Jazz at the CAAC

A must for 90s kids, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC) runs free jazz sessions every Sunday from 2-5pm. The event is held in the gardens so you can hang out on the grass, grab a drink and indulge in some free-rhythm melodies.

Plaza del Museo

You don’t have to be an art proprietor to enjoy the art market at Plaza del Museo. Held on Sundays, it displays works by local artists – some passable, some entrancing. Go for a leisurely morning stroll around double back to your favourite pieces. It also makes a great spot for candid photographs.

  • Plaza del Museo

Calle Feria Markets

On Thursdays, join the masses that flock to Calle Feria and explore Seville’s largest and oldest flea market. In this unmatchable setting spend the afternoon heckling with merry stall holders over brick-a-brack you certainly do (not) need. Expect offerings such as flamenco dresses, sculptures, plants and birdcages – just the essentials really. Come weekend, head towards the northern end of Calle Feria for Mercado de Feria, Seville’s oldest food market. Grab a vegetarian bite at Pitacasso and a coffee-to-go at Colombian-style Parcería Café.

Visit Triana

Located on the west side of the Guadalquivir River, just over the iconic bridge the Puente de Isabel II, Triana was once home to a large gypsy community, sailors and fishermen. Today the pastel-coloured riverfront road Calle Betis houses restaurants bars and clubs. The recently revamped Triana market is decked out with the colourful ceramic tiles for which the neighbourhood is famous.

  • Triana, Seville

Parque de María Luisa

The heart of central Seville is Maria Luisa park, home to colourful tiled benches hosting snoozing Sevillanos, and shaded paths which snake under tropical trees. Wander from the opulent Plaza España fringed by a cooling boating lake towards the southern end of the park. Here you’ll find the Archaeology Museum, with its exhibition of Roman sculptures, mosaics and statues.

Soho Benita

A few streets from the Metropol Parasol – a modern wooden structure also known as “the mushroom” – this enclave has become home to offbeat and trendy eateries. Be sure to stop by Galleria Delimbo, a concept store and art space offering urban art books and streetwear labels. Run by designers Seleka and Laura Calvarro, it’s a hub for the city’s young creative scene.

La Casa de Pilatos

Standing on a sun-drenched plaza on the edge of Santa Cruz, this 15th-century palace is every bit as beautiful as the Alcázar Palace – and 10 times more peaceful. It was the permanent residence of the ducal Medinacelli family until three years ago, and today it welcomes visitors to its sweet-scented gardens and rooms. The architecture is a mixture of Mudéjar (Spanish-Islamic), Gothic and Italian styles, all kaleidoscopically tiled with Sevillian ceramics.

Bellas Artes

Housed in a salmon-coloured former convent, much of the work in Seville’s Fine Art Museum is of the dark, brooding religious type, paying homage to the city’s prominent 17th-century artistic role in Spain’s Siglo de Oro (Golden Age). Galleries are arranged chronologically around three central patios and display works by Spanish masters including Zurbarán, Juan de Mesa and Velázquez.

Bellas Artes

La Casa de Pilatos

Parque de María Luisa

Soho Benita

Visit Triana

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