Escuela Delengua is situated right in the centre of Granada, a city which not only offers sun and beached in the summer but has a wealth of activities to offer in the winter. Just 40 kilometres from Granada can be found the awe-inspiring mountain range of the Sierra Nevada. Boasting the Iberian Peninsula’s highest point, Mulhac’en at 3480m, the Sierra Nevada can be seen from the very centre of Granada. From the miradores that are dotted around the city, such as the Mirador San Nicolás located only 10 minutes from Escuela Delengua, to just walking through this historic city, you will catch ample glimpses of the snow-covered mountains.
If you are thinking of doing an intensive Spanish course with us here at Escuela Delengua, it may surprise you to hear that the Sierra offers skiing so close to a city known for sun and tapas. In reality Granada offers everything. City life nestled between sea and skiing, what more could you ask for? Every weekend, the ski stations of the Sierra welcome more than seven thousand people who come to Granada wishing to enjoy the snow, whether it be skiing, tobogganing or dog sledding, the sierra offers some winter fun for the whole family. But don’t assume it’s all about winter fun. The skiing season in the Sierra Nevada lasts from November to May and this year the slopes close on the 3rd of May so you could very easily be enjoying winter fun in the morning and then be sunbathing on the tranquil beaches of the Costa Tropical in the afternoon.
Of course skiing is not all the city has to offer. Escuela Delengua still offers many exciting avtivities during the winter months. Not only does the school offer trips for students up to the Sierra Nevada for very reasonable prices but our usual range of activites are still available, such as tapas nights, walks around the beautiful Albayzín in winter and cultural visits to the Alhambra during the winter. If you thought this historic building was beautiful in the summer then you should see it in the winter. The stunning colours of the trees and plants around the monument offset the colour of the acient stone perfectly and offer a fantastic sight for anyone lucky enough to see it. As well as this the Alhambra offers beautidul views over Granada and what could be more breathtaking than a view over over the already stunning city covered in a blanket of snow. If you thought Spanish was perfect suring the summer why not come for a visit in the winter? Under its sheet of snow the Sierra Nevada turns Granada into a completely different place, you almost wont believe you are in Spain!
Escuela Delengua offers many extracurricular activities to its students and in the winter the Sierra Nevada is one of the student’ favourite destinations. If you are thinking of doing a Spanish course in Granada, come and see what this gorgeous city has to offer during the winter; you won´t regret it!