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Madrid

Discover the Spanish capital with an endless array of leisure activities, iconic landmarks and history.

Where history and and fun intertwine

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain and therefore, sus its opportunities and leisure possibilities know no limits. Madridnot only stands out for its urban life, but also for its  rich cultural heritage and su welcoming character. The heart of Spain houses emblematic places such as the Royale Palacel, the Puerta del Sol and the Prado Musseum, immersing visitors in centuries of history and art. The squares, like the Plaza Mayor and the Plaza de Cibeles, are witnesses of the lively social activity that defines this city. Madrid is the place where everything is possible, offering a perfect mix of culture, teaching, funand entertainment.

Contact Information

Calle del Pez Austral, 2 Retiro
28007, Madrid

+34 910 204 400

+34 647 596 860

infomadrid@carlosveducation.com

No. of Classrooms: 2

Capacity: 85

Organization of DELE Exams and CCSE

Cooking Workshop Room

Reception

Library

Rest Room

Teachers' Lounge


María Ferrer

Academic Coordination

María Ferrer

Graduated in Translation and Interpreting (English and German), she has a Master's degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE) and academic and work experience in Germany, Spain and South Africa. She is the academic coordinator of the center, responsible for the organization of the different courses of the school and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Eduardo Gómez

Administrative and Local Coordination

Eduardo Gómez

Professor and Economist, Eduardo has developed his career in the coordination of administrative departments in different training centers. His experience, training, good character and human qualities make Eduardo a key figure for the perfect functioning and daily management of Carlos V Education.


Ángela Enríquez

Spanish Teacher

Ángela Enríquez

With a degree in Journalism and specific training in ELE, she has extensive local and international experience. She is an academic tutor for groups of long-term students and a university teacher. She is joy and affection in person. Her comprehensive approach, her closeness and contagious enthusiasm make her an unforgettable teacher for her students.


Lucía Arrechedera

Administrative and local management

Lucía Arrechedera

With a degree in General and Comparative Literature and a Master's Degree in Teaching, she focuses on the administrative side of academic coordination and, as a local manager, she makes sure that our groups have an unforgettable educational and cultural experience with us.


Ana María Beltrán

Spanish Teacher

Ana María Beltrán

Graduated in Romance Languages, Literatures and Cultures with a Master's Degree in ELE Teaching, she has been a Spanish Language Reader in Algeria for two years and a conversation assistant at the Lycéle Antoine Watteau. Her passion for teaching Spanish provides her students with an immersive and enriching experience to understand and live the language.

Our Carlos V Madrid Schoolprovides a wide range of language courses and cultural and professional programs for students and teachers.

Our classrooms are equipped with all the technical and audiovisual resources means necessary to provide quality language teaching. In addition, our facilities are designed to optimize learning, with reception  and waiting areasstudent attention room and outdoor classrooms with great luminosity.

(In process of accreditation by the Instituto Cervantes)

We organize and design a wide variety of cultural activities and excursionssome free of charge and others with cost. A selection of these activities are incorporated into an agenda designed according to your preferences and needs.

These activities will help you get to know the city from the hand of local guides and monitors who will solve all your curiosities. The schedules depend on the contracted program, ensuring flexibility to adapt to the preferences of each group. We strive to offer an enriching experience and memorable, allowing you to explore every corner of the city with the expert guidance of our professionals.

Visit to the Prado Museum
Museo del Prado [Emilio J. Rodríguez Posada CC BY-SA 4.0]

Visit to the Prado Museum

You will visit the Prado Museum, one of the most important museums in the world, as well as one of the most visited. Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, Tiziano, Rubens or Hieronymus Bosch are some of the artists most represented in this monumental art gallery. Besides, artists like Murillo, Ribera or Zurbarán also have an important presence. 

Like other great European museums, the Prado owes its origin to the collecting hobby of the reigning dynasties over several centuries.

Meeting point:
Street de Ruiz de Alarcón, 23

Durationn:
2h aprox.

Type of activity:
cultural visit

Parque del Retiro [Carlos Delgado CC BY-SA 4.0]

Gymkana in Retiro Park

The most emblematic corners of Retiro Park will be explored through a entertaining gymkhana in which you will solve puzzles, follow clues and participate in activities linked to your points of interest. Among these, the large pond stands out, the Crystal Palace and the oldest tree in Madrid, with more than 400 years of history, among others.

