Where to Live in Seville: The Best Neighborhoods in Andalusia’s Capital City

post updated: June 2018. Prices reflect availability and seasonality.

A complete guide on where to live in Seville, Spain. Whether you're visiting or planning a move, this post is a guide to cost, transportation and neighborhood personality.

So, you’ve gotten the visa, packed your bags and moved to Seville. The first order of business (after your cervecita and tapita, of course) is looking for a piso and a place to call home while you’re abroad. While living in the center of Seville can mean a long commute or blowing half of your salary on rent, it is undoubtedly one of the most liveable and lively cities in all of Spain.

This post is about where to live in Seville: from a neighborhood guide to the center of Sevilla to the median cost of a flat in Southern Spain’s flamboyant capital.

Let’s begin with the basics: Seville is a large city with an urban population of around 700,000. As the capital of Andalucía, it’s home to the regional government and a hub for transportation. Seville also boasts miles of bike lanes, enormous parks and passionate, traditional citizens.

Encompassing the left and right banks of the Guadalquivir River about 50 miles north of the Atlantic, the river splits the old town from Triana and Los Remedios; further west is the Aljarafe plain.

Where to Live in Seville Map

To the east lies a number of residential neighborhoods stretching to East Seville, a newer housing development that sprung up after the 1992 Iberoamerican Expo. South of the center are Bami, Reina Mercedes, Heliópolis, Los Bermejales and Bellavista, as well as the buildings erected for the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition. Dos Hermanas, one of the province’s largest cities, is directly to the south; almost 1/3 of the population of the urban area lives in a village.

Seville’s city center is one of the largest in Europe, encompassing two square miles, and is extremely walkable.

Central Seville neighborhood map

Choosing a neighborhood that’s right for you is imperative for your experience in Seville. After all, you’ll be living as a local and skipping the well-developed tourist beat. Each has its own feel and character, and not every one is right for you and your needs. Ever walk in a neighborhood where you can see yourself – or not? Here’s a guide from an nine-year vet and homeowner to the most popular neighborhoods in Seville’s city center, from what to expect from housing to not-to-miss bars and barrio celebrations.

But should you choose a place to live before you make the move?

In retrospect, it probably wasn’t smart for me to pay a deposit on a house I’d never seen. I hadn’t met my roommates or staked out the nearest supermarket. While I lived in Triana happily for three years, I’d suggest renting a bed or room in or near the neighborhoods you’re interested in before making a decision about where you want to live for a year.

If you’re hoping to lock something down before coming here, consider Spotahome. This venture pre-checks all properties, essentially cutting out those awkward conversations with landlords. You can rent entire apartments, or a single room, and have peace of mind so you can focus on exploring your barrio and meeting amigos.

Colorful facades in Cuenca Spain

How long will it take to find me a flat?

Ah, the big question. You may get lucky or be searching off-season, but you’ll need at least two weeks – perhaps even longer if you’re coming to town in September with a surplus of language teachers, Erasmus students and Spanish universitarios.

Additionally, many places are being turned into holiday lets, which drive out locals and mean that the market is shrinking. Be prepared to let that adorable duplex across from the Giralda be a pipe dream as you schlep to El Plantío (it’s not that far – Seville is a small, manageable city!).

Any advice as I search for an apartment in Seville?

One big one – while it’s tempting to just whatsapp (especially if you’re shaky on your Spanish), it’s way more productive to call.

Also, check out groups on Facebook like TEFL Teachers in Seville, Erasmus Sevilla and Auxiliares de Conversación. People often rent apartments and look for others to fill the rooms. You may even be able to inherit a great place!

You may also want to read my guide on 8 Questions to Ask Your Landlord – everything from paying bills to house guests to that pesky “do I have a contract since I need to be empadronado?”

Which neighborhood is right for me?

I get this question more often than any other, and it’s a difficult one to answer. Some neighborhoods are oozing with charm – but that may also mean no American-style kitchen, no air conditioning and no way to have a taxi drop you off in the middle of the night.

