Like any big city, Seville has many shopping areas where you can take a walk and enjoy shopping. Depending on the tastes of each and the area where it is located, will better those or other options. Here we tell you the best streets and malls for shopping in Seville.
Shopping centers in Sevilla
If you like to shop and buy in large firms clothes, go to a mall it is a good way to see a lot of shops in a small space. Furthermore, Sevilla malls often have a variety of restaurants, entertainment and cinemas.
Nervion Plaza shopping center
In the Nervion neighborhood, next to the football stadium of Sevilla FC, you can find the Nervion Plaza shopping center with 25,000 square meters of retail space that make up the most complete range of services, fashion, dining and entertainment in the city.
Within this three-storey complex is a selection of fashion brands, a variety of dining options, as well as many cinemas with the newest movies.
Plaza de Armas shopping center
The Plaza de Armas shopping center is not the biggest in the city, but is located in a unique place, the old Cordoba Station, which was begun in 1899. The building has Neomudejar style and is inspired by the Mosque of Tanger and the Patio de los Leones in the Alhambra in Granada. Built in iron and glass, it is one of the most beautiful buildings converted into commercial city center.
The Plaza de Armas shopping center is home to many stores and several cinemas and is located near the river, just in front of the bus station of the same name.
Shopping areas in Seville
If you're traveling in Seville, perhaps you prefere go shopping outdoors and stroll through its streets, where you can find all the big brands like in a mall, but enjoy both the atmosphere and the good weather.
The streets Sierpes and Tetuan are two of the main shopping areas in the old town. They can be found all multinational retailers such as Zara, Mango, Stradivarius, Women's Secret, etc ... in addition to being very close to El Corte Ingles, one of the major trading centers of national origin.
Both streets are parallel and go from City Hall to the Campana, making it easy to catch on the way if you visit the Plaza de San Francisco, New Square and even mushrooms (Complex Metrosol Parasol), as they are very close.
Changing neighborhood, in Triana, across the river Guadalquivir, you can find shops dedicated to ceramics, very typical shops in Triana. For these purchases, the main streets are Alfarería street, , Antillanos Campos street and San Jorge street.
And if you are looking for buying special items, visit any of the markets in the city where you'll find unusual items and are always an interesting experience.
For cinema lovers, we want to propose a thematic cinema trip to Seville, a city that has served as the backdrop for major productions such as Star Wars, eight Basque surnames, Lawrence of Arabia, Carmen or Game of Thrones.
In addition, we remind moviegoers that November is the European Film Festival in Seville, a chance to discover new talents of the old continent at a good price and enjoy this time when the city is filled with professionals and amateurs the seventh Art.
Sevilla filming of the movie Eight Last Vascos
This film was filmed almost entire in Basque Country, but there are some scenes filmed in Seville. The last one of the film, the scene that the main caracters were in front on Triana while the group Los del Río was singing a song, was filed in Paseo Colón, near the river and next to the Gold Tower.
You can visit this place whenever you want because its a public place, and you can take a rest near the river and in front of Triana neighborhood in the same place that this scene was filmed.
Sevilla filming the movie Star Wars, Episode II, Attack of the Clones
Spain Square, in the park of Maria Luisa, was one of the location of Star Wars Episode II in 2002, an enclave of singular beauty that has also hosted the filming of movies like Lawrance of Arabia in 1962 or The Dictator 2011.
George Lucas turned the monumental Plaza of Spain in the city of Theed, capital of Naboo. There was filmed for example the scene where Princess Amidala walked preoccupied with her love Anakin Skywalker.
Go to the Plaza of Spain is almost an obligatory visit, it is free and lies within the Parque de Maria Luisa and near the giant wheel, which make it ideal for inclusion in a tourist route.
Sevilla filming the movie Star Wars
Shooting the film Carmen in Seville
Seville was one of the sites chosen by the film director Vicente Aranda for the shooting of his film "Carmen" in 2002. One of the main locations of this film Seville was the actual building of the Rector of the University of Seville, which was the former Royal Tobacco Factory, the perfect place given that the main character of the film, Carmen, was a cigarette.
The Rector is accessed via Calle San Fernando, is just a few minutes walk from the Cathedral and the entrance is free because nowadays the place is the home to the University (although there are some areas restricted to staff who You can not access).
The visit to the rector is highly recommended, because the building of the century is a representative building of industrial architecture of the Old Regime rated as a Cultural Interest.
Sevilla filming of the movie Lawrence of Arabia
The filming of Lawrence of Arabia was a revolution in the city, there were many areas that became the desert scenery of this film that winned seven Oscars, including best picture, director, photography and music.
