Discover Granada & Spain with Middlebury Interactive Languages
It would be a shame to come to Spain and not experience the culture and sites that define it. That’s why we organize trips for students throughout the week and on every weekend.
As part of the program, students will participate in day trips on the weekend to travel to locations outside of the city. In previous years locations have included:
- Málaga - the birthplace of Picasso and often regarded as the cultural center of the Costa de Sol region. The city is famous for its number and diversity of museums, fine dining, and historical landmarks - Málaga was founded circa 770 BC
- Frigiliana - nicknamed “the white village” because of the whitewashed buildings that line its streets, is considered by many to be the prettiest village in all of Spain. Tucked within the Andulucian mountains, the village boasts stunning views and a number of great nearby hiking trails.
- Nerja - another picturesque village located on the Costa del Sol. Here students can explore the neighboring caverns, relax on the Mediterranean shore, and visit the town’s city center
- Alfacar - a nearby village believed by many to have the best bread in the province. There, students have learned from local bakers how to bake locals’ favorite breads and pastries.
There is no short list of things to see and do within Granada either. Throughout the week, students will have many opportunities to explore the city with their teachers and RAs. In the past students have visited:
- Alhambra – the second most visited site in all of Europe. The Alhambra is a palace, fortress complex that blends together Moorish, Christian, and modern architectural themes.
- Palicio de los Olvidados – a museum exploring the many different aspects of the Spanish Inquisition.
- The Science Park - an interactive museum which explores physical phenomena such as gravity, body movement and the physics of light and sound.
- Generalife - the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid dynasty that ruled Granada from the 13th to 15th century.