A tour of Alcala de Henares, Spain

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Mar 262013
 

Author: Bree Hottinger

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A special report of collegian reporter Kate Winkle’s study abroad adventures in Spain.

Alcala de Henares is a Spanish town of approximately 200,000 people, located 40 minutes from Madrid by train. The town is most famous for being the birthplace of Miguel Cervantes, who wrote “El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha.”
The University of Alcala’s international program, Instituto Franklin, is comprised of students from across the United States who chose to study abroad and learn Spanish.

What to see in Barcelona, Spain

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Feb 142013
 

Author: Bree Hottinger

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A special report of collegian reporter Kate Winkle’s study abroad adventures in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona has so much to offer the casual visitor or the culture-seeking tourist.
Dotted throughout the city are architectural works by Antoni Gaudi, who incorporated design elements of the natural world into his pieces. Gaudi’s most notable architectural specimen is the cathedral La Sagrada Familia, which has yet to be finished. Visitors pay to enter the cathedral and have the option of ascending to the top of one of the towers to see the city.
Art-lovers will enjoy the National Museum of Art of Catalunya, which houses pre-romanic frescos and works by Picasso, Dali and Goya.
Visitors can also ride a gondola up and down Mount Montjuic for a stunning view of the city.

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