The Flavors of Spain: Culture and Cuisine in Andalusia
Set off on a culinary adventure to Spain, where you’ll discover the subtitles of cured ham, explore local markets, taste traditional paella and learn to cook authentic cuisine!
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Program No. 21252RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

A bowl of gazpacho so vibrant and yet impossibly simple. A cured ham redolent of the earth and hundreds of years of tradition. A paella rich and bursting with the best flavors of land and sea. The humble food of Spain’s Andalusia are familiar to all, but until you’ve eaten, drank and danced in the land where these dishes were born, you will never know how truly flavorful they can be. Join us on a culinary adventure through southern Spain to find the best of this region’s specialties. We’ve planned unforgettable experiences at markets, vineyards, local kitchens and farms, the best tapas and flamenco on your own, intertwined with visits to the renown World Heritage Sites in Seville, Córdoba and Granada.
Activity Level
Extensive walking (2-3 miles on some days) at a steady pace.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Journey to Spain's capital of cured ham in the Sierras to taste this incredible delicacy at its peak.
  • Savor some of the world’s best tapas and impress your friends at home with paella and ajoblanco recipes you learn in cooking workshops.
  • Join local experts to learn about some of the great landmarks of Andalusia: the Alhambra Palace, Generalife gardens and the Great Mosque in Cordoba.
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Jose Sanchez
Jose Sanchez, professor for the Academic program at the Center for Cross-Cultural Study, enjoys collaborating with Road Scholar programs. An expert on the history of Spain, he transmits to participants his passion and enthusiasm in his lectures and excursions to the Roman Ruins of Italica. Says Jose: "After teaching young people for 17 years, I consider teaching Road Scholar participants the most rewarding professional experience. I find the great interest they have in learning and the gratitude they convey very special and fulfilling. Teaching them has given me confidence in my ability to communicate with other cultures."
Judy Cotter
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