Join us on a one-week cultural stay in the World Heritage town of Segovia. You'll explore Segovia's soaring Roman aqueduct, fairy-tale royal castle, and dramatic Gothic cathedral, plus excursions to Salamanca, Avila, Toledo, and Madrid.

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 Evening in Segovia, plaza near the Roman aqueduct   The Alcazar, Segovia  The baroque cathedral, Segovia  The Roman aqueduct, Segovia  The medieval town of Segovia  <i>Las Meninas</i> by Diego Velázquez, the Prado Museum, Madrid  Salamanca  Palace facade in Salamanca's Plaza Mayor  The landscape of medieval Toledo  The World Heritage site of Avila

Segovia

A One-Week Stay in the Heart of Spain

9 days from $4,190

Join us on a one-week cultural stay in the World Heritage town of Segovia. You'll explore Segovia's soaring Roman aqueduct, fairy-tale royal castle, and dramatic Gothic cathedral, plus excursions to Salamanca, Avila, Toledo, and Madrid.

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Experts

Sep 7 - 15, 2021 Departure
Dianne Konz

Dianne Konz

Since 1992, Dianne Konz has led several Smithsonian Journeys groups to Spain and Portugal. She has taught Spanish literature, language, and civilization at the University of Texas at Austin and at The George Washington University. She has also lectured and published studies on Spanish and Latin American literature, and Spanish culture. Dianne'’s enthusiasm for Iberia grew from her experiences living and studying in Madrid. Her particular passion is the integration of the cultural arts in the context of their time. She approaches art and architecture, literature, music, and gastronomy as a reflection of a country'’s history, politics, and geography. Dianne's teachings of Spanish history and civilization include the Moorish and Islamic periods invasion, conquest, and occupation of Iberia, and the rich cultural heritage of the Islamic presence in Iberia.

Apr 19 - 27, 2022 Departure
Rafael Chacón

Rafael Chacón

H. Rafael Chacón is Professor of Art History and Criticism at The University of Montana-Missoula where he lectures on a broad range of art historical subjects. He received his doctorate in art history with honors from the University of Chicago, having been awarded numerous research fellowships to study in Europe, including an award from the Spanish Ministry of Culture for his dissertation on Michelangelism in Renaissance sculpture. He has written on a range of topics related to Renaissance and baroque art, both in Europe and in the Americas, most recently focusing on revival style architecture in the U.S. Northwest during the late 19th century. Rafael has been an expert for many Smithsonian Journeys programs in Western, Central, and Eastern Europe.

May 17 - 25, 2022 Departure
Francisco  García-Serrano

Francisco García-Serrano

Francisco García-Serrano earned his M.A and Ph.D. in Medieval Iberian History at the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a professor of History in the Department of Humanities at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus.  In addition, he has been a visiting professor at U.C. Berkeley, New York University in Madrid, and Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

His research focuses on the influence of the Mendicant Orders in Spain during the late Middle Ages and on religious identity and interfaith relations. Francisco García-Serrano has published Preachers of the City. The Expansion of the Dominican Order in Castile, 1217-1348 (University Press of the South, 1997), and his most recent contributions to collective books include “Del convento al palacio: los frailes y las oligarquías castellanas (siglos XIII-XIV)”, in Isabel Beceiro Pita, dir., Poder, piedad y devoción. Castilla y su entorno (siglos XII-XV) (Silex, Madrid, 2014), and “The Mendicants as a Mediterranean Phenomenon,” in Taryn Chubb and Emily Kelly, ed., Mendicants and Merchants in the Medieval Mediterranean (Brill, 2013). His current book project, The Friars and Their Impact in Medieval Iberia, contains the collaboration of fifteen international specialists.

Professor García-Serrano also serves as the Director of Ibero-American Studies at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, an academic program that he created. In addition he is the current president of the interdisciplinary association AHLiST (2012-2015) and has organized a number of international conferences.