The main venue chosen by David Lean was the Parque Maria Luisa, particularly in the so-called Plaza de America, in the area that is in front of the main facade of the Archaeological Museum.
But not only was filmed there, there are also recorded scenes in the Real Alcázar and Plaza of Spain, as we say easy places to visit for being among the most visited places in Seville.
Sevilla, movie set
Filming in Seville of Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is a serie and the HBO chose the Real Alcázar as one of the main filming sites in the Andalusian capital, with its beautiful gardens, magnificent surroundings in which we have already spoken several times.
You can visit the Alcázar in many ways, the admission is free on Monday afternoon and visits are made to the Alcazar and its gardens even at night, a visit that becomes magic in the moonlight.
Seville is a city known for its possibilities in urban and cultural tourism, but it is also near the beach. Come summer 2019 Sevilla and discovers that you can make trips back and forth to some of the best beaches in the country.
If you want to enjoy the coast but do not want to spend much time doing sun and beach tourism, Seville is a great option, as the city offers lots of plans for everyone and it is close and well connected with areas coast. In a little over an hour by car or bus you can enjoy the beaches of Huelva and Cadiz, a good excursion if you're going to enjoy your summer holidays in Seville.
Excursion to the beaches of Huelva from Seville
Huelva beaches are among the best in Europe, with a fine white sand, of great extension and bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, many of these coastal areas are located around the Doñana National Park, which makes it a space careful and full of biodiversity.
On the coast of Huelva, also called Costa de la Luz, there are wide beaches where the water combine, dunes and pine forests, offering visitors from a lively atmosphere in fully equipped areas like Matalascañas or wild and lonely places as Cuesta Maneli.
And all from an hour by car or bus from Seville, a very appropriate excursion if you are staying a long time in Seville during the hot season. If you stay in our apartment Patio de la Cartuja you can ask at reception where we inform you of the places that best suit your preferences.
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Excursion to the beaches of Cadiz from Sevilla
And if the beaches of Huelva have a recognized high quality, the coast of Cadiz offers some rocky coves and landscapes that are worth visiting.
Among the most beautiful and near beaches are Cabo Roche, a very beautifull area with a great landscape. You can also visit the beaches of El Puerto de Santa María or Cadiz, a city in which to enjoy the atmosphere, monuments, beaches and restaurants.
Among the beaches of the province of Cadiz we highlight those of Sanlucar de Barrameda, where, although you have to move a few kilometers to Costa Ballena, Chipiona or Rota to enjoy a swim, the scenery is wonderful, because in that area flows the river Guadalquivir into the Atlantic Ocean and it is in front of Doñana National Park, which makes it a beautiful and unusual place. Furthermore, Sanlucar de Barrameda it is famous for its fried fish, a gastronomic experience to please everyone.
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The Real Alcazar in Seville is a walled complex of palaces whose origin dates back to the early Middle Ages. Since then, the monuments have lived many times in history and has been remodeled several times, hence it can be seen traces of Islamic, Moorish and even Gothic and Baroque art.
The beauty of this monument lies not only in its palaces, its gardens are known for their beauty and botanical variety. In addition, the Real Alcazar of Seville is commonly used as accommodation of the Spanish Royal Family and heads of state when they visit Sevilla and is currently the oldest active royal palace in Europe.
For these and many other reasons, the Real Alcazar was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 along with the Cathedral and the Archivo de Indias.
History of Real Alcázar de Sevilla
The Real Alcazar in Seville has its origin in an ancient Roman settlement called Hispalis, in time of the Goths, during the Middle Ages.
Its construction was initiated by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Rahman III, it was then that began to take shape palatial fortress, and began as an enclosure of quadrangular shape, stone walls and located at one end of the city. The areas built in this period are the same age as the Alhambra in Granada, hence entering you can appreciate many similarities.
Then the monument has been living numerous historical periods that are reflected in the large palace complex. Once the Caliphate of Córdoba is finished, the Palace passed to the Almoravids Emirs and Islamic in its last stage of the Almohad. Thus, half of the thirteenth century the Alcazar were already a large walled palace complex with lots of artworks of different styles.
In 1248 Fernando III conquered Seville and the monument became a Royal Palace, status that remains today. That's when start a new stage for the Alcazar full of additions made mostly by Alfonso X, who had built for example the Gothic Palace and maintained the original structures of other buildings.
It was not until 1364, with the arrival of Pedro I, when the Mudejar Palace, one of the most spectacular spaces, would be built. However, Renaissance details of the Real Alcazar come mostly from reforms during the sixteenth century under the reign of the Catholic Monarchs and still continue the extensions and changes during the following centuries.