Not all neighborhoods in Seville are listed on this post, and I’ve generalized some larger areas, like the Center, Macarena and Nervión. Consider more than just price or location: think about your commute to work, ease of public transportation, noise and the people you’ll live with. After all, a bad living situation can make or break your experience in Spain.

El Centro

el centro

Seville’s beating heart is the most centric neighborhood, El Centro. Standing high above it is the Giralda tower, the once-minaret that guards the northeast corner of the third-largest Gothic cathedral in the world. This, along with the Alcazar Royal Palace and Archivo de Indias, forms a UNESCO World Heritage Site (whose status was threatened by the controversial Torre Pelli recently).

Life buzzes in these parts, from the public meeting point in Puerta Jerez to Plaza Nueva’s Town Hall, the Triana Bridge to the cathedral.

What’s great: Because you’re in the center, you’re close to all of the wonderful things that Seville has to offer, and you can move around on foot. The shopping, the nightlife and everything in between is never too far off.

What’s not so great: Keep in mind that many apartment rentals clog apartment blocks, and that many properties are offered by inmobiliarias, or real estate agencies. This means you’ll have to forfeit a month’s rent as an agency fee. It’s also difficult to park, the supermarkets are further away, and there seem to be a lack of recycling bins.

Average price: Housing costs tend to reflect the fact that you’re smack in the center of it all, hence the apt name. Because it’s such an extensive area, you can find a shared room for 250€ a month, or you may be forking over closer to 400€. Studios can run up to 500€, and you may sacrifice space and natural sunlight.

Not to miss: having a drink at Hotel Los Seises next to the Cathedral or in Plaza del Salvador, the interior patios of Salvador which was once home to a mosque, the winding Calle de Siete Revueltos, cheap and oversized tapas at Los Coloniales, the fine Museo de Bellas Artes and the art market out front on Sunday mornings, Holy Week processions, having a pastry at La Campana Confiteria, the view from Las Setas.

Santa Cruz

The traditional Jewish neighborhood of Seville borders the historic Center and oozes charm. That is, if you like Disneyland-like charm. The narrow alleyways are now lined with tourist shops, overpriced bars with lamentable food and hardly a native sevillano in sight. For a first-time tourist, it’s breathtaking, with its flamenco music echoing though the cobbled streets. For the rest of us, it’s to be avoided as much as possible.

What’s great: Santa Cruz is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seville, and its squares and orange trees are beautiful. It’s sandwiched between the Alcázar palace and Jardines de Murillo, and thus close to the Prado de San Sebastián bus station.

What’s not so great: Like El Centro, the novelty likely wears off when you realize that many of your neighbors are tourists and that you can’t park your car. If you look for a place a bit further from the sites, you’ll find peace and quiet.

Average price: Rents here are typically not cheap. For a studio or one bedroom, expect to pay 450-700€. For a shared apartment, you’ll pay 300 – 400€.

Not to miss: chowing down a pringa sandwich at Las Columnas or a chato of orange wine at Peregil, Las Cruces festival in May, the Jardines de Murillo and its fountains, free entrance for students to the Alcazar and its gardens, the beautiful Virgen del Candelaria church (one of my favorites in all of Seville), having a beer at La Fesquita surrounded by photos of Christ crucified.

El Arenal

The neighborhood, named for its sandy banks on the Guadalquivir where ships were once contracted, boasts a number of gorgeous chapels, the bullring and the Torre del Oro, as well as the gintoncito crowd sipping on G&Ts at seemingly every hour. Wedged in between the Center and the Guadalquivir River, the houses and apartments here tend to be cramped and pricey, having belonged to families for years. Still, the neighborhood is lively and the taurino crowd ever-present.

What’s great: This is the place for you if you’re too lazy to walk elsewhere and are attracted by the nightlife, which is as varied as old man bars and discos.

