teachers were involved:)
Wednesday was the day when each teacher led a class on a specific activity, so that different interests were addressed. Some students went on a civil war tour with Andrew Miller.Others went to the Picasso Museum, and still another group went to Barcelona's world-class aquarium with Anne Wilson and Mette Morrell
The day ended with a trip to Parc Güell, which gives dynamic views of Barcelona and unique Modernist mosaics
The crowning day of the trip was a trip to Figueres where we visited the Salvador Dalí Theater. The Dalí Theatre-Museum features hundreds upon hundreds of Dalí’s works set out in a huge space with multiple floors with each their own unique atmosphere
After Figueres, the class went to explore the medieval city center of Girona. We walked the city’s ancient walls and had a tour of the cathedral.
On our final day in the city, some of our classmates took a tour up to Montserrat: the holy mountain outside of Barcelona. There, they visited the monastery and went on a mountain walk. This provided them with fantastic views over the whole of the countryside surround Barcelona.
Many thanks from all of us to the 4 exellent teachers Karin Waaben (Danish and art), Andrew Miller (English and Theory of knowledge), Mette Morrell (Psychology) Anne Wilson (English and Danish) who made the trip possible.