Shopping in Seville

Shopping in Seville Stores are typically open from 9:30am-2pm in the mornings and then open again in the afternoon from 5-8pm. El Corte Inglés, the giant Spanish department store with just about everything you could imagine, is open all day from 10am-10pm. A few other stores - and it is a very few - are open all day. Opencor, owned by El Corte Inglés, is open 365 days a year although it closes around 2am. The location closest to the center is on Paseo Colón near the Puente de San Telmo (bridge to Los Remedios).

The general category of shopping can mean different things to different people. You may think of clothing, ceramics, tourist gifts, flea markets, food, household items...the list goes on and on. If you are looking to buy food to prepare for yourself, check out the food section.

Seville is blessed with both the smaller, artisan shops as well as the larger department or chain stores. The local merchants are alive, and in some cases well, in Seville. I've always had a great time finding the little stores tucked away in the corner with great deals or original products. Cobblers, key makers and other smaller service oriented stores can be found in shops as small as 10 square feet. Sometimes, however, it's best to head to the main shopping district or even a mall when you're not sure what you're looking for. Other times you know what you want, like ceramics, posters and tourist type items. I have organized my shopping page by places so you know where to go, and then products to help guide you along. I have just finished a large update to the page in November 2009. I'd love to offer more categories so please drop me an email if you have any ideas or are looking for something in particular.

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Seville's Main Shopping District

Tiendas del centro

The main shopping area in the center are the two parallel streets Sierpes and Tetuan. Here you will find stores for just about everything: men's and women's clothing, shoes, ceramics, sporting goods, jewelry, posters and some of the general tourist stuff. The streets begin (or end) at Plaza Nueva/Plaza San Francisco where the "Ayuntamiento" (Town Hall) is located. From this direction you can head down Avenida Constitución to the cathedral. The other end of Sierpes and Tetuan leads to La Campana and Plaza del Duque, where El Corte Inglés is located. This shopping district also spills out into the side streets going towards the Alfalfa and a few streets towards the river. Sierpes and Tetuan are often the best places to find clothing for such brands at such stores as Zara. A large bookstore, appropriately named La Casa del Libro, is located on Tetuan sells about anything you could want including guidebooks, literature and fiction in English. Passing La Campana you can also head up Calle Laraña and find a few clothing and electronics stores.

Other Shopping Areas

Otras zonas comerciales

The central shopping district is of course not an exact area and you can spend a lot of time wandering around the side streets to find interesting shops. Some of the areas below are a little further away or just outside of the city, but worth mentioning for the commercial activity.

Avenida Constitución

A number of shops mixed with cafes can be found along the now pedestrian avenue which runs from Plaza Nueva past the Cathedral.


The streets of Amor de Dios and Trajano, as well as some side streets have several local shops, including some second hand stores.

Calle Feria

Filled with local shops for every day needs, furniture and more. Also home to the Thursday morning "antiques" market, which is a mix of antiques and junk really.

Los Remedios

More upscale shops including plenty of clothing boutiques, gift stores and more. The Calle Asuncion as well as Republica Argentina are popular spots.

Luis Montoto

Running from Puerta Carmona to Nervión, this large street has a wide variety of stores which is difficult to classify.


Centered around El Corte Ingles and Nervión Plaza, there are also many shops located on the streets around this area.


Around the Triana market there are plenty of ceramics shops. Other stores can be found on calle San Jacinto and then over to Calle Pages del Corro.

Camas and Aljarafe

Home to several larger free standing stores accessible by bus or car, such as Ikea, Leroy Merlin (large hardware store) Carrefour (grocery and department store), Decathlon (sporting goods), PC City (computers) and more.

Malls in Seville

Centros comerciales

There are very few reasons to want to see a mall in Seville seeing as we are the kings of malls in the U.S. My reasons for going to malls are: air-conditioning on those 45° days, a warm, dry place on those rainy winter days and seeing a movie as the best theatre close to the center is in a mall called Nervión Plaza. There are 3 malls which I know of, or at least can recommend if you need to go:

Plaza de Armas

Located in the old Córdoba Train station across from the bus station this is the smallest of the bunch but the easiest to get to in the center. There is a McDonald's and a movie theatre, as well as La Fabrica de Cerveza, one of the only brew-pubs I know of in Seville. Foster's Hollywood serves up American food in an Applebee's atmosphere and there is a Mercadona, a large supermarket, on the bottom floor. A number of chain restaurants, including Mexican and Italian, are just outside in the plaza. There are also a number of small shops inside and it has the charm and history of the architecture going for it. Just across the street is another movie theatre, Avenida 5 Cines, with V.O. movies (subtitled with the original language audio). The location is also close to the river if you plan to hit the bars or Triana when the heat dies down.

