Spain: Andalucia in a Parador

Spain: Andalucia in a Parador

Featuring Caltech Professor Nicolas Wey Gómez Join Caltech Professor Nicolas Wey-Gomez on this exploration of southern Spain’s scientific past, historic gems, and captivating beauty on this journey in Andalucía.

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3/27/25
 
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Antequera, Spain
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Add to Calendar 2025-03-27 00:00 2025-04-04 00:00 America/Los_Angeles Spain: Andalucia in a Parador Featuring Caltech Professor Nicolas Wey Gómez Join Caltech Professor Nicolas Wey-Gomez on this exploration of southern Spain’s scientific past, historic gems, and captivating beauty on this journey in Andalucía. Antequera, Spain
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Settle in for seven nights at a first-class, modern parador in Antequera, a medieval town in the picturesque heartland. From there, encounter Andalucía’s spectacular treasures as you learn how its heritage has been shaped by a fascinating mix of cultures and religions. Marvel at some of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in Spain, including the exquisite Alhambra in Granada and La Mezquita, Córdoba’s glorious mosque-cathedral. Take in the stunning Real Alcázar palace in Sevilla, Spain’s cultural heart, and step inside remarkable prehistoric tombs near Antequera. In Ronda, a charming hilltop town, savor breathtaking views high over El Tajo Gorge. From a countryside wine tasting to a passionate flamenco performance, this small-group program offers an engaging line-up of memorable moments! Enjoy the services of a professional travel director, insightful lectures and a generous meal plan featuring wine with dinner. Solo-friendly with no single supplement.

About Your Study Leader

Nicolás Wey Gόmez, PhD

Professor of History, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Caltech

Nicolás studies the histories of exploration, empire, race, and globalization in the early modern Iberian world. His work on Spain and Portugal examines the role that science, technology, and related fields played in the explosion of empirical knowledge that prefigured the Scientific Revolution, as well as their role in the forging of global empire and modern concepts of race.

His first book, The Tropics of Empire: Why Columbus Sailed South to the Indies (2008) was published by The MIT Press. He is currently working on a biography of Columbus and a history of the first 100 years of exploration by Portugal and Spain.

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