Study Architecture in Spain, Architecture Schools in Spain
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Contact: Barcelona Architecture Center
C/ Girona 37, pl. 2ª, Barcelona, Spain
The BAC , in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Catalunya and the Pompeu Fabra University, offers complete semester programs in architecture and urbanism, designed to immerse the undergraduate and graduate students in the urban environment and contemporary architectural culture of... See full description.
Contact: CESUGA - Centro de Estudios Superiores Universitarios de Galicia
C/ Obradoiro, 47, La Coruña, Spain
CESUGA - Centro de Estudios Superiores Universitarios de Galicia was founded in A Coruña, in 1995, through an agreement between this entity and the University College Dublin, National University of Ireland. The degrees offered are: Business Administration and Architecture.
Contact: Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura/ Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
C/ Immaculada, 22, Barcelona, Spain
ESARQ was the first private School of Architecture in Barcelona, an international city which represents a benchmark in terms of architecture and contemporary culture. The objective of ESARQ is to train architects with a clear international vocation, who have knowledge of new technologies, are... See full description.
Contact: Formación en Canarias, Aula Online
Avda. Alcalde Ramirez Bethencourt nº 17 bajo (Trasera Edificio Torremar), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Formación en Canarias, Aula Online is a training center that offers courses for businesses, officials and individuals, both in classroom and online. They also prepare customize courses, in areas such as health, Informatics, social and languages.
Contact: Formación Técnico Profesional
C/ Pensamiento 27 3º, Madrid, Spain
Formación Técnico Profesional is a learning centre, online, distance learning and in person, created 30 years ago. Courses are taught in various cities and are related to subjects like decoration, fashion design, 3D Studio MAX and others.
Contact: Forum-Nexus Study Abroad
1031 Ives Dairy Road, Suite #228 Miami, FL 33179 USA, Miami
Multi-country summer program in Europe: Earn 8 credits in the summer while studying in 9 amazing European cities. Students from the U.S. and other countries travel together taking classes, visiting universities, companies and international organizations.
Contact: Forum-Nexus Study Abroad
1031 Ives Dairy Road, Suite #228, Miami, FL 33179, USA, Miami, FL
Study abroad this summer with Forum-Nexus! Visit 8 amazing cities in 5 weeks and earn up to 8 credits. Students from the U.S. and other countries travel together (with the professors) taking classes, visiting universities, companies, and international organizations. Open to all majors.... See full description.
Contact: Fundació UPC
C/ Badajoz, 73, Barcelona, Spain
Fundació UPC is an organization, offering lifelong learning programs, targeted at professionals, who are aiming to specialize or complement their know-how and, at the same time, strengthen their managerial abilities. Areas of study include Architecture, Building Construction and Urbanism,... See full description.
Contact: Fundación Politécnica de Cataluña
Plaza Eusebi Güell, 6, Barcelona, Spain
The Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya (FPC) is an institution that was created in 1994 by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) with the purpose to offer and promote lifelong training activities for business professionals from Catalonia’s economic and social sectors. In addition,... See full description.
Contact: IDEC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Balmes, 132-134 (esquina Rosselló), Barcelona , Spain
Pompeu Fabra University was established in 1990, and is considered to be one of the best public universities in Spain. It is located in Barcelona, ranking first in scientific productivity in the country. The institution awards undergraduate, master’s, PhD, and UPF master’s degrees, all of... See full description.
Contact: IE Business School
María de Molina, 11. 28006 , Madrid, Spain
IE Business School is one of seven schools under the cap of IE, and is considered to be one of the best business schools in the world. It is located in Madrid, and more precisely in the heart of Madrid’s Financial District. Additionally, the school is proud with the international environment... See full description.
Contact: IE Universidad
Campus de Santa Cruz la Real: Cardenal Zúñiga, 12, Segovia, Spain
IE University is a Spanish private university with its main campus situated in Segovia, Castile and León The campus is placed beside the Eresma river, next to the old city walls that surround Segovia’s historic quarter, and a five-minute walk from Segovia’s Roman Aqueduct. The school was... See full description.
Contact: International University of Catalonia
C/ Immaculada, 22, Barcelona, Spain
The International University of Catalonia is an institution of higher learning in Barcelona, Spain. It was established in 1997, since when it has been offering a strictly personalized approach to university education, which also contains a strong vocational element. About 40% of each program... See full description.