Nervión Plaza

The second closest to the center, although expect a 15-20 minute walk depending on where you're coming from. From the Puerta Carmona head straight and follow the remnants of the roman aqueducts in the middle of the avenue. The mall is similar to a mall in the U.S.: the indoor shops, a McDonald's within an actual food court that of course includes video games. The other main El Corte Inglés location is here as well. In Nervión Plaza you'll find TGI Fridays, which unfortunately replaced the Casa de Costillas (Ribs) some years ago. There are of course all of the shops and clothing stores you would expect in a mall, many of which can be found in the city center. Next there is Cines Nervión, 20 screen movie theatre and you can buy your tickets over the internet with reserved seating for most shows. Late-afternoon and early evening you can take your pick of illegal vendors below selling a lot of crafts and trinkets from Latin America as well as pirated CDs and DVDs. The only downside to Nervión Plaza for me is personal: it's located next to Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan, home of Sevilla Fútbol Club and of course Betis' biggest rival. Aside from keeping myself from vomiting while passing the stadium I do like this mall.

Los Arcos

Further out and requiring a bus ride is Los Arcos. Like every other mall here it has a McDonalds, a movie theatre and a food court. The inside is eerily similar to a mall layout of 10 years ago in the US. Many department stores as well as some smaller shops, and if you've been to Nervión Plaza you've likely seen most of the same stores. Hipercor, owned by El Corte Inglés, is located in the mall. Hipercor is a little, or really a lot, of everything: a large supermarket, plus hardware, electronics, plants, household items and more. Almost all of the restaurants located in Los Arcos are the same chains as in Nervión Plaza. A few notable differences are a Disney Store as well as a Toys R Us location. While it's not an overly dangerous location, do keep an eye on your belongings when outside of the mall.

Open Air Markets in Seville


One way to find interesting gifts or just about anything else is to try one of the open-air markets around Seville. Some are located in plazas many days a week, while others are once a week events, generally on Sundays. Many informal (i.e.: illegal) street vendors can be found around the main shopping district - Calles Tetuan and Sierpes - as well as Nervión Plaza. They sell everything from Latin American crafts, scarves, necklaces and sunglasses to pirated music and movies. It is not uncommon to see a mass exodus once the police arrive on the scene. The following is a list of the markets, what they sell, where they are located and on what days you will find them open. Someday soon the guidebooks will catch on that the Alameda market is no longer there, but they seem to have enjoyed publishing this out of date information for several years in a row now.


Address: Guadalquivir River (Torneo)
Sunday mornings
Sadly the city center version of this market was closed in late October 2005. It has now returned, but along the river in the Torneo section of the city. Much less central and much less easy to visit.   Say you want to buy a duck, but where to go? But really, this market has more dogs, cats, parrots and parakeets than anything else. You'll also find fish (the kind you take home in a bowl, not the kind you eat), lizards, rabbits, gerbils, chinchillas and a few other strange animals. You can also pick up bird cages and lots of other pet care supplies. Most people are here to look at and pet the dogs and cats, and it can be a tight squeeze when going through the middle of the market. Still want to know more? Take a photo tour of the market when it was still in the Alfalfa.


Address: Plaza del Cabildo
: Sunday mornings
(Constitución) So many things to collect and so little time. Here you will find mainly stamps and coins, but other items such as pins, semi-precious stones, antique watches, military medals and even phone cards (yes, they collect those, too!). You can also enjoy the surroundings in the Plaza, which is a site to see even when the market isn't there. Many of the people selling coins and stamps have stores within the plaza as well. Take a photo tour of the market.

