Field Trips - Granada, Spain
The Granada, Spain program cost includes a City Tour on our first day of classes. The tour around the city will offer a view of historic Granada's main landmarks, including several of its neighborhoods like el Realejo and Albaicín, its beautiful abbeys, cathedrals, museums, and places such as the Arab Baths, which date back to the XI century and are said to be older than those in Alhambra. You will also get a glimpse of the younger Granada, that of the streets and Plazas where the younger generations meet before going for "tapas," a tradition as old as the city. The word "tapas," Spanish for lids, apparently resulted from the custom of covering glasses of wine with a chunk of cheese or ham to protect the drinks.
While in Granada, you may want to go on your own to visit places such as the Alhambra and Generalife, the Cathedral, Cartuja, Capilla Real, Monasterio de San Jerónimo, and Parque de las Ciencias. There is a plan City Pass called Bono Turistíco that you can get for approximately 23 euros that will give you direct access to these and other places without paying for tickets, will allow you to ride the city bus up to nine times, and will also allow you to get on the "Granada City Sightseeing" tour bus during one day. Hostal Costa Azul has offered to help us get the Bono Turistíco for any interested student. They are also putting together a dossier with city maps and recommended tour routes for each one of the students staying at the hostal.
For more information about Granada and the Bono Turistíco, visit http://www.granadatur.com/en/uplevel-menu/granada-card/.
The trip will also include a trip to Gibraltar, where the students will tour the court facilities in that British enclave.