Last weekend I went for a girls weekend away to Seville with some of my friends that I have met whilst at uni.
We had a great weekend, filled with lots of cocktails, wine, cheese and other good food! Seville is a beautiful city, every street had a gorgeous old European vibe and we visited a lot of really stunning places.
One of my favourite places was the Plaza de España, which is an ornate semi-circular building, with a fountain in the middle and a little ‘river’ running along the inside of the curve. Along the edge of the building were seats, with a little bookshelf on either end, all decorated with painted ceramic tiles and each representing a different Spanish City. Whilst we were here we hired a row boat and had great fun rowing along the little river.
We also visited the Catedral de Sevilla, the home of Christopher Columbus’ tomb (which we only realised when we were stood right in front of it reading a sign). The Cathedral was very ornate and had a beautiful courtyard full of orange trees! We also walked up the bell tower, which gave us some great views across the city below. As well as the bell tower we also went up the Las Setas De Sevilla, which is a wooden structure designed by German architect Jürgen Mayer. Looking a bit like a mushroom it was a really cool structure and we really enjoyed walking along the walkway across the top and admiring the views of the surrounding city.
Finally we went to the Royal Alcázar of Seville, which is a royal palace and was used for the filming of the Water Gardens of Dorne in Game of Thrones. The palace is so pretty, although we didn’t have time to look around the inside of the buildings and spent most of our time there wandering around the beautiful gardens. The gardens really are gorgeous and I could easily have spent at least half a day there exploring them!
So that brings my weekend to Seville to a close, and this post also brings my time as a student blogger at Leicester to an end. I’m pleased to say I’ll be graduating in July with a 1st class honours degree in Biological Sciences. I have loved my time at Leicester and I have really enjoyed writing about it for you all to read, I hope you have enjoyed reading them just as much! Now all that’s left for me to do is to sign off for one last time…