Sevilla Local Customs

  • A side street near the Real Alcázar
    A side street near the Real Alcázar
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    Orange trees behind the Cathedral
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  • 1. Semana Santa

    In Seville, they take Holy Week very seriously. Every day, at different times during the day, there are parades, and here is what usually happens for each parade: Groups of nazarenos in robes with...

  • 2. Alcoholic Beverages

    Sangria is lovely, because it has lots of fruit in it and I am a big fan of fruit. It is however, rather hard to get hold of Sevilla, if you don`t know where to go. On Calle Mateus Gago, the bar...

  • 3. April Fair

    Next to the Feria you find a huge lunapark, called "Calle del Infierno" - Hell's street. When you walk around there you understand why it got this name. You can find merry go rounds but also some...

  • 4. Flamenco

    I am by no means an expert on Flamenco, so I would ask you to research a little yourself - you might want to start with the link I gave you below! Flamenco is not the happy, outgoing way of dancing,...

  • 5. Siesta

    One of the customs I love about Spain is that they "take time out to smell the roses". SIESTA TIME is a time-honoured tradition that most Spanish cities adhere to. Make sure you get everything you...

  • 6. Tapas and other food

    Jamon Iberico is a cured ham which is produced in Portugal and Spain. You will find it hanging in restaurants and tapas bars. The ham comes from free-range accord fed pigs and is sliced very thinly....

  • 7. Shopping

    Even if your interest about animals is only collateral, visiting the colorful pet market of Alfalfa Square is a powerful and intense experience that I strongly recommend. The combination of the...

  • 8. Bullfighting

    Whatever your views on Bullfighting I still think I would like to see a Bull fight for myself. Not for any macho reason, just to try and understand the Spainish culture some more. Right or wrong I...

  • 9. Language Barrier

    All I can say that is when in Spain, attempting to learn the language will not only make your trip more enjoyable, but it will give you confidence when in restaurants and bars, and enrich your...

  • 10. Mealtimes

    Breakfast is eaten after getting out of bed in the morning and is usually small and light. When I lived with a host family, I would eat a bowl of cereal with milk, and drink some coffee. Mid-morning,...

  • 11. Patience

    Don't be surprised if that little, (seemingly) sweet old lady pushes her way in front of you when you've been waiting for 10 or 15 minutes. And don't be surprised when they attend to her before you....

  • 12. Obtaining your Credentials in Seville

    You first port of call should be the Cathedral as this is where the Official version is issued – However the office isn’t always open – It wasn’t when we were...

  • 13. Sevilla tours

    This buses sometimes are a good option if you do not have much time to spend walking around, or it is raining or it is too hot.We did not do it, as we walked...

  • 14. Meal time

    Something you have to be aware going to Spain is that their meal habit is a little different than mostly of the other country.They dont do breakfast much, maybe...

  • 15. Orange tree streets

    My first experience with orange trees as street decorations struck me five years ago while in the city of Castelo Branco, Portugal. I was so amazed at their...

  • 16. Religious Processions

    Not only during the Semana Santa are there many processions, but also throughout the year you can see processions!When we were there in September 2008 we...

  • 17. The Flamenco Frock

    Probably seen by the world as the traditional costume of Spain. If you are serious about wearing the dress correctly you must take several things into...

  • 18. The Cordoban Hats

    The Cordoban Hat or Sevillian hat has become one of the most important representations of the Spanish culture. It comes largely in black but also other colours...

  • 19. Fans

    The flamenco dancers or Bailaoras use the fan to almost have a conversation. There are numerous movements of the hand and fan which relate particular meanings...

  • 20. Seville Shawls

    The Seville Shawl or Manila Shawl had its beginnings in the Philippines when Spain colonized the country. Originally belonging to the Chinese with its oriental...

  • 21. Orange Trees

    All around Seville you will see orange trees. These are not the usual sweet oranges that you eat but more a bitter or tart orange which is used in the area for...

  • 22. LA VELA DE SANTA ANA - Fiesta

    21-26 JulyLA VELA DE SANTA ANA (The Candle of St Anna)This annual festival in Triana celebrates the areas patron saints, Santiago and la Sena Santa Ana....

  • 23. Susanna's treachery

    A lot of legends are connected with Santa Cruz district. One of the legends explains the name of Calle Susona street. Jew Susanna has grown fond of a christian...

  • 24. Fiesta

    I happened upon a vibrant little fiesta while in Sevilla. Good food, good music, fun people... One thing that amazed me was that there were young children out...

  • 25. Boat cruises

    You can also get boat cruises along the Guadalquivir, there are many boats between San Telmo dridge and Triana bridge for different prices, some offer...

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