Soria: beauty, inspiration, poetry in Spanish
Soria is a city in Spain which has about 40,000 inhabitants. It is located in the region of Castile and Leon, where Spanish is spoken in a very clear and rich way. It is surrounded by wonderful landscapes and towns that will win your heart.
Soria is beauty, inspiration and poetry in Spanish. It is sensitivity. It is a connection with the environment and the landscape.
Soria is an area with a rich literary history, the hometown of well-known poets, playwrights and novelists, but also the scenario of great works of literature. El Cantar de Mio Cid, the first known Castilian epic, is set in this land. Campos de Castilla was written in Soria and for Soria by Antonio Machado, the poet who gives our center its name. Soria was also the host city of Bécquer and Gerardo Diego, two renowned poets of contemporary Spanish literature.
Today it is still possible to walk through the places that fascinated Machado, Bécquer and Gerardo Diego. You cannot miss the so-called Route of the Poets, which goes down the banks of the Douro River from the city to the breathtaking Ermita de San Saturio.
Besides being the city of poets, Soria is a comfortable, welcoming, easy and safe city, and at the same time, it is full of surprises and possibilities, where international students can live an authentic cultural and linguistic experience.
The environment makes it easy to study, have a nice time and make new friends at the same time. It allows you to practice a wide range of sports and, above all, to experience a clean, pristine nature.
Rigor, professionalism and opportunities to have fun are the necessary conditions to learn Spanish, reflect on the language and get closer to our culture.
True humanistic vocation and experience, together with a genuine desire to create a new project, laid the foundations of our center, which has grown exponentially since it was created.
Soria in a nutshell
It is a comfortable and small city, in a province with more than 90,000 inhabitants.
It is a green city, with a rich natural and rural environment. Some of its most important attractions include the Sierra del Urbión, the Laguna Negra, the Cañón del Río Lobos, the Fuentona, the Garagüeta Forest of holly trees, etc.
It has both urban and natural elements, and it has been candidate to become a biosphere reserve recognized by UNESCO.
It is a city with a sustainable economy: its economy is focused on the primary sector (agriculture and forestry) and alternative energy sources and environmental businesses.
It is only 2 hours away from Madrid, perfectly connected by bus and train.
It is one of the safest cities in Spain.
It is a university city, full of Romanesque art and cultural activities, including many festivals (for example, the international short film festival, the music festival, the puppets festival, the magic festival).
It has an active cultural life: it has 23 places devoted to cultural, sports and leisure activities, 209 city associations, 13 historical and cultural routes, 29 recreational areas and shelters in nature, 206 monuments and works of art, 33 singular ethnographic constructions, 34 rock shelters in Valonsadero and its surroundings, 53 archaeological sites and 19 recognized festivities.