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Restaurant
“The Picasso is one of the Picasso-museums in the world, the biggest being in Barcelona. Free entry on sunday!”
  • 356 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Sit outside to get the best of your surroundings and the wonderful view of Alcazaba. The restuarant building its self is stunning and dont forget to take a peek inside. Food is really good , we normally take the pimpi special. Also try a glass of Malaga Dulce ( it's a sweet wine from the region) ”
  • 319 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“This is the first barrio (area or neighbourhood) tourists head for, and with good reason. It is the most picturesque and delightful part of the city, with narrow winding cobbled streets and whitewashed houses, where you can sit outside a bar, enjoy some tapas and watch the world go by, or wander through centuries-old gardens and relax on beautiful tiled benches. The area is bordered by Calles Mateas Gago, Santa Maria La Blanca/San José, the Jardines de Murillo and the Alcázar . It was formerly the Jewish quarter; some of the churches were originally synagogues. The covered passageway heading off the Patio de Banderas (part of the Alcázar) called the Judería is worth visiting; enter the Patio from here and you'll get an unforgettable view of the cathedral. Wandering round the small squares lined with orange trees (especially Plazas Doña Elvira and Santa Cruz), getting lost in the maze of improbably narrow alleys, where the ancient houses lean so far towards each other that they almost seem to touch, and admiring the leafy patios of private mansions through their iron gates, will be one of the best experiences of your visit to Seville. It is incredibly picturesque and full of history and stories, with many old palaces, churches and hidden passageways. There are, predictably, many tourist shops selling typical tourist fare such as inferior quality azulejos (tiles), flamenco dress-style aprons and T-shirts with naff slogans. But there are also some individual, interesting artesan stores - see shopping page. Don't miss Callejon del Agua (Water Alley), a narrow, shaded lane which follows the Alcázar garden walls and is named after a watercourse which ran along the top of the wall. At the end of it is Plaza Alfaro, inspiration for the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. Next to this is the delightful Plaza Santa Cruz, with rose beds bordered by hedges and an intricate 17th-century wrought iron cross in the centre, La Cerrajería, which commemorates the church destroyed by the French in 1810. Murillo, one of Spain's most important painters, was born in Plaza Santa Cruz and you can visit his house in Calle Santa Teresa where there's a small museum. In Plaza Refinadores, a small square between Plaza Santa Cruz and Calle Santa María La Blanca, there's a statue of Don Juan Tenorio, one of Seville's most famous literary characters. The main sights in terms of buildings are the Cathedral and Giralda, formerly a minaret (mosque's tower), the Alcázar (royal fortified palace) and the baroque Hospital of the Venerables (originally a home for retired priests) whose chapel houses a fine collection of paintings as well as murals by Valdés Leal; the hospital also holds temporary exhibitions. The Archivo de Indias, which houses all maps and documents about Spain's conquest of the New World, is open to the public and stages frequent exhibitions, as well as offering an unparalleled historical resource. For eating out, Mateas Gago is hard to beat, in terms of quality and selection, with wall-to-wall tapas joints from tiny hole-in-the-wall spit-and-sawdust joints to smart restaurants. One interesting fact about this area is that much of it was nearly destroyed in the rash of development before the 1929 Expo; plans for a wide, modern avenue between Plaza de los Reyes, in front of the Giralda, and the Jardines del Murillo were shelved thanks to the intervention of various royalty including King Alfonso XIII”
  • 142 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Legendary Olivia Valere is THE place to party at during the summer. Table reservation is possible”
  • 65 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“With more than 4 centuries of history, El Rinconcillo is the oldest bar in Seville (since 1670). Traditional tapas and Spanish wines and a very Sevillan atmosphere!”
  • 197 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Just a few kilometres up the coast towards Marbella, Nikki Beach is synonymous with the beach parties at the exclusive beach clubs along this part of the Spanish coast. Nikki Beach is famous for cocktails, opulent lunches, daytime dancing & its signature white opening parties and red closing parties. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Café
“The modern Puerto Marina is home to the Sea Life Benalmádena aquarium and moored yachts.”
  • 110 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Fancy a night out the La Sala is the place to be. Just outside of Puerto Banus, live band on weekends. The food is of the very best quality definitely worth for a special occasion. One of my favourites.”
  • 70 locals recommend

Cafes

Pub
“nice music, lights, huka and cocktails, ambience, and view of the Roman Bridge.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Historic Site
“One of the best sunset over Malaga, and great food too. A must in Malaga. And one of our preferred places.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Café
“Very traditional place to eat "churros" with coffee (but very popular with hot chocolate too). One of the oldest establishments for this type of food. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Beside the excellent coffee, and very good food (but expensive), enjoy the good music in the background and the view!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“A stunning setting overlooking the beach - perfect for lunch or dinner. Entertainment most evenings and very attentive staff.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
“Three reasons to visit this bar a) wonderful location with views of the sea b) fun music venue oh and c) on Sunday evening there is a salsa club I also like having a drink on the way back from the beach there they serve the best sangria in town”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For a good breakfast, (vegan) bakery and very good juices. If you love chocolate, try the 'vegan black velvet' pie. It's insane!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“ The night is still young ;) Mixed popular music and a good place to party in Fuengirola. ”
  • 24 locals recommend

Bakeries

Café
“A bakery and cafe with the words 'institution' written all over it, La Campana has been heaving with sugar addicts since 1885. Workers and the elite alike storm Seville’s most popular bakery for a yema (soft, crumbly biscuit cake wrapped like a toffee), or a delicious nata (custard cake) that quivers under the glass. www.confiterialacampana.com”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For a good breakfast, (vegan) bakery and very good juices. If you love chocolate, try the 'vegan black velvet' pie. It's insane!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Comprometidos con la alimentación saludable ofrecen productos sin gluten y para combatir los riesgos de una contaminación cruzada, disponen de una zona exclusiva de elaboración y almacenamiento de productos sin gluten, separada por decenas de metros de la cocina en donde se preparan el resto de platos.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
“Nice for Breakfast, you can choose between "Julia Bakery" for a sweet breakfast or "Brunch it" for salty one, bouth places are one next to other”
  • 26 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“No puedes pisar tarifa sin probar unos de sus postres, Gran surtido con calidad y precio. Recomendar las palmeras, trenza de chocolate, tartas de frutas, tranvias y postres arabes.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Supermercado donde encuentras todo lo necesario para tu estancia. Supermarket where you can find everything for your holidays”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“Ideal para tomar una copa cerca del apartamento. Decoración ecléctica y muy interesante”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Obligada parada para tomar café y un pastel si se anda de paseo por el Albaicín”
  • 15 locals recommend
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