HISTORIC MASONRY STRUCTURES
The International Summer School on Historic Masonry Structures 2023 will take place in the old town of Segovia.
The city of Segovia is well known for its historic buildings including three main landmarks: its midtown Roman aqueduct, its cathedral (one of the last ones to be built in Europe following a Gothic style), and the medieval castle which served as one of the templates for Walt Disney's Cinderella Castle.
The city center was declared of World Heritage by UNESCO in 1985.
Segovia is located on the plains of Old Castile, near Valladolid and the Spanish capital, Madrid. It is one of nine provinces that make up the autonomous region of Castile and León. Burgos and Valladolid lie to the north, Ávila to the west, Madrid to the south, and Soria to the east. The altitude of the province varies from 750 metres (2,461 feet) in the extreme northwest to a maximum of 2,430 m (7,972 ft) at Peñalara peak in the Sierra de Guadarrama. The town lies on the main route of the Camino de Santiago de Madrid.
LECTURES, LODGING,WORKSHOPS & MEALS
Lectures, keynotes, coffee and lunch breaks will take place in the Casa de Espiritualidad San Frutos and its Dining Hall.
Co-working areas will be available for workshops and free Wi-Fi connection will be provided to all students.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (included in the course fee) will be served in the Canteen every day.
Accommodation in the Casa is included in the course fee (single rooms with en-suite bathroom).
“La Casa de Espriritualidad San Frutos” is located in the area of the complex of buildings of the old Jesuitic Seminar.
The Seminario Conciliar de Segovia is an architectural complex located in the city of Segovia. It was built in the late sixteenth century to house the college of the Society of Jesus, installed in the city since 1559. After the Society was expelled by royal order, in the 18th century the bishop of the diocese, Alonso Marcos de Llanes Argüelles, founded the seminary in its facilities under the name of Seminario Conciliar de San Frutos y San Ildefonso (Conciliar Seminary of San Frutos and San Ildefonso).
In 1959 its structure was profoundly altered and a huge building was added to the complex to expand the seminary's services, the Casa de Espiritualidad belongs to this extension. In the year 2000, the so-called historic part of the complex, which includes the church of the Company, and the areas of the old college around the cloister, was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.