Trips

Trips

The city of Salamanca has a strategic geographical location, which allows us to organize trips to the rest of Spain and other countries like Portugal.

Each month, our school (during weekends or days without class) organizes trips wonderful cities with a great cultural interest.

During our trips you will learn a lot, not only on the historical-artistic aspects, but as well on all related to the landscape, geography, customs and traditions (festivities, legends, gastronomy, etc.).

Below we give you a small resume of the cities we visit during our trips.

One-day trips

  • Segovia: declared World Heritage City in 1985, the city is mainly known for its magnificent roman Aqueduct (built in 1st Century), its Old Quarter and for its Citadel.
  • Burgos: founded in 884, known for its majestic Cathedral (13th Century) and its Old Quarter.
  • Astorga-León: both city with a roman origin, a compulsory stop for pilgrims taking the “French Road” to Santiago de Compostela. Over more, both have a rich artistic heritage (works of Antonio Gaudí, Collegiate Church of San Isidoro, Cathedral of León, etc.).
  • La Alberca-Sierra de Francia: mountains in the south of the Salamanca province, where you can visit villages such as La Alberca, Historical Monument since 1940, villages that have preserved interesting traditions.
Excursiones Colegio de España

Three-days trips

Excursiones Colegio de España
  • El Escorial-Madrid-Toledo: visit to Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid of the Austrians, Prado and Reina Sofía Museums, panoramic view of Toledo, Cathedral and Church of Santo Tomé (``Entierro del Señor de Orgaz`` by El Greco).
  • Galicia-Santiago de Compostela: Astorga (Palace of Obispo de Antonio Gaudí), Ponferrada (Castillo de los Templarios), Lugo (roman city walls), Santiago de Compostela (Old Quarter, Cathedral and Pilgrim’s mass), Villafranca del Bierzo y León (Gothic Cathedral, XIII C.).
  • Portugal: Coimbra, Nuestra Señora de Fátima Sanctuary, panoramic view of Lissabon, Cascais (beach).

Five-days trip to Andalusia

  • Cáceres: Old Quarter
  • Sevilla: Walk along the riverside (Triana, Maestranza, Torre del Oro), Old Quarter (Cathedral-Giralda, Santa Cruz Quarter), Reales Alcázares, Plaza de España-Mª Luisa Park.
  • Córdoba: visit to Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter.
  • Granada: Alhambra y Generalife.
Excursiones Colegio de España

What can you expect from our trips?

The trips organized by our school include transport in private bus, entrance to the monuments which will be visited and the services of an Art History Teacher or official guide.  Also, before the trip we will give you a complete program with the itinerary so you can get familiar with the places we will visit before taking the trip.

For the longer trips (more than one day), the stay at a hotel (bed and breakfast) is also included.

The above mentioned trips are the most common ones offered, but the Colegio also offers trips to other places (visits to Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium, to Parque Warner in Madrid, etc.) depending on the interest of the students or the celebration of an important event.