Seville, the jewel of Andalusia, is the perfect place to immerse oneself in the extraordinary Spanish culture. It is Spain's fourth-largest city and the capital of Andalusia, with a habitant of approximately 700,000. It's full of narrow, twisting medieval streets overhung by balconies, grand churches, beautiful gardens, squares and parks, which is best illustrated in the historic center and Barrio Santa Cruz, the city's old Jewish Quarter.

This historical capital of Andalusia is located the in the Southern West part of Spain where one can easily access the nearby cities of Carmona with its stunning Roman necropolis; Huelva, featuring one of the largest and richest wildlife refuges in Europe, Doñana National Park; San Lucar and Jerez de la Frontera, world headquarters for sherry; Cordoba, Malaga, Cadiz and Gibraltar, areas of Mediterranean beaches, as well as other countries in Portugal, and North Africa. Its mild Mediterranean climate offers mild winters and hot summers.

  It is an extremely rich history of over 2500 yrs. The Cathedral, the third largest in the world, was built in the 1400´s (15th Century), and is maybe the most impressive gothic cathedral in the Christian world. It is adjoined to the Almohad Tower called the Giralda, which was originally the minaret of the Great Mosque that occupied the site before the cathedral was built. This 300 foot high tower offers a superb view of the city from the top. It is also the city's symbol. 

Across from the Cathedral stands the impressive 10th century palace complex, the Alcazar, which possess impressive examples of both Moorish and Christian architecture. This magnificent royal residence that dates to the 1300s, shows the exquisite craftwork of Mudejar artisans (Moors working for the Christian rulers), the intricate details of the tile work, and an extensive complex of gardens graced by orange trees.

  Here you will enjoy numerous cultural, social, and religious events celebrated during  the year. 
Its two most famous festivals, Semana Santa (Holy Week) takes place just prior to Easter. It's an amazing display of elaborate parades with traditional floats and somber music. La Feria, which occurs during the last week in April, is a wonderful city fair, featuring plenty of food, wine, fun, sevillano, and flamenco. Cultural activities such as flamenco and bullfighting are readily available. Several spots in the Santa Cruz district present flamenco performances.

For entertainment and culture, one may try visiting the numerous monuments and museums around the city, theatres, Ethnic Music spots, Jazz bars, exhibitions at the many art galleries, and the many movie cinemas that features Spanish movies from Spain, Mexico, Argentinean and other Latin American countries. El Giraldillo, a free monthly arts leaflet, lists classical concerts, jazz, films, plays, art exhibits, and dance performances around town. The tourist office has a quarterly leaflet of events at municipal theaters ("Programación Teatros Municipales"), and more information on events can be found in the ABC Sevilla, Correo de Andalucía, Sudoeste, or Nueva Andalucía.

Seville offers one of the most interesting Spanish lifestyle, a wide variety of art, a lively street life, excellent transportation, countless stores, great restaurants and a teeming nightlife. Seville has the highest concentrations of bars in Spain. There are bars and cafes close to every square where one can participate in a ¨botellon¨ with local youths. Because most locals eat their main meal at lunchtime, Seville'Streets of Sevilles bars are packed in the evenings with people enjoying tapas. The bars and restaurants in Barrio Santa Cruz are very active at night. 

The Triana district, just across the river, is good area for nightlife. Its Calle Betis, along the waterfront, features a popular strip of trendy bars, pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants. Around town, there are several Disco bars and discotecas, with music such as, Modern Spanish Pop, Hip-Hop, R& B, Salsa, Merengue, Samba, Funky, House, etc. Many of these can also be found in and around the city center, in areas such as Plaza Alfalfa, and Alameda Hercules. In the summer, the action moves to the huge clubs along the river, close by el Puente Alamillo.

In Seville you can purchase Andalusian souvenirs to commemorate your visit. Most such items are sold in the Barrio de Santa Cruz and on the streets around the cathedral. There are also several antique stores in this area. The main shopping area for Sevillanos themselves is Calle Sierpes, along with its neighboring streets Tetuan, Velázquez, Plaza Magdalena, Plaza Duque and Nervion Plaza. Fashionable boutiques abound here, and enough cafes and 'heladorias' to rejuvenate between stores.

Blessed with a magical ambiance and beauty of the people to match. You will be enchanted by Seville's captivating atmosphere. It will surely keep you coming back.
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  Conde de Ibarra Dq, Mateos Gago Giralda, Gloria Abanico are all located in the beautiful city-center of Seville's 'Barrio Santa Cruz', world famous for its white and yellow houses, ´tapas´ bars and narrow streets. Located minutes from the Cathedral, the famous Giralda tower as well as the Moorish Alcazar Palace and several city gardens.

 Don Quijote Centre: building dates from 1919 and was designed by one of the most famous architects in Spain, Aníbal González, also creator of the "Plaza de España". This building is one of the most important monuments of Seville. It holds 12 very spacious air-conditioned classrooms, along with an office, teachers' room, meeting room and a multimedia classroom. On the rooftop you can relax after your Spanish lessons, sunbathing.

  SevillaMateos Gago Giralda: holds a maximum of 100 foreign students per month in a traditional and colorful house adapted to the needs of a modern school, offering several spacious classrooms, multimedia and library facilities to students.

Gloria Abanico: is situated in a typical 19th century Seville mansion, with its own particular history.

 Plaza de San Fransisco IA: located opposite the Town Hall, plaza de San Francisco. A medium size building with a familiar and friendly atmosphere.

Peral TF: is located in the barrio Macarena in the Historic center of Seville. It is just minutes away from Alameda Hercules, home to one of Seville's most popular street market. It is an area filled with stores, hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafes spots that offers much to the Seville's nightlife. From Taller Flamenco, one has easy access to the River, the Promenade, Taxi points and bus points to get around the city.

Babylon Centre: is located in the historic centre next to the beautiful of Alameda de Hercules square in the neighborhood Macarena. The area has been completely renovated and has many cute bars, restaurants as well as original stores. All five classrooms are air conditioned. Plus, there is a lounge area with free internet access, a kitchen and a sunny outdoor patio. Our library offers DVDs and books to help you practice your Spanish and learn more about the culture.

  American College Credits - Bildungsurlaub - CSN - CEELE- EAQUALS- ALTO - AEEA -FEDELE - ELITE - EAIE  



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