Get to know the districts and neighbourhoods of Seville with our handy little guide below. Now, we’re aware that the notion of what constitutes a ‘district’ and what falls under a ‘neighbourhood’ can be a little fluid at times, and we’re never entirely sure ourselves. What we’ll do here is try to focus on the spots you’ll find yourself in, and make a distinction where necessary. Best of luck to us…
We’ll start with the confusion. Santa Cruz is a neighbourhood in the Casa Antiguo district, but the overwhelming majority of your walking time in Seville will take place in the narrow streets of the old Jewish Quarter. EL ARENAL is also a part of the Casa Antiguo district and is located along the river, and is home to the magnificent bullring and the immensely photogenic Torre del Oro.
Our favourite Seville district (don’t tell anyone), Triana is the feistiest part of this feisty city. This historically working-class area lies on the west bank of the Guadalquivir and is home to a fine roster of restaurants, bars, clubs and sights.
Yes, the name has something to do with the Macarena you’ll be more aware of, but we’re not going any further into that. Sat to the north of the centre, Macarena is home to oldest tapas bar in the city, El Rinconcillo.
Found just south of Triana, Los Remedios is home to the vast Parque de los Principes, Seville Fair and Cuba Square, among plenty of other sights.
Seville FC are known to some as ‘Los Nervionenses’, and that is all to do with the club’s home being in the Nervión district. The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium is here, along with the Santa Justa train station and the Buhaira Gardens.
On the south bank of the Guadalquivir, the South District is home to attractions such as the Plaza de España, the Archeological Museum of Seville and the marvellous Parque de María Luisa.
ISLA DE LA CARTUJA
An island on the Guadalquivir, the Isla de la Cartuja is named after the monastery from which Columbus planned his voyage to the west, and that explorative spirit saw it used as a major space for the Expo in ’92. Delightful.