What’s not so great: Is it bad to say there’s nothing I don’t like?

Average price: For a studio or one bedroom, expect to pay 350-500€. For a shared apartment, you’ll pay 250 – 350€.

Not to miss: the café con leche and tostadas at La Esquina del Arfe, a bullfight at the Maestranza (or at least a view of those trajes de luces along C/Adriano), the tranquility of Plaza El Cabildo with its stamp stores and turnstile sweets, the 4,50€ copas at Capone.


Disclaimer: I’m 100% biased that Triana is the best place to live – I even bought a house here. Trianeros believe that the district west of the Guadalquivir should be its own mini-nation, and with good reason: everything you could ever need is here.

view of Triana and the Guadalquivir from Puente de Triana

Once home to the Inquisition Castle (Castillo San Jorge, at the foot of the Triana Bridge) and the poor fisherman and gypsy of Seville, Triana is emblematic. Quaint homes, tile for miles and churches are Triana’s crown jewels, and it’s become a favorite among foreigners because of its bustling market and charm.

What’s great:  While it boasts few historic sites, Triana is all about ambiente – walk around and let it seep in, listening to the quick cadence of the feet tapping in its many flamenco schools. Some of the city’s most beloved bars, shops and even pasos are here, and the view from the river-flanked Calle Betis is gorgeous. Here’s my guide to how to spend a day in Triana.

What’s not so great: The homes here are a bit older and a bit more rundown, though Calle Betis has some of Andalucía’s most expensive property values. It’s also difficult to park, especially when you get closer to the river.

Average price: Typically, if you opt for El Tardón or the northern section of the neighborhood, prices are more economical. For a studio or one bedroom, expect to pay 350-400€. For a shared apartment, you’ll pay 250 – 350€. Our mortgage in Barrio del León is less than we’d pay for rent across the street!

Not to miss: Calle Pureza’s temples and hole-in-the-wall bars, slurping down caracoles at Bar Ruperto (or try the fried quail), the Santa Ana festival along Calle Betis in late July, the ceramics shops on Antillano Campos, Las Golodrinas’s punto-pinchi-chipi-champi meal, the afternoon paseo that the trianeros love so dearly, typical markets at Triana and San Gonzalo.

Los Remedios

Triana’s neighbor to the south is Los Remedios, where streets are named for Virgens. While there’s not much nightlife, save trendy gin tonic bars, the barrio is located along the city’s fairgrounds and comes alive in April, two weeks after Easter. If you’re looking for private classes, this neighborhood is where a lot of the money is (so ask up!), and the many schools and families mean there’s no shortage of alumnos.

What’s great: Huge, newer apartments with elevators, two metro stops and proximity to the fairgrounds.

What’s not so great: Los Remedios is home to many families and was built as a housing development, meaning there are few green spaces or quaint squares.

Average price: Remedios is considered posh, with wide avenues and small boutiques. The apartments are enormous and suitable for families, so don’t be surprised if you have three other roommates.

Still, there’s also a university faculty located in this area, so cheaper student housing can be found in the area just south of República Argentina. For a studio or one bedroom, expect to pay 350-500€. For a shared apartment, you’ll pay 200 – 300€.

Not to miss: Asuncion’s pedestrian shopping haven, Parque de los Principes’s lush knolls, the ambience in the surrounding bars during the Feria, Colette’s French pastries.


source: ABC online

My host mother once warned me not to go into the Alameda, convinced I’d be robbed by the neighborhood’s hippies. While dreads and guitars are Alameda staples,  the barrio is, in fact, one of the trendiest and most sought after places to live in Seville. By day, families commune on the plaza’s pavement park and fountains. By night, botellones gather around the hip bars and vegetarian restaurants.

What’s great: The pros are obvious: close to nightlife (and most of the city’s GLBT scene, too) and the center, and well-communicated (especially for the northern part of the city).

