A Trip to Madrid

July 9, 2017

On Saturday students traveled to Madrid for a full day excursion.

Our first stop was the Prado Museum. Based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, the Prado is a magnificent old castle and one of the world’s premiere art galleries. At the Prado, students participated in a guided tour of some of the most fascinating paintings in the history of Spanish art, including works by Velazquéz, Goya, and El Greco, to name a few.

Two highlights of the visit for most students included studying Velazquéz’s “Las Meninas” and Bosch’s “Jardín de las Delicias.” No trip to Madrid is complete without a visit to the Prado!

Next, we headed to Parque El Retiro, where students picnicked in the park, strolled around the beautifully manicured grounds, and took pictures with their friends by the lake.

Just as we were leaving the park, the clouds rolled in and it started to rain. So we raced to the bus and headed off to Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, the home of team Real Madrid.

By the time we reached the stadium, the rain had stopped and we took a guided tour that included a panoramic view of the stadium, the “Best Club in History” Room, the Sensations Room, Photomontages, the field, the dressing room, the tunnel and dugouts, and the official store.

It was an exciting and memorable experience for everyone, especially our soccer fanatics!