Have fun learning Spanish
In Giralda Center we believe our responsibility for your stay and learning doesn’t end when you leave the classroom. So we offer you an extracurricular program that you can choose to enjoy in the afternoon. Not only do we offer you the possibility of visiting Seville’s principal monuments, but also hidden spots invisible to tourists.
A weekly program of free afternoon/evening cultural activities.
A great opportunity to learn more while sharing with your companions and teachers the soul of Seville. LEARN AND ENJOY!CONSULT OUR ACTIVITY CALENDAR
SAVOUR The feelings and sensations of Seville
Seville, together with Venice and Florence, has one of the most extensive historical centers in Europe. So we invite you to discover the incomparable richness of its quarters neighbourhoods: from the Alameda to Santa Cruz, from La Macarena to Triana and from San Bernardo to La Encarnación. Share, taste and savour along the different gastronomic routes we propose: go out for tapas in bars, bodegas or restaurants, wine-tastings, beer-tastings and cooking classes.
PATIO DE LOS NARANJOS
Every month students can take a tour of the famous “Barrio Santa Cruz”which is very close to the school. Students get to know the streets and sites, their history, and, of course, their stories and legends.
Las Setas de Sevilla (The Mushrooms), also known as the Metropol Parasol designed by the architect Jürgen Mayer, is the largest wooden structure in the world. It contains an Archaeological Museum, a souvenir store, a tourist information office, a fresh produce market and restaurant area. On the 4th floor is where the magnificent walkways begin to get to the top level and lookout which is 28.5 metres high, and where you can admire the whole city.
The Alcazar of Seville, voted a World Heritage site, is just 150 meters from the school and one of the city’s most popular/important excursions. Inside the walls, students encounter a mudéjar-style palace that is still used as a royal residence, as well as its marvellous and expansive gardens.
Plaza virgen de los reyes
Declared Worldwide Heritage, this is a visit that can’t be missed. Seville’s Cathedral is the third largest in the world, exceeded only by St. Peter’s in Vatican City and St. Paul’s in London. The Giralda (the minaret of the mosque that originally occupied this site), offers an incredible panoramic view of the city.
PLAZA DE ESPAÑA
We start our visit at the Plaza de España, symbol of the Expo of ’29, and then stroll through the María Luisa Park until arriving to the Plaza de América. There you find the Archaeology Museum, the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions and the Royal Pavilion, where students can enjoy a refreshing drink in one of the most famous terraces in the city.
Royal Bullring Maestranza, The most legendary in the history of bullfighting, and the third most visited monument in Seville. The most beautiful example of bullfighting architecture and a primordial setting in the evolution of the Bullfighting Festival. It has been officially declared a Site of Cultural Interest..
Learning is your objective and helping you is ours
Our extra-curricular language workshops, with proposals for grammar and vocabulary, will help you to review and better understand concepts in Spanish that at times aren’t very clear: the difference between por and para, ser and estar, use of the subjunctive, etc…. We also want you to feel the cultural pulse of the city, so we propose viewing the culture from another perspective through shows or leisure activities, films, concerts, exhibitions, Sevillanas dance classes and flamenco performances.
Students learn to listen to and understand songs in Spanish and are introduced to the wide world of Spanish music.
Students learn reading techniques that will give them greater confidence when confronting Spanish texts. At the same time, students are introduced to the panorama of Spanish literature.
Students develop strategies to write more efficiently, whether they are working on simple or more complex texts. These activities also stimulate creativity and give free rein to personal expression.
Have any doubts about Ser/Estar?, Por/Para? We’ve designed workshops for different levels and with a methodology based on the “gamification”, to help you overcome the peculiarities in Spanish.