Nooks and Corners

Discover all of the Seville’s neighbourhoods

By Triana

Whether you’re a local trianero or not, this community is as charming as the neighborhood. Learn about all types of events taking place, anecdotes and neighborhood traditions and relive its most iconic moments.

What to see

Capillita del Carmen: This small chapel welcomes you to the neighborhood when crossing Triana Bridge.

Cripta de Santa Ana: This crypt is located in the Santa Ana Church and contains a part of the treasures belonging to the church, known as the “Cathedral” of Triana.

Where to lose yourself

Calle San Jacinto and Calle Betis are the two main streets that border Triana. You can use them as your reference and wander everywhere in between. Be sure to visit Plazuela de Santa Ana square.

Where to stop off for drinks or food

Bar Kiosco de las flores – Calle Betis S/N

Along Guadalquivir River and just across from the Torre del Oro.

Bar las Golondrinas – C/ Antillano Campos, 26

Open since 1962 in Triana and now with a second, more modern bar.

Casa Remesal – C/Pureza, 64

Open for more than 50 years and a must-see in Triana.

Bar Blanca Paloma – C/ San Jacinto, 49

Tapas in one of the neighborhood’s busiest streets.

Casa Anselma C/ Pagés del Corro, 49

Flamenco and folklore in the heart of Triana.

Los Remedios neighborhood

By Los Remedios… de toda la vida

The majority of people in this community agree that the best time to visit this neighborhood is during the Feria de Abril fair and festival. This is where this world-famous macro-event is held every year. However, you can visit the neighborhood any time of the year.

What to see

Museo de los CarruajesPlaza de Cuba, 10

This is the first museum dedicated to horse-drawn carriages in Andalusia.

Where to lose yourself

Parque de los Príncipes – Av. Blas Infante, 2

This park was opened in 1973 and spans 100,000 square meters.

Where to stop off for drinks or food

Calle Asunción

Strolling down this pedestrian street lined with shops, cafés and ice-cream shops is the best way to see this busy neighborhood.

Santa Cruz

By Barrio de Santa Cruz

This neighbourhood is part of Seville’s old quarter. Through this community you can learn about the prettiest corners and the key events taking place.

What to see

Museo Pintor Amalio Plaza Doña Elvira, 7

Entrance is free to this museum which features hundreds of paintings and sculptures as well as fans dedicated almost exclusively to La Giralda, the Cathedral tower, the monument to which Amalio García del Moral, the painter and poet originally from Granada, dedicated most of his work.

Other interesting spots

Cerámicas Sevilla C/ Gloria, 2

This store opened in 1952 and features locally-made arts and crafts, especially ceramics. The ceramic designs are generally Arabic in inspiration, featuring the cuerda seca technique (separating the glaze with thin lines to form mosaics). There are also other Renaissance-inspired pieces, just as they were made centuries ago in Triana across the river.

Sangrespanola C/ Santa Teresa, 4

This clothing and accessory shop features unique items made by Spanish designers. Open since 1999, it stands out for its hand-made exclusive collections.

Where to stop off for drinks or food

Restaurante Doña Elvira – Plaza Doña Elvira, 6

Doña Elvira is perhaps the prettiest square in Seville. The orange trees, ceramic tiles and beautiful fountain make this romantic and magical corner of Santa Cruz neighborhood stand out. We recommend this restaurant to enjoy its wide selection of wines and classic Andalusian recipes.

Restaurante El Giraldillo – Plaza Virgen de los Reyes, 2

Also called the Mirador de la Giralda (look-out point for the Giralda tower), it has been open for 40 years and has won all sorts of awards, including the one given by the city for promoting tourism. It may just serve the best paella in the city. Sit down at one of the sidewalk tables and enjoy the view of the Cathedral, its tower and the Archbishop’s Palace. It can’t be beaten.

