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Excursions - Marbella International University Centre - Spain

Excursions

Regular excursions, both active and cultural, offer you a chance to take in the natural beauty of Andalusia, whilst providing you with insight into some of the area´s captivating and delightful cultural and recreational spots.

Malaga Sightseeing Tour

Our exciting tour will let you discover the capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 569,130 in 2015, it is the second-most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth-largest in Spain. Málaga's history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world!
Its important cultural infrastructure and artistic heritage have culminated in the nomination of Málaga as a candidate for the 2016 European Capital of Culture. Make sure you sign up early with the Student Life Department, as places for this tour are limited!

Butterfly Park in Fuengirola

A trip to the Fuengirola Butterfly Park to view, admire and walk amongst the more than 1,500 exotic butterflies from around the world, flying freely in a tropical paradise between waterfalls and flowers.
We will the opportunity to observe how they are born, how they reproduce and learn all about these wonderful and fascinating insects. Places are limited, so sign up early!

Picasso Museum and the Thyssen Museum (Málaga)

The Picasso Museum Malaga (MPM)

The Picasso Museum Malaga (MPM) is one of the two art galleries dedicated to Pablo Picasso in his hometown of Malaga (Spain), the other being the Picasso Foundation Casa Natal Museum. The Museo Picasso de Málaga, is the most-visited museum in Andalusia. The museum houses Picasso´s Works, from his first to his last paintings. Tour guides will explain the most important or significant details of each painting.
The two hundred and eighty-five works that comprise the MPM collection cover the revolutionary innovations of Picasso, as well as the wide variety of styles, materials and techniques he mastered, from early academic studies to his vision of classicism, through the overlapping planes of cubism, ceramics, his interpretations of the great masters and the late paintings of the seventies.

The Thyssen Museum

The Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga is an art gallery located in the Spanish city of Malaga, funded by the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection.
The museum is housed in the palace of Villalón, and was inaugurated on March 24, 2011. The Renaissance-style building, dating from the 16th century, houses the art collection of the widowed Baroness widow Carmen Cervera, which she donated to the city of Málaga. The collection covers the different genres of nineteenth-century Spanish painting, a pictorial period chronologically framed between the figures of Francisco de Goya and Pablo Picasso, paying special attention to Andalusian painting, and is divided into four sections: Old Masters, Romantic Landscapes, Preciousness and Naturalistic Landscapes and Fin de siglo works, (revealing how late nineteenth-century Spanish painting began to openly dialogue with international painting).
By its fifth anniversary, the museum had welcomed more than 800,000 visitors.

The Málaga Auto Museum and the Aviation Museum

The Aviation Museum

Join us for a guided tour of the history of flight in Andalusia at the Málaga Airport Aviation Museum. This hands-on tour allows you to sit in old planes, discover how aviation grew in the province and try out some cool technical tricks in the back room.

The Málaga Auto Museum

This museum houses an array of automobiles and exotic clothing, throughout the ages. Included in the collection are rare and unusual vehicles, some of which were produced in limited edition only.

La Concepcion Botanical Garden (Málaga)

The Historic Botanical Garden La Concepción is an English-styled landscape garden with more than one hundred and fifty years of history. Located at the north entrance of the Spanish city of Malaga, it is one of the few gardens with plants of subtropical climate in Europe. It has more than fifty thousand plants, of which some two thousand tropical, subtropical and autochthonous species.
Originally a recreational estate of a haute bourgeoisie family around the middle of the nineteenth century, and was a meeting centre of illustrious personalities, gathering politicians, artists and the nobility of Malaga who frequented and enjoyed this garden, contributing to the construction of buildings such as the Palace-House, the house of the Cyprus trees, greenhouses, bridges, a viewpoint and the Loringian Museum, where archaeological remains found in Malaga are exhibited.

Another noteworthy architectonic element is the San Telmo aqueduct. Built in 1782, it was the most important 18th-century hydraulic work in Spain, being was more than 10 km long and providing La Concepcion with a water supply.
It was sold to the City of Málaga in 1990. Today the botanical garden is considered a historical-artistic garden, an asset of cultural interest.

Los Patios de Cordoba

La Fiesta de Los Patios de Córdoba is a contest in which participants open to the public, free of charge, their courtyards to be viewed. It is a celebration that has been declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The Patios have become real works of art, an explosion of color with the pots of the interior, the bars, wells and balconies. The Festival of the Patios Cordobeses began in 1918, and was interrupted by the Civil War, returning in force in the fifties and enduring to the present day. The patio has always been the living room, a place of meeting and gathering. Outside all could be hustle and bustle but within the patios, peace and quiet reined.
This unique tradition allows tourists to view these courtyards, veritable mini-paradises that are usually kept hidden from curious eyes. A sea of flowers and aromatic plants envelop the visitor with their sweet fragrance and their vibrant colors, a pleasure for the senses. You almost forget you are in the middle of a big city.
May is the Cordoban month par excellence. The festivities begin with the Cruces de Mayo and end with the Fair of Cordoba. It is certainly the best time to visit this beautiful city.
Tip: The courtyards that participate in the contest are spread over the historic city and are marked with hedge boxes that flank the door. In this way they are easily identifiable.

Sierra Nevada Ski Trip

The Sierra Nevada ski resort straddles the provinces of Granada and Almeria in Spain. The huge mountain range holds the highest point of Spain, which rises to an impressive 3,478 meters above sea level. It’s a hugely popular tourist destination amongst Spaniards and foreigners alike, partly due to the resort being one of Europe’s most southerly ski resorts.
We organize multiple ski trips to Sierra Nevada every year. If you are a lover of skiing, be sure to sign up for the ski trips in advance, because the number of skiers is limited.

Via Verde de la Sierra Bike Trip

The 36 Km of the Via Verde de la Sierra (Sierra Greenway) route lies at the foot of the southernmost mountain range of the Iberian peninsula, between the towns of Puerto Serrano and Olvera in the province of Cadiz. This outstanding route, running parallel to the banks of a number of rivers, passes through some truly spectacular scenery such as the Peñón de Zaframagón (Rock of Zaframagón), home to one of the largest colonies of griffon vultures in Europe. Throughout its route there are also many viaducts and tunnels which make the bike ride that much more interesting.
Join us for fun, relaxed, one-day bike trip, ideal for all nature lovers.

Benahavis Canyoning

We propose an amazing canyoning experience, very close to Marbella, through the Guadalmina river from Benahavis village, through beautiful natural surroundings. From the start, and always for those who wish to, you will enjoy jumps from different heights to a deep water reservoir in an idyllic location surrounded by mountains. Those who still don´t feel daring enough for the small jumps, will be able to opt for a fun toboggan. As we make progress, the gorge will narrow showing us a landscape we could never have imagined.

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Marbella International
University Centre

Avenida Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón, s/n
Finca El Pinillo - 29601
Marbella | Málaga | Spain

General enquiries
info@miuc.org
Telephone
(+34) 952 860 000
Fax
(+34) 952 86 01 01

 
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