ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS
Students can participate in a program of activities and excursions during non-class time. The objective of this program is to provide students with more extensive knowledge of Spain, its culture, art and history.
The price for each activity includes transportation, a guide from the school and tickets to places of interest.
The activities program includes:
A tour of Old Madrid: The Austrian part of Madrid. We\'ll learn about the history of Puerta del Sol, La Plaza Mayor, La Plaza del Ayuntamiento, The Royal Palace, and other sites.
El Museo Municipal de Madrid: The history of Madrid and its historical figures through paintings, drawings, sculptures and other objects.
El Palacio Real: Built in the 18th century by King Philip V, the first Bourbon king of Spain.
El Convento de las Descalzas Reales: A convent located right in the heart of Madrid. It has been a place of solace, prayer and art since the 16th century, when it was founded by Princess Juana of Austria.
El Convento de la Encarnación: Founded by Queen Margarita of Austria-Stiria, the wife of King Philip III, in 1611. It is noteworthy for its vial containing the dried blood of St. Pantaleón.
El Museo y la Fábrica de Tapices: Established in 1721 by King Philip V. Its weavers use the same techniques today that were used in the 18th century.
El Museo Lázaro Galdiano: A private art collection donated by its founder. It displays jewels, paintings, sculptures, furniture and many other objects.
El Museo de Artes Decorativas: A collection of objects formerly used in everyday life that are now considered objets d’art.
A Spanish play or musical performance.
El Museo del Prado: Spain\'s most important art collection and one of the best in the world. We\'ll see paintings by Goya, El Greco, Ribera, Zurbarán, Murillo and Velázquez.
El Centro de Arte Reina Sofía: Modern Spanish art featuring Juan Gris, Miró, Dalí and, of course, Picasso (especially El Guernica, his most controversial and renowned work).
El Panteón de Goya: The San Antonio de la Florida hermitage, which houses the remains of the genius painter from Aragón. The chapel was decorated by Goya and depicts the miracle performed by San Antonio.
El Ayuntamiento: The city hall premises and the mayor\'s office.
El Parlamento: The history of the Spanish constitution and the Parliament, created by Queen Isabella II in 1850.
El Rastro: The most interesting outdoor market in Madrid, located in the old part of the city.
El Planetario: A trip to the stars.
El País: The production facilities of the newspaper with the largest circulation in Spain.
El Museo Arqueológico: Artifacts from the different eras that make up Spanish history and culture.
El Museo Romántico: Furniture, paintings and other objects from this dark period in Spain’s history.
El Museo Cerralbo: A palace-museum located in the centre of Madrid. It houses the art collections gathered by the Marquis of Cerralbo during his lifetime in the 17th century.
El Museo Sorolla: The former home of painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. His widow donated it to create the museum.
This program includes:
El Escorial: The monastery built by Philip II in the 16th century
El Valle de los Caídos: Franco\'s Pantheon, a symbol of the dictatorship in Spain
Aranjuez: The spring palace of the Spanish royalty
Chinchón: One of the most typical Castilian towns
Segovia: A city with a Roman aqueduct, a castle and a cathedral
La Granja: The summer palace of the Spanish royalty
Toledo: The seat of the Spanish court during the reign of Charles V. We’ll visit the cathedral, the Santo Tomé Church, El Greco\'s house, San Juan de los Reyes and two synagogues.
El Pardo: The Royal Palace, former residence of Franco
Manzanares El Real: A Romantic castle in the mountains
Avila: A Romanesque walled city. We\'ll visit the wall, the Plaza Mayor and some churches, and take a walk to experience the atmosphere within the walls.
We\'ll make paella in the country and swim in a river, spending a fun day in the sun.
EUREKA offers several types of housing:
A) With Spanish families
B) In hotels or hostels
C) In dormitory rooms
D) In studios
E) In apartments
D) Shared flats
A) With Spanish Families
All the families that house EUREKA students are located no more than 15 minutes by bus or subway from the school.
The school has chosen these families carefully to ensure that all students enjoy a pleasant and homelike atmosphere.
The price of accommodations with a Spanish family (75 euros per week) includes:
- A single room equipped with a desk, a lamp, and heat during the winter.
- One shower a day.
- A change of sheets and towels weekly.
- A key to the house so that the student can come and go at any time.
NOTE: In the event that a student is not happy with the family, or would simply like to change his or her accommodations, the school will try to make the change as quickly as possible.
B) In hotels or hostels
If the student desires it, we can also make a reservation in a hotel or a hostel close to the Academy. Prices for a single room in a hotel range from 30 to 55 euros per day. The prices for a single room in a hostel range from 15 to 30 euros per day.
C) In dormitory rooms
The dormitory rooms are close to the Academy. Student can choose either a single or a double room. Prices range from between 450 euros (double room without meals) and 750 euros (single room with full board)
D) In Studios.-
There are 12 studios available. There are 6 in the same street as the school and 6 in a building 3 minutes walking from the school. They consist of a bedroom/living room, a bathroom, and a full kitchen.
The rent for the studio – 660 euros per month or 180 euros per week - includes all utilities (gas, water, electricity and maintenance fees). All studios are equipped with air conditioning, heat, clothes washers, refrigerators, and ovens. Televisions may be rented for an additional charge. Telephones are not provided.
Studios in Calle Arenal, 6
Studios in Calle Preciados, 33
E) In Apartments
There are also 5 apartments available in the building. They consist of two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a full bathroom, and a half bathroom. The apartments are equipped with televisions, clothes washers, refrigerators, air conditioning and heat. Telephones are not provided.
The rent for the apartment - 1.080 euros per month or 300 euros per week per person - includes all utilities (gas, water, electricity and maintenance fees). The apartments can be shared by two students.
F.- ) Shared flats.-
We have to flats with 4 and 6 rooms. These flats have two bath rooms, salon and kitchen. One of them is about 15 minutes far from the school the other one is in the same street. We offer doble or single rooms. The price is the following:
Single room.- 330 euros per month or 90 euros per week
Doble room for one student: 330 euros per month or 90 euros per week
Doble room for two students: 450 euros per month or 120 euros per week