Although we might deny it, the majority of us during our holidays, limit ourselves to visiting the historical centres of the cities, either because we have very little time or because of ignorance, or we are led, sometimes excessively, by the recommendations of touristic guides. It is unnecessary to mention that a city is much more than just the older historical centre and that is why we have decided for our new article to leave the comfort zone and visit one of the most authentic neighbourhoods of Seville, the Nervion.
If you have decided on a weekend getaway at a Petit Palace hotel in Seville do not forget to visit this area of the city. This neighbourhood being further away from the historical centre (walking will not take you longer than 40 minutes), conserves all the essence of Seville capital in every way: tradition, accent, gastronomy etc.
Nervion is a place of contrasts where the narrow roads (similar to those found in villages) alternate with spacious avenues full of well known commercial centres and fashion companies ( all those you can imagine and many more). A place full of typical houses of Seville with their balconies full of geraniums and where knife sharpeners still use their traditional chiflo (flutes) to attract the attention of their clients. A charming neighbourhood that is well worth visiting.
Together with the possibility of being able to capture everything that good about the character of the people of Seville, Nervion has things you should not miss, such as the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, better known as the football stadium of Seville Football Club (which is in direct competition with Betis the other club in the city). Although in the interior there is nothing extraordinary which differentiates it from other stadiums, the exterior is spectacular thanks to an enormous mosaic which decorates the principal entrance.
Another place that adds to the charm and personality of Nervion is the Cruzcampo beer factory. A venue that can be visited because it is no longer in use that dates back from the year 1904.
Lastly, for those of you who are lovers of ancient buildings and Spanish culture, we recommend a visit to the Church of the Immaculate Conception. An ecclesiastical building dating from 1925 which was constructed at the time of the Latin-American Exhibition that took place in Seville in 1929.