Setas de Seville
18 Plaza de la Encarnación, Centro
Other than being a head-spinning architectural feat, Jürgen Mayer-Hermann’s Metropol Parasol is a fully functional public space. Its size alone is impressive and the meandering paths along the edges of the “parasols” offer dizzying views of the city.
5 Calle Ortiz de Zúñiga, Centro
There’s an emphasis on fair trade and environmentally friendly clothing here, but you wouldn’t know it from the racks, which are lined with high-waisted trousers from Orla Kiely, cute little Veja sneakers, and soft striped t-shirts (made from bamboo, of course).
Mercado de la Calle Feria
Plaza Calderón de la Barca, Centro
Street markets are a major part of life in Seville, which makes a visit to the Feria Market a great way to get a feel for the city. It’s Seville’s oldest open-air market and surprisingly not at all touristy. Since you’re not going to cart fresh fish back to your hotel room, sample some ceviche and calamari at the on-site market bar, La Cantina, on your way out.
Restaurant el Rinconcillo
40 Calle Gerona, Centro
A trip to Seville means tapas, which makes El Rincincillio a must. After all, they’ve been refining the craft since 1670. Everything about the restaurant, from the clientele (locals) to the décor (Spanish tile on the walls and cured meat hanging from the ceiling) is authentic. There is a formal sit-down restaurant upstairs, but it’s more fun in the standing-room-only bar area on the first floor.