Culture, history, and cuisine were three areas of Spain that we explored today.
Although the weather was scattered rain showers, our enthusiasm to learn about Spain brightened our day. Our first step was the 14-century city of Alhambra de Granada. The city was overlooking Granada and we learned about the Roman influences in Spain all the way to modern times. Our local tour guide expertly led us through several important parts of the city while explaining significant historical events that impacted the region and the country.
Our group was the participated in a city challenge as a way to get to the city center by having a scavenger hunt of historical buildings in the short distance to town hall. Their goal was to have their group picture, not a selfie, taken in each location - which required them to interact with townspeople and practice their Spanish! Their exploration of the town also led them to the shopping and restaurant area where they had a couple hours to enjoy a traditional Spanish lunch.
Our last stop in Granada central was at the Royal Chapel where the Spanish monarchs, Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand are buried. Using a self-guided audio tour, our students learned about the reign of the Spanish monarchs, Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand.
There was some free time to shop in the local stores before heading back to the hotel to get ready for our Flamenco lessons, dinner, and a Flamenco show.
Most of the group signed up to learn the basic steps of Flamenco and we all enjoyed the lesson as well as remarked about how difficult the dance is. Enjoy some videos of our hard work!
Before ending our evening with a local Flamenco show we were treated to tapas for dinner!