The list of things to do in Seville is endless and at times random. This city has everything from museums and monuments to football games and crazy festivals. We have compiled a list of the must sees while you are here. You might consider purchasing a Seville card while here. It will enable you to explore the city more easily. This card grants you access to most museums and monuments as well as free access to the public transportation system, unlimited sightseeing buses, and a free boat ride on the Guadalquivir River. It is an excellent deal and you may be interested in purchasing one at the same time as your friends so you can all experience this incredible city together. The Cathedral of Seville is a very old and magnanimous church in the heart of the city. Once considered the top three largest cathedrals, second to St. Peter’s in Rome, it is now arguably the largest church in volume. The total area of 11,520 square metres is quite magnificent. This is also the resting place of the explorer Christopher Columbus. If you are looking for Moorish style architecture, The Real Alcázar is an exquisite palace. It was built in the XIV Century by Pedro I the Cruel. In it you will find many rooms with extravagant architecture, paintings, gardens, and courtyards. There is even the room here where Christopher Columbus planned his journey to the Americas. The Jewish Quarter aka Barrio Santa Cruz is considered the most beautiful area in the city and very well kept, with winding roads and quaint buildings and shops. This is a major tourist area as well. The Hospital de los Venerables is very interesting and quite unique. It was a seventeenth century hospital and resting area for retired priests. Now it is a well preserved building with a museum room and baroque chapel. The Museo de Bellas Artes is considered the most important museum in Spain, second only to the Prado in Madrid. There are fifteen exhibition rooms that illustrate a detailed look into seventeenth century Seville to present day. There are many festivals and holidays here depending on when you go that will be of interest. Feria de abril is a huge party of a holiday in which the inhabitants of the city take a week or so off from work and plan parties, food, and marquees. There are several private parties that require an invitation, however the public ones are just as much fun and exciting. Make sure to plan well ahead and get your student airfare and hotels in order for friends if they are coming to visit during this time. Easter week is also very exciting to take part in here. Although many shops are closed during this week, there are parades and city parties that will keep you entertained. If you are studying abroad here however, you may want to travel during this week. However, no matter what time of year, Seville is a great place to visit so book your ticket now!