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El Centro neighbourhood

Seville El Centro MapEl Centro is the neighbourhood in the very heart of historic Seville. Located north of the grand Cathedral, it is at the meeting point of all the main central neighbourhoods: El Arenal, Santa Cruz, Macarena and San Vicente.

El Centro begins at Plaza de San Francisco and Plaza Nueva, location of the elaborate City Hall, and includes Calles Sierpes, Velázquez and Tetuan: Seville's famous shopping streets.

This location is ideal for short-term rentals as all the city's main monuments and sights are within easy reach from your apartment.

Touristical Highlights

  • City Hall
  • Shopping area: Sierpes, Velásquez and Tetuan
  • Metropol Parasol - mirador with city views built above the Antiquarium and central food market.
  • University of Seville - former tobacco factory
  • Lebrija Palace
  • Casa de Pilatos
  • El Salvador Church


Restaurants and Tapas Bars

A relatively new and "high-end" tapas bar and restaurant, with exquisite food, an excellent wine list, and a fabulous location.
Address: Plaza San Francisco, 5
Phone: +34 954 229 784

Bodegas Dos de Mayo
A popular traditional bar with a very typical tapas menu and a nice terrace, right in the centre of town.
Address: Plaza la Gavidia, 6
Phone: +34 954 908 647

El Rinconcillo
Seville's oldest tapas bar has its own special atmosphere, and the food's good too. The perfect place to start your "tapeo".
Address: Gerona, 40
Phone: +34 954 223 183

La Giganta
Excellent tapas, with a mix of traditional and modern, and the relaxed and friendly service of the best neighbourhood bars.
Address: Alhondiga, 6
Phone: +34 954 501 342

Literally, the name means "for tasting", so come here for a taste of tapas and a better than usual wine list.
Address: Javier Lasso de la Vega, 1
Phone: +34 954 215 026

Bars and Nightlife

Sevillians famousy keep late hours and after dark the city certainly doesn't sleep! Visitors are often surprised to see very young children running around the streets at midnight. The small area around the Alfalfa is replete with bars and families. Young Sevillians congregate around Calle Perez Galdós - a street lined with pubs and tapas bars, though the square itself is mainly frequented by international students and tourists.
Further north, between Plaza de la Encarnación and Plaza de Los Terceros there is a good mix of traditional bars and restaurants packed with residents. On Calle Gerona you'll find the oldest bar in Seville, El Rinconcillo, dating from 1670, its a great place to experience a traditional Sevillan bar both in atmosphere, decoration, food and drink. If you are looking for more of a local atmosphere, head towards the surrounding neighbourhoods - El Arenal and Macarena.

El Cabo Loco
This and other bars are lined on calle Perez Galdós, next to Alfalfa square.
Address: Boteros, 1

Disco. One of the classics in Seville. All ages.
Address: Cuseta del Rosario, 12

Capitol Bar
Cocktail bar. Retro design.
Address: Plaza Nueva, 9

Los Soportales
Serves drinks to the huge crowd on the square. Around noon, especially on the week-end.
Address: Plaza del Salvador, 4

Robles Laredo
Very good coffee and cakes, next to the city hall, at the end of the pedestrian area. Also tapas. Many tourists and somewhat pricey.
Address: Sierpes, 90


El Corte Inglés (Plaza del Duque)
There is a large supermarket in the basement of the main building of this departments store.
Address: Plaza del Duque de la Victoria, 8

El Corte Inglés (Plaza Magdalena)
A second location of the El Corte Inglés in the centre, also with a good supermarket in the basement.
Address: San Pablo, 1

Supermercado Más
Small sized supermarket close to Plaza Alfalfa
Address: Cuesta del Rosario, 4



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