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Experiences enhanced on Activity Week trip to Barcelona

Experiences enhanced on Activity Week trip to Barcelona

An academic department at Rydal Penrhos took a trip to one of the most culturally rich cities in the world for a special trip.

The school’s Modern Foreign Languages department arranged what proved to be an unforgettable visit to Barcelona during Activity Week, which saw the contingent enjoy a host of different excursions from July 1-4.

Among the highlights of their trip to the continent was a visit to the Picasso Museum, which is a unique place discover the legendary artist's early works and his relationship to the city he loved so much.

Another excursion that proved popular was the visit to Park Güell, which is one of the most stunning areas of Barcelona and included a guided tour of the prominent landmarks situated around the area.

The group took in the city’s picturesque marina during their stay, and there was a sense of great excitement regarding their trip to the iconic Sagrada Família, a large unfinished Roman Catholic church designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.

His work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the church and proclaimed it a minor basilica in November 2010.

The trip follows on from the department’s similar Activity Week schedule last year, which saw them travel to Paris, France.

Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “This was another very exciting opportunity for our pupils during Activity Week, and for them to experience to wonders of Barcelona was a unique way to learn more about the city, its history and how it has impacted no only modern history, but the current landscape of the continent.”

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