Barcelona Blog

Date: 11-14 November 2016
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Friday 11 November: Leave Gateway Academy by coach at 2.15am
Monday 14 November: Return flight BA487 lands in Heathrow at 9.40pm, bus will return students to the Academy for midnight
Details: 33 students from the Gateway Academy have been given the opportunity to travel to Barcelona for the weekend. See what they have been up to on this page! 

Read down to see what the group have been up to whilst they were away! 

Friday 11 November - 2.17pm

Good afternoon Gateway! We arrived safely this morning in the wonderful city of Barcelona. The flight went smoothly and the staff at BA treated us well.  The students have behaved fantastically well and are a credit to their families.

We are currently sitting in the gothic quarter enjoying some olives and few are daring to try oysters from the La Boqueria (food market - La Ramblas). The market exp rein who was something we will never forget, the array of live lobster, shell fish and colourful fruit stalls were deliciously tasty.

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More photographs and blog to follow shortly, watch this space!...

SEE BELOW!...

Saturday 12 November - 7.15pm

Good day Gateway!

It's 8.15pm in Barcelona and we are currently finishing our day in a tapas restaurant sampling the beautiful Spanish cuisine. The day has been busy, we started the day eating our continental breakfast on the terrace area. We then activated our metro cards and travelled to the Nou Camp football cathedral! What an experience,  viewing the pitch that has so many footballing gods associated with it. Some of us were that impressed we bought some grass! We then travelled to the south of the city and spent an hour walking around apart de la Ciutadella and Arc de Triomf. We have walked 12.4km today and seen many of this beautiful cities landmarks and pieces of art.

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More adventures below...

Sunday 13 November - 9.56pm

Well, well, well...what a day in Catalunya!

We travelled by tram down to the beach and spent several wonderful hours overlooking the beautiful blue sea. We walked casually along the seafront and drank some orange juice and sampled some fruit and ice cream. We made our way around the marina looking at multi-million pound boats we would buy after gaining good GCSE grades. The day was focussed around the Sagrada Famillia, what a magnificent place of worship, the architect (A Gaudi) was a creative visionary, besotted with nature and natural features that inspired so much of his work. The cathedral will hopefully be completed in 2026, over 150 years after its first brick was laid.

After the cathedral we headed to Poble Espanyol, a museum dedicated to the culture of each region of Spain. It's a living breathing museum that allows you to experience the food, music, art, literature, clothing and architecture of the area over many years.

We cannot wait until the gothic quarter tomorrow! Good night all x

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