Nervión Plaza: Shops, restaurants and cinemas
There are lots of shops in town but if you want to buy, eat and go to the cinema in once you can go to one of the deparment stores, as Nervión Plaza is. There are lots of international shops, some typical Sevillian restaurants and some international ones (Mexican, American and Belgian) and 12 theaters.
It's located in the business and residential area of Nervión where there are lots of modern hotels. It's fifteen minutes from the centre by car/taxi, 20 minutes by bus and 30 minutes walking.
Hay muchas tiendas en la ciudad, pero si quieres comprar, comer e ir al cine en un sólo sitio puedes ir a uno de los centros comerciales, como es Nervión Plaza. Hay muchas tiendas internacionales, algunos restaurantes típicos sevillanos y otros tantos internaiconales (mexicano, estadounidense y belga) y 12 salas de cine.
Se encuentra en el barrio residencial y de negocios Nervión, donde hay muchos hoteles modernos. Está a 15 minutos del centro en coche o taxi, a 20 en autobús y a 30 andando.
various shops: Local crafts
The narrow winding streets in the Barrio de Santa Cruz are filled with local craft shops.
They sell pretty ceramics and tiles, and don't look like your typical "souvenir shops".
What to buy: Ceramic plates/platters
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Calle Sierpes or Velazquez/Tetuan: Shop With the Locals
Every town in Spain has at least one and Sevilla is no exception. The major pedestrianized shopping streets are Calle Sierpes and just a block to the west, Calle Velazquez which turns into Calle Tetuan. Sierpes starts at the Plaza de San Francisco and runs north to Calle Campana. Velazquez/Tetuan starts at the Plaza Nueva and runs north to Calle O'Donnell, just south of the Plaza del Duque de Victoria and El Corte Ingles, the major department store in Spain.
Since they are basically the equivalent of shopping malls in the U.S., you can find shops with goods of all kinds. Not too many tourist stores but every day need stores such as shops with shoes, the latest fashions, flamenco wear, fans, ceramica, etc. Everyone is out in the early evening for a stroll before dinner. It's a great atmosphere but dead during siesta (1-4pm) as the stores all close.
What to buy: You name it...it's all there.
What to pay: Varies
Mercado de Triana: Foodmarket in Triana
Triana is the district of the "people". It's on the other side of the Guadalquivir, a bit away from the tourist center. The market is the ideal way to mingle among the locals. Strolling on food markets is one of my favourite things when I'm abroad, it's a great way to discover some of the "real everyday life" of people. In the Triana market you can find lots of fruit, vegetables but also smelly cheese and meat presented in a way that certainly shocked more than one animal lover ;-))
El Corte Ingles: Most famous department store
Does it need any introduction? People who went somewhere to Spain, know El Corte Ingles. You can find this big department store in lots of different cities: Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, Granada, ...
It is the biggest department store I know in Europe. You can really find everything here: clothes, jewelry, perfumes, food, a supermarket, books, DVD's, holidays, and many many more. I can't help it but entering one each time I'm in Spain.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you can find a nice small open-air market at the Plaza del Duque de la Victoria, next to El Corte Ingles. What are the things to buy?
Belts, shirts, scarves, leather goods, jewelry, , small sculptures, pipes and so on. The market is often referred to as the "hippie market". It's a nice to stroll around for a while.
SEVILLA TOURIST SHOPS: SEVILLA SHOPPING
You can find everything touristy about Sevilla in the many Tourist Shops around. There were many around the Golden Tower and this one was in a Plaza near the Santa Cruz District. I couldn't resist the very appealing display they had outside the shop.
What to buy: Seville T-shirts, ceramics, souvenirs, Spanish fans
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fans, Sevillian dresses, ceramics, T-shirts, ...: tourist shops
The main tourist shops are situated around the Giralda and the Barrio Santa Cruz. You can find everything that represents Sevilla or Spain from a touristic point of view: T-shirts, fans, local dresses, ceramics, little bull-statues, ...
