International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


El Escorial , Ávila & Salamanca

Location: Spain


Students will explore El Escorial, the 16th-century monastery built by King Phillip II that includes an ornamented church and a library of over 40,000 books. Stories will be told of the Spanish royalty who are buried in the royal mausoleum beneath the main palace.

In Salamanca, students will take a walking tour through the quaint cobblestone streets of this university town to learn the history of the various architectural styles. The two cathedrals and local shops around the plaza's perimeter will be visited. In the evening the group will enjoy the cultural flavors of Salamanca through classical music, jazz, art exhibitions and museums.

On the way back to Madrid, students will explore the beauty of Ávila, the "City of Stones and Saints," and its many Romanesque and Gothic Churches, the most in one city in Spain.

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