Independent Barcelona: People, Arts and Architecture
Explore Barcelona with plenty of time on your own. Learn about famed works by Picasso, traditional Catalan folklore dance and the surreal works of Gaudi.
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Program No. 7149RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Metropolis on the Mediterranean. Capital of Catalonia, a history-soaked region with its own culture, language and cuisine. Sports-mad city that hosted the 1992 Olympics and is home to the legendary FC Barcelona soccer team. Three-dimensional canvas for the brilliant modernist architect Antoni Gaudi. Experience these and the many other identities of dynamic Barcelona on this program that combines expert-led field trips and abundant time to walk, eat and explore on your own.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven terrain and stairs without railings. Activity level is based on included program elements.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • A city excursion includes Gaudi’s famously unfinished Sagrada Familia church and more of the architect’s imaginative 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 rarely seen masterpieces on an expert-led visit to the beautiful Museu Picasso.
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Paola Camusso
Paola Camusso was born in Lima, Peru but moved to Europe when she was 19 years old where she has lived in both Paris and Madrid. She has a master's in Marketing and Multimedia Communications. For the past ten years, she has been working leading students and adults from the USA, Canada, Australia and Latin America throughout Europe. In addition, Paola led some trips to Machu Picchu and the Andes last year. She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

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

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