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Spain: Sevilla

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Some great local places to eat:
100 Montaditos - A great place for montaditos, or mini sandwiches, with two locations: one on San Fernando, and a smaller one further down past the cathedral. On Wednesdays and Sundays, all montaditos are just one Euro!

Rayas - The best icecream in Seville! Located just past Las Setas, or the "mushrooms".

El Rinconcillo - Around the corner from Rayas is the oldest tapas bar in Seville, built in 1670.

Los Coloniales - Located around the corner from the cathedral is my favorite place for tapas. Try the goat cheese with honey and fig, and the tabla de salmorejo with jamón iberico and quail eggs. Order a bunch of different tapas to share. You won't regret it!

Great places to go:
La Carbonería - A great place to go see free flamenco shows and hear Spanish guitar on Monday nights. It's a bit tricky to find but ask around and locals should be able to point you in the right direction.

El Kiosco del Agua - Sit by the river and relax while sipping on a delicious strawberry mojito!

The Discover Sevilla Office - I would highly recommend traveling around while you are abroad. Visit the Discover office to book a trip to ride a camel in Morocco or to go to the beach in Portugal. Mannu, Benni and all the Discover guys are fun to hang out with and Toba always knows where the party is!

Things to see and do:
Sevilla Cathedral - It is the second largest cathedral in Europe and Columbus' remains are there. If you're religious, you can attend a mass there (I went for Ash Wednesday and Easter mass).

Semana Santa - This is the week before Easter, and is filled with religious processions. If religion is your thing then seeing the silent midnight procession is interesting, if not, one day of festivities will be enough and the rest of the week can be used to travel (as you have the whole week off).

Las Setas - This is the world's largest wooden structure. It's neat to look at, but the view from the top is even better.

Feria de Abril - This is the best week of your life. You get another week off of classes, but don't travel. Go every night. Find yourself some Spanish friends and get invited into the private casettas, they are better than the public ones, and learn to dance the Sevillanas. The rides are loads of fun, too. The drink of the week is rebujito, which is delicious, but be careful - it can catch up to you. All the women dress up in flamenco dresses and the men wear suits. During the day there are traditionally dressed families going to Feria in carriages, and if you can stand the heat during the day, its worth it to see them.

Torre del Oro- When the weather starts to get nice, you can find huge crowds of people hanging out by the tower at night.

Plaza de España - A must see in Seville. This plaza is beautifully built and right beside it is the Maria Luisa Park where you can go for a run, or just hang out and read a book on the grass.

- Written by Alexandra Willis '14, studied in Sevilla spring 2013

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