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Online Program

Adventures Online: Spanish Art History, Flamenco & More in Madrid

Welcome to Madrid! Discover this city known for its rich history and modern cultural renaissance, during an online learning adventure filled with virtual field trips, lectures and more.
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Program No. 24186RJ
Length
5 days
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499
Online Program

Adventures Online: Spanish Art History, Flamenco & More in Madrid

Welcome to Madrid! Discover this city known for its rich history and modern cultural renaissance, during an online learning adventure filled with virtual field trips, lectures and more.
Length
5 days
Starts at
499
Length
5 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
499
Program No. 24186RJ

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DATES & PRICES

Online Program
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Learn from the comfort of your own home.

At a Glance

Whether you’ve been fascinated with Spanish art and history or wish you more about the Flamenco, you’ll experience Madrid like never before — live, from your own home! — during this cutting-edge online learning adventure. With local experts who share their love for the city, enjoy virtual field trips to learn about art and food in the La Latina and Lavapiés neighborhoods. You’ll also enjoy a chance to thrill in the offerings of Madrid’s many museums, from the Prado to the Reina Sofia and many more, and explore the Royal Palace, Opera House and Botanical Garden. Daily lectures offer a look into Madrid’s history, giving insight into topics from Spain’s colonial past to the Spanish Civil War. Throughout your learning adventure, enjoy in-depth Q&A sessions and an opportunity to get to know your fellow Road Scholars. By the end of the week, we think you’ll have just one thing to say: “Ole!”

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Join art historian and anthropologist Teresa de La Vega for virtual field trips and lively presentations on Madrid’s most iconic landmarks and museums, from the Prado to the Reina Sofia.
  • Through online lectures, meetings with locals and presentations, trace the history of Madrid, the only European capital city founded by Muslims, through the Spanish Civil War to today’s creative renaissance.
  • Experience the joy of Flamenco with a live demonstration from a local singer and musician.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
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Teresa de la Vega
Teresa de la Vega studied history and geography at Complutense University of Madrid and has received degrees in American anthropology, ancient history, and art history. She has taught courses in art history throughout her career..

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Teresa de la Vega studied history and geography at Complutense University of Madrid and has received degrees in American anthropology, ancient history, and art history. She has taught courses in art history throughout her career..
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Ulises Diaz-Ropero is originally from Toledo and is fluent in Spanish, English, and an intermediate level of French. He is an avid traveler and has visited many countries on four different continents. Ulises completed a Master’s degree in ethnomusicology at the School of Oriental Studies in London before becoming a world music artist in the thriving music scene in London. For the last five years, Ulises has been pursuing a career in education, leading educational travels as well as teaching Spanish to adults.
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Mayra Noguerales was born on the Canary Islands and moved to mainland Spain as a teenager. At 16, she moved to the US, and after four years in several states, headed to the UK to finish her university degree. Returning home, she moved to beautiful, historic El Escorial and became an educational Group Leader. Mayra enjoys time in her workshop creating all types of arts and crafts. Her passion and most rewarding experiences come from meeting people and sharing her knowledge of Spain and Portugal.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Hotel Florida
by Amanda Vaill
Leaving the Atocha Station
by Ben Lerner
Lights of Bohemia
by John Lyon
Spain: A History
by Raymond Carr
Winter in Madrid
by C.J. Sansom
The Seamstress
by María Dueñas
Death in the Afternoon
by Ernest Hemingway
The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision
by Henry Kamen
Captain Alatriste
by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Spain of the Catholic Monarchs
by John Edwards
The Arts in Spain
by John F. Moffitt
The Frozen Heart
by Almudena Grandes
The Infatuations
by Javier Marías
Cultural Atlas of Spain and Portugal
by Mary Vincent and R.A. Stradling
Let's Cook Spanish: A Family Cookbook
by Gabriela Llamas
Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past
by Giles Tremlett
The Ornament of the World
by Maria Rosa Menocal
The Hive
by Camilo José Cela
Spain
by Jan Morris





Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.