An Unforgettable Tour of Spain

An Unforgettable Tour of Spain

A group of 35 advanced language students from the high school had the opportunity to travel to Madrid and southern Spain on an unforgettable educational tour during spring break.

The trip began with a visit to the Prado Museum, home of Spain’s great masters such as Goya, Velazquez and El Greco. The students enjoyed life in Madrid, centered on outdoor cafes, eating tapas and walking through the Plaza Mayor.

Later, the group visited the medieval city of Toledo and viewed a demonstration of sword making. The students walked the twisted alleyways and cobbled streets of Seville, visiting the old Jewish quarter as well as the Columbus gravesite in the world’s largest cathedral.

In Granada, near the snowcapped peaks of the Sierra Nevada, the group toured the imposing but delicate Moorish castle the Alhambra and its luxurious gardens. In the evening, students enjoyed a flamenco dance show.

The high schoolers’ last stop was Cordoba, to see one of Spain’s most impressive monuments, the Mosque-Cathedral dating to the 8th century.

“We walked through picture-perfect narrow white-washed alleys, passing tile-covered patios dotted with vibrant colored flowers,” said teacher Lisa Rapiejko. “Our students enjoyed speaking Spanish and learning about the history of Spain, where the medieval and modern blend seamlessly.”