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3 Semanas in Sevilla

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An April 2002 trip to Seville by Harry Potter

Cafe in Sevilla Photo, Seville, Spain More Photos
Quote: Sevilla was the perfect place to take a Spanish immersion course. For 3 weeks, I attended morning classes which allowed ample time to sightsee and experience Sevilla. Being there during Feria was an amazing highlight. The Spanish lifestyle is so intoxicating that it's extremely difficult to leave.

3 Semanas in Sevilla

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Overview

Cafe in Sevilla Photo, Seville, Spain
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Being awestruck at the magnificence of this city's sights especially Catedral, Casa de Pilatos, Museo de la ciudad de Sevilla, La Maestranza and Plaza de Espana Basking in the relaxed atmosphere of the cafes and drinking cheap "tinto veranos" (similiar to sangria sans fruit) Living in a residence with 10 other international students Opening night of Feria Multiple dining experiences at San Marcos Choosing then eating delicious tapas Enjoying class so much that even after spending all night in the disco, I didn't miss classQuick Tips: Get a detailed map of Sevilla, as this city is initially difficult to maneuver Befriend students and lo...Read More

San Marco Restaurant

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Restaurant | "San Marcos"

San Marco Restaurant Photo, Seville, Spain
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This was my favorite restaurant in Sevilla and I went there several times with friends. Photos of three different visits are below. I always went to San Marcos on Calle Cuna, but there are also 2 other locations. The extensive menu comes in both Spanish and English, that was great for helping me learn translations. There are 3 different dining areas and although it is always busy, there is usually a table available for a party of 4 or less without much wait, however it is probably better to make reservations. Our dining experiences were always lengthy affairs as is the case for most diners there, though this isn't a reflection of the service which was professional and outstanding, but more ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 22, 2002

San Marco Restaurant
Calle Mesón del Moro 6
Seville, Spain
+34 954214390

Cathedral Santa Maria de la Sede

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Attraction | "Catedral"

Cathedral Santa Maria de la Sede Photo, Seville, Spain
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Arguably, the most famous landmark in Sevilla is the over 600 years old, Cathedral Santa Maria de la Sede, known simply as Catedral and its towering Moorish miniaret, La Giralda. Originally a mosque, built in the late 1100's, it was reconstructed in the 1300's to become a Christian cathedral. It contains three different types of architecture: Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque. It is the third largest Catholic cathedral in the world, after St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London. General adult admission is 6 Euros though students pay only 1.50 Euros. The Catedral is open to the public 7 days a week but only in the afternoon on Sundays. Detailed floor plans, available in several languages, a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 22, 2002

Cathedral Santa Maria de la Sede
Plaza del Triunfo, Avenida de la Constitucion
Seville, Spain

Bull Fights

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Attraction | "Torero - Bullfighting"

Bull Fights Photo, Seville, Spain
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Bullfighting is a sport that many foreigners find cruel, but it is a cultural tradition of Spain and something that is worth witnessing at least once. Since I was in Sevilla during Feria, there were bullfights every evening with 3 or 4 matadors performing at each event. During other times of the year, bullfights usually occur on Sundays. The schedule of bullfights is available well in advance and a few of the bullfights with well-known matadors get sold out beforehand, however it is usually possible to buy tickets the same day for most bullfights. Ticket prices range depending on seat selection. We bought tickets for 33 Euros each which gave us seats with a good view but also in the hot sun. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 22, 2002

Bull Fights
Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza
Seville, Spain

Feria de Abril

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Attraction | "Feria"

Feria de Abril Photo, Seville, Spain
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At midnight on Monday, April 15, 2002, La Portada (the entry gate) of the Feria illuminated to cheers, signaling the start of the week long celebration called Feria. The following day is designated as a holiday and all businesses are closed to observe it. The massive crowd making its way through the gate permitted us to stay together only by holding hands and forming a single file line. The crowds thinned slightly as people spread out in several directions to explore the small streets lined with private "casetas" which act as small homes for those invited in to their parties. From the street, non-guests can watch the dancing, drinking, eating and mingling taking place inside these casetas. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 21, 2002

Feria de Abril
Patronato Provincial de Turismo
Sevilla, Spain 41001
+34 95 4211091