Princeton in Spain students explore Madrid

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

Students enrolled in Princeton in Spain spent a day exploring Madrid on Wednesday, June 19th. They began the day by meeting Professor Goretti González at the Plaza de Santa Ana where the Teatro Español, the oldest theater in Madrid, is located. From there, the group walked through the Huertas neighborhood, also known as Barrio de las Letras, where some of Spain's greatest poets and writers lived in the XVI and XVII centuries (Spanish literature Golden Age.) Students then visited the House-Museum of Lope de Vega and the Sociedad Cervantina, which features a restored printing press like the one with which the first edition of Don Quijote was printed in 1605.

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Barrio de las Letras, Madrid

In the afternoon, the two classes split. SPA 310S visited the Iglesia Patólica with Professors Nicole Legnani and Rafael Sánchez-Mateos Paniagua, while SPA 207S conducted fieldwork for a project on the linguistic landscape of five different neighborhoods in the center of Madrid.