Available Excursions for Granada

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.


In Córdoba, students tour the Mezquita, an impressive 10th-century mosque, famous for its red and white candy cane style arches, that curiously houses a 16th-century Renaissance cathedral. They will explore the historic Jewish quarter, which has been preserved for centuries, and visit one of... Read More


Located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory famous for the Rock of Gibraltar. ISA students will take a tour of Gibraltar visiting St. Michael's Cave, Europa Point and Casemates Square. Read More

Las Alpujarras

The gently sloping, terraced villages and subsistence farms of the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada range are among Spain's loveliest landscapes. Time seems to have forgotten this place, which yields breath-taking views of coastal hills and the Mediterranean. Local architecture, dialect, and... Read More


Students will enjoy a guided tour of Madrid, Spain's capital, and discover some of its many famous monuments such as the Prado Museum or the Reina Sofía Museum. They will wander through the bustling Puerta del Sol and then take a relaxing stroll through Retiro Park. Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
Students will enter Morocco on a ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar to explore a land filled with Arabic, African and European influence. The first stop is Fes, the world's only fully-preserved and continuously inhabited medieval city, where students can walk among the bustling bazaars and... Read More


Nerja is undoubtedly the best-situated and most picture-perfect of Granada's many beaches, where visitors can find great seafood, mild weather, and a series of prehistoric caves of great archaeological significance. Read More


Marvel at the panoramic views of El Tajo, the plunging gorge next to which the city is perched. Visit the oldest Plaza de Toros (bullring) in Spain, built in 1785. Wander the streets and enjoy the white-washed houses of this typical Andalusian pueblo blanco (white town). Read More


View Christopher Columbus' tomb in the largest cathedral in Spain. Wind through the narrow passages and many courtyards found within the Barrio de Santa Cruz. Enter the Alcázar, a Moorish fortress that dates back to the 14th Century. Explore this City of Reflections as you stroll along the... Read More


Students explore Toledo, the first capital of Spain, which has remained relatively unaltered since the end of the Middle Ages. Toledo is known as the "City of Three Cultures" for the legacy left by Jewish, Muslim and Christian cultures. Read More