Postcards from Madrid Week #4

June 15, 2015
By Erika Cohn
After four weeks of weather perfection, the rain has finally come to Spain. It hasn't dampened our sense of adventure, though. We've had another action-packed week! 

Touring Spain's Constitutional Court

A visit to Spain's Constitutional Court led by Professor Borrajo-Iniesta was the highlight of the week. We learned about the Court's composition and organization, as well as the history and functions of the Court as the supreme interpreter of the Spanish Constitution. Our tour included a visit to the beautiful library, rooms where official Court proceedings are held, and the gallery of portraits of former Constitutional Court justices.  
Over the weekend, some of us traveled beyond Spain while others spent time making new friends here in Madrid. A group went to Italy, taking in the ancient sights of Rome and the beauty of Florence. I stayed near Madrid, visiting the San Lorenzo de El Escorial palace that Felipe II built as the final resting place of his revered father, Carlos I of Spain. Others took a trip to the box office to see Jurassic World (and gave it two thumbs up).
This week, we are buckling down for the last full week of classes. We're also looking forward to a visit to some of Madrid's Goya-related attractions led by Professor Lasarte. What else will our final full week in Madrid have in store? Stay tuned for next week's post to find out!


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