Hispanists in Granada

During half-term twenty Fifth and Sixth Form Hispanists enjoyed a wonderful trip to the stunning city of Granada in the south of Spain.

Granada is an enchanting mix of Spanish & Moorish architecture, with a wonderful backdrop of the Sierra Nevada which can be seen from the city centre. The pupils stayed with Spanish host families for the week, who looked after them extremely well, and attended language classes at the Don Quijote language school every morning. The afternoons and evenings were taken up with cultural tours and activities around the city including a visit to the Alhambra (the 10th century Moorish palace which is a UNESCO world heritage site), a tour of the beautiful Albaicín district and tea in one of the Arab “tetería’s”, a flamenco dance lesson, an evening trip to a Flamenco show in the old gypsy area of Sacramonte, and of course lots of sampling of Spanish food including tapas and chocolate con churros.

All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the trip, and were as enthusiastic about their lessons and Moorish architecture as they were about the Spanish cafés and shopping. I feel sure many will return to Granada in the future.

Annie Evans, Head of Spanish

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