Where to sleep

Halo Boutique Hotel – Calle Gloria, 3

Opened in early 2018, this new 4-star hotel is located in the pedestrian Santa Cruz neighborhood, the heart of Seville’s old quarter. It is a small boutique hotel with a swimming pool on the rooftop. It has already earned some of the best reviews in the city.

La Macarena

By Asociacion de Comerciantes Macarena

This community is an association of shops, restaurants and other services in La Macarena neighborhood in Seville. It provides information on everything new in the district as well as neighborhood-led initiatives.

What to see

Parroquia de San Gil Abad – C/ San Luis, 125

This Gothic Mudejar style church is located next to the remains of Seville’s old walls and Macarena Arch. It was founded in the second half of the 13th century and may have been built on the lot belonging to an ancient mosque, some of whose stones were used to build the Sagrario chapel and tower.

Basílica de la Macarena – C/ Bécquer, 1 y 3

This church is the headquarters of the Hermandad de la Esperanza Macarena religious brotherhood, famous for the Easter procession.

Old Seville walls – C/ Parlamento de Andalucía, 336

The old walls circled the city’s historic quarter until they were partially demolished in the 19th century. The walls had eighteen gateways into the city, though only four remain today: Arco de la Macarena, Puerta de Córdoba, Póstigo del Aceite and Puerta del Alcázar.

Iglesia del antiguo Convento de San Hermenegildo – C/ Muñoz y León, 6

This church from the 18th century belongs to Saint Hermengild Monastery. It was built next to the old city walls and a jail where King Hermenegild was sentenced to death and executed, later becoming a martyr.

Hospital de las Cinco Llagas; Andalusian Parliament – C/ San Juan de Ribera, s/n

This former hospital, known as the “Hospital of the Five Stigmata” or “Hospital of the Blood”, began to be built in 1546 and operated as a hospital until 1972. It was abandoned for years until work began on its remodeling in 1986 to turn it into the Andalusian Parliament, inaugurated on February 28th, 1992. Visitors are welcome, though prior reservations are required.

Torre de los Perdigones; Camera Obscura – C/ Resolana, 37

Dating from the end of the 19th century, this is one of the monuments to the city’s industrial past. The “Tower of Buckshot” was part of the former San Francisco de Paula foundry which manufactured bullets and zinc sheets. Currently, the upper part of the tower features a camera obscura 45 meters up in the air. Its system of lenses and optics project a flat live image of everything happening at that moment around it.

Where to lose yourself

Avenida Miraflores

This street features numerous examples of turn-of-the-century industrial buildings reconverted to other uses such as homes and shops. Worth noting is the Garaje Miraflores garage built between 1920 and 1921. Its original facade is still intact. Another example is the Fábrica de Sedas Santiago Pérez silk factory built in 1917 to meet the needs of the large number of mulberry plantations and silkworm farmers in nearby towns. The first factory on Miraflores Avenue was Tejidos ‘La María’, consisting of five naves that once employed more than four hundred people. Two of the factory’s original buildings still stand: one of the naves (converted into apartments now) and a small Neo-Mudejar-style mansion belonging originally to the factory’s owners.

There are numerous other examples along this avenue which you can explore on your own, including the typical three-storey H-shaped homes, the dorms for workers and the tiny single-family homes with yards.

Other interesting spots

Forja Hispalense C/ José Díaz, nave 1

This forge features a wide array of hand-made forged products. If you’re interested in taking one home with you but it weighs too much, the shop has a webpage to buy and deliver anything you want, no matter where you want it.

Aceitunas Duquesa – C/ Jorge de Montemayor, 28

This traditional shop offers a wide variety of olives. You’ll also find all types of olive oils, spices and teas in bulk. Entering and taking in all the aromas is a true pleasure.

Floristería los Ángeles Av. de la Cruz Roja, 64

This family-run floristry has been open for more than 30 years. It stands out for its customer service and customized flower arrangements.

