Learn Spanish in Santiago

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Spanish course in Santiago​

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Live the experience of learning Spanish in Santiago

Why take an intensive Spanish course in Santiago?

Santiago was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1985. It stands out for being one of the three great Christian pilgrimage centres, together with Jerusalem and Rome, since, according to tradition, this is where the apostle St. James the Greater is buried. Its Cathedral, dedicated to the apostle St. James, is the favourite destination of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world who follow the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago every year.

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What does the experience of learning Spanish in Santiago include?

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Study in first class schools. We collaborate with one of the best schools in Santiago to guarantee you a unique experience.

The power of immersion Immerse yourself in Spanish culture through its language and traditions.

Learn and have fun. Enjoy your stay in Spain meeting wonderful people and participating in unique socio-cultural activities.

Assured certification. At the end of the Spanish courses in Spain you will obtain a certified certificate.

The uncertainty of traveling alone is over. With the courses you will be safe and accompanied by a group of people with the same feeling as you.

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The first thing you should visit is the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in Spain. If you pass by the High Altar, don’t forget to embrace the figure of the apostle; it is one of the oldest rituals that have been preserved. Don’t leave without visiting the Pórtico de la Gloria. 

One of the most beautiful places to visit in Santiago is the Plaza del Obradoiro. Here you will also find the façade of the Hospital of the Catholic Monarchs. In the past, it was used to welcome pilgrims who needed help after finishing the Pilgrim’s Way.

Santiago de Compostela is a green city. We recommend you visit the Alameda, where you can relax with beautiful views of the Cathedral. You should also visit Bonaval Park, north of the San Pedro neighbourhood.

Do you want to have the best views of the city? You have to climb Monte Pedroso. You also have Monte do Gozo, a favourite place for pilgrims because it is the first moment on the Camino where you can see the silhouette of the Cathedral. In addition, in this same location is held one of the most important music festivals of the Spanish scene: O son do Camiño.

Strolling through the old town is one of the best things to do in Santiago, but don’t forget to see the Plaza de la Quintana, the Plaza de las Platerías, the Monastery of San Martín Pinario and the Convent of San Francisco. If you want to learn a little more about the Camino de Santiago, we recommend you visit the Pilgrimage Museum.

If you want to continue your route visiting museums, the Museo de Pobo Galego is a very original and recommendable museum. It is located in the Old Convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval and you will be able to see Galician life and traditional Galician trades.

The University of Santiago de Compostela is, together with the Church and the seat of the Autonomous Government of Galicia, one of the three most important institutions in the city. It is the third oldest university in Spain, after Alcalá de Henares and Salamanca; the city, with 95,000 inhabitants, has a university population of 25,000 students, with all the influence that this entails on the daily life and leisure activities that the city offers for them.

With more than five centuries of history, it is a renowned institution in Spain and Europe. It offers ideal venues for all kinds of events, from emblematic and historic buildings such as the colleges of Fonseca and San Xerome (current headquarters of the Rectorate), at the foot of the Cathedral, the Baroque church or the great auditorium of the History building; to buildings as modern as the Faculty of Communication Sciences or the Vista Alegre Complex.

Finally, one of the most controversial and modern buildings in the city: the Cidade da Cultura building.


Galician gastronomy is considered one of the richest in Spain. We hope you’re not reading this hungry…

You can’t leave without trying scallops au gratin, molluscs similar to clams but bigger. They are cooked with other ingredients such as onion, ham or paprika. The scallop shell is the symbol of the Camino de Santiago, and it is very typical to make a pendant with it.

Galician octopus (or pulpo a feira) is the most important dish in Galician cuisine. The octopus is cooked in a pot in slices and seasoned with olive oil, paprika and salt. We recommend Mesón do Pulpo (Rúa de Vista Alegre, 57).

Galician fish, meat, seafood empanada… Galician “caldo de grelos” is one of the most typical dishes in Santiago de Compostela. It consists of a vegetable broth, potatoes, pork fat, chickpeas and beans.

And for dessert? The Santiago cake, made with almonds, egg, sugar and butter. The finishing touch: sprinkle icing sugar on top of the cake, leaving the silhouette of the cross of Santiago.

Galicia is another of Spain’s autonomous communities that is bilingual, as its two official languages are Galician and Spanish. Many of the expressions we will see come from Galician.

A Galician goes “amodiño” which is to be careful.  They go with “sentidiño” and this means that they do things with head. “Aínda por riba” means “and even on top of that” or “to top it all off”. “Seica” means “it seems to be”, for example, “seica vai chover” means “it seems to be raining”. When something is achieved quickly and is an easy success, it is said “chegar e encher”. 

An expression that Galicians use a lot is “e logo?” which literally means “and then?”, and it is a way of trying to find out a person’s intentions when they ask you for something, and when someone is good with food you say “quedar como un pepe”.

You can’t miss the Fiesta del Apóstol Santiago and the Apostle’s Fires. It is held in the second fortnight of July and lasts fifteen days. It is the most important festival in Santiago de Compostela. During these days, different cultural activities are held with music, dance, theatre and parades. Make a note in your calendar of the 24th and 25th, as these are the most important days. On the night of the 24th you can see an impressive fireworks display that imitates the Gothic façade of the Cathedral. On the 25th of July, during the solemn mass in the cathedral, the King or the delegate of the Royal Household pays homage to the apostle. At this mass you can see the famous botafumeiro (large incense burner) which is one of the largest in existence.

The sixth Thursday after Easter is the Feast of the Ascension. This festival lasts two weeks and is one of the most interesting in the city, as it is very rich in culture. At the end of their exams, students take part in the different cultural activities that are held in the city. During these festivities, it is typical to eat octopus a feira in the local pulpeiras.

The festivities of San Lázaro are held in mid-March and early April in the neighbourhood named after the saint. This neighbourhood stands out for its religious character, as it is located at the entrance to the city on the Camino de Santiago. It also stands out for its gastronomic offer. During these festivities, different masses are held and it is typical to eat pig’s trotters, cabbage and chorizo sausage.

You can’t miss the Noche de San Juan on 23 June either. This festival takes on a special character in Santiago thanks to the students. On this night, the city fills up with bonfires (which are specifically called “cacharelas”), which the locals jump over to ward off witchcraft and the evil eye of the “meigas” (the typical name for Galician evil spirits). The most popular bonfires are those in the historic city, especially those in the Plaza de Irmán Gómez, and those in the streets Algalia de Abaixo and Valle Inclán, although those organised in the Pelamios neighbourhood, in the San Juan park in Vista Alegre and in the San Lorenzo neighbourhood are also very popular.

And last but not least, if you like partying you must go to Magostos, which is very popular in autumn and is celebrated by roasting chestnuts in the street. People drink wine, eat empanadas and sausages and also an alcoholic drink typical of these festivities: queimada. This drink is said to be curative and a small ritual (the meigallo) is performed to ward off evil spirits. It is made from fruit, coffee beans, sugar and vine water.

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The courses are for all levels, from A1 to C2.

In the courses, in addition to Spanish classes, you can enjoy accommodation, socio-cultural activities, guided visits, excursions, events, etc. It all depends on what you want.

During your personal interview with us we will see your needs and tastes in order to recommend the destination that best suits you.

The minimum duration is one week. The maximum will depend on you, we adapt to your needs.

During your personal interview with us we will inform you of the details and then we will proceed to the reservation.

Courses are held throughout the year, starting every Monday of each week.

The price of the course will depend on your needs and tastes as you can choose from many different activities. We will discus about all the details 🙂

After completing the personal interview, choosing your favorite experience and booking the course, we will give you access to the 6 months membership suscription for free.

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