Like every year, San Lorenzo de El Escorial opens its doors to welcome a new edition of the summer courses of the University Complutense de Madrid. During the next four weeks, students, teachers, writers, journalists and experts in numerous fields will gather to discuss an endless number of topics. The summer courses of El Escorial are back.
These courses have become an important annual event for professionals and students, and have an increasing impact on specialised and mass media. Its reputation and repercussion has meant that more people are interested in these courses, which manage to congregate up to 4,000 people every year.
For this summer, over 120 courses have been scheduled in relation to academic areas such as science, health sciences, social sciences, communications, humanities as well as institutions and politics. In addition, there are also a dozen other activities well worth mentioning, such as practical workshops to produce screenplays, photography, orchestra director and video.
The courses will begin on the 30th June with the opening conference “The Royal Spanish Academy: three centuries of work”, which will be presented by the director of the RSA, José Manuel Blecua. During the next four weeks, numerous students, professionals, teachers and other thinkers will gather in a unique historical setting, as is El Escorial, to discuss the proposed topics. They will be academic sessions in which knowledge and the desire to learn will occupy a prominent place.
A large number of people from outside of Madrid travel to the city every year, specifically to attend the conferences. For them, attending the summer courses of El Escorial is a good opportunity to revisit the city of Madrid and make the most of the trip by visiting some of the most emblematic places of the city, such as the Plaza Mayor, or stroll through some of the most characteristic neighbourhoods, such as the neighbourhood of La Latina.
To completely enjoy your visit to the capital of Spain with the occasion of the summer courses of El Escorial, we recommend that you stay in one of Petit Palace’s hotels in Madrid.