Meeting point: Plaza of Independence, next to Retiro Metro

Duration: 2h approx.

Type of activity: recreational activity

Palacio Real [Jean-Pierre Dalbéra CC BY 2.0]

Visit to the Royal Palace

We will visit the Royal Palace, designated as the official residence of the King of Spain. This building is used to carry out state ceremonies and solemn events. Highlighted for being the largest royal palace in Western Europe and one of the largest in the world. Its interior houses a valuable historical-artistic heritage, highlighting the state rooms and artistic collections that are open to visitors at times when in which official events are not being held.

Meeting point: Bailén Street

Duration: 2h approx.

Type of activity: cultural visit

Catedral de la Almudena [Fernando Losada Rodríguez CC BY-SA 4.0]

Visit Almudena Cathedral + San Miguel Market

We will visit the Almudena Cathedral, considered the most relevant religious building in Madrid, and the San Miguel Market, distinguished as the most emblematic of the city. The San Miguel Market is known for its structure of iron and its wide variety of local products, inaugurated in 1916 as a supply market, currently receives more than 10 million visitors each year.

Meeting point:Street Bailén, 52

Duration: 1h30 approx.

Type of activity: cultural visit

Museo Reina Sofía [Omer Toledano CC BY-SA 4.0]

Visit Reina Sofia Museum

The visit to the second most visited museum in Spain and the outstanding works will be addressed of this impressive exhibition. As you tour the various rooms of the Museum, you will undertake a journey in time throughout the history of art in Spain during the first half of the 20th century, exploring the creations of Juan Gris, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso. A complete tour will be made to understand the meaning of these works in history, painting and Spanish culture.

Meeting point: Street Saint Elizabeth, 52

Duration: 1h30 approx.

Type of activity: cultural visit

Templo de Debod [José Luis Filpo Cabana CC BY 3.0]

Debod Temple + West Park Tour

There will be a tour through the picturesque Parque del Oeste, an extensive area of gardens located in the center of Madrid, until you reach the historic Temple of Debod. This temple was a gifted by Egypt to Spain in 1968 in gratitude for the Spanish help provided in response to UNESCO’s international call to preserve the temples of Nubia, especially Abu Simbel, threatened with disappearance.

Meeting point: Street de Ferraz, 1

Duration: 1h30 approx.

Type of activity: tourist tour

Puerta de Alcalá [Diego Delso CC BY-SA 4.0]

Plaza de Cibeles + Puerta de Alcalá Tour

We will visit the Plaza de Cibeles, the most famous in Madrid. Located in the centre of the city, it is one of the most representative spaces in Madrid. In the Plaza de Cibeles, you will find the most famous fountain in Madrid, surrounded by 4 large emblematic buildings: the Bank of Spain, the Buenavista Palace, the Linares Palace and the Communications Palace.

The tour will continue along the famous Alcalá Street, ending at the Puerta de Alcalá, one of the five ancient royal gates that gave access to the city.

Meeting point: Dtreet de Ferraz, 1

Duration: 1h30 approx.

Type of activity: tourist tour

Barrio La Latina [Javier Martin Espartosa CC BY-NC-SA 2.0]

La Latina Neighborhood Tour

On this tour you will visit La Latina, one of the liveliest neighborhoods in the capital. You will explore the corners of this old neighborhood, where history, tradition and entertainment meet. Museums, churches, markets, squares and gardens offer a setting full of fascinating stories to discover.

Meeting point: La Latina matro station

Duration: 2h approx.

Type of activity: sightseeing tour

Santiago Bernabéu [uggboy CC BY 2.0]

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tour

During the tour of the stadium, the most emblematic places of the club will be visited, including sports facilities such as the football players’ locker rooms. The visitors will have the opportunity to walk on the grass and admire one of the collections of most extensive titles and trophies in worldwide sport.

This sports complex is owned by Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, the most successful team in the history of the sport. Located on Paseo de la Castellana, in the Chamartín district, the stadium has been awarded the category of “elite stadium” by UEFA.

Meeting point:
Concha Espina avenue, 1

Duration: 2h approx.

Type of activity:
Cultural Experience and Sports

Teleférico Madrid 2 [cesar.ruiz CC BY-SA 3.0]

Panoramic cable car tour

There will be a two-and-a-half-kilometere journey on the cable car, with panoramic views unrivaled in Madrid, reaching the heart of the Casa de Campo. This well-known Madrid Cable Car is presented as a bi-cable transport system made up of 80 cabins, a striking and incomparable way to see the city.

