⎟ Urban Retreat ⎟
27 April 2017 - 2 May 2017
Immerse yourself in the city
History, Gastronomy & Human Evolution
Learning a language is so much more than learning the vocabulary and grammar. It is about understanding and interiorising its mindset. How the natives are thinking is dependent on their shared history and common culture.
You need to immerse in that culture to fully understand.
You need not only to know their history but to walk around those historical places to let its history seep in.
Spanish culture is wide and varied and is deeply connected with its history.
A history that is present and visible in the historical centres of every city.
Some corners were scenario of major historical events.
Burgos is crowded with Gothic churches and abbeys, where many weddings of European royal family members took place.
History seeps through every pore but that is not all that this city has to offer.
Tradition, gastronomy and language.
Burgos is considered the crib of the Castilian language. Here, one monastery keeps the first document containing the first words in Castilian language.
Suckling lamp (cordero) and (black pudding) morcilla are the dishes par excellence. All washed down with the incredible Ribera del Duero wine.
Are you willing to soak up the urban Spanish experience?
What the city has to offer...
... and you will enjoy.
Gothic, royal families, Camino de Santiago...
Burgos a has place in history.
This majestic, hometown of ‘El Cid’, is considered the Gothic capital of Spain.
It has castles, Gothic monasteries and stone paved streets peppered with many traditional restaurants and bars.
Food and Wine
Cordero (suckling lamb) and morcilla (black pudding) are their star dishes, washed down with Ribera del Duero wine.
Visit of a bodega (warehouse), including wine and food tasting.
Crib of our last ancestor
Visit Atapuerca village and its archeological site where the oldest human remains (Homo Antecessor) where found.
And then we'll visit of the Human Evolution Museum to make sense of it all.
750€ private room package
Come with a friend and share the room (20% discounted price) :
600€ shared package per person
What the package includes:
❍ Five nights accommodation (5 full days and nights).
❍ Daily Spanish themed workshops (between 2 to 3 hours per day).
❍ Homemade traditional Spanish food (full board - 15 meals in total).
❍ An intimate group of 4 - 8 diverse people from all over the world.
❍ One theatre night (including tickets)
❍ Two themed tours inside the city (2 guided visits to major monumental sites)
❍ Guided tour to a bodega (warehouse) - 1 trip outside the city
❍ Visit to Atapuerca (archeological site) - 1 trip outside the city
❍ Full immersion in Spanish for 5 days
Note: There will of course be free time to wander around, enjoy the tapas and wine...
Leave me your details and a brief message, and I'll get back to you shortly with more info.
- Payment -
Payments accepted by Paypal and wire transfer. Details on the registration form.
Deposit of € 200 to secure your spot.
Payment plans possible, inquire for options.
- How to get there -
We are staying in Burgos city.
The most convenient airports are Madrid or Bilbao.
The best way to get here is by bus. There is a direct bus from Madrid Airport to Burgos. You will be collected in the bus station right in the city centre.
ABOUT YOUR HOST
María Ortega García