Our school in Madrid is not only concerned about Spanish classes. We believe that having fun is just as important! For this reason, a calendar of activities is prepared in which possibilities for all tastes are included. The activities give the students the chance to get to know each other, to adapt to the life of the city and to Spanish customs. There is no better way to integrate than having fun! There are activities throughout the week, some are completely free and others require a small contribution. These are some of the activities you will find during your stay in Madrid:
VISIT TO LA LATINA AND TAPAS
District to district we are going to visit the popular neighborhood of “La Latina”. During about 2 hours you will going to discover the best of La Latina with its squares, pubs, “tapas”, etc, guided by Francisco. La Latina is a very popular neighborhood in Madrid, starting at Plaza Mayor and covering part of the city center and the area called “Madrid de los Austrias”. If you are the kind of person that love…
MADRID HISTORY MUSEUM
The Madrid History Museum houses an excellent collection of paintings that describe Madrid’s history since it became the capital of Spain in the 16th century. The most outstanding paintings are those of Francisco de Goya, but there are also very interesting works by other lesser known artists and some sculptures. Its facade is also an attraction in itself, it is built in baroque style, one of the most representative of the country.
MARKETS OF MADRID AND TAPAS
Madrid has several food markets, which represent stalls selling vegetables, meat and fish, as well as restaurants, bars and other leisure services. In recent years, many of these markets are being reformed, creating comfortable and elegant spaces that offer pleasant environments to enjoy tapas and other varied culinary offerings. This week at the TANDEM Cultural Program, we’re going to visit a traditional market, a tapas bar of a lifetime and a market of avant-garde tapas.
TRADITIONAL TAVERNS IN MADRID
Madrid is a city with an intense social life in taverns, bars and restaurants, as in most of the country. Since the sixteenth century the capital of Spain moved to Madrid with the court of Philip II, the city began to grow rapidly. The old taverns of the village, which already had importance for the society at that time, acquired increasing prominence.
At these meetings, we want many others to enjoy the experience of having a tandem, a personal exchange with someone with whom to meet with a certain regularity to exchange languages.