Contact: La Salle – Universidad Ramon Llull, Grados
C/ LLuçanès, 41, Barcelona, Spain
La Salle University in Barcelona has been characterized by innovation in education since 1903 when it began to serve the Catalonian industry as a pioneer school. The Barcelona campus is part of the International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU) with more than 70 universities located... See full description.
Contact: La Salle – Universidad Ramon Llull, Masters
Sant Joan de La Salle, 42, Barcelona, Spain
Founded in 1903 in Barcelona, Spain, La Salle – Ramon Llull University Barcelona offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, Business and Engineering. It is part of the International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU), which includes 72 campuses and over 1.000.000... See full description.
Contact: Laureate International Universities
650 S. Exeter Street, Baltimore, Maryland USA, Spain
Laureate International Universities is a network of more than 55 accredited campus-based and online universities, providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 600,000 students around the world. Laureate International Universities pride themselves to be an international,... See full description.
Contact: Middlebury College
Sunderland Language Center, First Floor, Middlebury, Vermont USA, Spain
Middlebury College is a liberal arts college, located in Vermont, USA. It is proud with the two centuries of history it has behind its back, its traditions in liberal arts, and its dynamic residential community. The institution also offers graduate and specialized programs, operating around the... See full description.
Contact: SEAJEE Business School
Av. República Argentina s/n Edificio Principado Módulos 1-7, Bormujos , Seville, Sevilla, Spain
ESAE Business School is an academic institution, which has been ranked the 4th best business school outside the USA, and the 6th best MBA program in Europe. It is known for its international outlook, 50 years of experience in management training, and its dedication to diversity. Its aim is to... See full description.
Contact: Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio
Avenida de la Universidad, 1, Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain
Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio is a highly respected institution of higher education, based in Madrid, Spain. What truly distinguishes this school is the fact that it is the only Spanish and European educational institution to have received the AENOR global quality certification, as per... See full description.
Contact: Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
Vicerrectorado de Relaciones Internacionales, Campus de la Berzosa, C/Hostal S/ N, Hoyo de Manzanares, Madrid, Spain
The Antonio de Nebrija University is a private institution, established in 1995, and fully recognized by the Law of the Courts. It is a small university (about 2800 students), ensuring a personal approach, a lot of practical training, and the full integration of new technologies in the... See full description.
Contact: Universidad Camilo José Cela
Contact: Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM)
Campus de Los Jerónimos, s/n, Guadalupe, Murcia, Spain
The Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia is orientated in the integral educaion of their students, both in the specific knowledge of each degree and personal training, according to the Christian humanism.
Contact: Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera
C/ Luis Vives, 1, Alfara del Patriarca, Valencia
Universidad Cardenal Herrera CEU belongs to the University Foundation of San Pablo, established in 1971. CEU San Pablo University Foundation is a non-profit educational institution with over 75 years' worth of experience in the field of education. CEU San Pablo is the most influential private... See full description.
Contact: Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera. Fundación CEU San Pablo
Edificio Seminario s/n, Moncada, Valencia, Spain
Universidad CEU Cardinal Herrera is a private university, situated in Valencia, Spain. The school’s origins go back to the year of 1971, when the first private Law school was opened in Valencia, while in 2001 it was given its current name. Universidad CEU Cardinal Herrera is part of the... See full description.
Contact: Universidad CEU San Pablo
Vicerrectorado de Relaciones Internacionales, C/ Julián Romea, 23, Madrid, Spain
La Universidad CEU San Pablo is a private institution founded 75 years ago, with about seven thousand students and 890 faculty. The University is oriented in the excellent training of its students, as well as to enhance the values of Christian humanism and culture.
Contact: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Isaac Peral s/n, Madrid, Spain
The Complutense University of Madrid is known to be one of the oldest universities in the world. Its origins go back to 1293, when it was established as Estudio de Escuelas Generales de Alcalá. Its Schools of Philosophy, Spanish Literature, History, Pharmacy, Optometry, Journalism, Psychology,... See full description.
