Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a cosmopolitan city that combines the most modern infrastructures, its role as an economic, financial and administrative centre with a huge cultural and artistic heritage, and the legacy of centuries of fascinating history.

Strategically set in the geographical centre of the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid preserves one of the most important historical centres of the great European cities, which blends harmoniously with the modern and comfortable infrastructures.

But above all, Madrid is a fun-loving city where life is lived to the fullest. You can feel the life of the city in its rhythm: the streets are always full and it never seems to be getting late. Come to discover this fascinating city.

Excursiones desde Madrid

During the courses, we organize plenty of excursions to nearby places with the intention of giving the students the opportunity to get to know more of Spain.

All these excursions are integrated in the academic program and the highlight topics are covered in class.

All of them are carried out by a Coordinator/teacher that will be explaining, in an entertaining and amusing manner, all the important historical aspects of the city.

Toledo, Campos de Criptana, Chinchón, Aranjuez, Ávila, Segovia or Salamanca are some of the destinations.

Important: In some cases, this may include overnight hotel stays.

Visitas culturales en Madrid

At Instituto San Fernando, we realize that the success of a Spanish language program is not solely dependent on the quality of the classes, but also the development of a cultural activities/free time program which fully immerses the student in the country’s culture.

The cultural activities component of our programs is designed to provide our students with a vision of Spanish culture and society in the most complete and integrated form possible. It is based on diverse criteria, including our high academic standards as well as the personal interests of the students.

All activities are carefully planned, discussed before and after in the classroom, include the appropriate materials and are accompanied by a specialized professor-mentor. We not only teach culture in the classroom; we allow each student to experience the most important aspects of Spanish society through a carefully structured program of cultural visits.

The main museums of the city (El Prado, Reina Sofía, Thyssen, etc.), the route of the fountains, the Plaza de Oriente and Royal Palace, the Puerta del Sol and the Plaza Mayor, a walk through the city center or A Route through the Barrio de las Letras are some of our proposals.