Summer University 2017

 

The SUrvivors of the Middle AEGEEs

Organized by AEGEE-Castelló & AEGEE-Valencia

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We will visit a three historical towns with huge castle,where different forms of civilization and cultures have passed and declared Historic-Artistic. We will finish our SU fighting in the 'World's Biggest Food Fight' where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets - "La Tomatina"

General Information:

From: Friday, August 18th
To: Friday, September 1st
Starts in: Castellón de la Plana
Ends in: Buñol
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture /
Fee: 196€ info_outline
30 Friends
Accomodation: Hostel, Gym and Student dorms. (Sleeping bag and Air mattress)
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 50% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Aquarama (Aquatic park) and Tomatina
Alternative: Hiking, Beach games
Language: English
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No

Theme:

Warm up to defeat your enemies and defend the Valencian Kingdom.

Contact:

Phone: +34 676341455

Our ideal participant:

    Our ideal participant is open for new experiences, interested in culture and history, in order to enjoy everything from all the activities would be good to have some previous knowledge about our history. Someone who really wants to discover new cities and ready to explore the Mediterranean cuisine, traditions. And, of course, someone who loves meeting people, who can handle lack of sleep because of the parties and never hesitates to participate in any activity. Are we talking about you? Then feel welcome!

Activities:

    -Visit to Peñíscola's castle and its gardens.
  • Visit to an exhibition of Knight Templars.
  • Visit to Sagunto and its roman monuments.
  • "La Tomatina" (Tomato Battle).
  • City Tour Old Valencia. Historical facts simulations.
  • City Tour Modern Valencia. Visit to City of Arts and Science, and Oceanographic.
  • AEGEE Lessons & Workshops.
  • Workshops about the history and traditions of Valencia.
  • Visit to a "Fallas" workshop, and history of "las Fallas".
  • Practical workshop: sangria.
  • Practical workshop: paella.

Course Information:

Course:
Timetable:
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Vicent Briva and Carlos Albert
Equipment:
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:

Castellón de la Plana

Small, yes, but this doesn’t mean that you won’t like this city. Actually it’s really easy to like it, because what you can find there during your stay will be more than enough to make you feel good. Just to take a walk around the city centre, to drink something inside of small bars, or to choose between relaxing at the mountains or at the beach are also some of the activities that you can do in this small but entertaining city.

Morella

Magical village in the mountains. It's been chosen Spain's most beautiful village. It's unique with it's amazing buildings and streets.
This town is a medieval scenario itself and you will be amazed with the castle and the walls.

Peñiscola

The city is surrounded by water on every side but one and has a beach that's a byword for fashion all year round. Peñíscola is one of the most popular tourist resorts in the province of Castellón. The castle, perched on a large ridge overlooking the sea, offers a glimpse of its past at a time when knights and battlemented fortresses occupied the lands of 'El Maestrazgo'. Pope Benedict XIII, known as 'Papa Luna', chose this as a place of seclusion and to launch the fight for the unity of the Catholic Church. The fortress stands on the highest point of the peninsula. The parade ground offers as a delightful balcony over the Mediterranean, and its keep makes the perfect place to see a panoramic view of the coastline. We are sure you will be amazed by its castle, perched on a large ridge overlooking the sea. It is so amazing that it will be one of the filming locations of Game of Thrones. In the last season of the TV series, 'Meereen' was filmed in Peñíscola.

Valencia

Discover Valencia and end up loving it. There are few cities like Valencia, able to harmoniously combine the remnants of its farthest past, dating to the year 138 BC, with the most innovative and avant-garde buildings from the new millennium. Valencia is trade and culture, cinema, theatre, museums, magic, business. Thanks to its location, Valencia has historically been Spain’s Mediterranean port and has that special charm of cities that are also seaports. And the fine sand and clean water, the vastness of the sea and the closeness of the coastal mountains make the Valencian coast uniquely attractive.

Buñol

Buñol is just 39 kilometres from the city of Valencia, in a mountainous area close to the coast. In the surrounding region you will have the
chance to enjoy beautiful nature areas such as Alta Cave, the Juanes River and Turche Cave, where there is a 60 metre waterfall at rainy times of year. The town also has many parks and gardens. Other points of interest are its 13th century castle, the old town around it and El Salvador Church, which also houses the town’s Archaeological Museum. Nevertheless, it is in August when thousands of people head for Buñol to take part in its famous “Tomatina”. This amusing fiesta involves everyone hurling tomatoes at each other and has the International Tourist Interest designation.
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