Do you want to acquire a broad understanding of the full panorama of Spanish history? This course focuses on the connection between a selected Spanish region's history and its distinct geography, customs, festivals, gastronomy, folklore, cinema, politics and more. If you are interested in understanding the trajectory of Spanish history from its very beginnings to the present day, this is the course for you.
The Spanish & History Course pays special attention to the influence of Roman, Arabic and Jewish civilizations on Spanish culture. You will also study the impact of the unification of Spain during the reign of the Catholic Kings, follow Columbus' voyage to the New World and examine the history of the Hapsburg and Bourbon dynasties in some detail.
Known as “La Dorada,” or Golden City, for the glow of its sandstone buildings. It is one of the 5 Spanish cities declared by UNESCO as a “Mankind Heritage” site. The world's second oldest university is here, boasting a student population of 30,000 (5,000 of whom are foreigners) that provides a lively atmosphere and nightlife. Enjoy concerts, lectures, and theater, or congregate in the famous Plaza Mayor.
As an old tourism promotion campaing said: "Spain is Different"
From its dazzling beaches to its ancient castles, Spain is a country as diverse as the cultures which have influenced its art, architecture, music and lifestyle. It is a land where cathedrals, roman ruins and arabic kashbas are interspersed with skyscrapers, where modern rock mixes with flamenco guitar, and night clubs compete with cozy "tapas" bars.
It is easy to travel, the climate is generally benign, people is friendly, relaxed and fun-loving.
And of course is the home contry of the second largest speaked language in the world: Spanish.
The more you travel through Spain, the more you get the differences between regions, you will realize how many Spains there are.
From hot, dry, home of bullfigting and flamenco Andalucia, to fertile Cataluña, to the mainland Castilla to the mediterranean coast of Levante facing the laving on the Mediterranean sea.
Spain offers some of the world's most famous museums, resorts, and festivals, making it a unique and enchanting destination.
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