Barcelona

Afternoon in Parc Güell

Fridays are one of our favorite days in Barcelona and today was no exception. Today we visited two different companies, a monastery, the neighborhood of Gracia, and the famous Parc Güell!

Did you know that every morning on our walk from the residence to ESADE’s campus we pass right by a beautiful, old monastery? Well today Spanish class students got the opportunity to enter the monastery with their teachers and learn about its history including who Reina Elisenda was (also the person our nearest metro stop is named after).

While Spanish students explored the monastery, the business classes visited two different companies: Hewlett Packard and Wallapop. At HP, students learned about innovation and experienced the 3D printing lab. Across town, the other group learned how Wallapop turned second-hand shopping into a successful online business.

All of the groups reunited in the neighborhood of Gracia to eat lunch before heading to Parc Güell. Highlights of our visit to Parc Güell included LOTS of “typical Barcelona” pictures, Gaudí mosaics, and stunning views of the city.

We are now back at the residence resting up for our trip to Figueres and L’Escala tomorrow! Check back later for more updates from Barcelona. Buenas noches. Bona nit.