España Study Abroad Destinations

All photos are by Professor Bailly or by students of the FIU Honors College. All photos are CC BY 4.0

FIU Honors College shopping in El Rastro (Photo by JW Bailly/CC BY 4.0)

MADRID
The group lodges in Madrid for approximately ten days at Eric Vökel Atocha Suites. The class visits four institutions: Museo de las Americas, El Prado, Reina Sofia, and Palacio Real. Professor Bailly leads three walking lectures: Retiro, Centro Historico, and El Rastro. As the capital, Madrid is home to the best museums in Spain. Madrid is also the most populous city in Spain, with an incredibly active culinary and street life.

FIU Honors on the roof of the Catedral de Sevilla (Photo by JW Bailly/CC BY 4.0)

SEVILLA
The group lodges in Sevilla for approximately four days at Living-Sevilla. The class visits three institutions: Cathedral of Sevilla, the Royal Alcazar, and Archivos de las Americas. The class also completes two historic walking tours.

Melis Gercek of the FIU Honors College at Palau de la Música in Barcelona (Photo by JW Bailly/CC BY 4.0)

BARCELONA
In Barcelona, the group lodges for approximately seven days at Eric Vökel Gran Vía Suites. Barcelona is the city in Spain that most resembles Miami. It is on the sea and displays a strong regional identity. The class visits the Sagrada Familia, Palau de la Musica, and the Park Guell. The class completes two historic walking tours and is in Barcelona when Nit de San Joan Festival occurs.

España 2022 of the FIU Honors College in Toledo. (Photo by JW Bailly/CC BY 4.0)

TOLEDO
The group takes a day trip by train to Toledo. The group is led on a walking tour by a professional tour guide from Toledo. The class visits the Catedral Primada, Santa Maria la Blanca, and the Iglesia de Santo Tomé to see a El Greco masterpiece. The class completes a hike to an overlook of Toledo.

Alexandra Fiedler of FIU in Segovia (Photo by JW Bailly/CC BY 4.0)

SEGOVIA
The group takes a day trip by train to Segovia. The group is led on a walking tour by a professional tour guide from Segovia. The class visits la Catedral and the Alcázar. The class completes a hike to an overlook of Segovia.

Isabella Garcia in El Escorial (Photo by JW Bailly/CC BY 4.0)

EL ESCORIAL
The group takes a day trip by train to El Escorial. The class visits the Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo. The class completes an arduous hike into the mountains above El Escorial.

Nicole Patrick of the FIU Honors College in the Mezquita of Cordoba. (Photo by JW Bailly/CC BY 4.0)

CÓRDOBA
The group takes a day trip by train to Córdoba en route from Madrid to Sevilla. The group is led on a walking tour by a professional tour guide from Córdoba. The class visits the Mezquita-Catedral. The class continues by bus to Sevilla.

FIU Honors College in the Alhambra in Granada (Photo by JW Bailly/CC BY 4.0)

GRANADA
The group takes a day trip by public bus to Granada. The class visits the Alhambra complex. The class walks from Alhambra to Albayzin.

FIU Honors College 2022 in Marciel in Sitges (Photo by JW Bailly/CC BY 4.0)

SITGES
The group takes a day trip by train to Sitges. The class visits the Museus de Sitges. The class ends the day with free time on the beach.

Gabriel Marrero of the FIU Honors College in Montserrat (Photo by JW Bailly/CC BY 4.0)

MONTSERRAT
The group takes a day trip by train to Montserrat. The class visits the Black Virgin. The class then hikes to mountains carved by angels.

EDITOR & LAST UPDATE
John William Bailly  22 September 2022
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