North Wales

Activities

Below are all the activities from the various sections of this website:

Introduction

Activity 1

Complete the following sentences. Drag the correct word from the table and drop it into the appropriate blank space.

Location & Accessibility

Activity 2

Identify Barcelona, Girona, Montserrat, Reus, Salou Lloret De Mar, Andorra, French border.

Natural Attractions

Activity 3

Complete the following sentences. Drag the correct word from the table and drop it into the appropriate blank space.

Built Attractions

Activity 4

Produce a 3-night 4-day itinerary for a family visiting Barcelona in the summer. The family have to spend one day visiting Port Aventura or Montserrat.

Facilities

Activity 5

Design a poster for an event being held at Nou Camp Stadium.

Investigate the facilities provided by the conference centres:

  1. Log onto www.Barcelona-culture.com
  2. Barcelona International Convention Center (CCIB)
  3. Palau De Congressos De Catalunya

Climate

Activity 6

Aberystwyth, Wales
Month Average Sunlight hours Average Minimum Temperature Average Maximum Temperature Average Precipitation Wet Days (+2.5mm)
January 2 2 7 97 21
February 3 2 7 72 17
March 4 3 9 60 16
April 5 5 11 56 16
May 6 7 15 65 16
June 7 10 17 76 16
July 5 12 18 99 19
August 5 12 18 93 18
September 4 11 16 108 19
October 3 8 13 118 20
November 2 5 10 111 20
December 2 4 8 96 22
Average: 4 Average: 6 Average: 12 Total Precipitation: 1051 mm Total wet days: 220
Barcelona, Spain
Month Average Sunlight hours Average Minimum Temperature Average Maximum Temperature Average Precipitation Wet Days (+2.5mm)
January 5 6 13 31 5
February 6 7 14 39 5
March 6 9 16 48 8
April 7 11 18 43 9
May 8 14 21 54 8
June 9 18 25 37 6
July 10 21 28 27 4
August 9 21 28 49 6
September 7 19 25 76 7
October 5 15 21 86 9
November 4 11 16 52 6
December 4 8 13 45 6
Average: 6.5 Average: 12.5 Average: 19.5 Total Precipitation: 587 mm Total wet days: 79

Using the information from the tables above, compare the climate figures for Aberystwyth and Barcelona.

Barcelona, Spain
Month Average Sunlight hours Average Minimum Temperature Average Maximum Temperature Average Precipitation Wet Days (+2.5mm)
March
August
October
Aberystwyth, Wales
Month Average Sunlight hours Average Minimum Temperature Average Maximum Temperature Average Precipitation Wet Days (+2.5mm)
March
August
October

Use the figures to explain why the climate of Barcelona is more appealing than the climate of Aberystwyth.

Culture & Heritage

Activity 7

Gaudi’s work has greatly influenced the face of Barcelona architecture and you will see his work all over the city. Antoni Gaudi was born in Reus in 1852 and received his Architectural degree in 1878. Gaudi's work was greatly influenced by forms of nature and this is reflected by the use of curved construction stones. Gaudi also adorned many of his buildings with coloured tiles arranged in mosaic patterns. The combination of original design, interesting shaped stonework, and vibrant colours in Gaudi's work give the viewer a truly breathtaking visual experience. Gaudi's work included:. Sagrada Familia - giant temple, probably Gaudi's greatest works and is the most visited attraction in Barcelona. Park Guell - magical park with amazing buildings, sculptures, and tile work designed by Gaudi. You will also find Gaudi's old home in Park Guell which is now open to the public as a small museum.

Use the information above to identify which of the statements in Activity 7 are true or false about Gaudi.

Events & Entertainment

Activity 8

Use the website www.barcelona-online.com to compare the climate and click on the ‘What’s on in Barcelona link.

Find an event that the following groups of tourists form the UK would enjoy.

Tourist Type Event details Dates
A group who enjoy Jazz music
Young people who enjoy sporting events
A couple who enjoy attending religious festivals
Two young couples who enjoy dance

Impact of Tourism

Activity 9

Drag and drop the words into the correct column to indicate a positive or negative impact:

Sustainability

Activity 10

Design a poster encouraging tourists to use buses in Barcelona to encourage sustainable tourism. (Check out the routes of the tourist buses to help you.)

Produce a flyer with information to encourage tourists to take part in a Walking Tour, include information about the many benefits of touring by foot.

Marketing

Activity 11

Produce a SWOT analysis for Barcelona by putting the statements below into the box where you think they belong.

Attitudes and culture

Activity 12

Drag and Drop answers to correct location to identify the correct word or phrase.

Attitudes and culture

Activity 13 (Summary Activity)

From what you have discovered about Barcelona write a brief press release on the destination to inform people why they should visit.

Use some of the following words and phrases to help you make your report:

Mediterranean, Short Break, Montjuic, Girona, Montserrat Sitges, Tipidabo, Nou Camp, Panoramic, Tourist Bus, Tourist Information Centre, Festa, Gaudi, Picasso, Walking tours, Sagrada Familia, El Prat, Reus, Port Aventura, Montserrat