What’s not so great: From the center, it’s a nice ten-minute walk. This does, however, lend to litter and noise. It’s also becoming more and more gentrified.

Average price: For a studio or one bedroom, expect to pay 350-500€. For a shared apartment, you’ll pay 200 – 300€.

Not to miss: Viriato’s gourmet hamburger, the cute shops on nearby Calle Regina, Cafe Central on a Friday night, Teatro Alameda’s offerings, El Jueves morning flea market, the Feria market and its hidden fish restaurant. 

Macarena Sur

source: Dominó por España blog

Ever heard that famous song by Los del Río? Yep, it was named for Seville’s famous life-sized statue of the Virgen Mary, whose basilica and procession in the early hours of Holy Friday draw crowds and shout of “¡GUAPA!” Rent prices here are lower, bars more authentic and fewer tourists make it out this way. The markets bustle, and the winding roads beneath plant-infested balconies are breathtaking. It’s also not uncommon to see processions or stumble upon a new boutique or pop-up bar. It’s also located just steps away from Alameda and encompasses Feria and San Julián, making it easy to get to the center, Nervión and Santa Justa.

What’s great: Apart from being close to the center and well-connected, Macarena is a barrio de verdad. It’s working class but typical, and the neighborhood is experiencing a bit of gentrification, bringing with it cool shops and restaurants.

What’s not so great: From what I’ve heard, there are some scary and not well-lit areas, and parking is nearly impossible on the small streets.

Average price: Studios and one bedrooms run about 350 – 500€, whereas a bedroom in a shared apartment are about 200 – 350€.

Not to miss: Plaza de los Botellines, Calle Feria and its market (and the freshest Cruzcampo I’ve encountered is at Casa Vizcaína!), numerous kebab shops for a late-night snack, the Macarena basilica and old city fortress walls.


The city’s business center is located in Nervión, where houses are meant more for families.  Still, Nervión is well-connected to the center,  San Pablo airport and Triana, is sandwiched between the central train stations, and boasts a shopping mall and the Sevilla Fútbol Club stadium. This area also bumps up to La Buhaíra, which is a bit more upscale.

This area is enormous – it stretches essentially from the first to second ring road in the area due east of the center.

What’s great: Many students choose to live here because of its proximity to several university faculties, like business, education and travel. The apartments tend to be newer, larger and come unfurnished if they’re not meant to be housing for young people. Nervión has great shopping and dining and is well-connected to all other neighborhoods of Seville (and still within walking distance of Santa Cruz!).

What’s not so great: Nervión doesn’t have much by way of Gothic architecture or quaint cobblestone streets, though it more than makes up in better digs and connectivity.

Average price: Studios and one bedrooms are not common and expensive (think closer to 500€), and sharing a flat will run you between 275 and 400€.

Not to miss: n’Ice Cream cake and ice cream shop, the Cruzcampo factory, El Cafetal’s live music on weekends, Nervión Plaza Mall and original version films, Parque La Buhaíra’s summer concert series.

new house

I lived in a shared flat in Triana for three years before moving to Cerro de Águila to live rent-free with the Novio. We bought a house in Triana last summer, and while I love having a place to park and going everywhere on foot, I really miss my places in Cerro – my dry cleaner, David at the cervecería, my neighbors. Where you live in Seville is really about making the street your living room!

Where are you planning on living, or live already? What do you like (or not) about it? What is your rent like?

Read more:  Five Strange Things You’ll Find in Your Spanish Flat | I Bought a House! | What They Don’t Tell You About Finding an Apartment in Spain

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About Cat Gaa

As a beef-loving Chicago girl living amongst pigs, bullfighters, and a whole lotta canis, Cat Gaa writes about expat life in Seville, Spain. When not cavorting with adorable Spanish grandpas or struggling with Spanish prepositions, she works in higher education at an American university in Madrid and freelances with other publications, like Rough Guides and The Spain Scoop.


