Discover our Spanish immersion course at Doña Teresa, Salamanca
The Doña Teresa venue is located in the town of La Alberca, well known for its traditions and customs that date back to the 15th Century. It was also the first village in Spain to be declared a National Heritage Site in 1940. The medieval village still preserves its architecture, especially in the town center. You can also find expert blacksmiths and traditional artisans who, still to this day, excel at special crafts such as embroidery, woodwork, ceramics, and iron work. La Alberca is located only 70 km from Salamanca with a population of a little less than 1,200 and attracts tourists from all over.
The Plaza Mayor – or main square – with its pergolas framed by stone columns, is still the focal point of the town’s social life. The most important religious structure is the Asuncion parish church, built in the 18th century.
At Doña Teresa you will have your own single room with private en suite bathroon, containing air conditioning, central heating, study area, two closets, and a double bed. The hotel facilities’ includes restaurant where you will enjoy most of your meals and a bar for the social encounters during the program. Other services included: WIFI connection, free parking, paid laundry service. Each floor is accessible by elevator. There is a SPA in the nearby hotel of Abadía de los Templarios, another one of our venues for the Pueblo Inglés programs. Check out the reviews for the hotel on Tripadvisor.
Walks and excursions
Leaving from La Alberca, there is a circular walking route that takes us through tranquil oak and chestnut forests and by boulder-laiden meadows, reminding us of the natural and cultural “roots” of the area. The historic attraction is the hermitage of the “Majadas Viejas”, which dates back to the 11-12 century, built to hide a virgin wooden statue. The route provides an opportunity to appreciate the area’s great scenery and fascinating history, not to mention some modern artistic surprises along the way. During the program there will be a half-day excursion to enjoy the nearby town of Ciudad Rodrigo or the reknown city of Salamanca.
How to get there
We will be providing bus/coach transportion from Madrid to La Alberca. The journey time is 3.5 hours (approx. 4 hours on return journey). The meeting point is located near our main headquarters in Madrid and the bus departs on the first day of the program – Friday. On the last day before sadly leaving the program, the bus will be scheduled to leave around 15:00 hours, so you’ll arrive back to Madrid at about 19:30 h. You would have to book your travel back home no earlier than 20:30h (train) or 21:30h (airplane). (Note: This information is subject to change. You will be given exact details during the application process).