School Trips & Tours to Andalucía
School Trips & Tours to Andalucía
The most southern region of mainland Spain, Andalucía boasts both Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines, vast mountain ranges and thriving cities. Offering students numerous opportunities to immerse themselves in the Spanish culture, there’s an abundance of classical Spanish architecture, traditional tapas and even a few opportunities to get involved in a bit of flamenco dancing! We offer school tours to four of the region’s most popular cities: Seville, Granada, Malaga and Cordoba, which are all great locations for students to get a flavour of Spain’s history and customs. WST provide the following school trips to Andalucía.
A palace and fortress tucked away in the hills of Granada, the Alhambra is an Islamic palace constructed for the Muslim emirs in Spain in the 14th-century, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace, which has both Islamic and Christian influences, is bursting with wondrous architecture, opulent decorations and beautiful arabesques, providing pupils with a snapshot of Spain’s diverse history. Highlights include the Gilded Room, Royal Palace and the Patio of the Lions.
The largest gothic cathedral in the world, Seville Cathedral is a prominent feature on the city’s landscape, predominately due to its sheer size and grandeur. The Roman Catholic construction is one of the most popular tourist spots in Seville, attracting hundreds of visitors looking to see the cathedral’s spectacular gothic architecture and the burial place of Christopher Columbus.
Plaza de España
Situated in Seville’s Parque de María Luisa, the Plaza de España is a beautiful Spanish square constructed in the early 20th-century. A great example of regional Spanish architecture, the park comprises of half a mile of ponds, fountains, flowers and pavilions for pupils to explore, and is a great spot to take a few group photos!
Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba
Once the site of a Catholic cathedral, now a grand mosque in the heart of Córdoba, this unusual religious building has a rather extraordinary history. Providing students with a great insight into how Spanish culture has been shaped and influenced from its diverse past, the mosque provides numerous learning opportunities for students to discover more about southern Spain.
We can provide accommodation in Malaga, Seville, Granada or Cordoba. We would recommend staying on the coast, either in or close to Malaga as we have found school groups prefer this option.
As always, when you’re exploring a foreign country, one of the best ways to get a flavour of Spanish culture is to sample a few of their traditional dishes. Food is considered to be massively important in Andalucía and the local dishes do not disappoint!
Our top local dishes for students to try are Gambas al Ajillo, a typical tapas dish which consists of prawns cooked in a garlic and chilli sauce; arroz con mariscos, the local equivalent of paella; and churros, long, doughnut-like strips of dough which are eaten dipped in thick hot chocolate. As you can probably imagine, churros tend to be a popular choice!
Museo Picasso Málaga
Málaga is the birthplace of non-other than Pablo Picasso, so you won’t be surprised to hear that there’re a few museums in the city dedicated to his work. One of our favourites is the Museo Picasso Málaga, which was created on the request of Picasso himself. The museum holds 223 works by the famous artist, providing an opportunity for students to gain an insight into his life.
Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción
Málaga’s beautiful botanical gardens showcase exotic wildlife and flora from all over the world. A great activity for a lazy afternoon, pupils can stroll the city’s green space and marvel at the historical-artistic garden.
WST Support in Andalucía
To ensure a smooth start to your trip, you’ll be met on arrival at the airport and our representative will travel with you to your accommodation, assist with check in and help with any questions.
We can easily arrange walking tours in each of the four cities, with the option of either taking in a selection of the city’s highlights, or if preferred, going into more detail at one or two sites in particular. Your guide will also tailor your tour to suit your study themes and learning objectives, as well as pitching it just right to help keep your students’ concentration.