There's a song that states, "Seville has a special color" ("Sevilla tiene un color especial"), but the reality is that Seville has everything: people, food, partying. Call it "the desire for enjoyment" that makes it unique.
The April Fair is a wonderful time to experience what many consider a typical Andalucian tradition: sherry, Sevillanas, bulls, flamenco dress and horses. The fair takes place on the Remedios side of the river and breathes life into the area. The fair is not for everyone, and deciding on whether to attend during the night (party time!) or day (horse and children time!) can significantly change your opinion of the event. Daytime is for seeing horses and the traditional dress worn by fair goers. Nighttime is for drinking and dancing "Sevillanas" until the sun comes up! It may seem that every Sevillan is born with the ability to dance Sevillanas.
The April Fair officially opens when the "Puerta" is illuminated (El Alumbrao). Fried fish has become a traditional meal on this night. Wasting no time, people enter it just after midnight, when the festivities begin. On the following Sunday, the fair closes at midnight with fireworks.
Whatever your budget, the serving of tapas is so widespread that the only problem is choice of venue:
Taberna Coloniales: Plaza Cristo de Burgos 19. This is one of the must-see-bars in Seville. Tapas are tasty and cheap. Get early and put your name on the chalkboard. https://www.tabernacoloniales.es/
La Flor de Toranzo (Casa Trifón) c/ Jimios 1-3. The owner, Rogelio Gomez, defines the tapa as "The dish that accompanied by good friends and chatting a while". Serving good ham and other tapas, the place is absolutely packed at night with locals. Wonderful if you can find a spot. Don't miss trying anchovy with condensed milk.
Casa Moreno C/ Gamazo 7. This tavern offers you an authentic eating experience. From the outside it looks like a traditional Spanish shop, but at the back there's a tiny bar where you can sit with the locals. It's a true local's place, worth a visit!
Bar Taquilla. C/ Adriano 24. Situated across from the bullring, witch could not be otherwise. The reasonably price food here is refined and home made.
Bodeguita Casablanca. Adolfo Rodríguez Jurado, 12. You need to try this place packed with locals because the food and location are excellent. Wonderful tapas menú: "tortilla al whisky" dressed, seasoned potatoes (patatas aliñás), and fried anemones (ortiguillas). https://bodeguitacasablanca.com/
Maquila Bar they are defined as "brewpub" (nanofabriku's beer + tavern) of beer are. A site for a good craft beer. It has a décor of classic and modern with a list from pecking to accompany their delicious beers. Do not hesitate to ask for advice to choose beer to take. C/ Delgado, 4, 41002 Seville.
Bus stop Plaza del Duque or Amor de Dios. La Brunilda Tapas: a perfect place to go for "tapas" with friends. It has an assortment of varied tapas, original, and all of them are exquisite. Street Galera 5 (El Arenal), 4100 Seville. Bus stop: Zaragoza.
Eslava one of the most famous tapas bars in Seville. Frequented by locals and visitors alike. It has an extensive variety of tapas and an extensive variety of wine. Do not stop taking cover ribs with honey. C/ Eslava, 3, 41002 Seville. Bus stop: Amor de Dios.
Milonguitas for lovers of burgers, nothing better that go to this Sevillian restaurant. Account with a wonderful terrace where you can taste its exquisite menu in a pleasant, quiet atmosphere. C/ Tomás de Ibarra, 2, 41001 Seville. Bus stop: Archivo de Indias.
Convent of San Leandro: San Ildefonso, 1. Located at the end of C/ San Esteban. The San Leandro yolks "Yemas de San Leandro" is a very famous Sevillian pastry dating from Fifteenth Century and whose recipe has not changed since them (It consists of egg yolks and syrup, plus a secret ingredient that makes it different from all others pastries) The simplicity of the wrapping contrast with the pastry's exquisite taste. Exclusively sold at the convent every day from 9h to 13h and 16h to 19h.
Azahar Copas A bar with views of the Giralda where you can taste one of the many cocktails they have on their menu, at a good price and with a pleasant atmosphere. C/ Placentines, 21, Seville. Bus stop: García de Vinuesa (Av. Constitución).
Vintage Café & copas where you can enjoy a pleasant afternoon with a good combination. Pl. de la Gavidia, 5, 41002 Seville. Bus stop: Plaza Duque.
La Terraza de EME This place has a terrace with a pool where you can enjoy a cocktail with views of the cathedral and while listening to house music. C/ Alemanes, 27, 41004 Sevilla. Bus stop: García de Vinuesa (Av. Constitución).
Gran Melia Colon A hotel located in the heart of Seville. Rooms with charm and very original decoration. C/ Canalejas, 1,41001 Seville. Bus stop: San Pablo.
Las Casas de la Juderia This elegant hotel has 27 houses linked by corridors and passageways, in the old Jewish town. It is a different and original hotel with many places to lose yourself in. C/ Sta. María la Blanca, 5,41004 Seville. Bus stop: Menéndez Pelayo.
In Seville you will find a great offer of shops for its streets, its shopping centers and its markets that are all over the city. You can start in La Campana (Center of Seville), and continue through Tetuán and Sierpes streets, where you will find many people walking and all kinds of stores such as Zara, Pull & Bear, Mango ... You will also find small Sevillian brand stores and shops national and international sewing. In the street parallel to Sierpes, there is C/ Cuna, called there as the "street of accessories" and shops for future brides and guests. C/ Córdoba is known for its shoe stores and C/ Francos where the most traditional shops that have been there all their lives are.
"Mercadillos" are a tradition in this city, are street markets. There are a lot of "mercadillos" in the different neighborhoods of the city, exposing themselves on a single day of the week. In them you can find fashion, art, stamps and antiques.
Victorio & Lucchino C/ Sierpes, 87, 41004 Seville. Bus stop: C/ Plaza Nueva.
Menkes flamenco shop C/ Cuna, 20, 41004 Seville. Bus stop: Plaza del Duque.
La Gatita Lulú Educational toys, symbolic, crafts, scientific toy, board game... Reference and reading books for children and young people. C/ Vermondo Resta 8, 41018 Seville. Subway stop: San Bernardo.
Naif Tocados Boutique Especializes in handmade and personalized headdresses. C/ San Eloy, 27, 41001 Seville. Bus stop: Plaza Nueva.Venta Oficial de entradas para la Plaza de toros de Sevilla 2020