Spanish A Level Pupils Experience Spanish Culture

Once more, Salamanca honoured its credentials as one of the most beautiful and welcoming cities in Spain, enabling our Sixth Form Hispanists to experience an enriching language and cultural immersion over October Long Leave.  

To the charm of our hosting city, we added the wonders of its historic neighbour, Segovia with its Roman aqueduct; a feat of engineering and one of the best preserved in the world. Another highlight was the visit to The Real Alcazar, a gem of a palace in terms of tradition, art and architecture, having been the ‘home and heart’ of Spanish royalty since the time of Isabel and Ferdinand of Castille. This was only the first day of a packed programme of cultural activities.

Back in Salamanca, we soon settled into a routine of morning Spanish lessons and afternoon guided tours. The Plaza Mayor became a second home to all and the starting point for visits to the university main buildings, the Romanic and Gothic Cathedrals and the Casa-Museo of Don Miguel de Unamuno. The figure and works of this iconic Spanish writer and philosopher, former Rector of the University of Salamanca, provided a bountiful source of inspiration to our Upper Sixth in the build-up to their university applications.

We wrapped up the joys of this trip with a group meal at Momo’s, a little and unassuming restaurant with a Michelin-star chef at the helm. This was a real tour de force in Salamanca’s culinary delicacies. The dishes kept coming, one as scrumptious as the next!

Our Spanish language School, LOLA LANGUAGES, its teachers and hosting families, felt overjoyed to have met our pupils and had nothing but high praise for all of them. They are already counting the days for the next batch of Wycombe Abbey super-talented Spanish enthusiasts to arrive in the near future.

Snr Luis Fuentes Olea
Head of Spanish

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