Catalonia is a region in the northeast of Spain, and its capital is Barcelona. The official language is Catalan, which is spoken by a majority of the population. This beautiful city is renowned for its art scene, unique Catalan culture, and stunning architecture. The city is home to some of the most famous modernist buildings in the world.
I came to Barcelona to study the Spanish language and culture with Camino Barcelona. This language school which teaches Spanish and not Catalan, is situated in the heart of this amazing city. Whilst my cultural and language immersion was brief, I’ve been left inspired and wanting more of this expressive language and culture.
¡lengua y cultura!
If you are interested in learning Spanish at a language school in the heart of Barcelona, offering a top-quality and effective Spanish course taught by qualified native-speaking teachers, then look no further than Camino!
Situated in a dedicated building just a short ten-minute walk from Plaza Cataluña, the school boasts 20 spacious classrooms, three student relaxation rooms, an Internet café, on-site student accommodation, and an expansive rooftop sun terrace.
To enhance your language learning experience and ensure your enjoyment during your time in Barcelona, they organise various activities every week, including guided walks, visits to monuments, and social gatherings on the school’s sun terrace. These activities provide ample opportunities for you to practice the Spanish you learn in class and truly immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the city.
Barcelona is famous for its unique atmosphere, a perfect mix of history, architecture, culture, and beach life.
The city has been shaped by many cultures that have left their mark throughout the centuries. This is evident in the variety of architectural styles that can be seen all around town, from roman remains to gothic quarters and modernist landmarks. Nowadays, it is known for its art and architecture, as well as its Mediterranean cuisine and vibrant nightlife.
Barcelona is also a very popular tourist destination, which contributes to its vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere. You can hear many different languages being spoken on the streets.
¡Gaudí & Modernisme!
You can’t come to Barcelona and not visit at least one of Antoni Gaudí’s buildings. This world-renowned architect left an indelible mark on the city with his unique, modernist style. Some of his most emblematic works are La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Park Güell, Sagrada Familia and Casa Milà.
La Sagrada Familia This world-famous basilica is one of the most visited monuments in Barcelona. Designed by Antoni Gaudí, La Sagrada Familia is a symbol of Catalan Modernism and one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Construction started in 1882, but it was halted due to the Spanish Civil War and wasn’t resumed until 1950.
The basilica is still unfinished, but it’s expected to be completed by 2026, the centenary of Gaudí’s death. In the meantime, you can enjoy its striking facade and take a tour of the inside.
As I reluctantly bid farewell to the enchanting city of Barcelona, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and awe for the incredible journey I embarked upon. Barcelona, with its rich tapestry of history, vibrant culture, and passionate people, has imparted upon me an invaluable education in the beauty of Spain. From wandering through the architectural wonders of Antoni Gaudí to savoring the tantalizing flavors of Catalan cuisine, every moment spent in this captivating city has been a treasure trove of discovery.
As I reflect upon my time here, I am reminded that learning is not confined to the walls of a classroom but can be found in the pulsating streets, the welcoming smiles of locals, and the harmonious fusion of past and present that Barcelona so effortlessly embodies. Barcelona, you have opened my eyes, expanded my horizons, and forever etched yourself in the tapestry of my soul. ¡Hasta la próxima, Barcelona! Until we meet again, my heart will forever carry the indelible mark of your splendor.