Sevilla travel guide


Sevilla Travel Guide

Shopping District

Sevilla possesses a large number of local markets and handicraft stores. In this fashion, the commercial activity in the city is quite competitive and solid as any other city in Spain. In fact, shopping in Sevilla is one of the favorite activities for local people and tourists. The city is a perfect combination of typical artisan markets and modern boutiques. Visitors can find clothing, flea markets, souvenirs, ceramics and much more.

Santa Cruz and the Cathedral Like many other important cities in the world, Sevilla has a main shopping area called Sierpes Street. This commercial street is located among plazas Nueva Encarnacion, Magdalena and San Francisco. Visitors can find plenty of interesting things such as T-shirts and local souvenirs. However, there are other places such as Santa Cruz Neighborhood, El Corte Ingls Department Store and San Vicente Neighborhood where people can buy souvenirs and different stuff.

The majority of stores in the city open at 9:30 AM, and close at 2:00 PM for the famous siesta, then open again at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Nevertheless, El Corte Ingles Department Store opens from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM every day including weekends.

Sevillians have another particular way to find souvenirs, gifts and local handicrafts, that is: the popular open-air markets. These markets are located in the most important squares in the city many days a week, especially Sundays. Tourists can find thousands of street vendors offering Latin American crafts, necklaces, sunglasses and scarves.

The most visited open air markets in Sevilla are as follows:

  • Plaza del Cabildo Open-air Market
    This popular open air market is available every single Sunday in the mornings. Visitors can find stamps, coins, singular stones and lovely antique stuff.

  • Plaza del Museo Open-air Market
    This exquisite open air market is located next to the Bellas Artes Museum. There are several artists selling their paintings and sketches. The market opens on Sunday mornings.

  • Plaza del Duque Open-air Market
    This open-air market is also known as the Hippie style market. It is situated in the city center. Here people can buy small sculptures, wooden boxes and leather goods. The market opens on Friday and Saturday all day.

  • Plaza de la Magdalena Open-air Market
    This open-air market is quite interesting because the street vendors offer African goods such as leather bags, belts, jewelry and clothing from this continent. The market opens from Thursday to Sunday all day.

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