Independent Barcelona: People, Arts and Architecture For Women

Discover beautiful Barcelona on a learning adventure just for women. Learn about famed works by Picasso, traditional Catalan folklore dance and the surreal works of Gaudi.
Program No. 23920RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Join other inspiring women for an immersive learning adventure in Spain’s cultural epicenter, Barcelona. A metropolis on the Mediterranean and the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is a history-soaked region with its own culture, language and cuisine. The city’s love for architecture are showcased in both its Gothic Quarter and the masterpieces of architect Antoni Gaudi. Experience these and the many other identities of dynamic Barcelona on this program that combines expert-led field trips and abundant free time to walk, eat and explore with other women who are equally fascinated in the beauty and history of Spain.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to three miles per day; some uneven terrain, cobble stones and stairs without railings. Extensive use of public transportation.
Independent City Discoveries
Independent City Discoveries
Learn with a Group Leader and enjoy educational programming while also getting independent time to explore on your own. Most Independent City Discoveries include lectures, self-guided excursions and passes for public transit and museums.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join a group of fascinating women for a city excursion of Barcelona to see many of Gaudi’s imaginative architectural creations.
  • Go behind the scenes to watch a dress rehearsal of the Esbart Sant Marti, an award-winning Catalan folkloric dance group.
  • Discover some of Picasso’s renowned masterpieces on an expert-led visit to the beautiful Museu Picasso.
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Maevon Canter
Maevon Canter has been leading U.S. and European groups around the historical and cultural sites of Europe for the past 12 years. As an art historian, with qualifications in interactive teaching methods and visual communication, Maevon delights in sharing his wealth of knowledge of European culture, history and current affairs with Road Scholar participants. Fluent in Spanish, French and German, as well as his native English, Maevon provides a highly informative, insightful and humorous touch to each and every program that he leads.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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