What to see in the Alcazar in Seville
Real Alcázar of Seville
The Alcazar has many points of great interest that can not be overlooked during a visit, either guided or free. If you visit this monument, there are some spaces that you must pay greater attention and we tell you in this post.
For example, in the Patio de la Monteria which it is opposite the entrance, highlight the Moorish facade of the Palace of Pedro I and the side gallery. Also near the entrance, on the left, are the Hall of Justice (or councils), with a spectacular wooden ceiling of Mudejar style.
Then you can go through the Patio del Yeso, one of the remaining vestiges of the Almohad period where stands an arcaded side with decor that is not indifferent to any visitor.
One point of interest in the Alcázar of Seville is the Mudejar Palace (or Peter I). The heart of this area is the magnificent Courtyard of the maidens surrounded by two levels lobed arches on marble columns and crossed by a beautiful pool. One of the main rooms that surround this magestruoso courtyard is the Bedchamber, with three horseshoe arches with incredible Moorish decor.
Another of the most famous rooms is the Hall of Ambassadors with an impressive dome built by Diego Ruiz 1427.
As for its Gothic era of the Alcazar, there are two rooms: The Room of the Vaults, decorated with Renaissance and Mannerist style, and the Tapestry Room with its huge Flemish tapestries.
And once I visit the art and architecture of this palace complex, the perfect plan is to rest in the beautiful gardens of the Alcazar, whose beauty, uniqueness and give extension to complete another visit. Once there you can not miss the Mercury pond, with the Gallery of the Grotesque, the Garden of the Dance (or checkers) and the small Pavilion Carlos V.
If you see all this carefully, you've done a productive visit to Alcazar of Seville, but has much more history and places to enjoy. If you want more details during the visit, there are plenty of tours to this monument and audio guides. You can check all the information on the official website of Alcázar of Seville.
How to visit the Real Alcazar in Seville
The Alcazar is one of those monuments that you can not miss if you travel to Sevilla. In addition, if you are on a tight budget, you can visit for free on Mondays.
Reaching this monument is simple, as it is located in the historic heart of the city. Access is through the patio de Banderas found in the Plaza del Triunfo, near the Cathedral, the Giralda and the Archives of the Indies.
Also, if you want a unique experience, you can make nocturnal visits to the Alcazar of Seville which can be accessed through the Lion's Gate. In this link you can check the timetables and prices.
Real Alcazar schedule
From October to March: Monday to Sunday from 9:30 to 17:00 h.
From April to September: Monday to Sunday from 9:30 to 19:00 h.
Closed: 1 and 6 January, Good Friday and December 25th.
Free from April to September, every Monday from 18:00 to 19:00 h.
Free from October to March, every Monday from 16:00 to 17:00 h.
General: € 8.75
Pensioners and students 17-25 years (inclusive): 2 € (crediting at the box office)
(Disabled, under 16 and for those born or resident in Seville city): Free (crediting at the box office).
If you travel to Sevilla and you want to know the city at night, read on. In this post we tell you some of the best places to enjoy the nightlife in different areas of the city as the center, Triana and the Alameda de Hercules.
Exit through the Alameda de Hercules in Seville
Right next to our hotel is the Alameda de Hercules, a tapas bars area, plenty of choice of pubs where you can take a drink and to dance. In this neighborhood you have at your fingertips everything you need from dinner, to drink and dance.
The Central pub and Habanilla pub are some of the most typical to this area, and Corto Maltés and Sonoro, all located in the Plaza de la Alameda. There you can enjoy all kinds of cocktails at very affordable prices, you can drink a combined to 4 to 6 euros.
If you prefer to dance a little in addition to have a drink, we recommend some nearby venues such as the Fun Club, the Black Box or Kafka, some of the pubs that open late and where music is the star.
Nightlife in Seville along the river
Another area where there are nightlife are the bars along the river Guadalquivir. There are several local music and pubs where you can take a drink and meet people outdoors. This is a nice area in spring and summer, although perhaps less suitable in winter as riverside colder moisture.
The most famous bar is called Capote, is a terrace on the edge closest to the center, at the height of Triana bridge. There you will find trendy music, high tables where you can have drinks outdoors and many young people enjoying the usual good climate of the city.
In addition, on the bank of river nearest to the center, on Paseo de Colón, there are kiosks for refreshments in spectacular places located in front of the bullring, La Maestranza and overlooking Triana.
Nightlife in Triana in Seville
Triana is one of the most popular districts of Seville and Betis street is the one that has more bars and best views to enjoy a drink outdoors or indoors. Among the best known pubs is Cafe de la Prensa and La Fundición. And if you want to go dancing, near Plaza de Cuba you can find the disco Boss, one of the best known of the city.
