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First-time Budget Weekend in Sevilla

Destination(s): Seville

Sevilla, the capital of Andalucía, is one of the most visited cities on the Iberian peninsula. Many of its customs and traditions are what people consider to be some of the most prominent Spanish traditions. This is where you’ll find flamenco, Moorish architecture, bullfighting, and a number of popular tapas bars with a lively nightlife scene.

If you only have a weekend to visit, these are the most popular attractions to put on your list, and all of them are free or around 8€ (Cathedral, Reales Alcázares). One of the nice things about Sevilla is that much of the city can be appreciated just by walking around. During the day, take note of the azulejo (ceramic tiles) and the bright colors used in the Moorish architecture throughout lively, sunny Sevilla, and then go out for tapas at night. If you can fit it in your budget, we’ve also included a flamenco show for your second night. read more about First-time Budget Weekend in Sevilla

Hostal Da Vinci

Hostal Da Vinci

  • Avda de la Constutucion 20
  • Seville, 41001
Orange

Orange

  • Avenida Cardenal Bueno Monreal 58
  • tel:+34 95 461 7545
  • Seville, 41013
Judería (La)

Judería (La)

  • Calle Cano y Cueto 13
  • tel:+34 95 441 2052
  • Seville, 41004
Reales Alcázares (Los)

Reales Alcázares (Los)

  • Plaza del Triunfo
  • Patio de Banderas
  • tel:+34 95 450 2323
  • Seville, 41004
Cathedral

Cathedral

  • Avenida de la Constitución
  • tel:+34 95 421 4971
  • Visit website
  • Seville, 41004
Vineria San Telmo

Vineria San Telmo

  • Paseo Catalina de Ribera, 4
  • tel:+34 954 410 600
  • Visit website
  • Seville, 41004

Vineria San Telmo is a popular place to sit down with good company for tapas and a glass of wine. Fewer fried foods, a tapas tasting menu, and an extensive wine list put this local favorite a step above the rest. While slightly more sophisticated than most tapas bars, Vineria San Telmo is unexpectedly affordable, with some of its most expensive tapas at just 4€. On a warm night, relax on the large outdoor patio; if too distracted by the nearby avenue, ask for a table in the comfortable, romantically-lit dining room. Delicious tapas are made from traditional ingredients with modern innovation. Try the magret de pato con puré de calabaza (duck filet with pumpkin purée) or atún a la plancha sobre base de ajo blanco y tempura de cebolla (grilled tuna over a white garlic sauce and onion tempura). Like most good restaurants, this place is always full, so if you don't have reservation or time to wait, come during lunchtime. read more about Vineria San Telmo

Torre del Oro

Torre del Oro

  • Paseo de Cristóbal Colón
  • Paseo de Cristóbal Colón
  • tel:+1 34 95 422 2419
  • Seville, 41001
Plaza de España

Plaza de España

  • Avenida de Isabel la Catolica
  • tel:(+34) 954239909
  • Seville, 41013

Designed for the 1929 Ibero-american Exhibition by Aníbal González, Plaza de España is a memorable site that is worth the twenty-minute walk from the Cathedral. While influenced by Renaissance and Gothic designs, it is exemplary of Moorish Revival architecture and is also considered regional architecture, as it features a number of elements specific to Sevilla, most notably the colorful, glazed ceramic tile, or azulejo, seen throughout the city. Tiled alcoves featuring the provinces of Spain decorate the walls, and four bridges cross a canal that runs along its interior perimeter. This semicircular monument, 200m in diameter, symbolizes the ties between Spain and its colonies and opens facing the Guadalquivir River, indicating the journey toward America.  As you admire the beauty of the exposed brick, think back to 1929 when up to 1,000 workmen were finishing the final touches of the large, central fountain. The refreshing mist provides a great spot to cool off for those visiting during the summer.
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Enrique Becerra

Enrique Becerra

  • Calle Gamazo 2
  • tel:(+34) 95 421 30 49
  • Visit website
  • Seville, 41001

With imagination and top quality ingredients, Enrique Becerra takes tapas to another level. Sure, they're a little pricier than your average tavern, but they're significantly tastier. Croquetas de rabo de toro (croquettes) are made with oxtail meat—an upgrade from the usual ham and cheese, and adding mint to the albóndigas de cordero con hierbabuena (lamb meatballs) gives nice new flavor. Cordero a la miel (honeyed lamb) and micuit de foie de pato hecho en casa (toasted bread with homemade foie gras and figs) add to the innovative choices. Regional specialties such as chilled manzanilla and sherry from Jerez de la Frontera are featured in an impressive 11,000 bottle wine selection. Ask the polite bartenders about the tapa of the day and English menu. Just make sure you arrive early, as the selection could decrease as the night goes on—this place is really popular. While famous for its tapas, you can also sit in the adjoining restaurant to enjoy meals from 40-50€.
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Parque de María Luisa

Parque de María Luisa

  • Avenida de la Borbolla
  • Paseo de las Delicias, s/n
  • tel:+34 95 422 1404
  • Seville, 41013
Plaza de Toros de La Maestranza

Plaza de Toros de La Maestranza

  • Paseo de Cristóbal Colón 22
  • tel:+34 95 422 4577
  • Seville, 41001
El Rinconcillo

El Rinconcillo

Looking for a truly Sevillana experience? Check out the oldest bar in Sevilla for affordable tapas and drinks in a casual atmosphere. Hams now hang from the ceiling of this former convent that was founded in 1670 and converted into a restaurant in 1860, and the same family still owns this lively establishment after seven generations.  Entertaining bartenders move quickly, chalking orders behind the bar for crowds that are always coming and going. Specialties include espinacas con garbanzos (spinach with garbanzo beans) and pavía de bacalao (fried cod). Perhaps you'd like to try something a little different, like pimientos asados con huevos de cordoniz (roasted peppers with quail egg), or stick with Spanish tradition and order jamón serrano ibérico (dry-cured Spanish ham). The bodega offers a wide selection of Spanish wines including sherry from nearby Jerez de la Frontera. read more about El Rinconcillo

Arenal (El)

Arenal (El)