Ronda we love you. You are beautiful, charming and perfect.
For day trips, take a bus from El Prado bus station.
If you have time for a day trip to Cordoba we highly recommend it. It’s the perfect place for old town wanderings, monument umming & aahing in the stunning Mezquita, and trying the Cordobese salmorejo. Definitely hop on over to Bicicleta bar because it’s cool! Enjoy the bridge. Find a “Use-it” map to get around, they are super helpful. Then get back over to Sevilla – the best city in the world.
When we’re stressed out we come here to ease it all off in sumptuous, Arabic style luxury. Soak in hot pools, ice-cold pools, saltwater pools and cathedral view with a rooftop pools. Satisfied? Not yet? How about huge Jacuzzi rooms, steam rooms and an oh too tempting selection of massages rubs, scrubs and treatments? YEAH. Now we’re talking. THIS IS THE GOOD LIFE. And it doesn’t get any better. Believe us.
Nothing beats a fine Sunday morning stroll around the Plaza del Museo fine art fair. It’s peaceful, tranquilo and delightful. Art hunters with a keen eye can often pick up good deals and a bit of haggling is great way to work up an appetite for a late breakfast.
Every Thursday morning, the early bird catches the………. useless piece of junk. That’s not why we come here though. Atmosphere is king, as locals, gypsies and society’s eccentrics gather to shout at each other, over-do the early morning beers and try and off-load their worthless crap on to other people. It’s an all round good time, lashings of banter, beers and bargain hunters. Come here for an off the tourist trail, locals experience. Maybe, just maybe, if you’re lucky, you might even pick up an old dusty lampshade.
This is where we go for early evening wines and the occasional chorizo platter. It’s trendy, simple and great for hanging out with your mates. Very homely décor with books, armchairs and a splattering of hipster paraphernalia welcome you in and make it hard to leave!
Don’t believe what anyone else tells you. This is the best place in Seville to see live flamenco. Yes it’s for tourists, but the level, consistency and quality of the artists that play here is unbeatable. If you have never seen flamenco, first and foremost we order you to come here and see for yourself. Your soul requires it. Then, and only then, may you go hunting for flamenco out on the back streets. Olé.
Los Martinez is a dirty, sleazy underground dive bar. Sounds good yeah? Well this also where you will probably discover the most authentic and spontaneous flamenco that has ever existed on planet earth. Things could kick off at any time between midnight and 8am, no rules apply.
Casa Anselma is a non-stop flamenco and Sevillanas fiesta hosted by the fierce and ancient Lady Anselma herself. Doors open at midnight, if you don’t buy drinks you will be asked to leave, but don’t be put off by the reception. Expect a raucus and memorable night of drunken flamenco from people old enough to be your grandparents.
Utopia discoteca keeps people’s feet moving, bodies spinning and slow jams grinding til the wee hours. Music ranges from reggaeton, to latino, cumbia, merengue or salsa. General dress code is smart. The building inside is a beautifully designed 3 floor club with options for all peoples.
Sala X is an urban underground concert hall with a decent plethora of live artists and DJ’s. It’s sufficient to keep us returning regularly to feed our ears and wiggle our feet, whether it’s Balkan beats, live blues or some late night house. Highly recommended if you want a proper night out.
Bilindo is an outdoors club, open late night and full of good looking, well dressed people. It is ,to be frank, on the pretentious side of fun; within the framework of social rules and etiquette that a true La Banda beast can’t be tamed by. However, if it is hot and you are in a group of mates, it is one of the considerably better options in Seville, which is why it managed to squeeze it’s way on to our exclusive and highly rated list of city selections.
La Bicicleteria is a must see spot for people in search of the underground. Anything could happen to you in this tiny illegal bar hidden on the Calle Feria, and it probably will. Find the hidden metal door, ring the buzzer which lights up the door bell light bulb, and hope you get let in. If you do, skin up a joint, and settle in to some good old fashioned, indoors smoking, indoors joking, indoors late night toking. Great music as standard.