Culture and everyday life :
If you not only wish to feel the charm of an authentic Andalusian city but also to get to the bottom of it, you really should attend our Spanish course in Córdoba. The valuable knowledge of our teachers and tips of insiders will more than help you achieve this.
Even after only a few days, culture and everyday life will bring you an intensive experience, that will lead you to understand the attraction of this city and its people.
Of course the city is not a candy-coloured paradise. The sky, however is mainly blue - winter and summer. The city is not full of palm beaches, but full of palm trees. Lemons and oranges bloom and grow along the streets, and their fragance and that of the 'Paradise tree' in our patio may compensate you for a paradise lost.
Parallel to its language courses Centro de Idiomas LARCOS offers a variety of activities (most of these are free of charge, others are offered at special budget rates): Spanish film performances, speeches on cultural, historical or present-day subjects, guided city tours, guided visits to the Mezquita, excursions to Medina Azahara, the Sierrra Morena and Subbética. The students will get to know Flamenco and Sevillanas - and of course, Spanish 'fiestas'.
Córdoba offers a lot of leisure activities:
Museums, theatres and concerts.
. "Concurso Nacional de Arte Flamenco" (in May, every 3 years).
. "Festival Internacional de la Guitarra" (1st and 2nd week in July).
"Carnavales" (in February)
"Semana Santa" (week before Easter)
"Las Cruces" (1st week of May)
"Concurso de Patios"(Middle of May)
"Feria de Mayo" (last week in May)
"Velada de Fuensanta" (1st week of Sept.)
Many pubs and all year Andalusian way of life. Centro de Idiomas LARCOS organizes excursions in High Speed train AVE to Madrid (travel time: 90 minutes) and Sevilla (40 min) as well as to Granada (within convenient distance), or to the Costa del Sol for weekend trips.
Your place of residence:
Course participants stay in flats with either Spanish or other students of our institute. You may also choose to stay in an apartment, local hotel, guest house or in Spanish homes (with halfboard or fullboard).