If you are someone who thinks that souvenirs are outdated or are overvalued then a visit to Seville will drastically change your mind. Although it is common to think that the Andalusian capital is only famous for flamenco dresses, flags and lanterns, you should not make the same mistake.
The history that has shaped the city of Seville over the centuries has given the city its rich culture that can not only be felt in its historic monuments or its cuisine but also the magic of it’s arts and crafts; unique with its Arabic style that influences all the craftwork. If you are about to embark on your return journey, do not leave the city without takings home some memories for you and your loved ones.
Where to find the best shopping?
Barrio de Santa Cruz
One of the most authentic neighborhoods to acquire some pieces of Seville craftwork is the Barrio de Santa Cruz. Silversmiths, leather shops, Arab handicraft shops and much more is what you’ll find in this area, located within a minute of the Petit Palace Santa Cruz and Petit Palace Marques Santa Ana hotel.
Given that it is one of the most touristy areas of Seville, our recommendation is to visit this area of shops just after lunch as it is when the amount of tourists is at its lowest. The best place to end your journey? Celebrate your purchases with a sevillana beer in the Bar Las Columnas, the most well known bar in the area.
Streets of Tetuan and Sierpes
Beyond the craftwork with Arabic influences (favored by tourists for its color, smell, its designs and its innate magic), Seville is the land of artisan fans. With a range of colors and unique designs, there is nothing better to do then visit the stores found in the streets of Tetuan and Sierpes and make your own fan. These two streets (the most commercialized streets in Seville) are within walking distance of the Petit Palace Canalejas Sevilla.
In these stores you can buy not only the pre-made fans but if you have a special design you can order your own personalized fan.