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Madrid

As Spain’s cosmopolitan capital city, Madrid continually captures the hearts of its visitors with world-famous museums, historic buildings and lively plazas. The Palacio Real, considered one of the finest palaces in Europe, stands as a symbol of the monarchy and the power of the former Spanish empire while the Puerta Del Sol and Plaza Mayor simultaneously embody the spirit of old Madrid and the modern nation. In addition to a city tour introducing students to the vibrant metropolis, students will have the opportunity to visit to the Museo del Prado and explore Spanish and European artwork ranging from the twelth to the twentieth centuries.

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Toledo

As Spain’s first capital, Toledo is saturated with history. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986, it has remained largely unchanged in its blend of Arabic, Jewish, Christian, and Visigothic elements. Students will stop to admire the breathtaking panorama of the city before making their way to Toledo's famous Cathedral, which houses several of El Greco’s paintings. The tour of the city will end in the downtown plaza where students can relax, enjoy tapas, and hunt down the city's best medieval souvenirs. 

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Sevilla

Blending tradition and modernity, Sevilla is as relaxed as it is energetic, with boundless sunshine, non-stop flamenco dancing, and countless tapas restaurants. Students will visit the Santa Cruz district, enjoy panoramic views of the city during a bus tour, and have a chance to see the famous Cathedral in the city before visiting the Plaza de España.

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Gibraltar & Cádiz

Rising out of the ocean, the Rock of Gibraltar can be seen from over 20 miles away and has a very different climate, culture and feeling from Spain. Students will discover this British colony during a city tour and a group visit to St. Michael's cave. A stop at the southernmost tip of Gibraltar will provide students with spectacular views of both Africa and Spain, followed by a visit to the famous Barbary Macaques ape community that is famous for its common interaction with visitors. 

Founded by the Phoenicians in 1100 BC, Cádiz is possibly the oldest city in Western Europe. Originally flourishing thanks to its fishing industry, this coastal town is most famous for serving as the port Christopher Columbus used to set sail for the Americas. Today, students in Cádiz enjoy its colorful houses, relaxed atmosphere, and beautiful beaches.

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Nerja

Located on the Costa del Sol, the city of Nerja is known for fresh seafood, mild weather and a series of prehistoric caves. The beaches and clear blue water are second to none, and locals and tourists alike can be found throughout the summer enjoying this paradise along the Mediterranean.