ACTIVITIES

Nature is the dominant factor. Lakes and meadows in the high mountains, forest covered slopes, deep canons, and an extensive variety of ecosystems, provide an ideal setting for rest, relaxation, and the learning of the rich and beautiful Spanish language.

The beautiful scenery of the Spanish Pyrenees offers for nature lovers an extensive range of activities - both in winter and summer. From adventure sports to interesting cultural tours, the activities available can be of interest to visitors of all ages.

In winter, sporting activities are concentrated at the ski resorts:
Candanchú, Astún, Formigal and Panticosa.

In addition, Jaca boasts a first class ice-skating rink, where one can practice their ice-skating and ice hockey. In summer, adventure sports such as mountain biking, hiking, climbing, and cannoning become favoured past-times. The Aula Hispánica can organise excursions with professional guides in many adventure sports, for those students interested.

Quite near from Jaca you have the possibility to enoying your self seeing the Pyrenees from the air in Santa Cilia Airfield, the best place in Spain to practice aviation sport.

Besides sporting activities, Jaca and Sabiñánigo offer extraordinary opportunities for cultural experiences.The route of Santiago de Compostela, travelled by the pilgrims since the X century, shows numerous examples of the romanesque achitectural style from the XI, XII and XIII centuries, above all the castles and churches.

Among the most famous monuments we emphasize: the cathedral of Jaca, the monastery of San Juan de la Peña, and the castle of Loarre.