MADRID – THE BASICS
Madrid is the capital city of Spain, and the population of its metropolitan area includes more than 6 million people. Madrid is known for its art, architecture, cuisine, sports and music. It is home to several renowned museums, including the National Museum of the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Centre.
Madrid is home to the largest bullring in Spain, Las Ventas, established in 1929 and thought by many to be the center of bullfighting. It is also home to Real Madrid, a prestigious soccer team who has won a record nine European Cup championships.
DRIFT IN BUEN RETIRO PARK
Buen Retiro Park is one of Madrid’s most magnificent landmarks. Home to sculptures, monuments and the lake shown in this photo, it’s a retreat within the city.
Founded more than 45 years ago, the Madrid campus of Saint Louis University was the first foreign university to be officially recognized by Spanish higher education authorities. Classes are available in English and Spanish in more than 45 subject areas, ranging from international business to physics. Students live with host families, which helps them become fully immersed in Spanish culture.
To learn more about our campus in Madrid, Spain, visit their website.