The neighborhood begins at the extremely popular Puerta de la Carne (Meat Door), which is named after an old slaughterhouse situated there. It preserves the atmosphere of old, popular Seville, whose intricate network of streets has maintained Arab and medieval buildings combined with palatial and religious constructions of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
A distillation of all that is typically Andalusian, the neighborhood of Santa Cruz (the old Jewish Quarter), the Cathedral, the Giralda, the Archivo de Indias (Archive of the Indies) and the Alcázar, are must-see monuments of Seville. They offer pleasures for the five senses, representations of history and legend and insights into Andalusian culture and [...]
Perhaps the majority of visitors who pass through the monument district surrounding the Cathedral are not aware, when they see this bar, that they are before an establishment with tremendous character known and frequented by everyone in Seville.
There is reliable evidence that around 1386 there was a general store here that sold goods to the neighbourhood. The odd name, brooms (escobas), goes back to when there was a broom business here that both made and sold brooms, later to be hung from the ceiling when the business changed to a tavern. Later [...]
This well known jeweller’s shop goes back to 1895 when the grandfather of the present managers, Juan and Fernando de los Reyes Sainz de la Maza, first opened his business on Francos Street moving to the present location on Álvarez Quintero Street ninety years ago.
The Bar Europa, located in the heart of the city, maintains its distinguished demeanour, unlike the more conventional bars located in the nearby Plaza del Pan, one of the special places in Seville. The old tables, mirrors and bevel edged windows remind us of the old beloved cafés, so many of which there used to [...]
La Alicantina originally was opened in 1922 by Mr. Ricardo Talens, from Alicante, as an ice cream parlour. It was enlarged in 1961 by Mr. Manuel Postigo Moreno and turned into a bar that soon became famous for its seafood as well as other fine tapas (hors d’oeuvres). Located in the heart of the city, [...]