Contact: Universidad de A Coruña
International Relations Office, O Lagar - Campus de Elviña , La Coruña, Spain
The University of A Coruña is a Spanish public university, founded in 1989. It is located in the city of A Coruña, Galicia, and operates two main campuses - in A Coruña and nearby Ferrol. Established in 1989, the university departments are divided between two primary campuses. The... See full description.
Contact: Universidad de Alcalá
Vicerrectorado de Relaciones Internacionales. Pza. San Diego, s/n, Alcala de Henares , Madrid, Spain
The University of Alcalá is one of Spain’s oldest universities, founded in 1499. It has an international section, offering degrees in five areas of knowledge: Arts and Humanities, Law and Social Sciences, Sciences, Health Sciences, and Engineering and Architecture. The school receives about... See full description.
Contact: Universidad de Alicante
Carretera San Vicente del Raspeig s/n, San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain
The University of Alicante is a Spanish university, established in 1979. The school’s main campus is located in San Vicente del Raspeig, offering courses in over fifty degrees. These are organized in over seventy departments and research groups in the areas of Social Science and Law,... See full description.
Contact: Universidad de Almería
Vicerrectorado de Relaciones Internacionales - Carretera del Sacramento s/n, La Cañada de San Urbano, Almería, Spain
The University of Almeria is a public university, which was created in 1993. It is situated in Almeria, Spain - on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Today the school has more than 12000 students, 600 of which pursue doctorate degrees. It is composed of seven faculties: Education Science... See full description.
Contact: Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Gabinete de Cooperación Internacional UCLM - Edificio de Servicios Generales. Avenida Camilo José Cela, s/n, Ciudad Real, Spain
The University of Castilla-La Mancha is a public university in Spain, offering courses in the cities of Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Toledo, Almadén, Talavera de la Reina, and Puertollano. All of these are decentralized, although Ciudad Real is considered to be the headquarters. The school... See full description.
Contact: Universidad de Granada
Vicerrectorado de Relaciones Internacionales - Hospital Real.Cuesta del Hospicio s/n, Granada, Spain
The University of Granada (UGR) is a public university, situated in Granada, Spain, which has been educating students for more than five hundred years (its origins go back to 1531). The two other centers of the institution are located in the cities of Ceuta and Melilla. The UGR houses 17... See full description.
Contact: Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. ULPGC
C/Juan de Quesada, nº 30, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is a Spanish university located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which is the capital city of Gran Canaria island. The school was established in 1989, as a result of a number of petitions from the people of Gran Canaria. It consists of five campuses:... See full description.
Contact: Universidad de Málaga
Vicerrectorado de Relaciones Internacionales, Aulario Rosa Gálvez, nº 5, Malaga, Málaga, Spain
The University of Málaga was created in 1972, and it acts as a public institution in Málaga, Spain, aiming to promote exceptional research and teaching within the European Higher Education Area. It stresses on the employment-oriented programs that are offered as well as the... See full description.
Contact: Universidad de Navarra
Campus Universitario. Edificio Central, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
The University of Navarra is a private pontifical university, established in 1952 by St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei. The school is located on the southeast border of Pamplona, Spain, but runs four campuses - Pamplona, San Sebastián, Madrid and Barcelona. It awards... See full description.
Contact: Universidad de Sevilla
Rectorado, 1ª planta - C/ San Fernando, 4, Seville, Sevilla, Spain
The University of Seville is a well-renown European university, based in Seville, Spain. It was established in 1505, and the building where it operates dates back to the 15th century when the Catholic Monarchs recovered the area from the Moors. The school has a student body of over 50,000, 25... See full description.
Contact: Universidad de Valladolid, Servicio de Relaciones Internacionales
Casa del Estudiante, Calle Real de Burgos, s/n, Valladolid, Spain
The University of Valladolid is over seven hundred years old, and is located in the city of Valladolid – one which has played an important role in the history of Spain. Currently the university is perceived to be one of the leading centers of higher education in the country, offering over 100... See full description.
Contact: Universidad de Zaragoza
Campus de plaza San Francisco, Pedro Cerbuna 12, Zaragoza, Spain
The University of Zaragoza is a Spanish public university, which history dates back to 1542, and is therefore considered to be one of the oldest universities in the world. It is situated in Zaragoza, which is a city in the Aragon region of Spain. However, the school has widened its realm of... See full description.
