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Online Program

Adventures Online: Art & History on the Roads to Santiago, Spain

Program No. 24318RJ
Journey through Spain along the caminos — or roads — that lead to Santiago de Compostela and learn about Spanish culture along the way during this live, online learning adventure!

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At a Glance

Santiago de Compostela has long been revered as a site for pilgrimages — but how does one get there? Join a local historian and anthropologist for a three-day, virtual journey through Spain along some of the “caminos” that lead to this important city. Each day, follow a different route and along the way, discover spectacular views, castles perched on rocks, amazing works of art, prehistoric caves, medieval monasteries, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and much more. Follow the most popular Camino Frances that stretches from the French border through Pamplona and Castile, the stunning Camino del Norte which winds along the scenic northern coast, and the lesser known Via de la Plata, the longest route from Andalusia to Galicia. Get to know your fellow Road Scholars as you engage in a panel discussion on life in Spain today and take in a lecture on Spanish wines and gastronomy.

What You'll Learn

  • Discover the Camino Frances — the French Way that stretches from the French border at Roncesvalles through Pamplona and Castile — on a virtual field trip.
  • Join your expert for a virtual field trip through the regions of Basque Country, Asturias and northern Galicia as you explore the Northern and Primitive Ways.
  • Enjoy a virtual exploration of the longest pilgrimage route to Santiago — the Mozarabic Way— and the coastline of Cape Finisterre.

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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