Come to Madrid to experience the latin language of Spanish from the heart of Spain, its capital city, the magnificent Madrid. What a better way to improve your Spanish and live your summer with this Summer Course+? Participants should have an intermediate knowledge of Spanish, but other participants from other levels are welcome as well. Besides the classes there will also be activities like day trips to some historical cities like Alcalá de Henares, Aranjuez or San Lorenzo del Escorial; city-rally in the independent neighbourhood of Madrid, Malasaña; visit to an Amusement Park and the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium(optional fee), etc. Don’t hesitate and apply for one of the most enjoyable and satisfying Summer University you could experience!
Spanish language and culture
MadridMadrid is one of the most populated city in Europe (the third in the EU after London and Paris): there are more than 4 millions people living here. More or less situated in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid is the communications hub of Spain.
Madrid is the capital of the Spanish Crown since 1561, when the king Felipe II the Prudent placed finally his Court there. Before that, Madrid was one of the Castilian cities with vote right in the Parliament ("Cortes") and the king Enrique IV dead in the Royal Palace of Madrid in 1474. Madrid it is also known for been the jail of the French king François in 1526
Since that Madrid has been one of the main place of Spanish economy, politics and society. Carlos III changed a little bit the image of Madrid by building some Neoclassical monuments such as the Royal Palace, Alcala's Gate or the Cibeles fountain. Then as capital of a European state it has turn into a metropolitan city that has skyscrapers, stadiums and museums.
Alcalá de HenaresAlcalá de Henares was the Roman city called Complutum, which was between in encounter of to roman ways the one that went from Andalusia to France and the one that went from Cartago Nova to Galicia.
In the last centuries of the Medieval Times, It was a important city that belonged to the Archbishop of Toledo, and one of the most famous, Cardinal Cisneros founded there the Universidad Complutense in 1508. Passing by the ages it became the main univesity of Spanish Monarchy and in the S. XIX it was moved to Madrid.