During CEW 2018, 37 lucky students travelled to Barcelona and had the most amazing time! We set off early on Saturday morning and, after a rather long coach journey, arrived in the resort of Tossa de Mar on the Costa Brava on Sunday afternoon. After checking into our hotel, we did some sightseeing around the beautiful hilltop castle ruins in the hot sun before cooling off in the hotel pool and getting ready for our tapas tasting evening and all you can eat buffet!
We had an action packed week and really crammed a lot into our stay. On Monday we travelled into Barcelona city centre, walking along Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas and sampling the sights, sounds and smells of La Boquería food market. We then did a spot of shopping in El Corte Inglés department store before exploring the architecture of Antoni Gaudí, visiting both Casa Milà and Casa Battló before having a tour of La Sagrada Família and seeing the most amazing stain glass windows ever! On Tuesday we explored Gaudí’s Parc Güell with amazing sights over Barcelona before following in the footsteps of Messi, Suárez and Piqué with a tour of Barça’s famous Nou Camp! On Wednesday we were lucky enough to visit Spain’s largest theme park PortAventura which was not for the faint hearted! Shambhala, the tallest and fastest hypercoaster in Europe was definitely a hit! The week ended with a spot of souvenir shopping in the resort of Tossa de Mar before heading back home.
A great week was had by all, students and staff alike, and I think that we all agree Barcelona is an AMAZING city!
Mrs L Shine