The historic city of Toledo was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO and a monumental city by Spanish authorities, which creates a city with a historic and artistic feel. Toledo is a medieval city of narrow winding streets that sits on a small hill and is enclosed on three sides by the river Tajo. Looking out into the narrow canyon of the river, one can see the impressive panoramic view of the city that was painted by El Greco. From the earliest time, Toledo had magnificent fortified defenses, the Tajo river as a tremendous moat, and a wall built by the Romans, Visigoths, and Moors.
Toledo is the keeper of more than two millennia of history. Its masterpieces are the product of heterogeneous civilizations in an environment where the existence of three major religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, was a major factor (UNESCO description)”.
Excursiones desde Toledo
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.
Madrid, 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 Toledo
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 Puerta de Toledo and route along the walls, panoramic view of Toledo along the Tagus and Los Cigarrales, a walk through the medieval city, Literary routes: Cervantes and Don Quixote, Toledo and the route of the three cultures or the most important museums of the city are some of our proposals.