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Guided visit to Oviedo's UNESCO heritage

In the 9th century the flame of Christianity was kept alive in the Iberian peninsula in the tiny Kingdom of the Asturias. Here an innovative pre-Romanesque architectural style was created that was to play a significant role in the development of the religious architecture of the peninsula. There are several remains of this period spread along the city. During this activity, we will visit some of them, as well as other history and interesting locations of the city. You can find more information in the site of UNESCO.

Pre-romanesque of Oviedo

 source: http://www.turismoviedo.es/ 

Visit to the Sanctuary of Covadonga and the Peaks of Europe

During this One Day trip, we will visit the historical place of Covadonga where, according to local history, King Don Pelayo started the Re-Conquest of the peninsula.

Covadonga

 source: wikipedia 

From there, we will visit part of the National Park of Peaks of Europe, a range of mountains only 20 km inland from the northern coast. We will also visit the historical village of Cangas de Onis.

Lakes of Covadonga

 source: http://www.cangasdeonis.com/

Tito Bustillo Caves / MUJA

Tito Bustillo Cave is one of the most important Palaeolithic art sites in the world. On 7 July 2008, the Permanent Committee of UNESCO inscribed this site in its select list of World Heritage together with four Asturian sites (Pindal, Peña de Candamo, Llonín and Covaciella) and nine more sites in Cantabria and the Basque Country. Is located in Ribadesella, a small town one hour away from Oviedo. 

Titu Bustillo Cave

 source: http://www.centrotitobustillo.com/

The Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA) rises 155 metres above sea level in a privileged location along the coast of the Principality, a singular museum which, in the shape of a large tridactyl footprint of a dinosaur, houses one of the most complete and didactic samples worldwide regarding these fascinating reptiles.

 
 source: http://www.museojurasicoasturias.com/

Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago (Latin: Peregrinatio Compostellana, Galician: Camiño de Santiago), also known by the English name Way of St. James, is the name of any of the pilgrimage routes, known as pilgrim ways, to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried. During this three days trip we will follow the last tracks of the Camino, arriving to the city of Santiago de Compostela, and visiting its amazing cathedral. 

Santiago de Compostela

 source: http://www.spain.info/

 

Spanish Culture Course

From the second week and for 10 weeks, there will be a one hour per day course on Spanish history and culture. The course, taught in English, will introduce students to the most relevant aspects of Spanish culture and its history, emphasizing those moments related to some of the visits programmed during the campus.

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