THE CITY'S BEST TAPAS BARS, DIVE BARS & FLAMENCO VENUES
WHAT TO SEE & WHERE TO GO
WHAT TO SEE & WHERE TO GO
Dancing in the Fountain: an insider's look at moving to Seville.
"I loved this book," wrote Lonely Planet. "I must have laughed aloud at least once in every chapter ... The advice in the book is terrific."
MY FAVORITE TAPAS BARS
(and how to enjoy them)
Seville is said to have 3000 bars, and I am working my way through the list so I can report the best ones to you. Don't be afraid to strike out on your own and explore other places as well.
Click here to see a list of my current favorite tapas bars.
EATING TAPAS LIKE A SEVILLANO
Just about every neighborhood in Seville has half a dozen tapas bars within easy strolling distance. A traditional night out visiting tapas bars (known as a tapeo) starts around 9 pm and involves visiting three or four places, with a small, congenial group enjoying a drink (most often a short beer) and a tapa at each one. At the end of the evening, people often make a last stop in a bar de copas (drinks-only bar) for a nightcap.
For those who aren’t familiar with this American term, “dive bar” refers to a no-frills, slightly seedy neighborhood drinking establishment, the kind that in the US used to be housed underground in cellars so patrons could “dive” in without being observed. Seville is home to countless small, funky bars with loads of character. Read more
WHERE TO FIND GREAT FLAMENCO
Seville has some of the finest flamenco schools in the world, and the performances are good to excellent just about everywhere. Street artists may suddenly appear at random, but if you want to plan an evening out watching great flamenco, here are some reliable places to consider:
Casa de la Memoria, Calle Cuna, 6
Casa del Flamenco, Calle Ximénez de Enciso, 28
Casa de la Guitara, Calle Mesón del Moro 12
La Carboneria, Calle Leviés, 18
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