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SEVILLE, SPAIN | TRAVEL GUIDE


TRAVEL TIPS


  • Known to be one of the hottest cities in Europe, aim for spring or fall if you have the choice.
  • Tinto de Verano to wash down your tapas. Think sangria, but better and what the locals drink.

TO SLEEP


Airbnb Great and affordable options, try to stay near the Santa Cruz quarter. 

Acoba Del Rey De Sevilla Themed around the Moorish history, this hotel has a Moroccan feel and theme to the design and experience. 

El Rey Moro Hotel Beautifully designed in the Santa Cruz quarter. Great roof terrace with a view and a hot tub.

La Casas de Juderia Grand and gorgeous with a very nice rooftop pool if you're there in the warmer months. 

TO EAT


Cafe Bar Regina Great for breakfast, very OG and authentic place. We loved the vibe and you will almost definitely not see a tourist. Sit at the bar and try your best Spanglish with the owner. Best coffee we’ve had in Europe - nothing fancy, but the cafe con leche is legit.

Mercado Lonja del Barranco Built as a 19th-century market, now popular food & drinks hall with riverside seating. Perfect for lunch or an afternoon drink. Mercado de Triana across the river is also a must see.

Mercado de Feria Dating back to the early 18th century, this is the city’s oldest mercado. Comprised of two light-flooded buildings separated by a narrow alleyway. Go here for lunch and get immersed with locals, eating tapas and indulging in the infectious Spanish culture.

Blanca Paloma Good traditional restaurant for dinner on the other side of the river. Lively area at night to explore after as well.

El Pinton or Torres y Garcia Modern & hipster-y spots, but both restaurants are beautifully designed and the food & drinks are very good…slightly more expensive though.

Las Columnas Your order is scrawled in chalk on the bar in front of you, wash down pinchito kebabs and manchego cheese with cold glasses of Cruzcampo beer (so good!) under the columns.

Casa Morales A dusky, time-honored tapas joint in business since 1850. You have to go here for some bites and a drink! A block or two from the Cathedral.

Sal Gorda Fun tapas bar and patio (there are hundreds).

Bodeguita Romero Traditional tapas and a great patio for people watching, we stayed upstairs in an Airbnb here. 

TO DRINK


Cocktails | Beer | Wine

Alameda de Hercules THE place to go out any night and especially on the weekends. It is north of the historic part of the city, but a close walk. Huge tree lined avenue with dozens of bars, cafes and discos. 

Hotel Inglaterra Classy old hotel with a beautiful roof terrace looking over the skyline. Drinks are over priced but reasonable considering the view and ambiance. 

Cafe Red House Combo bar, restaurant, performance space and gallery, opened in a former storage facility in late 2012. 

BuenTrago Fun patio boduegita where people drink after dinner before going out. Very popular and spills into the streets #pregame

COFFEE

Cafe Bar Regina No frills, cafe con leche and it is one of best coffees I've had. 'live here' like the locals. 

Virgin Coffee The first specialty coffee shop in Seville. Small space with only a few bar stools, but very cool and high quality. Pop in for an espresso or cortado

Torch Coffee One of the few third wave coffee roasters to land here. - focused on community and fair trade. Beautiful space, great coffee and pastries. Weirdly enough beans are roasted in Raleigh, NC.

TO EXPLORE


Plaza de España Stroll through Maria Luisa Park to the plaza where immense tiled alcoves represent each of Spain’s provinces - it’s peaceful and beautiful here. 

Plaza de Toros We don’t support bull fighting, but the arena is incredible and you can’t deny the history here.

Flamenco Show Across the Guadalquivir River in the old gypsy district of Triana (very close and safe), which has always been a development hub of the musical style. Lo Nuestro and Casa Anselma are two great places. La Carbonería is also a solid choice in the Santa Cruz quarter.

Metropol Parasol The city’s newest viewpoint, a vast, wooden structure towering over Plaza de la Encarnación, and nicknamed “las setas” (the mushrooms) by locals. Really cool local fish/meat/veggies market down below as well.  

Alcázar Palace Royal palace developed my Moorish Muslim Kings, it is worth the money to see (9 euros).

Guadalquivir Soak up the atmosphere on the banks of the river that runs through Seville - great for sunset drinks.

Seville Cathedral Originally built as a mosque in the 12th century, it is the 3rd largest church in the world and the world’s largest cathedral. Climb the Giralda bell tower, formerly the minaret, for epic views. 

TO SHOP


Calle Regina Seville’s most interesting little shopping street, with shops ranging from clothing boutiques to interesting homewares stores and fun local Andalusian food/drink products.

{2 hours from Seville, in the Province of Cádiz}

Vejer de la Frontera


Explore

La Bien Pagá Great spot for live flamenco music

Castle of Vejer Built in the 10th & 11th century, it’s perched on top of the hill. Also a walled city so walk all the way around and check it out.

El Palmar is an awesome beach with surfing 15–20 minutes by driving or bus. Conil de la Frontera is Vejer’s coastal slightly less charming but cool beach brother

Food

Mercado de San Francisco Indoor food market that is pumping on weekend nights - best way to try all the different types of tapas.

Hostal La Janda Strong local vibes, great affordable tapas and drinks on their patio.

Colmado Palomita Curated store of local goods and food.

Restaurante Las Delicias Live music restaurant, great place to see a live show while your eating.

DRINK

Bar Sumia Moroccan tapas spot for a drink and a bite in the thick of it all.

Mesón Judería Fo see the famous “convent of the nuns” arches for a photo then grab a drink on their terrace - the views and vibe make this place a must.

Casino 51 Food is OK, but go at sunset for a drink on their roof terrace.

Tarifa


  • Windsurfing capital of Europe & the ferry leaves from here to Morocco.
  • Bar El Frances The tastiest tapas and drinks, very fun atmosphere spilling into the streets.
  • El LOLA fun spot for tapas and live flamenco at night.