Spain offers fantastic learning opportunities for students from many different disciplines and at many different levels. Whether a group of students are studying Government and Politics at Undergraduate, or Music at Postgraduate, there is something for everyone in this fascinating country.
Government and Politics
Treat your government and politics students to a trip to Madrid, confirmed as the Spanish Capital in 1978, where they can be immersed in another country’s political system, and learn how, and where, Spanish politics is done. Students will be able to learn more about the Spanish Civil War, and see sights relating to the country’s transition to democracy. For example, Madrid is home to the Palace of Moncloa, which has been rebuilt after it was destroyed in the two and a half year Siege of Madrid, as part of the Civil War. It has been the official residence of the Prime Minister of Spain since 1977, and it is where the Council of Ministers hold their weekly meetings.
Barcelona offers an education in architecture to anyone who visits. The Capital of Catalonia, Barcelona was originally founded as a Roman city. In architectural terms, the city is most famous for the works of Antoni Gaudí, who practiced in the style of Catalan Modernism. His works are instantly recognisable and extremely distinct, often taking inspiration from religion and the natural world, and incorporating irregular rounded shapes with colour, mosaic, ceramic, and stained glass.
Students would be able to see, and take inspiration from, buildings such as his 1904 Casa Batlló, which is a UNESCO world heritage site located in central Barcelona. The building is an artistic and architectural masterpiece, a feast for the eyes with a surprise around every corner, and an absolute must see for any Architecture student visiting Spain.
Valencia is Spain’s third largest city, after Madrid and Barcelona, and it is brimming with history and culture. In 138 BC the city was founded as a Roman colony and its history and heritage make it an excellent destination for a student tour. The Roman Catholic Valencia Cathedral, built in the 1200s, houses a holy chalice used by many former Popes as the official papal chalice, as some believe it to be the true Holy Grail. Furthermore, students could visit the Gothic Llotja de la Seda, another of Spain’s UNESCO world heritage sites, which highlights the power and wealth held by Valencia, when it was a mercantile city.
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