Study visits in Seville for schools

study visits in Seville

Seville is not only the city to visit if you are in search of sunshine, flamenco and a laidback Andalusian vibe. There are also plenty of study visits in Seville that you can take advantage of. Here is a list of the top ideas for your school.

Seville Cathedral

No study visits in Seville are complete without visiting the cathedral. It is the largest in the world by volume, a World Heritage site and has plenty to offer in terms of the religious history of Andalusia. From relics to paintings to impressive architecture, the cathedral narrates not only the religious influences of the city but of Spain. You can also see the clash of culture so typical of Andalusia. The Court of the Orange Trees houses the remains of the former mosque that stood on this spot, a hark back to Seville’s Moorish ancestry. The most interesting part for students may be the tomb of Christopher Columbus, the father of the Spanish Empire and one of the most famous historical figures in the world.

La Giralda

This the Moorish bell tower next to the cathedral that used to be the minaret for the mosque. Your students may notice that the tower does not have stairs, but rather ramps. This was for the muezzin (the person who led the call to prayer) could climb to the top on horseback rather than walking. The tower also contains several exhibits related to the archaeology of Seville, providing a unique glimpse into how the city was constructed over time related to religious ideals.

The Alcázar

This is the palace of Seville, still used today by the Spanish royal family. For study visits in Seville, it is possible to visit the rooms used by the family to better understand their tradition and lifestyle. Again, the palace was built in the Moorish style and there remains some parts of the original Arabic palace that stood here. The palace has some beautiful gardens, which may be a good opportunity to allow the students to walk around and take in the sights. You can even prepare a treasure hunt related to the architecture of the building.

Plaza de España

Study visits in Seville can also visit this enormous monument, that in reality is a curved square set into a park. The plaza was built for an exposition in the late 1920’s and has plenty of statues of famous Spanish figures. There are also installations for every county in Spain, which can be interesting to compare. The displays feature the food and historical attractions of each province and use the traditional hand-painted tiles of Seville. This is a good chance to educate your students about the geography of Spain and what each area can offer in terms of culture.

Triana neighbourhood, see traditional Sevillan culture with study visits in Seville

This is the barrio most commonly associated with the typical Sevillan culture. You can see the plaza de los toros, or the bullfighting area, a practice revered in Seville. There is also the famous statue of a flamenco dancer, paying homage to this traditional dance which was invented in Andalusia. There are also plenty of places to see the hand-painted tiles which adorn buildings. Study visits in Seville can take the opportunity to better understand the culture and practices of Seville here, whilst indulging in some shopping or tapas.

The Archaeological Museum

Finally, this museum houses some important artefacts related to Seville and Andalusia. They date from the 8th century BC and provide a fascinating insight into the history of the city and region. For study visits in Seville, there is no greater place to see the many tribal influences in Seville and indeed, in Spain.


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