Art & Architecture in

BARCELONA

Spend 4 weeks living in lively Barcelona, Spain while learning about the sights that make Barcelona a visual delight. 

Chapter Details

WHERE

Barcelona, Spain

THEME

Art & Architecture

COST

Starting at $3,999

DURATION

4 weeks

Chapter Dates

WHEN

May 1 - May 28, 2022

July 3 - July 30, 2022

Sept 4 - Oct 1, 2022

What to expect

Enjoy endless tapas, siestas, soccer, beach hangs and more - immerse yourself in the Catalan lifestyle.

Learn about the artists and works that contribute to Barcelona's unique beauty and character.

Live alongside a dynamic group of people who want to explore Barcelona.

Arrive in Barcelona with all the logistics covered - whether you're working remotely or not.

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Barcelona awaits.

From days spent exploring the old streets, to spending time on the beach with cava in hand, Barcelona really does have something for everyone.

During the Art & Architecture in Barcelona chapter, you'll spend four weeks living, working, connecting with others, and experiencing Spanish culture, while learning about the region's past and future through the local art. Plus, there is all of Spain (and Europe!) to explore on your weekends.

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We've got wifi and more.

The Art & architecture in Barcelona Chapter includes access to a co-working space which offers fast wifi and is centrally located so there is plenty to do once you've wrapped your work day. 

Should your work requirements find you needing more, your local host can help you get what you need to work easily and effectively, whether that is meeting rooms, printers, etc.

Plus, we've found great local cafes and restaurants to use as Sojrn Spaces - places you're always welcome to pop into for a chat, to get some work done, or grab a bite to eat with other Chapter members. 

Your Barcelona home.

  • Standard - $3,999   |   A private room in a shared apartment in the center of Barcelona. Rooms are furnished, with Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen and space to work. 

  • Private - $5,399   |   A private apartment/studio that comes furnished, equipped with Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen and space to work. 

 

PS: If you book private accommodations with someone (shared bed), the second person gets 50% off of their Sojrn.

The Art & Architecture in Barcelona Sojrn offers two accommodation options to choose from. Please note, photos are examples. Housing will vary by property.

Striving for balance.

With Barcelona as your homebase, we've designed a 4-week stay to help you connect with the locals and learn all about the past, present and future of this beautiful city. The month is broken up into four focuses: 

WEEK 1

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Architecture

Welcome to Barcelona, one of the coolest cities in the world. 

 

This week, dive right in and get acquainted with Barcelona on 2 wheels with a local architect. Each neighbourhood is different from the cosmopolitan to the quirky to one with amazing city views. Get to know the hidden side of Barcelona only the locals know about.

 

Included Activities:

  • Welcome dinner

  • Exploration walk

  • E-bike adventure with a local architectural expert

Optional Activities:

  • Street food tasting

  • Beach yoga 

WEEK 2

Modernism & Food

Week two is all about learning about the art and culture of the Catalan Modernist movement. There is no better way to explore this topic than through food with a workshop on basic molecular gastronomy.

Included Activity: 

  • Molecular gastronomy workshop

  • Happy hour

Optional Activities:

  • Catamaran day trip

  • Tango lesson

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WEEK 3

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Art & Gaudi

There is more to Barcelona than the tapas, sangria and sun. This week we are heading to our favourite park filled with Gaudi artwork. This is where we get our inspiration before putting our own artistic talents to the test at a local studio.

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Included Activity:

  • Trip to Park Guell

  • Mosaic making workshop

  • Happy Hour

Optional Activities:

  • Wine Tasting

  • Snorkeling trip

WEEK 4

Hidden Treasure

With incredible art and architecture peppered around Barcelona, some in the spotlight, others only found in the city’s obscure corners, today your skills of observation will be put to the test. Discover the secret artistic gems hidden throughout the streets of Barcelona followed by tapas of course. 

