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Absorbing Spanish culture and language in Madrid

Form 6 students of Spanish spent a fantastic weekend immersing themselves in the language and culture of Spain’s capital city.

Sixth Former Floris tells us more:

‘We set off at 9.00am on the Friday morning from Oakham. When we arrived in Madrid, we first settled into our hotel that was located in the city centre before heading out for a spot of sightseeing that included the City Hall and much more. In the evening, we went to have tapas and after this typical Spanish experience, we watched a short Spanish play full of Spanish humour. We rounded off the evening with some ice cream and some well-deserved rest.

On the second day, we started off by visiting Mercado de San Miguel, where we were able to choose our breakfast. After this, we went to Museo Reina Sofia where we saw Picasso’s world-famous painting ‘Guernica’. After some free time exploring the city and a delicious Spanish dinner, we went to see a Flamenco show; it was very impressive and a completely new experience for many of us. On Sunday we had some time to do a spot of shopping before we sadly had to leave.

I would highly recommend going on the Madrid trip. It is only three days long but you would be surprised at how much you can see and do in this time. Even if you have just started studying Spanish, you will be amazed at how much your knowledge of the language can improve in this time. What’s more, the atmosphere in the city is excellent, the people in Madrid are very patient and open to have a chat with.

My favourite moment was when, after a long day of travelling, we had a typical Spanish meal of tapas in a restaurant in the city centre that was full of locals. We were standing at a table and already after five minutes we were enjoying a variety of different tapas dishes. The weather wasn’t too bad either!’

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