Food Technology Trips to Barcelona

Barcelona is a great place for any student studying Hospitality and Catering as there are lots visits and experiences, such as: wineries and factories all producing local specialities. Visits can also be arranged to the champagne caves where students can see the production process and go on a guided tour of a luxury hotel.

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Bodegas Torres (winery)

The winery tour starts with a twenty-minute film presentation about the company and its products, followed by a tour of the vineyard by coach to see the fermentation vats, cellars and bottling plant. The visit ends with a wine tasting. There will also be time to discuss what the students have seen and develop some of the topics with the guide.

Codorniu Sparkling Wines

The Penedes valley just North of Barcelona is famous for its sparkling wine producers ‘Cava’, of which Codorniu is the most important. The visit starts with a film and is followed by a mini-train tour of the vast cellars, bottling plant and packaging facilities. The visit ends with a tasting.

Freixenet Cava Producers

The Penedes Valley, just west of Barcelona, is famous for its Cava, or sparkling wine, produced using the Methode Champenoise. Several producers offer free guided tours for the general public. The best known is Freixenet who offer an audio-visual show, visit to the caves and observation of the production process. Visitors are offered a complimentary glass of Cava at the end of the tour which can also include a Tapas tasting.

Montserrat & Champagne Caves

The mountain and Benedictine Monatsery of Montserrat, which was founded in the 11th century, is located in a natural park on the top of a marvellous geological formation. The Patron of Catalonia, St Mary of Montserrat, is worshipped at the shrine in the Monastery. Tours can include a visit to the Royal Basilica with its black Madonna, one of only two black Madonnas in existence in the world. The Museum of Art is also one of the richest in Spain and includes works by Picasso, Gaudi, Dali, El Greco, Caravaggio, Monet and Sisley. Visits can also be arranged to the champagne caves where students can see the production process.

Cookery Lessons

Students can enjoy two sessions and tastings with a Spanish chef including a visit to the market to buy ingredients. All students will receive an end of course certificate.

 

Tapas Tour

Go where the locals go and have fun while learning something in the experience. Spend an evening strolling along the historic streets of Barcelona with a knowledgeable guide while tasting a variety of Spain's culinary treasures.

Guided Sightseeing Tour of Barcelona

The city tour is an excellent introduction to the city, and will typically visit places such as the Sagrada Familia and other Gaudi landmarks, the Olympic Port, Montjuic and the Olympic Ring, the Old City. City tours can be tailored to meet your programme.

Parc Guell

Park Güell has the appearance of something from a fairytale: it is strange, eccentric, even somewhat dream like but undeniably beautiful. The park has the ability to awaken even the sleepiest imaginations.

This leafy park in the north of the city contains more examples of Gaudi’s work, namely a series of colonnades winding up the hill leading to a large central terrace projecting over a hall with a forest of distorted Doric columns. The park contains amazing stone structures, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings. At the entrance to Güell Park there is a picture showing the Guadi dragon fountain. The dragon is adorned in beautiful coloured tiling with something rather hypnotic and magical about it.

At the top of Güell park is a terraced area where you get a wonderful view of the park and of Barcelona City. The vibrant colours of the tiles are truly breathtaking. The Güell Park is a fantastic example of a movement of contemporary art guaranteed to inspire many students.

Barcelona FC Nou Camp Stadium

A modernised museum with an interactive mural, great audio-visual displays and trophies on view, as well as an extensive collection of memorabilia. A full tour of the stadium including a view from the grandstand can be included as part of your visit.

Port Aventura

This is now Spain’s number 1 tourist attraction, and one of the biggest theme parks in Europe with the usual mix of shows, white knuckle rides and of plenty of shops and places to eat. Study workbooks on Business, Tourism and Spanish Language are available to accompany your visit.

Montjuic Olympic Park

The Olympic Stadium staged the Olympic games in 1992 and can be toured to see where the action took place. It is located at the top of the Montjuic Mountain, reached by funicular railway, which offers spectacular views over the city.

Sagrada Familia

Worked on for over 100 years, the Sagrada Familia represents Gaudi’s dedication to build a church replete with precise symbolic meaning. The irony is that this masterpiece was unfinished by the time he died in 1926 and is still unfinished today. Located in the church crypt, the museum tells the story of how the building work evolved.

Flamenco Show

Although not traditionally famed for its flamenco, Barcelona does still offer a range of shows and workshops to demonstrate this Spanish art form.

Girona

Located on a hilltop at the branching of two rivers, Girona is a town that combines local traditions with a modern feel and thriving arts scene. Girona offers treasures such as a vast Gothic and Romanesque Cathedral, a labyrinthine Jewish Quarter and Arab baths, only an hour from Barcelona.

Montserrat

At the top of the “Sacred Mountain” is a 9th Century Benedictine Monastery with a shrine to the “Black Virgin”. The dramatic location adds to the effect of the spiritual heart of Catalonia. Take the cable car to the top for spectacular views.


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