Included activities:

  • Farewell Dinner 

  • Art & architecture challenge

Optional Activities:

  • Sunset paddle board

  • Montserrat Hill hike

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What's Included:

We've covered the basics so you can arrive at your new home feeling like a local. Full program includes:

  • Living accommodation 

  • Access to Sojrn Spaces (co-workspaces and partner cafes)

  • Great wifi

  • Four included activities (one per week)

  • Chapter guide with pre-travel prep, important information, menu of curated optionals, and more

  • Two group meals

  • Community of chapter-mates

  • A local host 

  • Transportation to/from the airport

What's Not:

Our Sojrn Chapters are created to cater to your needs and allow you the most amount of flexibility and control over how you spend your time and money. As such, these items are left for you to arrange at your discretion:

  • Airfare

  • Meals (unless otherwise noted)

  • Optional activities/experiences

  • Insurance

  • Visas and related fees 

Additional Information

Accommodations


All accommodation tiers consist of a private bedroom within walking distance of local facilities. We use a combination of shared apartments and studios to house all participants. For shared apartments, you will be matched with other Sojrn participants (usually 2-5 bedroom apartments) but you will always have a private room to yourself. Bathrooms are rarely shared with more than one person. If you would like to guarantee having your own apartment, please select "private accommodation" when booking. Your home away from home will always come furnished, inclusive of:

  • Wireless internet
  • All utilities
  • Basic kitchenware
  • Sheets and bath towels
If you book private accommodations with someone (shared bed), the second person gets 50% off of their Sojrn.




Sojrn Spaces


We know that having reliable Wi-Fi is crucial to the success of working remotely. Our workspace is nearly always located within walking distance and is set up for you to open your laptop and get work done. Your workspace comes with:

  • High-speed internet
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private rooms on request
  • Video call spaces
We have also created partnerships with local businesses to create Sojrn Spaces - places you can pop into for reliable wifi, familiar faces, and a bite to eat. (Think Central Perk in Friends)




Meals


Besides the two group meals at the beginning and end of your stay, there is no set meal plan so you are free to eat what you want, when you want. Your Chapter guide will include a list of recommendations for grocery shopping and restaurants.




Travel


Flights are not included. For this chapter, you should fly into Barcelona Airport. If you fly in on Day 1 of the Chapter, we include a shared airport transfer to your accommodation.




Budget


In-destination budgets vary depending upon your personal spending habits when it comes to food, travel, local adventures and other personal expenses. As a ballpark figure, we would suggest a minimum additional budget of $1,500 for the full 4 weeks for thrifty spenders. However, if you plan on doing multiple optional activities and eating at restaurants for most of your stay, budget at least $3,000. Example pricing for Barcelona Typical Breakfast: $9 Typical lunch: $15 Tasty dinner (w/o alcohol): $30




Visa


Visa requirements will vary depending upon nationality. Should you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for assistance. HERE is a great resource to figure out what the visa requirements are for you. Please note: While we will help point you in the right direction, Sojrn is not responsible for any participant’s inability to obtain the correct visa for any given chapter and cancellation fees will apply if a participant is denied the proper visa.




Covid-19


The health and safety of our customers is always our top priority. Each Chapter will have clear Covid-19 guidelines in place based on local requirements. As local ordinances are being updated regularly, we will share Sojrn policies closer to the program start date. We reserve the right to update these on an ongoing basis per the available data and recommendations of local authorities. Vaccination Requirement: You’re required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to come on this trip. Proof of Negative Covid Test: In addition, we also require a negative covid test within 48 hours of the first day of the trip (at home tele-med tests are ok!) The local host will ask for you to show proof of a negative test prior to the start of the trip. This can be in the form of an email, letter or a picture showing the result. If you are flying from the US and are required to have a PCR test taken within 72 hours, we will also accept this to join the trip. **Please keep in mind that if you’re starting your travels early, we suggest getting tested before you leave your home country and then either bring a proctored, tele-med self-test kit to take before the trip starts or schedule to get tested locally at a covid testing facility (both antigen or PCR test are accepted). For more information on our COVID protocols, please visit our FAQ page.




Online Portal


A month before your Sojrn, you will be invited to an online hub where you can connect with chaptermates, meet your local host, and get access to the Chapter Guide, which has all the information you need to have a successful Sojrn. Through this online hub, you can also book optionals and access resources that will supplement your learning.




Local Host & Chapter Host


Every chapter has a local host on hand throughout the 4 weeks of the Chapter with the aim of making sure you have everything you need to have a relaxing, productive and inspiring time in your temporary new home. Whilst your local host is focused on making sure you can enjoy your new city. The Chapter host is on hand to make your evenings and spare time more fun. We think happiness is shared experiences, from finding the best secret bar to weekend adventures out of the city. Your experience host will help make this happen so you can focus on doing the fun things (and work of course).




In-Country Support


Part of the benefit of traveling with Sojrn is the support we provide throughout your experience. From an on the ground local host, to our team at HQ, there is always someone available to help solve any issues you may encounter.





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