As part of our Geography Topic “Contrasting Localities: Gibraltar and Seville”, the Year 5 pupils went on a field trip to Seville to visit some of the most famous buildings in the city. 

We firstly visited the Cathedral and saw Columbus’s tomb and the stunning Altar Mayor which shows different moments in Christ’s life.  We then climbed all 34 ramps up to the top of La Giralda where we looked out at the amazing views of the city from the bell tower.  We counted the bells, by the way, and we can let you in on the secret: there are 25 of them.

From here we made our way to a small park where we rested and had lunch and then we entered El Alcazar, the Royal Palace.  We wandered through the beautiful gardens taking in the statue of Mercury in the large pool.  We saw the underground bath with the incredible vaulted ceiling and visited El Salon de los Embajadores with its domed ceiling and spectacular patio. 

After leaving El Alcazar we made our way to La Plaza de Espana and spent some time walking past all the alcoves while eating a refreshing ice cream as a treat. 

It was a wonderful day and we look forward to our next field trip.