Explore Spain: Seville

where to stay:

Palace House: A charming, sunny stay at the Palace House will be the perfect launching place to see the city of Seville, Juan’s apartments are located next to La Giralda cathedral.  The iconic Islamic architectural influence and large central patio in this quaint place make for a great place to come rest after a long day of exploring the city.  Equipped with a kitchen, wireless internet, hot showers, and cable, this Airbnb stay is got all a traveler needs.  Prices start at $32 USD per night.  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/217440?s=bKVv

Alminar Hotel: Location, location, location.  The Alminar is set in the perfect location near the cathedral, but also cozy and quiet despite being located in the historic district.  Extremely comfy beds and incredibly helpful staff, this place is a haven for travelers who have been on the road.  Conveniently located near a bevy of restaurants and shops in the historical center of Seville.  We recommend asking for a room on the upper level (they’ve got terraces).  Prices start at $172 USD/night. http://www.hotelalminar.com/en/

 

where to eat:

Eslava: A perfect place for tapas or appetizers in Seville, Eslava offers a variety of traditional tapas from pollo estofada to potajes de lentejas con chorizo and all at a very reasonable price.  It’s the perfect place to grab a drink and enjoy some tasty plates over a great conversation with friends.  Eslava is usually crawling with Sevillanos, eating inside and outside, so it is sure to have some good eats.  Plates range from $2-$11 USD. http://www.espacioeslava.com/es/restaurante

Vinería San Telmo: This place does a twist on traditional tapas with fusion combinations and international influence on their food.  The modern take off of traditional Spanish food is a great alternative to classic tapas, which you may get  tired of during your journeys throughout Spain.  Try the squid ink spaghetti with garlic or the samosas, many tasty choices and a large list of wine to wash it all down with.  http://www.vineriasantelmo.com/index.php/en/

who to tour with:

Andalucia Tours and Discovery: Explore the city of Seville on bike! Not only a great way to get to know the city layout, but also to practice sustainable tourism.  Visit the Palace of San Telmo, Cathedral of Seville, Alcázar, and more during your bike tour.  The tour lasts about 2.5 hours and is $30USD per adult.  http://atdspain.com/en/service/daily-bike-tour-sevilla

where to shop:

Mercadillo Filatélico: This open air flea market held in the Plaza Mayor of the city's historic center is bustling with shoppers and for a very good reason.  At the Mercadillo Filatélico, you’ll go gaga over the unique antique selection of coins, postcards, books, etc.  Held every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

 

Posted on March 9, 2015 .