Showcasing many stunning artistic and architectural wonders, enjoy the lively ambiance of the cosmopolitan coastal city of Barcelona during a one-week stay. 

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 Vista from Gaudi's Parc Guell in Barcelona  The Gothic Quarter, Barcelona  Modernisme exterior of the Palau de la Musica, designed by Lluis Domenich i Montaner  Interior of Antoni Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia  Antoni Gaudi's La Sagrada Família in Barcelona  Gaudi's Casa Battlo, facade detail  Gaudi's Casa Mila  Rooftop of Gaudi's Casa Mila apartment house  Seafood paella, a Spanish specialty  Spanish tapas  The monastery in Monserrat  The Dali Museum in Figueres

Barcelona

A One-Week Stay in Spain

9 days from $3,690

Showcasing many stunning artistic and architectural wonders, enjoy the lively ambiance of the cosmopolitan coastal city of Barcelona during a one-week stay. 

or Call 855-330-1542

May 13 - 21, 2017 Departure
Ana Maria Afzali

Ana Maria Afzali

Ana Afzali was born in Madrid and lived there until 1984.  She earned her Masters Degree and PHD in Spanish Languages and Literature from UCLA.  As a Historian and Medievalist, she has conducted research on the history and literature of both Spain and Portugal.  She currently serves as a tenured instructor at Citrus College in Los Angeles teaching Spanish language and culture courses.  Dr. Afzali brings over 27 years of experience in the teaching of Spanish Language, Literature and History. She has traveled through Spain and Portugal extensively where she is well regarded as an expert Spanish Medievalist. Professor Afzali is the recipient of the Del Amo Fellowship for her research in Medieval Literature in Spain in 1995.

Sep 22 - 30, 2017 Departure
Marta Staudinger

Marta Staudinger

Marta Staudinger is an artist, art historian and curator. She is the Director and Founder of the Latela Art Gallery in Washington DC, voted DC's Best Commercial Art Gallery in 2016. Marta travels three to four times a year lecturing for Smithsonian Journeys in Italy, Portugal and Spain - countries where she also organizes exhibitions and manages artists. She received her B.A. from George Mason University in Art History specializing in Italian Renaissance, Italian Baroque and European Modernism. Prior to founding the Latela Art Gallery, Marta worked on archival and curatorial projects in many museums in Florence, Italy including the National Bargello Museum, Medici Chapels, and Casa Martelli; in Barcelona at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation; and in Washington DC at the National Gallery of Art as the Samuel H. Kress Archivist. Additionally, Marta lectured on Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art to international scholars and visitors in Florence for many years and led private tours around the city. A former resident of Florence, Marta left Italy to pursue her M.A. in Barcelona at the Universitat de Ramon Llull in Curatorial Studies. Fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish, she led private tours in Barcelona focusing on art and architecture from Spanish Modernism and Contemporary Culture. 

Oct 20 - 28, 2017 Departure
Dianne Konz

Dianne Konz

Since 1992, Dianne Konz has led several Smithsonian Journeys groups to Spain and Portugal. She has taught Spanish literature, language, and civilization at the University of Texas at Austin and at The George Washington University. She has also lectured and published studies on Spanish and Latin American literature, and Spanish culture. Dianne'’s enthusiasm for Iberia grew from her experiences living and studying in Madrid. Her particular passion is the integration of the cultural arts in the context of their time. She approaches art and architecture, literature, music, and gastronomy as a reflection of a country'’s history, politics, and geography. Dianne's teachings of Spanish history and civilization include the Moorish and Islamic periods invasion, conquest, and occupation of Iberia, and the rich cultural heritage of the Islamic presence in Iberia.