And finally, also in this area, you can enjoy a good drink in London Gin Tonic Club, in Juan Sebastian Elcano street.
Nightlife in the historic center of Seville
If you are in the city center, there are other places besides the Alameda de Hercules mythical to leave, for example the area of Alfalfa and Arenal.
In Alfalfa there are lots of little bars with lots of personality in which there are always people both inside and outside the establishments. Among the most popular places is the Sopa de Ganso or Berlin, sites with great music and atmosphere to enjoy the Sevillian night.
In the Arenal we recommend the Groucho club, which has its doors open since the 80s and has adapted to changing times. But if you want to walk around and trying different bars, this area is perfect because it is full of pubs charming where take a beer,
or a wine at a good prices like in Postigo 10 Infanta, Bohème, Moderniste , Cafe L'art, etc.
And it is that Seville is a city with great nightlife. Whether in Alameda de Hercules (where our hotel is located), or in the downtown area near the Cathedral or in Triana, it will be easy to find a place where dance with music, have a drink or to meet people to enjoy the Sevillian night.
Free visits to monuments in Seville
Seville offers many activities and free tours on specific days, and know can help save money, especially if you are traveling in a group or family.
The Real Alcazar for example is one of the main monuments of Seville and can be visited free Monday afternoon.
The Torre del Oro is one of the most visited places in the city and also is free on Mondays. It is next to the river Guadalquivir and inside houses a maritime museum.
And across the river is the Castillo de San Jorge, a thematic center on the oppression during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Admission is free every day and is in the Triana district, one of the most popular and traditional of the city which is worth a stroll.
The Carthusian Monastery is one of the historic buildings of Seville. It is located in the Isla de la Cartuja, across the river, where the Universal Exhibition 92. In the monastery, where once the Carthusian monks made pottery, is the headquarters of the Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art and the Admission is free Tuesday through Friday evenings and Saturday all day.
Bullring Real Maestranza is one of the emblems of Sevilla and is located in the heart of the city, the river, near the Golden Tower. You can also visit this example of baroque century Andalusian XVIII Monday from 15-19 hours.
Public transport in Sevilla
Using public transportation is one of the ways to save on a trip and meet at the same time how the city moves. To do this you count with different public transportation and prices so you can calculate what is the cheapest way to move from one place to another.
If you stay in the center of Seville, you can save a lot on transportation because you can walk to most attractions, as they are mostly in the old town.
But if you need to travel by car, think a taxi in which fit 4 people may be cheaper to pay 4 bus tickets for example, the price per person each way is 1.40 euros. Thus, the sum of 4 people Bus would be 5.60 euros, price by which you can go from the center to other parts of the city by taxi.
Sevilla also has meter, but only one line. The central bus stop is near the Golden Tower and the Palace of San Telmo and up to San Juan de Aznalfarache, a Sevillian population. The price depends on the trip meter and ranges between 1,35 and 1,80 euros.
Times cheaper to travel to Seville
If you do not have availability problems, travel to Seville in low season can save more than 50% in the price of lodging. Thus, visiting the Andalusian capital in January, February, July or August will guarantee a quieter city and more affordable prices than at other times like spring.
Also, plan the trip in advance can also benefit from lower prices, as usual late availability decreases and prices rise.
Also keep in mind that most hotels have hotel accommodation if a non-refundable rate, that is, you can not cancel hires. If you are sure to travel on those dates, not refundable rates can save between 10 and 15%.
And finally, remember that in our apartment in the center of Sevilla we offer to travel on weekdays, with 10% discount for accommodation between Sunday and Wednesday, another way to get the best price.
The streets of Seville are known for their uniqueness and beauty, and if you travel to Seville, you can not miss some of the most famous and beautiful streets of the city.
Alameda de Hercules and Feria street
The Alameda de Hercules, right next to our hotel, is an important public garden in the historic center of Seville and is considered the oldest public garden in Spain and Europe. This space is full of life, bars, restaurants, bookstores and theaters, which make it a place where young and old can enjoy.
Parallel to the Alameda de Hercules you can find Feria street, one of the most traditional of the city where take place a market every Thursday. In addition, you'll also find a food market that keeps its traditional structure where you can buy fresh local produce as fruit, vegetables, meat, fish or delicatesem.
It is one of those neighborhoods of the historic center which have been revalued over the years, offering each day many gastronomic, cultural and leisure activities.
Alameda de hercules Sevilla
The Jewish quarter and the streets Water and Life
Inside the Barrio de Santa Cruz you can find some of the most important streets of Seville, they are those that formed the old Jewish quarters: Small narrow streets full of curves that form an intricate map to get lost in easy and enjoyable.
