Conexiones students gather at the Universidad de Salamanca.

 

The standard of Alburquerque.

Alburquerque

(Not the "Burque-New Mexico")

 

Alburquerque, located in the Extremaduran province of Badajoz, is in a region similar to that of our own Albuquerque, New Mexico. Alburquerque is one of the sister cities of Albuqerque, where the Conexiones program is based. Like much of .Extremadura, Alburquerque joined in the exploration and settlement of the Americas. Conquistadores from the region were present in Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Colombia, and most notably, Florida.

 

Students can look forward to a guided tour of this magnificent medieval city culminating in a seige of the hilltop castle.