Spring Break 2017: March 8 - 20, 2017
Experience the rich contemporary culture of Spain while interacting with its historical built environment. Through a survey of the nation's art museums, public spaces, architecture, film, cuisine, houses of worship, and marketplaces within the cities of Barcelona and Madrid, students will be immersed in Spanish cultural values.
Spending approximately equal days in each city, students will travel by air and rail over the course of the entire trip.
The trip begins with arrival in Barcelona, with its contrasts of the historical and modern. Possible experiences include La Sagrada Familia Church, Picasso Musuem, Las Ramblas Street, Barrio Gotico, Parc Guell, and La Boqueria Market. Students will be well acquainted with Spain's vast commuter railway system, as we will take day trips to places like Figueres, the home of where Salvador Dali's infamous museum sits.
In Madrid, options include such incredible destinations as The Prado, Madrid Cathedral, Gran Via, Royal Palace, Mercado San Miguel, plus cinema and dining experiences. Students will gain a tangible perspective on how very different two cities and cultures, within the same country, can be.
*Tentative plan of destinations - subject to change based on availability and time restrictions.