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Once a down-and-out district that was best avoided, La Alameda has now turned into one of Seville’s hippest and trendiest barrios. Situated around the long thin Plaza Alameda de Hércules, lying to the north of the center, it’s now home to funky art gallery cafés, chic bars, restaurants, and vintage boutiques.
Housed in a 19th-century mansion, this cute hotel is set around a plant-filled patio. It offers colorful old-fashioned style rooms with wrought iron beds and bold-patterned soft furnishings. It also has a chill-out terrace with gorgeous panoramic views.
Patio de la Alameda, Plaza de la Alameda de Hércules, 56, Seville, Spain, +34 954 90 49 99
Refuel at this popular café and art space, housed in an old industrial building. Crammed with graffiti-style artwork, mismatched vintage furniture, and quirky lamps, it’s the perfect place to grab a coffee and a slice of cake.
Red House Art & Food, Calle Amor de Dios, Seville, Spain, +34 954 38 88 10
Stop for a drink at the quirky Moscow Art & Spirits, a maze of cosy rooms decorated with contemporary paintings, drawings and sculptures by local artists. Part bar, part gallery, it’s the perfect chill-out spot.
Moscow Art & Spirits, Calle Conde de Torrejón, 32, Seville, Spain, +34 722 43 32 34
This vast shop and gallery features an eclectic array of up-cycled furniture, edgy design, large-scale artwork and vintage-style dresses. It also holds events such as poetry evenings and fashion shows.
Wabisabi Shop & Gallery, Calle Francos 9, Seville, Spain, +34 854 52 06 10
If you’re a fan of books, you’ll love this odd little bookshop, chock-a-block full of weird and wonderful titles. It also doubles up as an art gallery, featuring changing exhibitions by local artists.
Librería Un Gato En Bicicleta, Calle Regina 8, Seville, Spain, +34 955 29 56 51
If anything is a clear indication that an area has become trendy, it’s Nikkei – fusion Japanese-Peruvian cuisine. Both rustic, yet chic, at Zero Tapas Bar you’ll sit on a range of mismatched chairs and tables and enjoy tangy ceviches, innovative nigiris and succulent tuna wraps.
Zero Tapas Bar, Calle Calatrava, 34, Sevilla, Spain, +34 955 44 00 30
This sleek country kitchen-like tapas bar has become a stylish addition to the area with its minimalist décor. Try the smoked salmon in vodka and beetroot or the courgette spaghetti.
No Kitchen, Calle Amparo, 9, Sevilla, Spain, +34 697 14 95 07
One of the best tapas bars in the area, Bar Antojo provides a modern, yet cosy air. Think bookshelves packed with knickknacks, exposed brick walls and sink-down leather sofas. Don’t leave without trying the carbón de bacalao (salt cod with squid ink).
Bar Antojo, Calle Calatrava, 44, Seville, Spain, +34 955 44 00 30