F&W Photo Tour: Seville
La Bodega is one of the most iconic tapas bars in Seville. Order a dish of the jamón ibérico and also try the papas sevillanas, potatoes with salmorejo and mackerel fillet.
Don’t miss the bruschetta with Spanish cheese, salmorejo and small cubes of jamón ibérico.
Bar Alfalfa is located in the center of Seville. It’s a small and cozy tapas bar with a young, friendly staff and excellent jamón ibérico.
The jamón ibérico is sliced fresh here. Have your tapas at the bar while enjoying the scent of a good paella.
View from the Espacio Metropol Parasol
Seville is Spain’s fourth-largest city. To look out over this colorful and stylish metropolis, go to the Espacio Metropol Parasol in the Plaza de la Encarnación. An elevator will bring you to the top floor, where you can enjoy the view over the rooftops of Seville and up to the Alcázar and the Cathedral. Tickets are 3€, including a drink in the Gastrosol Bar. setasdesevilla.com
Across the Guadalquivir River from the city center, the Triana area was one of the birthplaces of flamenco. You’ll find beautiful buildings there with verandas decorated by azulejos: typical hand-painted ceramic tiles from the south of the Iberica Peninsula.
El Patio San Eloy
Hit the tapas bar for a savory breakfast and a good cup of coffee while browsing the newspaper. patiosaneloy.com
Palacio de las Dueñas
The Spanish poet Antonio Machado was born here, the Palacio de las Dueñas, in 1875.
You’ll find gorgeous corners like this one in Seville’s city center.
Don’t be shy about looking inside private houses’ peaceful gardens. They are so beautiful and well-cared-for that you may forget you’re in the historic center of one of the biggest cities in Spain.
Gazpacho is a cold soup with a base of tomato, typically from Andalusia. They used to drink it there, which is why it’s often served in a glass instead of a bowl.
La Casa del Flamenco
Think of Seville and you think of flamenco—the Spanish folk music and dance from Analusia. In Santa Cruz, La Casa del Flamenco offers daily shows in its courtyard. lacasadelflamencosevilla.com
Mercado del Arenal
The Mercado del Arenal, one of Seville’s food markets, offers local cheese, fish, meat, and fresh fruit and vegetables. Calle Pastor y Landero, Seville, Spain
Plums at Arenal Market
Another variety of fresh plums found in the Arenal Market.
Iglesia de San Pedro
The beauty of Seville is often spotted in its details. Here, part of the facade of the Iglesia de San Pedro.
The Guadalquivir River is 657 kilometers long, passing through Seville and ending in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s the reason Seville has a port, despite being far from the coast.
Jerez de la Frontera
Jerez de la Frontera is an hour south of Seville and worth the trip. It’s a place where time seems to have stood still. The Alcázar of Jerez de la Frontera, a Moorish fortress, has a Mosque, a beautiful garden and a camera obscura that offers a 360-degree view of the city.
Jerez is world famous for its sherry. You can tour the local bodegas—wine cellars where sherry is aged and matured—like this one: González Byass. bodegastiopepe.com
The tour will reveal the secrets of sherry, from the importance of molds and bacteria, to the aging process, which can take years. Wines from different years are aged and blended using the solera system before bottling. The tour lasts an hour and a half, including a wine tasting. bodegastiopepe.com
Hotel Bellas Artes
If you plan to spend the night in Jerez, Hotel Bellas Artes is a nice option. It’s located in front of the Alcázar, close to the Arabic Baths and the city center.