One more week in the books for our Santander group! We welcomed the Summer 2 group and Month 1 continues to grow and thrive here in northern Spain.
It’s hard to believe we will ALL be leaving this beautiful town in less than a week. But if there is one thing to learn about this program, it is that we are making the most of every moment.
Monday – Month students lead a “tour of the city” for the Summer 2 students showing them all the important places and things in Santander. How to get a bus pass and where to find Regma ice cream! We finished with churros y chocolate at our favorite spot … Valor!
Summer 2 – Surf class
Month – beach day!
Summer 2 – Museo marítimo
Month – Parque de las llamas and did a tour of the universities. We ended with Regma ice crean for all.
Thursday – Clase de vela. Out on the open seas. Intro to sailing, scary but great!!
Friday – visit to the longggg awaited centro Botín.
For those of you not familiare with the new museum named ‘Centro Botín, below is some information on the newly constructed musuem (work of art in our opinions!)—-
Centro Botín, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano as a permanent home for the art, cultural and educational programmes of Fundación Botín, Spain’s most important private cultural foundation. Art from Carsten Höller, Goya and works from the permanent collection of Fundación Botín.
There will be a special exhibition, curated by Vicente Todolí and Udo Kittlemann, members of Fundación Botín’s Visual Arts Advisory Committee, of the work of the internationally acclaimed artist, Carsten Höller, his first show in Spain. Famous for his dizzying slides, and playful interactive installations, the exhibition will feature new works alongside a selection of well-known works, some specially restaged for the Centro Botín including Elevator Bed (2010). Visitors to the exhibition will be able to book a night in Elevator Bed, equipped with all the comforts of a luxury hotel room, experiencing the rest of the exhibition as the bed rotates and goes up and down, rising up to 3.5 metres above ground. Alongside the exhibition Carsten Höller has created a new site specific light installation, 7.8Hz, commissioned by Fundación Botín for the Pereda Gardens, and active from sunset to sunrise.
Summer 2 – Picos de Europa.
Month – Palacio de Magdalena