STUDY AND LEARN SPANISH IN Granada, Spain

learn spanish in Granada, Spain

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Spanish School in Granada, Spain

Granada (population 290.000), situated in the south of Spain in Andalusia, is one of the most beautiful monumental cities, including in its city-centre the most visited monument in Spain, the "Palace of the Alhambra".

It dates back to the last Arabic reign in the West, whose influence remains all over the city. By visiting Granada you have the chance to experience and breathe the "real Spain" in every corner of the city.

You can enjoy the mountains, situated just 40 kilometres away from the city, particularly for skiing from December to April. Alternatively you can visit the beach, situated 50 kilometres away, where the sun shines almost all year round, thus boasting its own tropical micro-climate.

Granada is a university town with a pleasant nightlife and an immense number of bars in the old part of the town where you will find a large variety of "tapas" offered free of charge.

Both younger and older people can find the atmosphere that suits them best, given the wide variety of cultural activities that the city offers all year round.

Spanish School in Granada, Spain

Our facilities are in the centre of Granada only 100 m away from the cathedral and the historic centre.

Our modern classrooms have a friendly atmosphere and excellent technical equipment, both of which are essential for achieving effective learning. The students have free access to Internet and a library with Spanish literature at their disposal.

All the courses with 30 hours per week are recognized as "Bildungsurlaub" in Germany (Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Rheinland-Pflalz).

Our committed team consists of qualified native speakers who have considerable experience in working with foreign students. They know how to pass on their motivation and their enthusiasm to their pupils, which enables the latter to immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture in a cordial and creative atmosphere.

Arrival

From Malaga airport to Granada city:

We provide an airport-pick up service for 140 EUR / person.

By public transport: Bus from the airport to the Central-Bus-Station in Malaga (every 20 min. / about 1 EUR) - bus from the Central-Bus-Station Malaga to Central-Bus-Station Granada (every hour / about 8 EUR) - taxi or bus to the centre of Granada.

Duration: 1-2 hours
Price: 25-35 EUR

From Granada airport to Granada city:

We provide an airport-pick up service for 35 EUR / person.

By public transport: Bus from the airport to centre of Granada (about 3 EUR).From 7am to 10pm every 30 minutes.

Duration: 30 minutes
Price: 3 EUR

By taxi:

Duration: 20 minutes
Price: 30-40 EUR

Andalusia

The real value of Andalusia is its diversity, the heritage of three cultures- the Christian, the Moslem and the Jewish- which lived together in harmony before the intolerance started to rule. With the rest of Europe it shares cave paintings, the legate of Rome, the plainness of the Romanic and the magnificence of the Gothic, but in no other place you can find historical milestones like those of Granada, Cordoba and Toledo (Castilla-La Mancha), where three religions lived together in peace. The landscapes of the villages and cities offer the biggest biological diversity in the whole of Europe.

Do you want to get to know Andalusia in a different way, step by step, learning, and discovering the surroundings? Would you like to get to know and understand the landscape, the flora, every corner of our geography? Do you want to know more about the history of this region, about customs and traditions that have long disappeared in other places? We will inform you and offer the realization of different activities of cultural and environmental character, where the most important geographical, historical, socio-political and artistic aspects will be explained.

These activities give you the opportunity to become part of the culture and nature of each zone and to get to know the rich heritage of the different places in our region.

 

Sevilla

Sevilla embodies the most universal variety of the Spanisch spirit because of its artistic richness, the typical streets and its urban physiognomy, important monuments such as the Giralda,the "Torre Almohade", the Alcazar, the "palacio mudéjar", which is known from medieval legends, the Cathedral, being the third in magnitude of all Christian churches, the "Torre del Oro", and also parks and rivers, picturesque corners, avenues and lanes.... Religious holidays such as the "Semana Santa", the Easter-week, and the "Feria de Abril", or the secular stones of the Italica, cradle of the emperors Trajan and Hadrian.

The peculiarity in the differentiation of its quarters, such as Macarena, one of the most popular ones, Triana with ins white houses, or Santa Cruz, the most typical one where the Jewish population of Sevilla lived.

