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Staying in Seville for Holy Week/visiting our student abroad

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Staying in Seville for Holy Week/visiting our student abroad

My daughter will be studying abroad in Seville and we want to visit during Holy Week. Recommendations on where to stay (4 star) and should we stay the whole week or venture elsewhere so she can relax? Any tips on visiting a student and how best to plan ahead would be appreciated!

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1. Re: Staying in Seville for Holy Week/visiting our student abroad

I am just now trying to plan a similar visit to our daughter. She is going to be at a program with CIEE. From what I can tell, the week is jam-packed with processions so we will want to witness some of those, maybe not every day though! According to my daughter, a friend who was there last year told her that people tended to stay half the week in Seville to experience it and then travel elsewhere.

I gather that the program will take the students on some other trips as a group within Spain but I don't know where, making it hard to plan. Many years ago I took an escorted bus trip in Spain and we went to Granada, which I loved for it's lush mountains. I would also like to see San Sebastion and its beautiful beach.

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2. Re: Staying in Seville for Holy Week/visiting our student abroad

Book your hotel way in advance because during Holy Week all of Spain will be traveling, since children will have no classes.

A very good hotel in Seville is the Hotel Becquer (which has a garage), walkable to most sights. Beside the hotel is a good tapas restaurant called Pick & Stay. Across the street is a good restaurant called El Cairo.

What to see in Seville:

1. Cathedral/Giralda Tower - The Cathedral is the third biggest church in Europe.

2. Alcazar - The palace rivals the Alhambra.

3. Plaza de España - The most beautiful plaza in Spain.

4. Casa de Pilatos - Beautiful palace with wonderful gardens. See the upstairs apartment.

5. Museo de Bellas Artes - One of the most important museums in Spain.

6. Church of El Salvador - One of the most beautiful Baroque churches. The ticket from the Cathedral allows one to see this church for free.

7. Museum-Palace of the Countess of Lebrija - Has some of the best Roman mosaics in Spain. See the upstairs apartment.

A good flamenco place is Los Gallos (Plaza de Santa Cruz, 11). The main shopping streets are Calle Tetuan and Calle Sierpes.

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3. Re: Staying in Seville for Holy Week/visiting our student abroad

Research the hotels on here is my best advice. Budget will be everything as prices I understand rise around Easter.

There is masses to see in Seville but you could add Cordoba, Jerez or even Cadiz. All of these places are great days out.

Filling a week will be easy!

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4. Re: Staying in Seville for Holy Week/visiting our student abroad

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"I would also like to see San Sebastion and its beautiful beach."

That is the opposite end of Spain, about 600 miles away. You would waste an awful lot of time travelling out of your short stay.

And with Easter / Holy week being late March, the beach might not be so lovely with the rain driving in off the sea.

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