Sevilla – We the People Style
Follow @wethepeoplestyle to Sevilla with her go-to guide to Spain’s most magical city
Where to eat, relax and explore in picturesque Sevilla.
Seville had been sitting idly on my must-visit list for the past couple years, and now that we live in Spain it seemed only right that we explored insanely photogenic city.
And it really is one good looking city. The streets are lined with old buildings in various shades of yellow, terracotta, red and pink. The historic town centre is made up of quaint cobbled streets packed with tapas bars and traditional restaurants whose terraces spill out onto the pavements, giving the city an endlessly vibrant attitude.
And it’s parks are as lush as they are grand; plenty of greenery, excessive smatterings of pink flowers often outlined by the traditional blue and white tiles.
Architectural beauty aside, I was blown away by how progressive (not to mention affordable) the food scene there is. We totally expected a lot of delicious, yet predictable traditional Spanish meals. But there are so many cool spots that would give London or New York a run for it’s money (but with a menu 1/3 of the cost). So I apologise in advance that this guide is pretty much just a dining guide to Seville.
We loved Santa Cruz neighborhood for it’s old cobbled streets that will transport you back in time. Although truth be told Seville is so small it doesn’t matter where you stay. Although if you go in June-July-August I would recommend picking somewhere with a pool. We booked an apartment on Airbnb and our little pool was a lifesaver come siesta.
Of all the gelato we sampled (which was a lot given it was 37 degrees out) Puro & Biotasted the most natural and delicious. They also offer plenty of vegan options, epic yogurt treats and ice cream sandwiches.
Puro & Bio, Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, 9, 41001 Sevilla
THE BEST ICED LATTE
Torch Coffee get good coffee – so good I ended you going every day for a week.
Torch Coffee Roasters, Ave. Paseo de las Delicias, 3, 41001 Sevilla
FRESH, MODERN CUISINE SERVED ALL DAY
El Pinton become one of our favourite spots – not only because the food is fresh and thoughtfully produced but because they offer continuous service (which isn’t the norm in Seville) and an outdoor courtyard. I would happily live off their truffle-oil burrata for the rest of my days.
El Pinton, Calle Francos, 42, 41004 Sevilla
Sometimes you just need a break from Spanish food, and when that time comes Perro Viejo will be there with it’s Asian-inspired menu, craft beer and slick interiors.
Perro Viejo, Calle Arguijo, 3, 41003 Sevilla
FOR CASUAL (BUT COOL) DRINKS AND TAPAS
Ovejas Negras offer traditional tapas with a modern twist in an intimate, but relaxed setting.
Ovejas Negras, Calle Hernando Colón, 8, 41004 Sevilla
GO BACK IN TIME
At Seville Cathedral (which is the third largest in the world); truth be told it didn’t blow me away, but it’s still worthy of a visit despite it’s 9 euro entry fee, particularly as it gives you access to Giralda Tower, which offers 360 degree views over Seville in all it’s glory.
Seville Cathedral, Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004 Sevilla
EAT LIKE A LOCAL
At Seville’s oldest tapas bar, El Rinconcillo. Find a spot at the bar and order a few beers and tapas to share.
El Rinconcillo, Calle Gerona, 40, 41003 Sevilla
VISIT THE MOST IMPRESSIVE PARK OF ALL TIME
If you’re heading to Seville The Real Alcázar will already be on your list – and all I can say is it really is as grand as you’d expect. Don’t put off by the long line outside – it moves pretty fast. We didn’t buy tickets beforehand but only ended up waiting in line for 20 mins.
Alcázar of Seville, Patio de Banderas, s/n, 41004 Sevilla
FOR A UNPRETENTIOUS, YET AMAZING DINNER
We had our favourite meal at Torres y Garcia; their creamed truffle corn with a poached egg is next level and I highly recommend the wood oven fire pizzas. Their interiors are also highly worthy of the gram; think pink chairs, leafy corners and an open pantry.
Torres y Garcia, Calle Harinas, 2, 41001 Sevilla
FOR TASTY LUNCH ON A BUDGET
On the outside La Chunga may look super hip (and to be fair, it is pretty hip) and yet you can get a super fresh, hearty main for less than 5 euros.
La Chunga, Calle Arjona, 13, 41001 Sevilla
At the epically grand Palacio de las Dueñas, a 15th centre palace with impressive interiors and manicured gardens.
Palacio de las Dueñas, Calle Dueñas, 5, 41003 Sevilla
Words Jessie Bush + Photography Sam Flaherty