Seville has one of the largest historic centers inEurope and combined with a good climate throughout most of the year it maintains an active day and night life. Below, we will provide you with some recommendations about the different neighborhoods in the city:
Historic center: The historic center is wonderfully diverse whereeach neighborhood proudly boasts its own peculiar character. For example, the Alameda de Hércules neighborhoodis one of the most international ones in Seville. There you can find the locals having a meal atone of the many restaurants: Japanese, Vegetarian, Moroccan, Italian, and of course Tapas. This area is known for itsbohemian style and plethora of social and cultural activity.
You also can find the “Alameda” cinema and “Cervantes”cinema (an old theatre); two of the most enchanted cinemas in Sevilla. Wednesdayis the “movie day”, so tickets are cheaper and, the rest of the days they offer discounts showing your student ID card.
If you are looking for a university environment, werecommend heading over to la calle SanFernando, next to the University of Seville, where you can find a multitudeof cafeterias filled with university students. Close to the Cathedral there are several bars and pubs (many sport andIrish pub style) including some of the oldest and most well known gastronomic establishments in the city.
At “Avenida de la Constitución” you will find FNAC, a technology and electronic’sshop, where you can buy music, books… and information on free cultural activities.
By day, the Alfalfaneighborhood (close to the CIEE palace) is well known for its small boutiques and alternative shops that organize cultural activities, like Delimbo Shop Galley o Soho Benita.At night it transforms to the local hangout for Spanish and international university students alike.
Close to CIEE Study Center, you can find CICUS (Center of Cultural Initiativesof the University of Seville), at Madre de Dios Street.
In the Arenalneighborhood you’ll find the famous MaestranzaBull Ring surrounded by small bodegas and a large meat and fish market thatbrings life and character to the area.
EspacioTurina (Laraña Street) is a cultural center of Seville’scity hall with different rooms: Atín Aya room for free entrance’s expositions, Silvio room for concerts and Juan de Mairena room for conferences. You can find the program at the entrance.
On the other side of the river is Triana, one the neighborhoods with the most pride and soul, whichstems from a long history of fishermen and potters. Here you can find a plethora of littlebodegas. Take a stroll through theTriana Market where there are tons of stands selling fruit and vegetables, flowers, meat and fish, and even sushi! La calle Betis runs along theGuadalquivir River. It has beautiful views of the historical center, and at night turns into a popular place to meet up with friends.
Next to the Santa Justa train station is the dynamicneighborhood Nervión. It’s a traditional shopping district withseveral shops and large shopping centers : Nervión Plaza (with a movie theater), el CorteInglés, and Mediamarkt. Also in this part of Seville is the famous Soccer Stadium home to the Sevilla FC.
This is also an area of the city that is filled withuniversity students who attend classes at the Universidad de Sevilla Ramón y Cajal campus including Education, Psychology, Business, Work Sciences, Law, and Toursim.
El Porvenir isa very well- located neighborhood in the city, close to Maria Luisa Park and Plaza España. It has good transportation with other areas in Seville, by bus, tram, subway or sevici. It his area onehas possibility to go running, have a walk, picnic in the park and enjoy the nightlife as well. The neighborhood itself has its own character, with typical bars and authentic “tapas sevillanas” and, on the other hand, it has an increasing international gastronomy (Mexican, American, japanese restaurants…)