Part of the Aimé team, Emilia, recently took a city break to Seville, and shares her intel on the best places to explore, shop and eat in one of the most beautiful regions of Spain.
The Flea Market
Every Thursday this flea market takes over a street in Seville, perfectly encapsulating the essence of the town's rich cultural heritage. There are endless stalls selling antiques, furniture, books and collectables, it is a real treasure trove. I feel there is something quite wonderful about finding a vintage souvenir abroad. Don't forget to pick up a traditional tile at the market — an easy hand luggage purchase!
Mercado del Pulgas, Pl. Monte Sión, 4, 41003 Sevilla, Spain; Thursday between 9:00am — 2:30pm
The Hat Shop
The Spanish are known for their love of Panama hats, and this shop is an Aladdin's cave. Tucked away down a staircase, the boutique is full to the brim of different styles of hats, including beautiful traditionally made Panama hats, which are something you will buy and treasure forever.
Sombrero De Tres Picos, C. Álvarez Quintero, 7, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
The Tapas Tour
An ideal first day activity, a tapas tour is a must have in order for you to experience the real cuisine of Seville. The Ugly Delicious Tapas tour, guides you through the most exquisite dishes of Andalucian cuisine accompanied by historical, cultural and culinary details. They take you to two classic tapas bars and order you delicious plates. You must try the Spinach and Chickpea dish, Gazpacho and to drink Tinto de Verano. There is also a cookery school located nearby which I'd highly recommend, if you like the idea of making a real Paella!
Taller Andaluz de Cocina, Mercado de Abastos de Triana, Pl. del Altozano, S/N Locales 75-77, 41010 Sevilla, Spain
A Serene Garden
When visiting Seville in the summer, a great way to keep away from the heat is to visit one of its beautiful parks. Parque de María Luisa, stretches along the Guadalquivir River and was redesigned by French landscape architect Nicolas Forestier and the Spanish architect Aníbal González. The park is an oasis of peace and tranquillity and includes fountains, an expansive range of beautiful Mediterranean trees and flowers.
Parque de María Luisa, P.º de las Delicias, s/n, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
An Evening Tapas Spot
The Spanish love to eat late, and La Sede in Santa Catalina is the perfect spot to people watch whilst enjoying a light bite. The Acorn-fed Iberico sirloin and smoked cod are truly delicious!
La Sede, C. Regina, 1, 41003 Sevilla, Spain
A Sweet Treat
Operating out of a small shop window, this Churro shop is one of the best in Seville. The light and fluffy churros are cooked in front of you, and served with a thick and traditional chocolate sauce.
Churreria San Pablo desde 1960, C. Murillo, 26, 41001 Sevilla, Spain