Cordoba

Córdoba is a captivating city, with the Cathedral/Mezquita, whose characteristics are unique in Europe: a splendid Mezquita into which a Cathedral with gothic, plateresque and baroque elements is built; with surprising light- and colour-effects and almost a thousand columns.

The Alcázar of the Christian Kings is a building of military character, where wonderful gardens, caliphal bathes and ogival domes can be admired.

It is believed that the Emperor Augustus ordered the construction of the "Puente Romana", the Roman Bridge, consisting of 16 archs; on one end is the "Torre Fortaleza de la Calahorra", and on the other the "Arco del Triunfo".

The Medina Azahara, whose construction was ordered by Abd al-Ramán 3., sometimes lodged until 12000 people. All members of the caliphate resided there.

The "Calleja de las Flores"(the lane of flowers) is one of the most visited streets and of extraordinary beauty, from a small square the minaret of the Mezquita can be seen.

Ronda

Ronda is situated on a plateau of 780 meters, in the southwest of the province of Malaga. The city is famous for its houses contructed on the edge of the precipice (they are called "the hanging houses of the Tajo") as well as for its typical house façades with their windowgrates and the numerous manor-houses with their heraldic shields.

Its geographical situation is enviable: mountains protect the city; with their gorges and cliffs they create an inaccessibility and seclusion that gives Ronda the characteristics of a natural fortress; the three walls encircling the city and their towers create a military touch.

Ronda was conquered in 1485 by the Catholic Kings. This caused the reorganisation of the culture and physiognomy of the city. However, the typical and symbolic monuments of Ronda, the New Bridge(el Puente Nuevo) and the bullfight-arena (la Plaza de Toros) were built in the 18th century.

In the 19th century, the romantic image of the city with its cock- and bull stories and the art of bullfighting was created.

The cultural and traditional richness of the city is varied; and this variety is the reason for the attraction of today's Ronda.

Antequera y El Torcal

The Torcal is the ideal place to observe the corrosive effects that water and the climate have on limestone, and to value the demonstrations of the Karstic Model. An oneiric, surrealistic place where our imagination makes us see different images modelled in the stone. This natural place is comlpeted by the richness of fauna and flora.

The most important megalithic group of Europe can be found in Antequera; the "Dolmen of Menga" is the oldest one. Impressive blocks of stone were transported from quarries to give shape to these initial architectual proofs of mankind.

The "Golden Age" of Antequera was during the epoches of Renaissance and Baroque; due to the presence of nobility and religious orders, beautiful buildings such as "la Real Colegiata de Santa María la Mayor" and the churches "iglesia de San Sebastian" , "iglesia del Carmen" and " iglesia los Remedios" were built.

Alpujarras

The Alpujarras have preserved their beauty and mystery. Their customs and traditions, the way of living and their physiognomy belong to another epoch; a sequence of different landscapes with small villages which are situated in slopes or quiet valleys.

This region still is a special, magical piece of land, with a cultural as well as natural variety that is unique. In all parts of the Alpujarras, a great variety of microclimates, fauna and flora can be found.

The Islamic population, called "Al- Andalus", has deeply influenced this region; the expulsion of the Moorish gave way to Christian repopulations; since then the Alpujarras have preserved their own, special history.

Historical personalities and events, together with the existing natural elements, have given way to their traditions, faith, art, celebrations and festivals, music and dances, the rich weaftmanship, and, above all, the special architecture of its villages which is based on an architectural concept that is unique.

The richness and variety of the agriculture is the basis for the production of typical meals, wine and sweets.

Camino del Agua

This is an area which, due to its geographical and meteorological characteristics, forms an incomparable habit for being in touch with nature.

This trip goes along and through the river which flows through a landscape of great ecological value, with wild mountains parting the river, narrowed between gigantic walls of lime stone which have formed narrow gorges and cliffs where the water precipitates beautiful waterfalls and forms pools and ponds of cristalclear and quiet water where we will be able to bathe.

You will be immersed in a flora consisting of honeysuckle, thyme, marjoram, rosemary... which impregnate the route with a special, natural scent.

The fauna is varied, with a great ornithological richness, protected reptiles, black vultures, wild boars and wild goats.

You will walk through winding valleys with steep slopes, surrounded by green plantations of subtropical fruits such as mangos, medlars, avocados and chirimoyas.

 

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