El Escorial , Ávila & Salamanca
Pass through the small town of San Lorenzo to visit El Escorial, the 16th-century complex built by King Phillip II. Explore the king's residence, an ornamented church and monastery before stopping to peruse the world renowned library. Learn the stories of the Spanish royalty, who are buried in the royal mausoleum beneath the main palace.
En route to Salamanca, stop in the city of Ávila to visit the famous Murallas and the Cathedral. Once in Salamanca, take a walking tour through the quaint yet bustling cobblestone streets of this university town to learn the history and significance of the various architectural styles. Visit the two cathedrals, stop for café con leche in the Plaza Mayor or peruse the local shops along the plaza's perimeter. In the evening, enjoy witnessing the cultural flavors of Salamanca through events surrounding classical music, jazz, movies, art exhibitions and museums.
Available in the following sessions
Academic Year 2A 2014-2015 (Late Aug, 2014 to Late May, 2015)
Academic Year 2B 2014-2015 (Mid Sep, 2014 to Late May, 2015)