Not really my cup of tea, but of course there should be a choice for everyone. ;-)
My Favorite Department Store: El Corte Ingles: Most Picturesque Shopping Street In Sevilla
The pedestrians-only Calle de las Sierpes is the most picturesque shopping street in Sevilla! Throngs of locals and tourists alike shop religiously at this outdoor bazaar. I have since learnt at an early age (thanks, Mom!) that when you see crowds of locals, that is definitely a place you must not skip visiting/seeing! Same rule applies to the above.
HOT TIP: Visit the district that surrounds Calle Tetuan and the pedestrianized Calle de las Sierpes for the best of Sevilla's old and new shops. Spain's #1 department store, El Corte Ingles is also located here.
The Major Flea Markets of Sevilla!: Flea Market Shopping!
Strictly for fans of Flea Markets only:
Plaza del Cabildo
Stamp collectors and lovers of collectibles can head straight to this flea market to shop on Sunday mornings.
Alameda de Hercules
You may just find that odd little 'treasure' in this flea market specializing in second hand goods. Open: Sunday mornings only.
Plaza del Duque
This flea market sells quite a few eclectic stuffs. Open: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Plaza del Museo
Art lovers will adore this particular flea market. You can actually find a good painting at a bargain in this place! Open: Sunday mornings.
As always, remember to BARGAIN HARD before paying for your purchases.
What to buy: Please see above...
What to pay: Expect to spend what you would normally spend at a local flea market.
Sevilla Factory: Cheap shopping!!
It's a huge complex with over 50 stores to choose from including Levi's, Nike, Zara, Springfield, Guess, Diesel etc etc etc.... The clothes you will find here will either be last season's stock for example, some may be slightly damaged etc, that is why the prices are so cheap, it's worth going because you may be lucky and find some very good bargains!!
What to buy: Anything!!... women's, children's and men's wear... casual, sporty or smart!
There are also a few fast food places if you get hungry - Burger King, Pans & Co.. etc
What to pay: Between 30% - 80% discount from original price
Dont Remember the Name :-(: Great Shopping
While walking through the narrow streets of Sevilla there was plenty of opportunities to buy some great gifts.
Personally for me in Sevilla I bought a ceramic Sangria jug that I got back to Canada in one peic and still use from time to time in the summer with my new favorite meal of Paella!
Sangria as you may now is a famous drink in Spain made from Red Wine and a variety of other fruit juices.
Animals - Plaza Alfalfa - Sunday mornings: Open Air Markets - Animals
Say you want to buy a duck, but where to go? But really, this market has more dogs, cats, parrots and parakeets than anything else. You'll also find fish (the kind you take home in a bowl, not the kind you eat), lizards, rabbits, gerbils, chinchillas and a few other strange animals. You can also pick up bird cages and lots of other pet care supplies. Most people are here to look at and pet the dogs and cats, and it can be a tight squeeze when going through the middle of the market.
Barrio Triana: Barrio Triana for ceramics
Cross the river into Barrio Traina and go down c/San Jorge and the surrounding streets. Here you will find several shops selling fine ceramics. The shops are worth a visit just to see.
Perhaps not the most convenient purchase is you are flying from seville!
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Cool little stores
I really like the area behind El Corte Ingles downtown for the little stores there. You can find all sorts of little clothing shops, decorations, and just odds and ends. I also like the market in front of El Corte Ingles (in the square) for buying jewlery, and purses.. sometimes even clothing.
What to buy: Anything Spanish, so if youýre looking for a mantilla, or a peineta youýre in the right place.. fans, anything like that.
Leather goods are also quite reasonble, such as shoes, and purses.
Iýve also liked the jewlery Iýve found here, although much of it is probably made somewhere else.
What to pay: It depends on what youýre looking for..
You will likely pay more on Calle Sierpes than somewhere else. It pays to look around a little, although when its hot you may not want to walk very far.