Where to stop off for drinks or food

Restaurante Barqueta – Paseo Juan Carlos I, 1

The cuisine here preserves typical local flavors though updated. It features different dining rooms and sidewalk tables along the river, representing a unique balcony overlooking Seville and one of the best views of the city across from the living memory of the Expo ’92 fairgrounds.

Blanco Cerrillo – C/ Doctor Jiménez Díaz, 16

The star dish here is the boquerones en adobo (marinated anchovies), though there are numerous typical dishes from Seville, combining tradition and modernity.

Bar Cine Pío XII – Av. de Miraflores, 84

This tapas bar offers both variety and tradition. It specializes in stews and very good fresh fried fish. It also serves delicious breakfasts.

Restaurante Casa Galán – C/ León XIII, 7

This restaurant features typical Andalusian cuisine though with some innovative touches. Its simple décor doesn’t take away from its food, the star attraction here, with a long menu of dishes and tapas on offer.

Bodega el Cerezo – Av. Doctor Fedriani, 30

Also known as “La Escalerita”, this is the ideal bar to enjoy a cool beer and unbeatable snails (only when in season). The rest of the year, you can enjoy the prawns and the spectacular mojama (tuna jerky).

Cervecería El Tremendo – C/Previsión, 10

This is another mythical place to enjoy delicious snail tapas when in season. The rest of the year it offers an incredible variety of products at a good price. Try the well-known mantecaito tapa (beef with ham and onions on bread).

Peña Flamenca Torres Macarena C/Torrijiano, 29

If you’re a flamenco purist, this is the place for you. Opened in 1974, it offers a program of recitals every year in which the best flamenco artists have all played.

Where to sleep

Alcoba del Rey de Sevilla Boutique Hotel – C/ Bécquer, 9

Just a few steps away from Macarena Basilica and near Torre de los Perdigones, this boutique hotel features 15 rooms with hydro-massage bathtubs and either balconies or windows overlooking a patio. The hotel also has a swimming pool open when whether permits.

Drawing Seville

By Sketchcrawl Sevilla

This community of sketch artists was created in 2011 and welcomes both amateurs and professionals. They use all types of techniques to portray Seville. Below there are some of the spots this community recommends if you want to make your own personal souvenir of the city (and where you’ll probably find one of the group’s members).

Plaza de España and Parque de Maria Luisa – Paseo de las Delicias, s/n

The group indicates that this plaza and park are one of its favorite spots to let their imaginations flow. This green oasis was once a part of San Telmo Palace’s private gardens.

Reales Alcázares – Patio de Banderas, s/n

This is one of the oldest palaces still in use today. Sketching the rooms, patios and gardens is a delight for artists.

The Cathedral, Giralda Tower, Archivo de Indias and Plaza Virgen de los Reyes

This monumental area in the heart of the city’s old quarter features some of the city’s most famous buildings.

Picture Perfect

By Foto Giralda

This community has been dedicated to taking photos of Seville since November 2013. It organizes events, sessions with models and other photo-related activities. If you want a different view of the city, join them and see Seville through their eyes (and lenses)!

La Cartuja Island

On weekends, this is a quiet spot, with ideal nooks and corners such as Paseo de los Descubrimientos, Avenida de Europa and the Guadalquivir gardens.

Plaza de España

With its arcades, this is the ideal spot for rainy days. In addition, Plaza de la Encarnación’s “wild mushrooms” offer a futuristic backdrop.

Parque de Infanta Elena

This park is calm and not very well-known. It’s almost a forest in some parts and features a small pond with ducks.

Embarcaderos del río

These piers in Triana along Callejón de la Inquisición represent another highly photogenic spot.

Plaza de Armas and the riverbank

Located behind the bus station, this plaza features a skate and acrobatic bicycle park, with lots of graffiti for more urban shots.

Alcalá de Guadaira

This town features the Parque de la Oromana park and its windmills, a charming spot without doubt.