Experience wonderful Spain on a round trip, still one of the most popular travel destinations. Andalusia, Madrid, Barcelona and lesser known regions of the Iberian Peninsula are waiting for you. The land where sea and mountains, orient and occident, antiquity and modern times collide in southern Europe. Combine with our travel offers the advantages of a city break, a cultural trip and a beach vacation combined in a round trip through Spain. Look forward to cultural assets such as flamenco and interesting regions and metropolises.
According to topschoolsintheusa, the country’s sights are without a doubt the capital Madrid, seat of the government and the royal family. Admire Madrid’s attractions such as the Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, Templo de Debod, Plaza Mayor, the main street axis Paseo de la Castellana or the Las Ventas bullring. Spain, with its constitutional hereditary monarchy, is located in south-western Europe and occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula. Study trips in Spain have something to offer for every taste, thanks to its many unique cities, buildings, ports, coastal regions, but also the famous bullfights. Spain has 44 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to offer. Don’t forget the other important cities in Spain like Barcelona with the church of the “Sagrada Familia”, the Cathedral of Saint Eulalia, the statue of Christopher Columbus; Valencia with the Lonja de la Seda, the cathedral, the largest aquarium in Europe-L’Oceanografic; Seville with the Plaza de Espana and the Alcazar; Zaragoza with the landmarks of the city-the Basilica del Pilar and the Catedral de la Seo or the city of Malaga with the cathedral, the house where Pablo Picasso was born and the La Rosaleda stadium. Every single day of your trip has many sights to offer. A study trip through the homeland of Picasso and Dalí will certainly be worthwhile! Discover lesser-known regions of the Iberian Peninsula on round trips. How about, for example, Extremadura or green northern Spain? You also have the option to book your study trip to Spain in a small group and enjoy the greatest possible flexibility on all travel days.
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If you visit the Alhambra on the Sabikah hill near Granada in Andalusia, Spain, you will travel to a time of the Moorish and Berber occupations of Spain. These suffered from the yoke of oppression and it was a long time before they could free themselves from the occupation. Even from a distance, it makes a huge, almost terrifying impression.
The changeful history
Initially built as a castle from 1038, the Alhambra served initially as a residence for the Moorish and later the Berber rulers. With a length of over 700 meters and a width of over 200 meters, the Alhambra is a mighty structure from afar, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. The occupation lasted until 1492, when the Spaniards were able to take control again. But they also did this in the name of the Inquisition, which led to the persecution of the Arab and Jewish populations. It was with Charles V one of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire who gave the Alhambra its present face in the 16th century. Because a castle with a citadel now became a magnificent palace, which, however, did not become the residence of the Spanish kings as he planned. The palace was never completed and at some point in the following centuries the Alhambra lost its importance. Partly razed and destroyed by wars, the former fortress lay fallow for a long time until it was gradually rebuilt from the 19th century onwards.
Fascinating impressions of a famous sight
The Alhambra is one of the most impressive buildings in the western world and also one of its most popular attractions. If you have not yet visited it, you should definitely do so once. It is not only the location in and of itself that is fascinating, but also the journey through the history of Spain and that of the entire ancient world.
Serra de Tramuntana
The Serra de Tramuntana is a mountain range that runs southwest-northeast and forms the northern backbone of the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca. It is an area of great physical and cultural importance. On June 27, 2011, the Tramuntana Mountains, in which around 8,000 people live, were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the “Cultural Landscape” category. With this, the international community paid tribute to the almost perfect symbiosis between the actions of humans and nature, which has been taking place for centuries and in which culture, tradition, aesthetics, spirituality and identity are united. This area is home to 65 endemic plant species of Mallorca. Black vultures and ospreys have found a natural habitat here.
The highest peak of the Serra de Tramuntana is the Puig Major, which at 1,445 meters is the highest mountain in the Balearic Islands. Closely behind is the Puig de Massanella at 1,364 meters. The climate in the Serra de Tramuntana is much more humid than on the rest of the sunny island. It’s also significantly cooler because of the altitude, and a few days of snow are not uncommon in winter.
The longest long-distance hiking trail in the Balearic Islands takes its name from the numerous dry stone buildings in the Tramuntana. The 8-step Ruta de Pedra en Sec runs from Andratx to Pollença and offers day trippers a varied and authentic experience of “Mallorca with a difference” and the opportunity to walk old paved paths. Official maps and travel guides are available, and the long-distance trail even has its own informative website. Vacationers should bring binoculars with them if they want to hike or just go for a walk, because they are sure to discover something interesting along the way. This unprecedented and enchanting area of Mallorca shows a rather rugged and rough face at times. But nature does not save with beauty and significance, which also looks different every day, because heaven,