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A Typical Weekend While Studying Abroad in Seville, Spain

July 05, 2024
by Marra Finkelstein
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Exploring Seville, Spain: My Home-Away-From-Home for the Semester   

My roommates and I spent a lot of time traveling to other countries during our semester abroad, but weekends in Seville were always very special. On our weekends we spent time exploring the beautiful architecture and museums, trying the food, and enjoying the things you can only experience in Seville. Here we visited the Seville Cathedral, the Alcazar Gardens, and other spectacular monuments.  

A view from above of a large old building and courtyard with trees

Visit and tour of the Cathedral of Seville with the CEA CAPA program. 

A large intricately-designed outdoor garden

My roommates and I explored the beautiful Alcazar gardens. 

 

My roommates and I also took advantage of a night-at-the-museum event to see the Museo de Bellas Arte de Sevilla in a new light.  

A study abroad student looking up at a large painting in a museum

Jaden in the Museo de Bellas Arte de Sevilla during Sevilla’s night museum opening.  
 

I spent a lot of time in María Luisa Park, which was only a 10-minute walk from my home in Los Remedios, and visited my favorite sculpture of the Three Stages of Love. My roommates and I also had a picnic in María Luisa Park where we ate and journaled about our time abroad; this was one of my most special moments in Seville.  

Three statues of people underneath a large tree in an outdoor park

In the María Luisa Park: the Three Stages of Love statue. 

 

A group of study abroad students sitting on a blanket in a park and smiling at the camera

Picnic in the María Luisa Park. 

Another amazing memory was going to the Betis game in Seville where we won against Palma 1-0!  

Three study abroad students smiling at the camera

My first Betis football game with Maya and Nora! 

 

We also spent the day visiting the Seville Aquarium, looking at and learning about the amazing marine life.  

A jellyfish swimming against a bright blue background of water

A jellyfish at the Sevilla Aquarium, which I visited with my roommates Nora and Maya. 

 

One of my favorite photos shared here is of my roommates, Jaden, Maya, and Libby, as we walked back from our first Flamenco show. The show was so beautiful and was an incredible introduction to the spectacular Sevillian culture of dance and music.  

A slightly blurred image of three study abroad students smiling at the camera

The walk back from our first flamenco show. 

As the semester came to an end, my roommates and I went out for a drink with our host mom, Antonia, and said our goodbyes one last time.  

Three study abroad students with another person smiling at the camera

Our host mom, Antonia, and her familia. 

And on the last night of the program I went to the Manhattan bar for a last reunion with some of the other CEA CAPA students. Seville is an amazing and unique city. It was perfect to spend my semester abroad here and I would not have picked another city.  


Marra Finkelstein is the Content Creator - Photographer in Seville, Spain, and is currently studying at University of Miami.
 
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