Feria is without a doubt one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Seville. But first I need to explain how I ended up living in Seville.
I never did a big post about it but I moved to Seville. It’s been something that was kind of an idea/plan for about 18 months. I wasn’t sure about the idea at first, I was kind of done with Spain. But as my short stint of 9 months back in the UK didn’t go exactly how I imagined it would, I decided to get away again. So I spent 2 months here in Seville, back in April and May last year and I studied for my CELTA, which is the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults. It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done but one of the best experiences. This led me to land an amazing job in one of the most recognised language academies here in the city. I fell in love with this city during that time and I knew I wanted to spend more time here. So be prepared for lots of posts.
There are lots of different neighbourhoods in Seville, all with their own character. One of my personal favourite is Feria. It has to be Sevilles coolest neighbourhoods. This area is full of quirky bars, and cafes, with a real hipster vibe. When the weather is good, along Calle Feria everyone is out with their cañas and the atmosphere is electric, especially outside Casa Vizcaino.
Calle Feria is also famous for Mercado de Jueves; a street market that lines the streets every Thursday morning until around 12pm. You can spend hours wandering the stalls, searching for treasures in peoples junk.
Over the past 5 months of living relatively close to this area, I feel like I have just scratched the service of this area, but I have quite a few recommendations on where to go for food and drinks.
These are some of our go-to places in Feria.
The famous Mercado de la Feria is a great place to pick up fresh fruit and veg but also a great place to grab a bite to eat and a beer. There are plenty of places here. If you head to the back of the market, you will find people relaxing in the sun with food, beer and friends. Here you can get a dish of your choice and a beer for 6 euros. Try the paella before it’s all gone.
This place is a hidden secret. Located in the middle of the Mercado de feria, Condendê is kind of like market stall, which serves great dishes from all over the world; from Venezuelan to Indian food, here you will find some of the most delicious fusion food in Seville. Everything is cooked fresh right in front of you. Try the veggie samosas and the arepa con guacamole or pollo (chicken).
This is the home of hands down the best burger you will find in Seville. They have lots of different options of burgers, some vegetarian options too. The only thing that lets this place down is the lack of seats, they only have around 6 tables outside. So make sure to get there early.
A lovely little tapas place on the corner next to the Mercado de Feria. Try the Cola de Torro. (Oxtail) you won’t be disappointed.
A great place for a late afternoon coffee and cake. Join the locals for a merienda in this chic café for a catch up with friends and some delicious cake.
This is one of the best-kept secrets. If you are tired of Spanish tapas but still want to eat the small dishes, then head here for Italian tapas. They have a wonderful selection of pasta tapas and crostinis. It’s also very kind on the wallet. Definitely try the mushroom tagliatelle.
This has been a recent find. I’ve walked by loads but it’s always been full and the reason being is because it is probably one of the cheapest places to eat. Here they serve pintxos from 60 cents, what an amazing bargain. Pintxos are simply a slice of bread with something on top that originates in the North of Spain. So here at Lola’s you can certainly afford to sample pretty much everything on the menu, which we did of course.
This place has to be one of my best finds on Calle Feria. An Italian bakery that serves delicious Italian desserts, try the tiramisu. They also serve delicious pizza and have different pasta dishes and a variety of Mediterranean dishes every day.
Grab a slice of pizza here you won’t be disappointed. Also, you can get a huge Margherita pizza from 8 euros, which is a great pit stop if you get hungry when exploring this amazing neighbourhood.
Cafe Hercules is a quirky café just off the main Calle Feria. You can’t miss it, especially in the morning, as it is super popular for breakfast. Come here for a traditional tostada, coffee and orange juice. They have a choice of bread and toppings. From jams to traditional tomato and oil to avocado.
This is a pretty awesome place to go to. Checkpoint is a bar that has old Pac-man games with a library of thousands of old classic arcade games. Ask for a token for the machines at the bar when you buy a drink. They also have loads of other board games for you to enjoy with a group of friends over some drinks. It’s the perfect place to be on a Friday night.
I am sure that this list will keep getting bigger as I keep exploring. I hope you enjoy these recommendations. Let me know if you try any.