Friday 16 Dec, 2016

Off the Beaten Path: Barri Gotic Graffiti

It’s no secret that cities like Paris, Barcelona and Prague are incredible places to explore. But once the thrill of travel has settled in and you start focusing on what really catches your eye, you’re bound to unearth something amazing. Take a closer look into some of our favorite finds from off the beaten path, and consider how they might add a distinctive touch to your syllabus.

Barcelona, Spain: Barri Gotic Graffiti

A walk down any of the narrow barrios in Barcelona’s gothic quarter reveals centuries of history preserved in stunning architecture. But cast your eyes downward from the cathedrals and gargoyles and you’ll notice a modern addition to the medieval wonderland—tons of street art. Here, the juxtaposition of the ancient and the radically new tells a social story that begs to be pieced together with a little investigation. Why is one building ok to mark, while others appear to be untouchable? Ask around and find out for yourself how modern Catalans interact with, add to, and—in their own way—preserve their
ancient home.

Barri Gotic Graffiti

Looking for more hidden gems across the globe?  Find more here, then take the next step and bring your students abroad or help us create a custom itinerary based on your curriculum. Let’s make it happen.