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Your weekend break in Seville

There’s a lot you can fit into a weekend away in Seville. With a lot of attractions compacted in the city centre and ease of public transport, you’ll have covered all Seville’s “must-dos” in just 48 hours. Here’s how:

 

Saturday:

 

Breakfast: La Cacharreria. There’s no better place to start your trip than in the heart of the city. This is a coffee shop and breakfast bar, serving homemade bread, delicious pastries, cakes, plus teas, coffees and milkshakes.

 

Visit: With less than a 10-minute stroll between them, you can do the famous Plaza de España and the Real Alcazar all in one morning. These are two of the most popular and historical attractions in the city. Both provide tours, which on average take between 1-2 hours.

 

Lunch: Ready to indulge in some typical Andalusian cuisine? You can stop off at Espacio Eslava, in Calle Eslava (centre), that’s open from 12:30pm until midnight. It spreads out over several levels, and includes a tapas bar and a restaurant, which is known for its traditional food with a creative twist.

 

Visit: After lunch, you can spend the afternoon surrounding yourself in fine art at one of Seville’s top museums. The Museum of Fine Arts, is located in Plaza Museo, and takes between 1-2 hours to go around the whole building and gardens. It is opened from 10am-8:15pm.

 

If you’ve got time before dinner calls, head down Seville’s main shopping streets: Sierpes and Tetuan, for your souvenirs and Spanish buys. These streets have everything from clothing, to jewellers, to even small artisan shops. Typically, the shops will close around 8pm.

 

Dinner: Just across the Isabel II bridge, is the popular and classy Casa Manolo Leon. It has a varied menu, including dishes for vegetarians as well as gluten-free options. It is open from 1:pm-5:30pm and 8:30pm-1:30am, and also has a bar, where you can relax for the evening after a long day of sight-seeing.

 

 

Sunday:

 

Breakfast: Time for your sweet morning fix again, and that’s exactly what you can find at Pan y Piu bakery. They have a great selection of homemade bread, pastries, cakes and even salads too, as well as fresh orange juice and hot beverages. It’s known for having a friendly and welcoming environment, plus the staff speak English too.

 

Visit: The Barrio Santa Cruz (the old Jewish quarter). The streets are narrow and form a “labyrinth”. Many of the palaces have wrought iron gates suitable for peeping into their beautiful patios, and there are many small stores and artisan shops, as well as art galleries.

 

Lunch: Al Medina, could be a great option for lunch if you’re looking for something a bit different. It specialises in Arabian food, with traditional Moroccan cooking. It is based in the historic centre, and you can have a lunch menu from just 12 euros. It is a well-recommended dining option in Seville, and has a varied menu to suit everyone.

 

Visit: Seville’s Cathedral is another major landmark you won’t want to miss. This Cathedral dates back to the 15th century and claims to be the third largest building of its kind in the world. It is easy to reach in the old town, and opens from 3pm-7:30pm on Sundays.

 

Dinner: As your last meal in Seville, it will need to be top-notch, that’s why we recommend you go to Taberna del Alabardero. It has a range of dishes with a variety of different high-quality fish and meat, as well as a cafeteria section where you can enjoy drinks and tapas. This is located in Zaragoza street and opens from 1pm-4:30pm and 8pm-11:30pm.

 

 

 

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