With its seductive blend of cultures, balmy evenings and architectural marvels, Seville is among our favourite spots for a short break. Andalucía’s capital is well known for its innovative tapas bars and flamboyant flamenco displays but how do you avoid the tourist traps? Let us introduce you to a passionate local guide who will lead you to a little spot they’ve known about for years.
Meet your resident host for an evening stroll through the city’s Triana district. Its soulful backstreets are Seville’s beating heart, packed with ceramic shops, beloved bars and fiercely proud locals. There’s nowhere more authentic to watch a flamenco performance than here, the neighbourhood where the artform was born. Inside an intimate 25-seat theatre, you will have a front row view for a passionate display of dancing, guitar playing and singing.
Food is such an integral part of any holiday these days and at the indoor Triana market you’ll be able to taste local meats, cheeses and fruit before enjoying a glass of tinto de verano (a chilled mix of red wine and fizzy lemonade). Round off the evening by hopping between your guide’s favourite tapas spots where slices of Jamon Pata Negra ham are washed down with a cold glass or two of Manzanilla sherry. Learn the secrets of traditional food and wine pairings as you taste mouthwatering specialities you’d be unlikely to discover on your own.