Seville – Sevilla

We’re willing to bet that no one has told you that Sevilla is the most beautiful city in Europe. We don’t really understand how, but our beloved Sevilla is still somewhat of a secret. As a relatively small city in the southernmost part of Europe, Sevilla is a hidden gem overshadowed by other European cities.

In our opinion, that’s a good thing.

Sevilla’s relative anonymity is what makes it so special. Plenty of sights are there to be seen, yet sightseers are few and far between. Cute rhyme, right? But seriously, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Sevilla has the Torre del Oro—the Tower of Gold. London has Westminster Abbey, Seville has the Catedral de Sevilla—the largest Gothic cathedral and third-largest cathedral in the world. Madrid has the Plaza de España, Seville has a Plaza de España too—one of many lavish architectural monuments in the beautiful Parque de María Luisa.

Sevilla’s 2,000 year old traditions and history have given the modern-day city a lot to offer: amazing architecture, historical landmarks, colorful festivals like Feria and Semana Santa, and a vibrant nightlife that features authentic flamenco dancers, sevillanas musicians, and delicious restaurants.

Sevilla offers a plethora of things to do, yet the city itself has a friendly, small-town feel. You will be amazed by the lush parks, the orange trees that line the streets, and the Guadalquivir River that runs through the city. We are confident you will quickly get used to the Sevillan way of life.

In fact, that may be the only thing you’ll do in a hurry during the entire semester. Sevilla has a much slower pace of life that focuses more on time for food and family than on appointments and deadlines. You’ll take daily siestas, spend hours sampling delicious tapas, stay up until the wee hours eating dinner, and, in general, just rolling with it. It’s a concept most of us are foreign to, but within days of your arrival in Spain you’ll learn to love it.

At Semester in Spain, you will not only learn the language, but you will also experience the culture first hand. Each year, we are thrilled to offer students an opportunity to experience Sevilla’s people, homes, churches, shops, and restaurants – this will truly change your life!

Interested in seeing more? Check out our Google Map and give yourself a virtual tour of Sevilla by clicking on street view!