Contact: Universidad del País Vasco - Bilbao
Negociado de Títulos Propios - Edificio Aulario, 1, Leioa, Vizcaya, Spain
In a thriving region stretching along the Atlantic coast of northern Spain, the people of the Basque Country are the custodians of one of Europe's most ancient languages and cultures. The high esteem they have for their history and tradition is impressive to say the least, but they are also... See full description.
Contact: Universidad del País Vasco - Vitoria
Contact: Universidad Europea de Madrid
Área Relaciones Internacionales - Edificio B - Planta Calle, C/ Tajo s/n Urb. El Bosque, Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain
The European University of Madrid is a private university in Madrid, Spain, established in 1995. It currently has 12,500 students, who come from more than 60 countries. The large internationalization of the institution is due to that fact that it is a member of Laureate International... See full description.
Contact: Universidad Francisco de Vitoria
Contact: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Paseo Juan XXIII, 11, Madrid, Spain
The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid was founded in 1971 through the merger of different Technical Schools of Engineering and Architecture. The institution ranks as the top technical university in Spain with the majority of its Engineering Schools considered among the best in Europe.... See full description.
Contact: Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Camí de Vera, s/n, Valencia, Spain
The Polytechnic University of Valencia opened its doors in 1968, as the Higher Polytechnic School of Valencia, and became a university in 1971. Still, it is worth noting that some of its schools are more than 100 years old. The institution is situated in Valencia, consisting of four campuses... See full description.
Contact: Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca en Madrid
Contact: Universitat de Girona
Girona Centre - Facultat de Lletres - Pl. Ferrater Mora, 1, Girona, Gerona, Spain
The Universitat de Girona (English: University of Girona), is located in the city of Girona, in the Catalonian region of Spain. A rather new university by Spanish standards, the institution was founded in 1991 to popular local acclaim. Today the Universitat de Girona consists of ... See full description.
Contact: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC)
C/ Immaculada, 22, Barcelona, Spain
The International University of Catalunya is an institution of higher learning, which started its operations in 1997. The school offers University degrees, master and postgraduate degrees, PhDs, and International Programs in a variety of fields. As of the 2008-2009 academic year, it made all... See full description.
Contact: Universitat Politècnica De Catalunya, Institutional and International Relations Service
Edifici Nexus II , Jordi Girona, 29, Barcelona, Spain
The Institutional and International Relations Service is part of the Technical University of Catalonia, also known as UPC-BARCELONATECH. It is the largest engineering university in Catalonia, Spain, and it is sincerely focused on internationalization – the school has the highest number of... See full description.
Contact: Universitat Ramon Llull
C. Claravall, 1-3, Barcelona, Spain
Ramon Llull University is a non-profit private university, which was established in 1990 with the aim to promote personal as well as professional growth. The school is situated in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, and is formed by 7 faculties, and the following schools and colleges: ESADE (Escuela... See full description.
Contact: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Investigació i relacions Internacionals - c/ Escorxador, s/n, Tarragona, Spain
The Rovira i Virgili University was created from the existing universities of Reus and Tarragona in 1991, and was assigned to the University of Barcelona. The school is situated in the city of Tarragona, Catalonia, and perceives ‘European harmonization’ as the key aim it pursues. 12,000... See full description.
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About Architecture in Spain, Architecture Schools in SpainSpain is a beautiful country, a country where old-world charm and cosmopolitan modernity blends effortlessly to create a progressive country steeped in tradition and architectural splendor. Students who opt to pursue an education in Architecture in Spain, perhaps as part of a study-abroad program, will benefit both personally and professionally by studying in the country—a country that welcomes international students and whose universities offer several unique program options in the field. When not busy with their classroom studies, students can stroll the streets of Spain and be treated to some of the most amazing architecture they’ll find anywhere in the world, representing a number of different styles, schools and eras, some dating back several hundred to a thousand years.
Spain, officially known as the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state and a participating member nation of the European Union. Located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, Spain’s mainland is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south and east, to the north and northeast by Andorra, France and the Bay of Biscay, and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. Spain is one of three countries, with Morocco and France, to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, and its border with Portugal, measuring 754 miles (1,214km), is the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union. Spain is a highly developed country with a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. The country is ranked as one of the top 10 countries in the world for its standard of living; and its excellent education system, including its universities, is on par with other educational giants in Europe such as England and Germany.