  1. Here’s a vote for Triana. I loved living there. However, the Alameda is very cool, especially for young adults. In truth, you can find everything you need regardless in every neighborhood.

  2. Alameda all the way… Who doesn’t love finding a flamenco dress for 15€ during the barrio’s “mercadillo” on Thursdays! I miss how you can leave your flat without calling anyone and still happen to run into about 40 people you know on your way to your favorite bar. Plus Piola has the best tostadas… or maybe Hercules by the fresh food market… I don’t know! It’s all so good!!!! And you can’t beat my 180€/mes rent!

  3. Great summary of the most popular neighborhoods. When I visit Seville, I stay in an apartment in el monasterio san Clemente in the barqueta area. Love it. Only a 15 minute walk to the center, 10 minutes to the Alameda, typically Sevillano with few tourists, and cheap. Love the peaceful atmosphere of the convent, waking up to the chiming of bells. For me, there’s no better place.

  4. So true about n’Ice Cream! That was the first thing our host dad told us to do when we arrived!!

  5. ugh I want to live in ANY ONE of those neighborhoods (well, except for Nervión, never liked it there) but the one I live in. Macarena Norte SUCKS! I have lived many years in Triana and when I left, said I would never go back, but it’s now on my short list of places to potentially make home. I also did a short stint in the Arenal and LOVED it.

  6. viva triana y ole .. viva mi barrio del arte :) my bias is right there contigo, guapa.


    • Sunshine and Siestas says:

      I love that La C is your name!! I’m going to the opening of a new bar in your hood next week…tipo flamenco y taurino. Will bring back the report!

  8. I lived in La Alameda briefly and then just around the corner from the Museo de Bellas Artes. Not sure which neighborhood that is considered, but it was great!

  9. Sunshine and Siestas says:

    Great feedback, guys. I think that the right neighborhood for you depends greatly on what you want out of it and how you are, personally. I loved that Triana was close enough to the center, but still seemed like I could get wrapped up in the Spansh musings of my dry cleaners. I miss living there all the time and feel my barrio has little character. If only, Kelly and Jeremy, we’d all lived there together! La Grande nightly, for sure!

  10. I tried to find bits of Jewish history in Barrio Santa Cruz; it turned out to be a little bit of hit and miss. However, one of the highlights was sitting in a café in one of the less-trodded alleys, and listening to two women chat about their respective children and their grandchildren. My Spanish is poor, but as with most languages, context is everything.

  11. Hey Cat! It’s Matt in Granada. Like your blog! Oh yeah, and I’d like a vintage postcard too 😉

  12. I’m doing research for my upcoming trip to Sevilla, and this has been one helpful post! Thanks for laying out such a clear idea of the barrios and their individual characters.
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  13. I completely agree that Triana is the best place to live in Seville. Though I’ve never lived in another neighborhood in the city, my three years here have been amazing, and I wouldn’t live anywhere else. Specifically, el Barrio León, which is like a mini pueblo in Triana, is an amazing place to call home. When you do eventually move to Triana, Cat, I will welcome you with abrazos abiertos!

    • Sunshine and Siestas says:

      I lived in Triana for three years, off of Manuel Arellano. Truly the best little barrio!! I would move back in a heartbeat, but Kike’s qualm is the lack of parking.

  14. ‘Twas nice to see a detailed list of some of the best places there. I find it kind of aggravating that you purposely left out your ‘hood altogether, though. Unless you hate it, and I doubt that. Ah well, not my site! Haha.

    Thanks for another great article.
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  15. you must live near the Alcampo (spanish walmart)! I lived right near there and the slums were very close. Tres Mil Viviendas or something like that. Hated it. Woke up to different “nomads” sleeping in the park in front of our building daily, on a mattress none the less. Love Sevilla though.

    • oh yeah, i forgot about having to watch my step, jumping over different syringes and used condoms on the way to the gym. no fun, trust me. the locals were very nice though, just the homeless drunks/drug addicts ruin it

      • Sunshine and Siestas says:

        I do, in fact, live there, in Barriada Hispalis. There’s literally no comercios, save the Chinese driving school. I don’t think I’ve ever met another guiri who dares live in Las Tres Mil – they say not even cops go there!

