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Stanford students experience medieval Iberia

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Asia Chiao '15, Ben Diego '16, Christina E. C. Smith '16 and Sarah Sadlier '15 admire stucco work in the royal palace Alcázar of Sevilla.
Photo Credit: 
Julia Schubach

In March 2014, the class took a ten-day trip supported by the Department of Art and Art History to Spain with instructors Bissera Pentcheva, Beatrice Kitzinger, and Patricia Blessing to visit many of the sites they had studied, including the Alhambra in Granada, the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the Alcazar in Sevilla, synagogues, churches, and a mosque in Toledo, churches in Burgos, Leon, and Oviedo, the monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, and the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela.

During the trip, each student served as a guide for a selected monument studied during the course.