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Seville Cathedral – The Largest Gothic Cathedral In The Word

One of the top three things you cannot miss when in Seville is the Seville Cathedral. Its original Spanish name is Catedral de Santa Maria de la Sede or Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See. It is a Roman Catholic Cathedral and it is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world with an authentic architecture and look. It is the third-largest church in the world, right after the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida in Brazil and St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican, but at the same time it is the largest cathedral in the world as the two previously mentioned are not seats of bishops.

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Inside Seville's Cathedral

The first and main reason why it was built was nothing more but to show the city’s wealth. However later it had become an important trading center. Its look is so impressive and unique and it leaves speechless every single visitor. It is believed that the members of the cathedral chapter said: “Let us build a church so beautiful and so grand that those who see it finished will think we are mad”. And so they did.

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Seville Cathedral itself has as much as fifteen doors on its four facades, as well as eighteen chapels. At the same place where it was built there used to be a mosque constructed during the Moorish period and its former minaret turned into today’s famous Giralda, the bell tower of the cathedral. Nowadays it is one of the most representative buildings and it’s the second tallest building in Seville, being 97.5 m high (320 ft).

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Seville Cathedral

At the age of 1987 it was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, along with the Alcazar palace complex and the General Archive of the Indies, the three of them located in the capital of Andalusia, Seville. The cathedral is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus. It was built in the 15th and 16th century in Gothic style on the grounds of the former major Arab mosque and just one of the proofs of that story is the PILLA of the 5th century BC inside the wall.

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Tomb of Christopher Columbus, Catedral

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10 Best Countries to Combine Traveling and Studying Abroad

Travelling is acknowledged around the world as being good for the soul. Many people live to travel, and the only thing that often holds us back from the exciting and varied experiences that can only come from exploring other cultures is a lack of money or opportunity. For this reason, many people are choosing to study abroad over the course of their degree, and are therefore able to improve their CV while seeing the world. The following ten countries are some of the best places in the world to combine studying with travelling.

France

Renowned for food and fashion, France is one of the most desirable European countries to visit. Mary Walton, a tutor at Paper Fellows shares her study abroad experience: “Paris, the capital, is currently ranked as the best city for students, and although the living costs are high, student accommodation on the outskirts can be reasonable, and the low tuition fees balance out living in the city of lights.”

Australia

Australia is home to several globally ranked universities, and has the added bonus (for some) of being an English speaking country. “If languages aren’t part of your studies, then this could be the perfect place – with Melbourne attracting many students thanks to the great weather, buzzing beaches, and cool nigh life. Once settled, there’s a huge country to travel around, which also contributes to its popularity”, – says Amber Coburn, an educator at Essayroo.

Hong Kong

If you’re feeling adventurous but want to hang on to an urban lifestyle then Hong Kong could be the best place for you. The skyline is iconic, and there’s a great East meets West culture clash that appeals to a lot of international communities. The food is amazing and this can serve as a great starting point from which you can explore Asia more thoroughly.

Germany

Home to multiple thriving student cities – including Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Bonn – Germany offers an amazing hipster culture, as well as international festivals, the choice of classes in English or German, and the chance to get experience in the economic capital of Europe. “You may want to learn the language, or simply absorb the culture through the specialty food, the beers, and the movies”, – Jeffery Reed from Academized comments.

Taiwan

Mary Reed from Studydemic says: “If you’re looking for studies and adventure on a budget, then Taiwan could be the place for you, as it’s officially the most affordable student city in the world – Taipei.” The culture is vibrant, and you would be really immersing yourself in an entirely new environment by studying here.

South Korea

Most international students head straight to Seoul, the capital of South Korea and home to some really great universities. Thomas Green, an academic writer at Ukwritings comments: “It’s not all academic here though, as ancient palaces mingle with skyscrapers and students regularly take part in the non-stop hustle and bustle of this city that is awake and thriving 24/7.”

Switzerland

There are some great institutions in Switzerland, most of which are set in the natural beauty of Geneva and Zurich. Tuition fees are low, though the cost of living is high. Mountains, lakes, and trains to the rest of Europe make this a great destination for many international students.