  16. Yeah, we had an apartment for free for 1 year. Right in front of the Alcampo. Couldn’t turn down free rent. Next time we move back again, I would rather pay any amount of rent than to have to live there again. Mostly just old people who do not understand why “guiri’s” live there and then of course the “tres mil” drifters who just roam around the area littering, drinking and blasting music from their cars. Rather annoying.

  17. Barriada Hispalis? So you definitely know the gym I am talking about. Right behind the soccer field and next to the “russian/romanian” strip club or whatever it is. lol

    Gym was small and people were nice but the area that you have to go through to get there was nasty old industrial places.

    There is a good restaurant on the corner though, I forget the name but they have like 2 others in seville. The have a good broschetta (sp?) or meat on a skewer. Went there all the time.

    • Sunshine and Siestas says:

      Boo, you’re talking about El Perol. All of them are closed but the one in Triana, sadly. That was our churros place!

      And, really, I only live here because the law tells me to, and my boyfriend cooks for me!

  18. El Perol! That was the place. That really sucks that it is closed. Good people and good food. Wow, there must really be nowhere to go now in that area. El Perol was about it.

    On a side note, my wife and I may be moving back at the end of this summer. She is a spaniard so I have no visa issues. Are things as bad as they are saying, economy wise, in Sevilla? Or are the news outlets just dramatizing the situation? If El Perol is now closed then I would imagine things are pretty bad, seeing how it was a famous place to go around that area.

    In other words, are we crazy for thinking about moving back at this time?

    • Sunshine and Siestas says:

      I think it depends on what you are both looking to do. Drop me an email, and we can discuss! sunshineandsiestas @ gmail.com

      • Thanks for the info!!!

        I will definitely let you know if we decide to move to sevilla!!

        Enjoy la feria 2013:)

      • Sunshine and Siestas says:

        Please do – first cervecita on me! As for enjoying Feria….I always do!

  19. Right, reading this, I’m either going to choose Triana or Alameda. I am a student though (erasmus)… So just curious, price/vibe wise, would Alameda be more student friendly?

    • Sunshine and Siestas says:

      Triana is much more traditional (and my pick!), but Alameda is definitely great for students and the prices are often right. Let me know what you decide!

  20. This post is SO useful – I have read it like 100 times since finding out I will be an auxiliar in Seville. Eyeing up Triana and Alameda, but who knows where I will end up.

    I was wondering what you think the best way of actually finding a room is? Through websites or? Apologies if you have answered this elsewhere already. Any tips appreciated :)

  21. This is such a great idea for a post. Whenever I’m in a new city that I love, I imagine myself living there and wonder where is a good place to live because it’s probably not the areas that I’m spending the most time in. I found this fascinating!

    • Thanks, Liz! I imagined you guys stayed around the center of town, which is always a great choice when you’re visiting.

  22. Wow this is very comprehensive and well laid out. Seville is such an amazing city, I would love to stay for an extended time frame down the road.
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  23. This is the definition of a useful article. I can imagine the grin I’d have upon finding it, if I were planning to move to Seville!
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  24. We can see what you love about Triana. As we were really taken by this barrio on our last visit. Now we need to return to explore the other ones.
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  25. Even though I don’t plan on moving to Seville any time soon, this is still really useful for where to rent an apartment for a short stay.

  26. Thanks for creating such a helpful guide to the best neighborhoods in Seville.
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  27. Brittany says:

    I love this blog and have found it so helpful!! So firstly thank you so much. I’m looking to move to Seville, I’ll be working on the edge of Seville near or in Heliopolis and my boyfriend needs to get to santa justa train station easily, any thoughts on Heliopolis or any advice on where is close to both of these places?