Meeting Point:
Paseo del Pintor Rosales, s/n

Duration:
2h aprox.

Type of activity:
Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

Taller de Cocina Madrid

Spanish cooking workshop

Participants will put on their aprons and become chefs for a few hours, learning to make with their own hands the internationally Spanish paella that then you can taste.

Meeting Point:
Calle Seco, 4

Duration:
2h30 aprox.

Type of activity:
Gastronomic Experience

Taller de Flamenco

Workshop + flamenco show

Participants will enjoy a lively flamenco class in which renowned artists will teach you some fundamental steps and typical rhythms. Later you will remain to enjoy the show. It will be an evening full of flamenco music and energy in which you can feel a little closer to flamenco.

Different meeting points
possible (please consult)

Duration:
2h aprox.

Type of activity:
Artistic and Cultural Experience

Toledo [David Iliff CC BY-SA 3.0]

Excursion to Toledo

During this full day excursion to Toledo, you will enjoy the charms of this city declared a World Heritage Site. You will be a walking tour, discovering how the coexistence of  Arab, Jewish and Christian cultures over the centuries has influenced its current architectural style.

Various meeting points
to be determined (please consult)

Duration:
8h aprox.

Type of activity:
Daytime excursion

Vista Segovia [Carlos Delgado CC BY-SA 3.0]

Excursion to Segovia

The artistic, historical and gastronomic legacy of this Spanish city declared a World Heritage Site. The visit will include the imposing Aqueduct of Segovia, one of the tourist icons of Spain, marking the beginning of the tour of this city. During this tour you will explore essential places, monuments and viewpoints in Segovia, such as the Plaza Mayor, the imposing Gothic Cathedral and the Alcázar of Segovia. The latter, a unique castle-fortress, evokes the aesthetics of a Disney fairy tale, enriching thus, the visitor experience.

Various meeting points
to be determined (please consult)

Duration:
8h aprox.

Type of activity:
Daytime excursion

Parque Warner [Pablo Costa Tirado CC BY-SA 3.0]

Warner Park Excursion

The magic of Parque Warner will be explored, where you will enjoy exciting attractions and shows, immersed in a world of fun and adventure. With a total of 35 mechanical attractions, the fifth tallest drop tower in the world stands out. The park is divided into five thematic areas inspired by movie and cartoon settings, animated films from Warner Bros and DC Comics, as well as in various areas of the United States, like the beaches of California, Los Angeles (with the Hollywood studios and the neighbourhood of Beverly Hills) or New York.

Different meeting points
San Martín de la Vega

Duration:
8h aprox.

Type of Activity:
Leisure and Entertainment Activity

Aquopolis Madrid [Aquopolis]

Excursion to Aquopolis

You will explore Madrid’s impressive Aquopolis water park, characterized by wave machines, slides and extreme attractions. This has various areas that offer a wide variety of attractions and restaurants for visitors to enjoy. Discover the essence of Madrid with us: where history and fun merge in a unique experience.

Various meeting points
to be determined (please consult)

Duration:
8h aprox.

Type of Activity:
Leisure and Entertainment Activity

From Carlos V Education we offer various accommodation options for our students, carefully evaluated by our team of professionals to guarantee a comfortable and top-quality environment. These accommodations are easily accessible to the school by public transportation and within a maximum distance of 30 minutes. There is a choice of full board or half board accommodation.

We have cultivated close relationships with many of our suppliers over the years, ensuring trust, professionalism and tranquility. We believe that they are the ideal places for our students to stay, providing them with a feeling of being at home.

Benefits of types of Accommodation:

Accommodation in student residences
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  • Social relationships: students will be able to meet people from other parts of Spain and of the world, providing the opportunity to make friends and to improve their Spanish.
  • More services: the residences offer additional services such as dining rooms, gyms, swimming pools and game rooms.
  • Privacy and independence: the residences offer greater flexibility in hours, allowing students to enjoy their time with greater freedom.
Accommodation with Spanish Families
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  • Careful selection: Our team chooses and to checks the conditions of the home, ensuring that the families are ideal for our students. 
  • Intercultural links: Our families have hosted students for years, creating connections that ensure an environment full of trust, security and warmth. In addition, cultural immersion will be complete by living day to day in a home with local people.
  • Flexibility of choice: Students can opt for double or individual rooms and the accommodation includes cleaning and laundry services.