After TRVLinspirators last visit officially nominated to one of our favourite cities of Spain. As the capital of Andalusia with the biggest historical center of Europe, its Spanish dance- and music style Flamenco, magnificent gardens, charming little streets, diversity in shopping and most important delightful tapasbars!
If you are going by car (2,5 hour drive from Marbella) there are two different road trips to take from Marbella, one is the highway via Algeciras – Jerez – Sevilla or you can take a more mountainous and touristic road from San Pedro – Ronda – Sevilla. We prefer the last one with the stunning views but note that this is also a very curvy road.
Park your car in the Public parking Puerta de Jerez for maximum 18€ per 24hrs or come by train (train tickets are 45€ p.p.) from Fuengirola – Malaga – Sevilla and discover all the beautiful on foot. Why is TRVLinspirator so in love with Sevilla? WALK EAT DRINK REPEAT!
Tapas bar/ Restaurant recommendations from your TRVLinspirator:
La Cacharreria; Breakfast, open from 10.00-22.00h, no service, order at the bar, taste this: healthy fresh smoothies, perfect coffees, if you can choose…one of the bagels or yoghurt with fresh fruit, definitely the best way to start a sunny day! Calle Regina 14.
Restaurant & Gastrobar Zelai; well known by the residents from Sevilla, more elegant tapas style, most of the time you are eating your tapas standing but there are comfy bar chairs as well, TRVLinspirators are always going back for the Foie gras tapas, tuna tataki and hamburgers. Calle Albareda 22.
Ostería de Mercado; you will be surprised if you visit Mercado de Triana – Spanish food market, get your Spanish jamon or cheese and enjoy a nice glass of champagne while you try all their different types of oysters, also sushi specialties, this food hall is always a special experience. You can find the oyster bar at the end on the left corner.
El Rinconcillo; oldest tapas bar (and waiters) from Sevilla, a quick beer and small tapas just to tell your friends and family that you have been in a authentic classic place open since 1670 and where they write on the bar what you have ordered. Calle Gerona 40.
Tata Pila; they call themselves “Un bistro Andaluz”, this is more than just a tapas bar, good for a long lunch or dinner, ask for their (seasonal) specialties, there is a tasteful wine menu, good seats, friendly staff and stylish atmosphere. Calle Julio César 14.
Same owners are serving great tapas at Mamarracha. Calle Hernando Colón 1-3.
El Gallinero de Sandra; bib gourmand, fine dining, elegant restaurant but not chic, great (heated) terrace, taste their steak tartare and fish of the day with a good bottle of wine, Chocolate for dessert, let us book your table on time. Pasaje Esperanza Elena Caro 2.
Where to sleep
From TRVLinspirators experiences recommendable to stay in a 4 or 5 star hotel but other hotel options are possible.
Hotel Alfonso Xlll; ★★★★★ Most luxury and elegant hotel in Sevilla, classic stylish architecture, impressive garden, cocktail bar Americano, restaurant San Fernando guarantees a culinary experience, a la carte menu with Spanish classics for lunch or dinner. San Fernando 2
EME Cathedral Boutique Hotel; ★★★★★ in the Santa Cruz neighborhood, right in front of the Cathedral and the Giralda, just some steps away from the shopping area, modern style, rooftop bar with an amazing view over the city and the cathedral, 4 restaurants. Calle Alemanes 27.
Hotel Casa 1800; ★★★★ 19th century house build around a courtyard, perfect location, very close to several bars, restaurants and the cathedral, small but elegant rooms, good for a one night stay, sometime a little noisy in the small streets downstairs, professional service. Rodrigo Caro 6.
Hotel Rey Alfonso X; ★★★★ Two beautiful buildings located in the heart of Sevilla old town, good harmony, ask for their most comfortable and modern room because there are also some older rooms, spacious bathroom, small bar next to the hotel to finish your evening with one more last drink, quiet area, you have to pass a lot of historical small streets to get there on foot, excellent for couples, families or bigger groups. Ximenez de Enciso 35.