Dec 3, 2021
3 min read
A City Guide to Seville
Surrounded by stunning mountains and filled with the best of everything that the country has to offer, Seville is a strong contender for our favorite city in Spain. With winding streets, delicious tapas and a vibrant culture, we’re pretty sure you’ll fall for it, too.
Seville is the birthplace of Flamenco, home to the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and boasts some of the most beautiful gardens and Moorish architecture in Spain.
Explore the highlights in our Seville to-do list, below.
Where to stay in Seville
Hotel Alfonso XIII
This is the crown jewel of Seville hotels. The style is classic and old, and it’s in pristine condition. You can’t find a better hotel breakfast.
Hotel Monte Triana
This stylish boutique hotel has named each room after a city the owners have visited, and decorated with art the couple has collected from their trips.
Where to eat & drink in Seville
The name of the game for breakfast in Seville is
pan con tomate
cafe con leche.
You can’t go wrong with that order – it’s as simple as it is delicious. Head here, get a seat by the window, and watch the beautiful Andalusians stroll by while sipping your coffee.
La Brunilda Tapas
This is the best restaurant in town for lunch – it opens at 1pm and takes no reservations, so get there early. If you can’t get a table, walk over to Triana market and pick up something from one of the many food stalls.
Cañabota is famous for its extensive fish menu and open all day, in case you need an earlier option that the usual post-8pm Spanish dinner.
This place is great for a late tapas dinner with a group of friends and jugs of sangria.
Arte y Sabor
For a traditional Seville experience, go toPlaza Alameda de Hercules
. In the evening, the square is filled with young locals who come here to hang out. Arte y Sabor is our favorite restaurant on the edge of the plaza to soak up the atmosphere.
Best coffee in Seville
Everything here is homemade, and there are also some good vegan and gluten-free options. Get a coffee and a brownie, if there’s one on the menu.
Where to shop in Seville
There are tons of cute shops in the heart of Seville. Go to Calle Rioja, start with a mandatory visit toBIMBA Y LOLA
, and then work yourself down the street from there.
Where to get a hit of culture
The is a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
it was used as a backdrop for
Game of Thrones
. Take the full tour – the botanical gardens are truly magical.
Parque de María Luisa
For more lush greenery, head to this park, rent a bicycle, stop off for an ice cream and enjoy.
Plaza de Espana
This square, in the above park, pays homage to Spain’s 48 provinces. Hire a boat and take in the view from the canal that runs alongside it.
Torre del Oro
Torre del Oro is an amazing old military watchtower. The tour focuses on how the city of Seville came to be.
Where to party
There is nothing fancy about this place, and that’s why we love it. Drink, chat and dance alongside the locals until late. Then, on your way back to the hotel, swing by one of Seville’s many churrerias for chocolate and churros – the Spanish way to end a good night (or early morning).
What else to do in Seville
For one of the best rooftop views over the city, head to theEME Catedral Hotel
bar. Warning: there will be a few tourists here, but it’s worth it.
is our go-to for flamenco, with several one-hour courtyard shows each evening. Or, buy a ticket for one of the shows atTablao Flamenco Los Gallos
Where to get some R&R
AIRE now have baths in cities around the world, from London, to Chicago, New York, Copenhagen, Barcelona and more. In Seville, it’s located in a former palace, with incredible interiors and equally impressive views from the rooftop jacuzzi.
Spend a good couple of hours between pools of various temperatures, before being collected by your masseuse, who will take you through to the main treatment room. A heads up: this is a shared space, rather than private room. That said, with dimmed lights, candles and soothing music, you’ll easily zone out.
Where to work
We love getting a start on the working day atHotel Alfonso
. Then, head over toUn Gato en Bicicleta
for creative inspiration. Originally a bookshop, it now has a cafe where you can pitch up with your laptop, surrounded by magazines and books. There’s even a ceramic studio, tucked away at the back.
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