Seville, the iconic city of Spain. It embodies the typical daydream of what “real Spain” must feel like; the city one imagines Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz strolling arm-in-arm through 2,000 year old palm tree covered courtyards filled with flamenco dancers, gypsy street artists and Andalusian cowboys in their dusty boleros. It’s here you can cheer on the torero in a death-defying bullfight at the Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza, leisurely meander the stunning Moorish architecture of the 12th century Reales Alcázares – the oldest European Palace still in use, or simply bask in the southern sun under a canopy of orange trees and fuchsia-colored bougainvilleas in the Parque María Luisa.
Seville is by far one of the most enchanting cities in the world, but its beauty only enhanced by its phenomenal gastronomical experience.
The claimed birthplace of the “Spanish Tapa”, you will not find a greater outdoor tapeo (tapas crawl) than in Seville. In quaint barrios, you’ll encounter over 4,000 tiny bars offering simple and delicious dishes to satiate your appetite. Traditional dishes such as: Garbanzos con Espinacas – chic peas with lightly sautéed baby spinach, garlic and olive oil, Pringá – slice of toasted bread topped with pork, chorizo and/0r bacon, gazpacho, and of course, jamon iberico! But why gamble on which tapas bar will provide you a memorable experience when you can have a trusted guide to provide a gastronomic walking tour through the famed barrios of Santa Cruz, or the areas surrounding the centrally located Catedral de Sevilla, Giralda and Alcázar?
Those of you who are diehard Sherry lovers will have stumbled upon your mecca, with as many styles to enjoy as their are Tapas to pair with them. Remember, the term “Sherry” embodies an incredibly wide range of flavors, from rich raisins and chocolate to light almonds and green fruits. The versatility of this particular style of wine is endless, as are opportunities to explore it. Take a customized wine tour of family owned bars that have catered to Sherry lovers for over a century or extensive winery visits to provide a more thorough tasting experiences among the famed white sand vineyards. Most excursions include rustic lunches, either homemade or in an authentic Andalusian restaurant.
Below find our current list of recommended food and wine experiences to be enjoyed in and around Seville (…also known by many as “Sevilla”, its correct Spanish name).
SEVILLE FOOD & WINE TOURS
Tours coming soon! For now, you can also check our recommended food tours across the rest of Spain.