Annual studytrip: Política y arquitectura Madrid, April 2nd-7th 2011. Sign up now!

Madrid, located along the river Manzanares, is a city highly influenced by the changes over time in Spain’s politics. Dating back to the 9th century it has had many influences that shaped todays skyline. During the studytrip we will explore Madrid and explore the way politics can influence architecture. From Spain being a kingdom to the period of Franco’s reign till now, when it’s trying to become one of Europe’s economical centers. We will see it all.

From April 2nd till 7th (Saturday-Thursday) we will be in Madrid with a group of 18 students and 2 professors. The studytrip will cost around €350,- with the possibility of a grant of €100,- for Dutch students. This amount will include airplane ticket, hostel, public transportation and fee’s for museums and other sights. Excluded are lunch, dinner and the football match (not mandatory). Sign up before February 17th!

Preliminary program:

Saturday 2nd | Arrival Madrid
Sights among others: Barajas Airport

Sunday 3rd | Royal Spain
Sights among others: | El Palacio Real | Parque del Buen Retiro | Prado |
Optional excursion: football match Madrid (extra costs)

Monday 4th | Franco period
Sights among others: | El Escorial | Valle de los Caidos |

Tuesday 5th | Modern Madrid: Innovation
Sights among others: | Zarzuela Hippodrome | Mirador | Eco Boulevard |

Wednesday 6th | Modern Madrid: Business district
Sights among others: | Puerta de Europa | Cuatro Torres | Consejo Superior de las Cámaras de Comercio | CaixaForum |

Thursday 7th | Departure Madrid
Sigths among others: | District C |

Only 18 spots available, so sign up fast!