Art & Design in PortAventura

From the fantasy designs of theme park landscapes to a detailed investigation of local architect Antoni Gaudi, PortAventura offers a superb base for examining a diverse range of art and design in context.

Explore the themed lands of Mexico, China, Polynesia, Mediterrània and the Far West to investigate how different cultural characteristics are represented to the public. Appreciate the colours and textures used in the set designs and costumes of PortAventura’s spectacular shows.

Investigate exquisite sculptures and mosaic patterns in the nearby Roman city of Tarragona, see the Miro tapestry at the Museum of Modern Art. Explore links between art and nature at the fantastic interactive Gaudi Centre and follow a Modernist trail in the local town of Reus where the architect grew up. Then head for Barcelona to enjoy Gaudi’s amazing buildings and discover the secrets of the city’s Art Galleries.

Key Study Areas

  • Assess creativity in the context of a theme park
  • Investigate the influences on Gaudi’s work
  • Examine beautiful Roman design and craftsmanship
  • Critically review the works of the Modernist movement
  • Make a detailed investigation into artists such as Miro or Picasso
  • Assess the curation and layout of art galleries


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Art & Design Excursions

  • Gaudi Centre
  • Archaeological Museum, Tarragona
  • Museum of Modern Art, Tarragona
  • Picasso Museum, Barcelona
  • Museum of Catalonian Art
  • Gaudi’s architecture


Our best value sample itinerary from £499

5 Days to PortAventura

Day 1:
Fly to Barcelona. Coach transfer to PortAventura, one hour. Check into accommodation and enjoy free time to explore PortAventura.

Day 2:
Time to explore using the interactive orientation exercise around the park. Afternoon visit to the Gaudi Centre in nearby Reus, follow the Modernist trail around the town centre. Free evening spent in the park.

Day 3:
Day trip to Barcelona. Visit the Sagrada Familia and Picasso Museum. Explore the Gothic quarter to see the sights in the evening.

Day 4:
Spend much of the day in Tarragona. Take a guided walking tour of the Roman city, visit the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Spend the rest of the day enjoying PortAventura.

Day 5:
Check out of the accommodation and time-permitting an opportunity for shopping on the way to the airport.

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