School Trips to Madrid
A school trip to Madrid with your students will give them an insight into how this vibrant, eclectic city works and why it’s considered the business hub of Spain.
Home to some of Europe's most extravagant art collections at the Museo del Prado and Centro de Arte Reino Sofia, as well as rich cultural heritage, Madrid blends the historic and the modern with gusto. With a plethora of ancient chapels, cathedrals and stunning archways standing in stark contrast to the modern, gleaming office blocks, a broad range of students will find many reasons to fall in love with the Spanish capital.
There are plenty of opportunities for your students to practice their Spanish Language skills in Madrid – from shopping at the bustling El Rastro market, to a guided tour around the headquarters of El País; a daily newspaper distributed throughout Spain.
If your students are football fans, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is a must; home to Real Madrid FC. On a guided tour, your students can enter the dressing room where many world famous players including Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham have prepared for their upcoming match. On a school trip to Madrid, sports and history enthusiasts may also want to visit Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas and deliberate the ethical implications related to bullfighting, which has played such an integral part in Spanish culture and history.
With such a broad range of educational packages and heritage to learn of, an Equity school trip to Madrid will win the hearts and minds of students of any age.
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Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to Madrid - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for Madrid
Toledo is one of the oldest towns in Spain and lies on a granite hill surrounded on three sides by the deep gorge of the river Tagus. The highlights of the town include its cathedral, towering Alcazar and its ring of Gothic and Moorish walls. The town is situated one hours drive from Madrid, therefore a coach is required. Prices available on request.
El Pais Newspaper Visit
El Pais is the highest circulation newspaper in Spain and one of Madrid’s three dailies. It's an independent paper dedicated to the promotion of democratic ideals in a post-Franco Spain. First released in 1976, six months after his death, through an idea of the son of the philosopher José Ortega y Gasset, it is easily readable and appeals to diverse interests.
Spanish Language Lessons
We maintain relationships with many language schools in the Madrid area and they can tailor make your lesson programme according to your requirements.
Faunia Wildlife Park
Faunia is a huge nature park, containing thousands of different species of animals from all over the word. The biodiverse park is made up of eight of the world's ecosystems and 3500 animals.
Reina Sofia Museum
Reina Sofia Museum is a treasure trove of contemporary and modern art, showcasing famous art collections from the Abstract, Pop and Minimal art movements. You will find Picasso’s acclaimed “Guernica” painting here, which is regarded as one of the most powerful anti-war artworks ever made.
Museo Nacional del Prado
The Prado Museum is regarded as one of the best art museums in the world, due to its enormous collection of paintings. The museum houses the largest collection of Spanish artworks found anywhere in the world, including highly commended pieces such as “Las Meninas” by Diego Velázquez and “Saturn Devouring His Son” by Francisco Goya.
Las Ventas Bullring
One of the largest bullrings in the world, a visit to Las Ventas will give your students a firsthand glimpse into Spain’s controversial bullfighting culture. Experience the ginormous scale of the arena and explore the bullfighting museum, which also houses a chapel devoted to the patrons of Mexico and Madrid.
Royal Palace of Madrid
The official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, a visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) will give your students an insight into Spain’s royal history. The palace is located in the central district of Madrid, close to the spectacular Catedral de Almudena, Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol.
Teleferico Cable Car
Hop on the Teleferico Cable Car for a bird’s eye view of Madrid. The 2.5km journey takes just over 10 minutes, starting at Paseo del Pintor Rosales, transporting you to Casa de Campo – Madrid’s largest public park.
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
Experience a guided tour around the home of Real Madrid FC – Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. In the world of football, the stadium is considered as legendary, enjoying a high level of fame due to the amount of times it has hosted the European Cup final and the fact that many football legends have played here, including Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and Ronaldo.
Parque de Atracciones
One of the largest amusement parks in Madrid, Parque de Atracciones is a great place to spend the whole day or a long afternoon. Located in Casa de Campo, in the city of Madrid, the theme park features five fun-filled zones with a whole host of attractions including log flumes, water rapids and adrenaline fuelled roller coasters.
El Retiro Park
Located in the heart of the city, El Retiro Park is a must visit when staying in Madrid. Make your way around this green oasis, spanning over 125 hectares and discover Velázquez Palace, now used as an exhibition hall hosting various temporary art exhibitions, explore the Crystal Palace and rent a rowboat at the park’s lake.
El Rastro Market
El Rastro Market is a large open air flea market, which has been running in Madrid since the Middle Ages! Held every Sunday between Calle Emajadores and the Ronda de Toledo, you will find a great variety of products, both new and used, sold here. This is a great opportunity for your students to practice their Spanish language skills with the locals.
Templo de Debod
Who would’ve known that you could find a piece of ancient Egypt, dating back to the 2nd century BC, in the centre of Madrid? The Temple of Debod was dismantled, transported and rebuilt in Parque del Oeste in the city centre, as a donation by the Egyptian State for Spain's help in saving the Abu Simbel temples.
El Escorial Monastery
Located around an hours’ coach drive, northwest of Madrid at the beautiful foothills of Sierra de Guadarrama, El Escorial Monastery is an excellent excursion where students can learn more about Spanish history. Built during the 16th century, the site is now UNESCO Heritage listed, where you will find an ensemble of different buildings, including the main monastery building, a church, royal palace, royal library, elaborate gardens and courtyards.
Warner Theme Park
Around a 45 minute coach drive, south of Madrid, Warner Theme Park is a popular amusement park option for our school groups. The park features five different themed areas, including Super Heroes World and Hollywood Boulevard. A majority of the rides are superhero themed, including two roller coasters named SUPERMAN and BATMAN.
Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!
Our first Madrid Art trip and students loved it - we will run this trip again I think. Really super trip - the students had a great time.
- Varndean College, Art Trip to Madrid
- Great choice for those on a budget
- Right in the heart of Madrid
The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Madrid. All 165 rooms are en-suite, with TV and telephone. Facilities include a bar, cafeteria and meeting rooms. Breakfast is taken at the hotel and evening meals at a nearby restaurant.
Location: Sat within the Golden Triangle of Art, next to Atocha’s metro, train and bus stops and a short walk to numerous museums and sites.
Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, snack bar, 24 hour reception, common room.
Accommodation: Single and twin rooms available for staff, double to quadruple available to students. All rooms with en-suite, TV, daily housekeeping, fridge.
Meals: Buffet breakfast available.
- Centrally located
- Suitable for groups
Modern and bright hostel ideal for groups and surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants.
Location: Located in the heart of the centre, very close to some of the most important monuments of the city.
Facilities:Bar, pool table, TV screen in lounge, free Wi-Fi, 24 hour snack bar.
Accommodation: All the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, TV with international channels, fully equipped bathrooms, towels, free WIFI and finger print devices for rooms.
Meals: Bed and breakfast.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
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Recommended Educational Trips to Madrid
Equity can recommend Madrid for the following subjects- click on the boxes for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.