Learn Spanish in Seville

Want to take a Spanish language course in Seveille? When you think of Spain, flamenco dancing and historic architecture all come to mind. Seville, in Spain’s most Southern region, is where all of this started! These cultural elements make this popular destination to learn Spanish. Seville, the capital of the region Andalucía is located five hours south of Madrid and is one of Europe’s most unique cities.  It is home to The Alcazar and the Seville Cathedral, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. View our guide to learning Spanish in Seville which includes recommendations for the best language schools.

 
 

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Guide to Learning Spanish in Seville - One of the Most Beautiful Cities in the World

Seville is one of the best places in to learn Spanish in Spain - here you can enjoy a flamenco show or observe a Holy Week religious ceremony! This is one city you do not want to miss when thinking about learning Spanish in Spain. The Alcazar was built while Spain was under the rule of the Moors in the 1500s.  It originally functioned as a Moorish fort but was later used as a Royal palace for Spanish royalty.  The gardens are gorgeous year round because of the warm Mediterranean climate.

The Cathedral in Seville is the fourth largest cathedral in the world.  Christopher Columbus is buried there and has a statue dedicated to him.  Walking around the cathedral each altar is different with intricate details.   Make sure you climb to the top of the Giralda or bell tower for a spectacular 360 degree view of the city.  If you think that’s too many stairs for you to climb, you will be relieved to learn that the majority of the tower is actually ramps.  When it was built horses were used to reach the top to ring the bells instead of having someone climb all the way to the top.

Plaza de España and the Maria Louisa Park are the perfect place to take a stroll after a siesta.  The plaza has a huge fountain in front and a pond where you can rent a rowboat, perfect for a sunny day.  As you walk around Plaza de Espana you will notice that each province, in each autonomous community is represented with tiles and pictures that symbolize the community.  This may look familiar because the plaza was part of a scene in Star Wars Episode I and Star Wars Episode II.  If you come back at nighttime the plaza evokes a completely different feeling when it is lit up.

After taking in the sites during the day, a flamenco show is a great way to experience Seville at night.  Flamenco is a type of music and dance popular in Southern Spain.  It’s characterized by its twelve-count dance that expresses emotion.   Alegrias is one type of Flamenco dance that is quicker and characterized as a happy dance while Solea is slower and more somber.  Two of the most popular places to see flamenco are La Carboneria and Casa de la Memoria, both conveniently located centrally in the city.  Usually two show times are offered, one in the early evening and one later at night. 

Holy Week in Seville is one of the most important and traditional events in the city.  It is celebrated the week before Easter featuring processions and floats that depict scenes and events from The Passion.  This week is culturally and spiritually important to Sevillanos.

 

 

How to Get to Seville

Getting to Seville is easy! The US and other worldwide destinations has direct flights to Madrid. Once in Madrid you can take a flight to the Seville airport or board a train or bus to Seville.

 

 

How to Book Spanish Courses in Seville

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Our Seville Spanish Guide was edited by Kristen Etzel (Twitter @ketzel17)

 

 

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