Madrid is a city where style and culture collide. The city is renowned globally for its vibrant art scenery and a zest for life. The art scene provides the student visitors with a real flavour of traditional and modern Spanish life. It also helps them get engrossed with the local Spanish language.
Places to Visit While in Spain
A trip to Spain would never be deemed complete without making a visit to Madrid, the Spanish capital. The school trips to Spain often sees the students visiting the magnificent historic palaces spread out all over the city. In addition to the amazing architecture around the city, there are also numerous other excursions on offer.
Whether you are visiting the newest theme park in Madrid or exploring the Las Ventas bullring or its Old Town, this is one city that promises to help keep the learners stimulated.
Some of the places to visit include:
The Old Town comprises of various packed streets comprising of a blend of Bourbon Palaces, tight streets, the Plaza Mayor, and Medieval Squares. The Plaza Mayor initially started as a fifteenth-century market before it was transformed into the city’s leading venue for carnivals and bullfights.
The statue located at its centre is that of Phillip III running a horse. It was built in 1616. If you want to soak up the unique atmosphere in the city, the Plaza Mayor is the place to visit. It also happens to feature very spectacular architecture.
Segovia was declared a ‘Heritage of Mankind’ by UNESCO in 1985. It is the place to visit when you want to take the students away from the hustle and bustle associated with the city of Madrid.
It is not only a peaceful and safe place, but it also happens to have one of the biggest concentration of Romanesque churches all over Europe. You can also take some time off your touring schedule to visit the oldest functional Mint in the world.
The Mint officially opened its doors in 1583. The Alcazar Castle is located on the North Western part of the city.
This can be said to be the oldest multi-cultural city across Europe. Arabs started arriving in the city in the 8th century. They found Christians and Jews already in place. Their arrival led to the city being referred to as ‘the city of 3 cultures’.
Mosques, churches, and synagogues exist side-by-side, with each showing off its varying architectural and unique artistic styles. In addition to roaming the streets, and enjoying the local atmosphere, you can also head over to the El Greco House. The house belongs to the most famous artist in the city.