    • Hi Brittany – check out the neighborhoods along the 2 bus line. Heliopolis isn’t recommendable because the houses are large, old and occupied! Thankfully, Seville is small and easy to get around – especially with a bike!

      • Hi,

        Thanks so much, yes my plan is to get a bike. I am thinking el arenal! I don’t know where the number 2 bus line goes but I shall endeavour to find out!

  28. Hola Cat!
    Very informative post, thanks!
    My husband, our little dog and I are thinking about spending a month in Sevilla to see if it could be our base in the year to come. We’d prefer a quieter area where we can find parking than a place vibrant with nightlife opportunities. We’d still like to be able to walk to most of our destinations, if possible, and very important, we’d like to live in a barrio that’s close to parks (with grass) where our dog can run. For what I saw on Google, el Parque del Alamillo looks nice and around the University too. Would you recommend living in San Jeronimo, for example? Where would you say are the best areas for us? With the description you gave of it, Triana looks awesome, but it seems to be pretty difficult to find parking around there?

    Muchas gracias por tu ayuda!

    • Hi Eve! Seville isn’t a large city, so you can walk to most places, so long as you like walking! I do think San Jeronimo would be a bit far, though, and it’s still a ways fom the nightlife in the Center or Alameda. It will be tough to park near the university. Triana is quite central, and I can usually park my car within five minutes of my house! Then you’ve got the Vega de Triana or Parque de los Principes for the pup!

  29. Justine Leopold says:

    Thanks Cat, we are an Australian family of 4 (2 kids aged 10 and 6) travelling around Europe for a year and we stay in most places for just a week. After reading your post (and some others), I think we definitely need a couple of weeks to explore Seville & it’s so wonderful to have this kind of honest information about each neighbourhood! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this :)

  30. Hi, and thanks so much for the blog! I am going to UPO for a fall exchange, and staying with a host family (as yet to be determined). It’s a room and board situation. I am requesting a vegetarian family if possible which I know is probably kind of an obnoxious thing to do in Spain, but my school rep says it’s okay … Any tips? Thank you so much. I wonder if there are any vegetarian home stays in Alameda and Triana … I can dream ….

    • Hi Nancy, I would offer to make your host family a list of what you like and offer to go grocery shopping. Vegetarianism isn’t common in Southern Spain, so patience and gently reminding them that tuna on a salad does not mean vegetarian will get you far!

  31. Hello Cat,
    My hubby and I stayed at Hotel Al-Andalus in Seville during Holy Week.
    We were told that we were in the Heliopolis neighborhood. Can you tell
    me anything about the apartments in this neighborhood? We’re going to
    return to Seville to live for a year and I Loved this neighborhood!
    Thank you for the information on the other Seville neighborhoods, too!

    • Hi Rosie, I actually do know the neighborhood and have family there! The population of Heliópolis and nearby Reina Mercedes is a bit older, despite the university being nearby. There isn’t much going on during the weekends, I’m afraid, but it is safe and quiet and not too far from Los Bermejales, which has a number of bars and restaurants.

  32. Wow this is the guide I need for my trip to Spain next month. Thank you!

  33. This is one of the best articles I have ever read on the neighborhoods in Seville. I lived close to the are where they held the expo and it brought back many memories.

  34. Seville is one of the most beautiful places in Spain!!!

  35. Very good article about the neighborhoods of Seville

  36. Buen artículo, enhorabuena

  37. What a charming place! What a fantastic opportunity you had!

  38. We stayed 3 months in Macarena and loved most things about it. A mix of old and new, we had a Mercadona across the street and Viding close by. The train station was a relatively easy walk. Overall a very good base and as you say, a real neighborhood. The only pain really is being outside what I call “the ring” and having to walk there to catch the bus downtown. Otherwise a great nieghborhood to base yourself

    • Truly! I don’t know that area as well (have only lived in Triana and Cerro de Águila) but truly every part of Seville has encanto – hidden or not!


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