The importance of museums in education in Spain | BSS

You can enjoy art at a museum, become a scientist for one day or even take a walk in a park packed with unique plants.

Spain has a rich and vibrant cultural life all over the country. This provides our Spanish and foreign students with the opportunity to leave the classroom with their teachers and learn by exploring the city.

Culture resides in Madrid

The Prado Museum in Spain is one of the world’s most famous and visited museums. It is particularly well-known for its paintings by the European masters from the 16th-19th century.

It provides various educational tools and resources such as publications, online content, didactic exhibitions, accessible materials, applications and the website. The idea is for students to interact with art and learn in a collaborative and autonomous way.

Retiro Park is the city’s green space and one of the most famous parks in Spain.

It covers an area of 125 hectares and has over 15,000 trees. The students who visit the park have countless resources to learn about nature and the animals who live there.

Having fun through art in Barcelona

Parque Guell Barcelona

Güell Park

Güell Park was declared to be a World Heritage Site by Unesco. In the park, the students can learn about art and enjoy it by using their imagination.

It covers an area of over 17 hectares and has undulating forms, columns that look like tree trunks, animal figures and geometric shapes. Nearly all the park’s surfaces are decorated with colourful ceramic pieces.


Sagrada Familia basilica

The Sagrada Familia is a Catholic basilica designed by Antonio Gaudí which began construction in 1882. It is the most visited church in Europe, after St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. It is the prime example of modernism and provides organised visits by school level. “Discovering the Temple” is the programme of educational tours designed to foster curiosity among students and enable them to appreciate the basilica’s artistic and cultural values.

Valencia is art and science

Ciudad Artes y Ciencias Valencia

The City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences is one of the largest popular science and cultural venues in Europe. It has art, science and music centres and houses the largest aquarium in Europe.

It is much frequented by students of all ages. It carries out many activities to explore the senses and learn about nature, the animal world and science. It provides active learning since students can interact directly and learn through simulators, spaces for experimentation, videos, etc.

Albufera nature reserve

The Albufera is one of the most valuable nature reserves in the Mediterranean because of its immense ecosystem. Beaches, rice fields, dunes and unique water birds cluster around this large area of ecological interest.

Many students go on school trips to learn about nature on the ground.

Tradition in Seville

Giralda Sevilla

Alcázar of Seville

The Alcázar of Seville is a fortified palace and one of the oldest in use in Spain. It is one of the crown jewels of Spanish culture and a suitable place to appreciate art.

Its construction reflects the different cultures which have transformed the city over the centuries. It is the ideal setting for any art, history or culture classes in general.


The Giralda tower

The Giralda is one of the most famous bell towers in Spain and it is the topmost part of Seville Cathedral.

The lower section is part of the city’s former mosque, making it an architectural jewel.

It provides notebooks and materials to bring culture closer to students in a didactic and fun way.

Bilbao at the international forefront

Museo Guggenheim Bilbao



The Guggenheim is one of the world’s most famous contemporary art museums.

It has a rather unusual curvilinear construction. The museum strongly focuses on education since it provides several tours adapted to each education stage.

It provides didactic materials to teachers so that they can plan visits with their students on their own. In addition to the exhibitions themselves, it provides courses, conferences and screenings, among other activities.

Ancestral culture in Granada

Alhambra Granada

The Alhambra


The Alhambra is a group of fortified palaces, gardens and fortress housing a citadel in Granada. It accommodated the Muslim monarchs in the 13th century.

Together with the Sagrada Family basilica, it is the most visited monument in Spain. It provides a programme for school visits guided by an innovative didactic method which generates among schoolchildren the need to ask, arouses their curiosity, enables them to form their own way of thinking and learn how to interpret our heritage.

We at Best Schools in Spain believe that education should not only be taught in the classroom but that it is also important to go out and get to know all the cultural heritage within each school’s reach so that our students can steep themselves in the country’s heritage and learn in a different way.

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