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  1. Spain
  2. Seville
  3. Metropol Parasol

Seville: ‘New York Times Journeys’ Culture & Tapas Tour

Product ID: 263832
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Discover both the traditional and the trendy sides of Seville as you explore the vibrant city with your local guide and an itinerary inspired by The New York Times.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Basilica de la Macarena to see the Virgin of Hope of Macarena face to face
  • Walk through the trendy Macarena district where young designers and artists share space with traditional artisans
  • Treat your palate to a delicious snack alongside a glass of sherry or cava
  • Discover the origin of Flamenco and move your body to the rhythm with a professional dancer
  • Enjoy tapas with locals in the most authentic area of Seville, Triana
Full description
Seville is considered one of the most beautiful and traditional cities of Spain. Its history, architecture, ceramic industry, tapas, and famous Flamenco dance are big draws for travelers. The city also has a modern side and on this tour you’ll get to experience the perfect blend of both.

You will start your discovery of Seville in the Macarena district, a trendy area filled with alternative co-working spaces mixed with traditional artisan studios. You will visit a few studios to meet local artists and designers, see their work, and learn about what they do for the community. From here visit Rompemoldes, a modern space full of studios where you’ll have the chance to learn a variety of artisanal crafts.

Next up, it’s time for a snack. The tour will stop to enjoy your first tapas dish and a glass of Spanish wine. After refueling, you’ll compare some of the most beautiful churches in Seville, Santa Marina, San Luis, and San Marcos. Make your way to the center of the city to enjoy the area’s impressive architecture hidden down narrow streets. Stop to check out Metropol Parasol, the biggest wooden structure in the world.

Head to the Triana district and learn about the music and dance of Flamenco. You’ll hear a bit about the evolution of Flamenco from your guide before getting to experience it for yourself. See a professional dancer training for her daily show, and if you’re feeling inspired feel free to follow along with her steps. Get to know Tirana and visit its wonderful ceramic shops, a vibrant local market, and many restaurants and bars serving some of the most delicious tapas in town. This area has a ton of character and it’s definitely a spot where you’re sure to feel like a local.

After all that exploring, the tour will end with lunch at Las Golondrinas, where they’ve been turning out traditional tapas for over 50 years. After lunch, your guide can direct you back to your accommodations or offer tips on what else to see and do in Seville.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Workshop visit with a local artisan
  • One local snack with a glass of sherry or cava
  • Two tapas and one drink at Las Golondrinas
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Arco de la Macarena

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes for walking
• Group sizes are a maximum of 12 people
• This is a child-friendly tour
• Please inform the local partner if you are bringing a child under the age of 6