Spain is generally a country where there is a great mix of cultures, and this brings with it a combination of different traditions, customs and beliefs. Many peoples have inhabited these lands, such as the Romans, the Iberians, the Basques, and the Arabs, among others. In addition, Spain has its own culture these days, but it is also made up of and divided into other cultures, corresponding to each regional community. Each one of them has its culture, its traditions and customs, its gastronomy, and even some of them their own language.
Spain is a country with a huge cultural and artistic heritage, where great writers, musicians, poets, and artists have been born. This is where a large mix of customs and traditions coexist, which are not defined by their borders. Rather, it is a country in which all the diversity of Spanish culture lives together. The heterogeneity of Spanish culture is a social reality, palpable, and perceived from abroad. However, there is one point where all these Spanish cultures converge and share the same place. We are talking about Madrid, the capital of Spain, found in the center of the country.
Spanish cultures from different regions, such as Basque culture, Galician culture, Catalan culture, Andalusian culture… can be found in the capital. Madrid is the center that unites this cultural diversity. That is why learning Spanish in Madrid is the best option since you can get to know first-hand Spanish culture as well as that of Madrid and, in addition, all the other cultures of the Iberian Peninsula.
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Learning Spanish in Madrid, then, does not only mean learning the Spanish language and its culture in general but also to immerse yourself in the totality and heterogeneity of its culture, traditions and customs.
For example, after having a Spanish lesson in Madrid, you can go to see a Flamenco tablao. The artistry of the dance, the atmosphere, the singing, and the sound of the guitar are features that can whisk you away to Andalusia. You can also go to the Galician restaurants in the center of Madrid to try Galician-style octopus, so tasty and sweet that it alters your sense of smell, of sight, and especially of taste.
We cannot forget about going to one of the shows of the castellers, featuring a human tower, and thus be able to understand Catalan culture. Another good option is to do the cider route, which brings to mind Asturias, but also the north in general. Finish by eating marmitako, a typical dish from the Basque Country, in places that are so unique and regional that you can feel the real Basque origins. Will you join us to experience this cultural diversity and while you’re here take advantage to learn Spanish in Madrid? We can assure you, total linguistic and cultural immersion is guaranteed.