Summer University 2016

 

The Chronicles of Hispania: the Lion, the Octopus and the lost chalice of wine

Organized by AEGEE-León & AEGEE-A Coruna

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In this Summer University we are going to become part of the history of our ancient cities...how? Learning about traditions, local culture and also enjoying the wonderful natural landscapes of our area at the same time. And all of these while we are under the hottest spanish sun!!! Don’t hesitate to come to León, cradle of the parliamentarism, enjoy our cuisine influenced by hundred of years for thousands of pilgrims walking by to the city, explore through the delicious tapas, fall in love with the spanish charm, visit our magnificent cathedral with one of the most important stained-glass windows. Dare to try our traditional games as well.

If you want to get to know the most famous pilgrimage you have to come with us to Santiago de Compostela, THE END OF THE WAY OF ST. JAMES. Be prepared to feel the magic of Galicia, land of witches, where we will prepare some magic potions and get lost in the mystic night of Santiago. We will admire the most wonderful waterfall, visit the lighthouse of Finisterrae (the end of the world) and have a perfect night on the seaside. For this, we are going to visit Costa da Morte, you will love it! Come to A Coruña to try the best “pulpo”. This seaside town par excellence has been for hundreds of years the gateway and the port of numerous civilizations who have left their legacy in history, art, legends perfectly with modernity.
Here you have a list of our activities: - City tour in León - Pub Crawl - Traditional León games - Cradle of Parliamentarism visit - Thematic gymkhana - Looking for shiniest stars Observatory Night - Spanish and latin dance Workshops!!! - Visit to the Cathedral of León -Spanish language and culture workshops. - Visit to Fragas do Eume and Finisterre - City tour in Santiago de Compostela and A Coruña - Visit to the Hercules tower - Aquarium time - Beach time - Recycling workshop - And of course Spanish party, with the most outstanding antennae!!!

General Information:

From: Wednesday, August 17th
To: Wednesday, August 31st
Starts in: Leon
Ends in: A Coruña
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Green SU
Fee: 196€ info_outline
30 Friends
Accomodation: Gym and hostel, and it is gonna be necessary the sleeping bag.
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Language: English and Spanish.
Special equipment needed: Swim suit, comfortable clothes and shoes, matress (optional), sleeping bag...
Suited for disabled people: No

Theme:

Habits from the northwest of Spain mixed with more than 1000 years of history in the middle of nature
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Contact:

Phone: +34625732433

Our ideal participant:

    Our ideal participant must have the following characteristics: -Open mind -Party animal -Sociable/outgoing: likes to meet new people -Energy -Eager to accept challenges -Crazy

Activities:

  • City tour in León
  • Pub Crawl
  • Traditional León games
  • Cradle of Parliamentarism visit
  • Thematic gymkhana
  • Looking for shiniest stars Observatory Night
  • Spanish and latin dance Workshops!!!
  • Visit to the Cathedral of León
  • Spanish language and culture workshops.
  • Visit to Fragas do Eume and Finisterre
  • City tour in Santiago de Compostela and A Coruña
  • Visit to the Hercules tower
  • Aquarium time
  • Beach time
  • Recycling workshop
  • And of course Spanish party, with the most outstanding antennae!!!

Course Information:

Course:
Timetable:
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: The organizers
Equipment:
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:

León

León is a beautiful Spanish city, with more than 130,000 inhabitants, capital of an ancient kingdom and the owner of the purest and most beautiful Gothic Cathedral in Spain; cradle of Kings and Parlamentarism. The city of León was settled over the lands occupied by the Roman Legio VII Gemina. During the Middle Ages it became the capital city of the Kingdom of León, one of the biggest in the Iberian Peninsula. This splendour of medieval and later periods still can be seen in its art heritage. Besides the cathedral, León has lots of interesting monuments (San Isidoro, San Marcos), that you will see.

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela, commonly known as Santiago , is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain.
The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, now the city's cathedral, as destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century. In 1985 the city's Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A Coruña

A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. It is the second-largest city in the autonomous community and seventeenth overall in the country. The city is the provincial capital of the province of the same name, having also served as political capital of the Kingdom of Galicia from the 16th to the 19th centuries, and as a regional administrative centre between 1833 and 1982, before being replaced by Santiago de Compostela.
A Coruña is a busy port located on a promontory in the entrance of an estuary in a large gulf (the Portus Magnus Artabrorum of the classical geographers) on the Atlantic Ocean. It provides a distribution point for agricultural goods from the region.
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