The Water street begins in Alfaro square and ends in the street Life, a perfect ride that runs through the surrounding gardens of the Alcazar.
The Life street goes to the beautiful Plaza de Doña Elvira and ends in Water street.
Throughout this tour you can enjoy the view typical houses of Seville, the paving of the narrow street and balconies adorned with pots typical of the city as geraniums, gipsies or apilistras in the courtyards.
Barrio de Santa Cruz Sevilla
The Paseo Colon
El Paseo Colon is the avenue that runs along the river on the edge of downtown. In it you can enjoy a beautiful view of the legendary district of Triana and there is also located the bullring, La Maestranza theater, the Golden Tower, among other historical buildings.
The Paseo Colon ends in the bridge of Triana, you can cross to visit the Calle Betis and the San Jacinto street.
Calle Betis and San Jacinto in Triana
Triana district is one of the best known of the city. It is located across the river and its two main streets that you can not miss are Betis street, which runs parallel to the Guadalquivir, and San Jacinto Street, which is perpendicular to the latter.
Walking down the street Bétis is a way to see Seville from the other side as well, you will see with perspective the Golden Tower, bullring, La Maestranza theater, among other historical buildings in the city.
So, if you want to see the most beautiful streets of Seville walking, begins to the Alameda de Hercules and Calle Feria, approach the Barrio de Santa Cruz near the Cathedral and the Real Alcazar, continuous scouring the Paseo Colon near the river and ends the tour in the Barrio de Triana enjoying views of the city from Betis street.
Seville is one of the best cities for tourism with children. Although it has one of the largest historical centers in Europe, everything interesting is close to each other. Also to be so flat, it is not difficult to walk through the city. It's just a matter of organizing!
To start, look for a central accommodation, to which you can return quickly if an emergency arises with the child. And that they are prepared for them, with cribs, babysitting service. We offer you Las Cruces Apartments
and Murillo Apartments
. From studios to 3 bedroom apartments with cots, babysitting services. Also if you book through the web
or mail (email@example.com) you will have the best price you can find.
Prepare routes that do not become too heavy. Mix your sightseeing with activities that are fun for children, whether it's knowing the Maria Luisa Park, guided tours prepared for the kids or uploading them to see the views from the Metropol Parasol (Las Setas). When you come, we recommend that you visit the web Sevilla with the Peques . In it you will find everything that is cooked in Seville for children at that time.
Finally, have thought about options where you can eat with the children. Even if you can, leave reserved. That way you will not have to search for it at the last minute and they get impatient. We leave you a tapas route through Seville.
Some like you are not ready to go with children, but most will not have problems.
We hope you find it interesting and encourage you to visit Seville as a family, with children.
Although you do not believe it, the month of February in Seville is full of activities that you can enjoy if you come. Although it is not a typical month to come to know it, temperatures that are not very low, will allow you to enjoy the city. Cold mornings, but from 12 and until the sun sets, it will not be strange to meet tourists in short sleeves due to the heat.
The month begins with the delivery on February 2 of the Goya Awards and the city has had in parallel since January 28 activities that will make the visit more palatable. Although tell you that the best, the projections of the nominated films, the lighting that will have certain monuments of the city, such as the Torre del Oro or the Wall of the Macarena.
Or the photocall that you can find in the Town Hall. And the best thing is that all those activities parallel to the Awards are very close to our establishments. We leave you a link with all the information.
But this month is also the month of Fashion in Seville, as it will gather 4 major Fashion events in the City. On the one hand, returning to the Goya Awards, where you can see the largest representation of Spanish fashion on a red carpet. You can also attend SIMOF, which is celebrating its 25th edition this year. It will be from February 7 to 10 and you will be able to discover the fashion that is expected for this year for flamenco dresses (the only regional costume from Spain that has evolved and evolves according to fashion).
From 9 to 11 February you can enjoy ExpoBelleza, the Fair of Beauty, Health and Welfare. And finally from February 13 to 15 you can enjoy CODE 41, at the Fashion Week in Seville.
We can not forget that February is the month of LOVE and Seville is the best city to live it. We have prepared an offer for those who decide to come to our establishments from 9 to 15 February. Write to our mail and request the offer for both Hotel Murillo
and Suites Murillo Catedral
And of course, February is the month of the Zurich Marathon, which will be on Sunday 17. With a spectacular circuit, passing through the most emblematic places of the city. It is the flattest marathon in Europe and is endorsed by the IAAF and AIMS. Also during the marathon there is animation throughout the tour. Watch video