Architecture Education in Spain
Spain is rapidly becoming a rising star in the science and technical fields, including the field of architecture. This field of study is offered by the majority of the major universities in Spain, at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In general, the undergraduate program in Architecture takes 3-4 years to complete for full-time students, ultimately culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree. Most students, however, tend to continue their studies by pursuing a two-year Master of Science degree in Architecture, considered the minimum qualification to pursue the field professionally.
The programs in Architecture consist of two pillars: classroom-based education in the form of seminars and lectures; and practical education, where students are involved in project and design work. At the graduate-degree level, students are asked to choose a specialty within the Architectural discipline in which to focus their studies. The different specializations draw on the knowledge students have gained during the undergraduate portion of their studies, and may include areas such as sustainable building design; construction technology, structural engineering and design; planning and building in existing structures; project management and cost control; and urban planning and design.
Why Study Abroad in Spain
Studying architecture in Spain not only enables students to receive a top-notch education from qualified instructors who are passionate about the field, it exposes them to some of the finest examples of early and modern architecture in the world. Wherever you happen to go to in Spain you’ll encounter a mix of architectural styles, ranging from Moorish influences to European trends to surreal modernism. Below are just a few of the architectural wonders students can visit when they choose Spain as their study-abroad destination.
Located in the city of Granada in Spain, the Alhambra Palace, also known as the Red Castle, contains some of the world's finest examples of Moorish architecture. Perched on a rocky, steep terrace at the southern tip of Granada, the Alhambra Palace is an ancient residence and fortress featuring breathtaking frescoes and fine interior details. In the characteristic style of the Mudéjar (Muslims or Moors who remained in Europe), the Alhambra Palace incorporates many traditional Islamic details, including column arcades, fountains, reflecting pools, geometrical patterns, Arabic inscriptions and painted tiles.
First constructed in the mid 14th century, the Alhambra Palace was built for the last Muslim Emirs (kings) in Spain and the Nasrid Dynasty. In the 1700s, the palace was renovated for King Charles V, and the result was one of the world’s most stunning mixtures of Moorish and European influences. Sadly, for many centuries the Alhambra was neglected, but scholars and archaeologists began restorations in the late 19th century and today it stands as one of Spain’s most popular tourist attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Located in the city of Seville in Spain, the Alcazar is a fortified palace built by order of King Abd Al Ramn III in the year 913 AD. Due to its beauty, the palace served as the residence for many monarchs in the centuries that followed, and is now occupied by His Royal Majesty Juan Carlos when he visits Seville.
Between 1350 and 1369, Pedro the Cruel (Pedro I) made significant additions to the Alcazar palace; a palace which had long stood as one of the finest and most important examples of Mudejar architecture in the region. Today its numerous rooms, patios and halls vary substantially in terms of architectural styles, ranging from Islamic to Neoclassical. Among its many stunning features are the beautiful gardens that surround a large hand-carved fountain.
The Monastery of El Escorial
No discussion of Spanish architecture would be complete without mentioning the Monastery of El Escorial near Madrid, Spain. Situated some 30 miles northwest of Madrid in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains, the Monastery was built as a monument to commemorate the Spanish victory over the French in the battle of Saint Quentin on August 10th of 1557 (the feast day of St. Lawrence). King Felipe II selected the site for the monastery, some 1,028 meters (3,372 feet) above sea level, and personally oversaw the progress of the project. The monastery was initially designed by the Spanish architect Juan Bautista de Toledo, but after his death in 1567, his assistant Juan de Herrera continued the work. Construction lasted 21 years from 1563 to 1584, and for many years after its completion, El Escorial Monastery was the largest building in the world.
The decoration of the Monastery was entrusted to prominent Italian painters of the time who were responsible for the Gallery of Battles and the Library among other rooms. Works of Titian, Bosch, El Greco, and Velázquez proudly hang in the Chapter Rooms and Sacristy. Overall there are about 1,600 paintings and more than 500 frescoes on the walls and ceilings. Visitors to the Monastery of El Escorial can also take advantage of the very interesting Museum of Painting and Architecture, located on the grounds.