Let me introduce you to one of most beautiful cities I’ve been to…
Welcome to Seville, one of the most photogenic places with its tiled walls, lines of orange trees, and balconies adorned with plants.
We caught a bus from outside the airport which stops outside Plaza San Sebastian, and then we transferred onto the tram (though this is an easy walk the tram was helpful with our bags!) to get us closer to Santa Cruz where we had booked an apartment through Airbnb. A bonus with booking through Airbnb is how helpful I always find the hosts. We met Rafael (after gawping at the entrance way to the building which was breathtaking), who walked through a map with us, and provided us with typed recommendations of restaurants and a Flamenco show.
Seville is a small city and could be explored over a long weekend though we had booked a week to stay. I had a list of places I definitely wanted to see, but generally we just walked, explored, got lost and ended up on some of the most beautiful streets which were just begging for a picture!
Below is a list of the cafes, restaurants and bars that we particularly loved during our week, some recommended by our host and some we just stumbled across.
We came across Un Gato en Bicicleta at the perfect moment when we were in desperate need of a cold beverage. Un Gato en Bicicleta is a bookshop/gallery/cafe and ceramic studio and is a bit of an artistic hub.
Bar Agustin & Company is a cosy Tapas restaurant with industrial type interiors and a beautiful plant filled exterior (which is what caught our eye!).
El Pinton came recommended to us, but was also on my list to visit after spotting the beautiful interiors doing the rounds on Instagram. With its bright indoor Sevillian courtyard filled with wood and metal furnishings, to its traditional tiles and greenery, it’s a beautiful spot day or night for some delicious tapas and cocktails.
When trying to find a cafe I had read about in the area of Alameda and Macarena (which we sadly found had closed down) we accidentally stumbled upon No Lugar, which quickly became our favourite place to eat (…probably ever!) and we returned there more than once! With monstera centerpieces, leaf shaped dishes, and beautiful artwork, it was right up our street!! The food was a blend of middle eastern and asian cuisine and the staff were absolutely lovely and we felt very at home there.
Again, within the Alameda and Macarena district, we spotted a beautiful mural and saw it was part of El Viajero Sedentario, a boho book cafe where we enjoyed an iced coffee and a piece of cake.
Another wonderful little find we stumbled upon was Espacio Caotica, which doubles as a cafe and bookshop and is a great cultural space to hang out.
Hotel Casa Romana has a rooftop terrace open to the public, with fantastic views of the city and we enjoyed watching the sun set whilst enjoying a cocktail (or two!).
A restaurant recommended by our host was Torres Y Garcia, with beautiful interiors, we enjoyed a wood-fired pizza under the wafting palm plants.
We were lured into Cafe Universal by all the plants, and enjoyed the most delicious potato bravas and croquettes!
And finally, across the Canal del Alfonso you will find Puerto de Cuba, where we sat in the open terrace among the banana leaf trees listening to spanish music with a glass (goblet) full of sangria.
More from Seville and the sights to see next time… !