Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain - Excursions
Abroadco offers excurions to its students around Catalonia and throughout Spain. The cost of transportation, accommodations, admission fees, some meals, and guides is included.
The political, intellectual, and cultural capital of Spain, Madrid offers plentiful activities for everyone. Must-sees include the Prado and Reina Sofia museums which include stunning examples of Spanish art through the ages. Take a stroll through Retiro Park, stopping by the Estanque Grande, a rectangular lake in the middle of the park. Make sure to stop at one of Madrid’s many excellent restaurants for some traditional or international cuisine.
Figueres and Girona
Start the day immersed in the world of the Surrealist master, Salvador Dalí, visiting the Theatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres. Dalí donated a museum of his works to his hometown, making it the second most visited museum in Spain after the Prado in Madrid. From Figueres, travel into the past to Girona. Originally a Roman municipium, Girona was the home of the 12th century Jewish rabbis who created Kabbala, a school of mystic thought. You can still stroll through the streets of the old Jewish quarter, visit the imposing Gothic cathedral, and walk the old walls of the city.
Rugged mountain landscapes and antique cobbled towns exemplify the Pyrenees. Hiking and mountain biking trails abound throughout the mountains and betweens small towns. And don’t forget to stop and take in the vistas with mountain lakes, glaciers, waterfalls and canyons.
Tour one of the famous vineyards of Catalonia and learn how wine is made. The Penedes region is famous for its cava, Spanish sparkling wine. And while you’re there, make sure to sample some of the wines!