Can you think of a better place to learn Spanish than the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region?

Lonely Planet's online travel guide describes this sunny Mediterranean location as "an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class drinking and dining scene.”

Our home for this retreat is located a few blocks from Sagrada Familia on the left and Paseo de Gracia and Rambla Catalunya on the right. It is quiet, given that it finds itself in the buzzing center of Barcelona. The area is very special, quite authentic and residential.

During this retreat, we will enjoy everything this beautiful city has to offer from the water and famous architecture to Flamenco dancing and a 3 hr Tapas tour, which of course will include some delicious Spanish wine

The classroom training each day includes activities which cover speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, naturally including grammar and vocabulary.

The meals and additional activities allow us to place emphasis on practical communication to build up your vocabulary and help to develop fluency and confidence. 

About this class

Number of participants 5 (spouse can join for an additional fee)

Duration 6 days

Date March 4-9, 2019

Additional activities

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Gothic Walking tour

A two hour morning walking tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.

We will visit Medieval Placa del Rei (Royal Palace), Palatine chapel of Santa Agata, Temple d'August and other remnants of Roman Barcelona

This is a great introduction to Barcelona's famous Gothic Quarter


Catamaran Tour

A 40 minute catamaran cruise of Barcelona.  During the cruise we will see Port Vell Marina, Barceloneta beach and the Columbus Monument from the water.

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Explore Park Güell

We will be able to pass the lines as we enter to explore the the fantastical gardens designed by Antoni Gaudí

This well known park system which is composed of gardens and architectonic elements.  All designed by Antoni Gaudi

Gaudi Experience

Here we enjoy an immersive 4D experience at Gaudi Experienia 4D in Barcelona

With surround sound, moving seats and interactive technology of the phantasmagorical show we will witness Gaudi’s modernist masterpieces in a completely unique way and discover what inspired his architectural visions.

We will watch a forest transform into towering columns and see a roof melt into scales of dragon skin during the hallucinatory experience


Flamenco Show

A 35-minute live flamenco show in Barcelona.  It would be a shame to visit Barcelona without experiencing one of the city's most popular and authentic flamenco venues.

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Midlevel Castle and show

Requesens Palace tour and dinner show from Barcelona.

Here we will see the nooks and crannies of an authentic medieval palace with a guide.  We will also get to watch a live sword fighting show—just like medieval times


3 hr Tapas Tour

With our private guide, this is a way to visit some of the best tapas places in Barcelona and try various authentic tapas! Our guide will share their passion for Spanish food and the secrets of Spanish gastronomy. Y