Argentina

There are some great universities in this charismatic home of tango, which are particularly appealing to students who want to learn, improve, or perfect their Spanish. Whether you opt for a university in Buenos Aires, or the more modern facilities in Belgrano, living in Argentina for a year is absolutely an experience you will never forget.

Denmark

While the standard of education is amongst the best in the world, tuition is free in Denmark for European students, and can even pay a pretty high salary for PhD students. Whether you want to be in Copenhagen or head further north, this is a great country to explore and gain insight into Nordic culture and history. It’s easy to get to Scandinavia, and the rest of Europe is also fairly accessible.

Canada

Carol Wise, an academic consultant at Boomessays, shares the opinion: “Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto are all home to highly ranked universities, and are unanimously recommended by international students.” Canada is home to cities as well as beautiful natural parks, and is world famous for bacon, hockey, and maple syrup. Classes are taught in English or French, and you may not want to leave at the end of the semester.

Studying abroad enriches any educational experience, and also produces well-rounded graduates who are confident, well-rounded, and aware of other cultures and environments. For students, it can be a life changing experience that opens their eyes to what the world has to offer.

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“Gloria Kopp is an digital marketer and a business consultant from Manville city. She graduated from the University of Wyoming and started a career of a web content writer and an educator, now she works as a tutor at Resumention. She is a regular contributor to such websites as Engadget, Assignment help, Huffington Post, and others.”

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Escape this Spring with a Bank Holiday Retreat

Spring brings an end to those winter blues and dullness that you often find through the cold season. But as soon as it ends, you feel much more at ease as the sun starts to show its face more often and everything feels much fresher. With a new energy and enthusiasm for the upcoming summer, it’s the best time to make plans and have something to look forward to.

Spring is a great time of year to get outside and spend some quality time with your family. Enjoying the sun and the increased warmth, you look forward to the weekends even more so you can get out and about. Luckily for us, we have a bank holiday coming up at the end of May that gives us the perfect chance to make plans with our family and friends. With everyone getting that extra day off, you can treat yourself to a weekend away.

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A long weekend presents an ideal opportunity to visit somewhere new for the weekend, even if it’s still in the UK. After all, with so many beautiful places on our doorstep, you don’t need to go abroad! Planning a getaway, whether it’s just the two of you or the whole family, gives you something to look forward to as the summer begins to roll in. The Lake District is one such stunning area of the country, offering a beautiful setting for a relaxing weekend. With so much to see and do, you can treat yourself to a real retreat away from your usual routine.

Ambleside, Lake District

Activities For The Adventurer In You

The Lake District has a never-ending list of things to see and do, but if you’re feeling particularly adventurous then you’ll be in your element. From hiking up one of the many mountains or fells, to getting involved in watersports on one of the 12 lakes, you’ll find something for the whole family.

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With a list of outdoor entertainment, you can choose from abseiling, kayaking or even cycling depending on your abilities. Skiddaw mountain, overlooking the market town of Keswick, is particularly popular due to the spectacular scenery.

Keswick

Taking advantage of the fresh air and the outdoors while being surrounded by a serene environment; what more could you ask for over the bank holiday weekend?

Soaking Up The Culture

The Lake District is full of historical towns and there is so much English culture to learn about. The area is a big favourite of some famous writers and painters such as William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and JMW Turner. You can actually still visit the home of Wordsworth in Cockermouth.

Wordsworth Birthplace

There are also several castles to take a look round, giving you an idea of life in this area all those years ago. To top it all off, there are a number of traditional activities in the Lake District that you can get involved in, including fell running and hound trailing.

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Take a Walk

The Lake District is probably most well-known for its countless walking trails. With millions of visitors every year, spring is the perfect time to enjoy a walk or hike. There is a path for every ability, whether you’re a keen hiker or a novice. With the opportunity to take in some amazing views and see some of the UK’s unspoiled landscapes, you can treat yourself to a pub lunch afterwards!

Start of the Steep Trail

So this year, do something a bit different with your bank holiday weekend, and don’t forget to add some comfort and luxury to your trip by staying at Inn on the Square.

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10 family-friendly resorts with top kids’ clubs

As any parent knows, you’re only as happy as your least happiest child – and keeping children happy, especially away from home, can be hard work. Finding a holiday resort that makes this as easy as possible, with plenty of tyke-pleasing facilities, is the first step towards a harmonious family holiday. The option of a […]

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