Ten Places to Visit in Sevilla

Ten Must Visit non-tourist spots in Sevilla 

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  1. Bar el Comercio: opened in 1904 and hidden in the narrow streets of Sevilla, this restaurant specializes in Jamón Iberico (Iberian Cured Ham) and Churros y Chocolate (churros and chocolate) and man, do they do them well. Order a toast with olive oil and jamón or churros and chocolate and make sure to get a café con leche (latte) with either choice! Classic and delicious, by people who really know what they are doing.

*Calle Lineros, 9, 41004 Sevilla, Spain

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  1. Manu Jara: Be completely impressed and devastatingly tempted by their incredible pastries, rich ice cream, and stylish decoration. A place I was sad to have discovered only a few weeks before leaving Sevilla 

*http://www.manujara.com

*C/ BENITO MÁS Y PRAT Nº6 SEVILLA (In Nervion) 

  1. The Airebaths: a ridiculously relaxing spa experience for a reasonable price. Swim the different Arabic baths, enjoy complimentary tea, and add extras like massages, fresh juices or a variety of other specials. An overall wonderful and unique experience.

*info@beaire.com or http://www.airedesevilla.com/en/

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  1. Naima Café Jazz: A small bar with live jazz and located near the restaurant stocked Alameda de Hércules Plaza. An awesome late night spot to relax and enjoy music with your friends. It’s a great experience for those who love live music and a calmer night life.

*Calle Conde de Barajas, 2, 41002 Sevilla, Spain

  1. La Sala El Cachorro: Arts and music, food and drink, and every Thursday at 9pm, language exchange nights for multiple languages, usually English, Spanish, French, and a mixture of others. A cool multicultural way to experience Sevilla.

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* Calle Procurador, 19, 41010 Sevilla, Spain

  1. Charlotte – The mariposa (butterfly) pastry is to die for (it’s like a sugar croissant), and their cappuccino, milkshakes, and pies and cakes will not leave you disappointed.

*Calle San Jacinto, 64, 41010 Sevilla, Spain

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Review on Yelp by Alberto L., Seville, Spain Probablemente, uno de los mejores locales de Triana para comer un buen pedazo de tarta casera acompañada de un buen café preparado sin prisas. 

Es el único Charlotte al que he ido (por cercanía geográfica) y mi experiencia siempre ha sido buenísima, haya ido para desayunar, merendar o tomar una copa tranquilo y sin prisas.”

Translated: Probably one of the best locales in Triana (a well-loved neighborhood in Seville, close to the center) to eat a slice of homemade cake, accompanied by good coffee made without rush.

It’s the only Charlotte I’ve been to and my experience has always been really great, whether for breakfast, afternoon snack, or just to take my time and relax with a cup of coffee.

  1. Parque Este (Evangelical Church): A wonderful Protestant church with friendly people, contemporary music and solid preaching in Spanish – for those who want to experience their faith in a different and authentic setting

*http://parqueeste.org

  1. Mama Bistro (Italian/French Cuisine): Incredible Risotto, great atmosphere and kind service. ‘Nough said.

*Calle Mateos Gago, 9B, 41004 Sevilla, Spain 

  1. Salt and Sugar: a not so Spanish-traditional café, this small British infused tea room serves delicious drinks in fancy cups and a flavorful variety of pastries. Sit inside or outside and watch the passer’s by walk the cobblestone streets

*Calle Ximénez de Enciso, 12, 41004 Sevilla, Spain

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  1. Restaurante San Marco, Santa Cruz: If you’re in the mood for some Italian, this restaurant has the benefit of both delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. The front of the restaurant is built into old brick, with warm lighting and low ceilings and expands into a spacious, classy area. Good service and great experience. This is a definite must-try.

*Calle Mesón del Moro, 6, 41003 Sevilla, Spain

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Bonuses:

  • Bolas! An adorable ice cream shop with fantastic, house-made flavors, friendly service and beautiful decorative azulejos (classic Sevillean tiles). I recommend the Leche Merengada flavor – it’s like arroz con leche (traditional Spanish rice pudding) in an ice cream and you will leave you in awe.

*Cuesta del Rosario, 1, 41004 Sevilla, Spain (as well as several other places around the city)

  • For authentic southern Spanish food, there are many options, but I recommend you ask a local or someone who knows the city well for the best restaurants – the authentic ones are cheap and delicious (no tourist traps).

I recommend trying the salmorejo (a cold tomato soup), croquetas (basically fried ham bites), solomillo al whisky (a cut of pork with rich sauce) and carrillada de cerdo (stewed pork cheek) – they may sound strange but they are incredible.

 

By: Kaitlin Westphalen, class of ’17

 

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