From 29th Feb – 4th March 2016 we, the deaf and hearing-impaired students of HLMW9 Michelbeuern, spent a marvellous time in the Catalan capital city Barcelona.
On Monday we left the cold and windy Vienna to see – after about 2 hours – a lot of sunshine and palm trees! Together with our teachers, Ms Sutrich, Ms Lazarus and Ms Burgstaller, we went to see Barri Gotic, the old town centre of Barcelona. After visiting the Gothic Cathedral we strolled along the famous avenue La Rambla and further on to the harbour where we saw the monument of Christopher Columbus.
In the afternoon we were welcomed by a group of deaf and hearing-impaired students of Institut Consell de Cent. Thanks to sign language we could communicate quite well!
The visit of Sagrada Familia and the Picasso Museum were just some of the highlights of our sightseeing programme, but we also enjoyed the walk along the beach where some of us searched for seashells. Unfortunately it was still too cold to swim in the sea.
In Parc Güell we once more could get an idea of Antonio Gaudi’s imagination and creativity. After such a lot of culture we finally went to see Europe’s biggest soccer stadium Camp Nou.
Barcelona is a very proud city. Its inhabitants emphasize to be Catalan. Although the living standard is much lower than in Austria people in Barcelona are obviously more joyful and vital. Of course, we would have loved to stay longer ...
Students of 3FSH