Flea Market

Address: Charco de la Pava
: Sunday mornings
Sadly this market was moved from the Alameda a few years ago and is now far from the center. It has a little bit of everything, and a lot of junk. Looking for a blue glass doorknob to match the others in your apartment, or an old PC that doesn't work? Well here you may find it. Also here: carved wooden masks and figures from Africa, clothes, old videos and magazines, tools, a few vegetable and olive vendors and pirated music and movies.

Art and Paintings

Address: Plaza del Museo
Sunday mornings

Down the street from El Corte Inglés in the center and next to the Museum of Bellas Artes you can find paintings and sketches as well as a few other pieces from local artists. They range in styles and scenes, from your typical Sevillano patio realistically brought to life to an abstract of who knows what. There are some really good works to see and on a nice day it's like visiting a big outdoor gallery. Take a photo tour of the market.


Address: Calle Feria
Thursday mornings

One of the oldest markets in Seville has been setting up shop in Calle Feria for hundreds of years. Plenty of antiques, including a few pieces of furniture, ceramics, fixtures, paintings, coins, glassware, accessories, old video game (home) systems, computer parts, books, clothing, toys, posters. Plenty of junk as well but less so than the flea market in Charco de la Pava. Ever since the flea market moved further out of town it appears a few vendors prefer to show up here with their junk. Take a photo tour of the market.


Address: Plaza del Duque
Thursday, Friday and Saturday all day

Known to many as the "hippie market", it is located in front of the main El Corte Inglés location in the center. Here you can find belts, shirts, scarves, leather goods, jewelry, wooden boxes, small sculptures, pipes and a few other miscellaneous goods. Watch your own stuff as you shop, or it may end up in the Alameda the next week as a "second-hand good" if you're not careful.


Address: Plaza de la Magdalena
Thursday, Friday and Saturday all day

More of an African fell here it's located in the plaza next to the other El Corte Inglés location in the center. Common goods from Africa are leather bags, belts, and drums as well as some jewelry, scarves are other clothing. It is smaller than the market in Plaza del Duque.

El Corte Inglés and Department Stores

El Corte Inglés

El Corte Inglés gets a separate mention because of the central location and the fact that it has just about everything: clothes, furniture, grocery store (with many hard to find food items), travel agents, tobacco shop, jewelry, tourist items, leather, hardware, perfume, toiletries, barber, cafe, optician...the list goes on and on. There are three main locations where you can find this department store: Plaza del Duque, Plaza Magdalena and Nervión. In the center there are two locations: Plaza del Duque you will find the the main location including clothing, tourist gifts, books, sporting goods, a grocery store, a gourmet foods store, bakery, luggage, watches, jewelry, perfumes and toiletries. Across the plaza is another El Corte Inglés location with music, movies, cameras, computer equipment and accessories, paper/office supplies, mobile phones, audio and video (TV, VCR, DVD, stereo) and much more. Just down the street there is yet another El Corte Inglés location in the Plaza de la Magdalena where you will find kitchen ware, computer equipment and accessories, appliances, mobile phones, a supermarket, audio and video (TV, VCR, DVD, stereo) and more. Across Plaza Magdalena is the home department with beds and bedding, furniture, etc.. The location in Nervión has all of the above under one roof and is also next to a centro comercial, or mall. Basically El Corte Inglés has it all between the three locations and many locations overlap in their offerings. What the store doesn't have are the best prices for everything, but most things are reasonable. The big sales in most stores generally occur in July and January.

As you work your way to the outskirts of Sevilla or just outside the larger department stores can be found. The French chain Carrefour offers a little of everything much like El Corte Ingles, although perhaps less in the high end range of items. Carrefour includes a large grocery store, clothing, toys, electronics, home accessories and more. Hipercor is the El Corte Ingles version of Carrefour, with a large supermarket and a general selection of what El Corte Ingles carries. And there is also a large El Corte Ingles itself. Finally, Alcampo and Eroski offer a similar selection of items.



Worth a mention is the arrival of Ikea in Sevilla, or at least just outside of Sevilla in Castilleja. Buses in Plaza de Armas will get you there and drop you off about a 10 minute walk from the entrance. Just be prepared for complete chaos, especially if you make the trip on the weekend. I am convinced it is not possible to leave in under four hours. Most of you know what you get with Ikea - modern furniture at bargain prices because you must spend hours and hours putting it together with a hex wrench and perhaps a screwdriver. The price is very good, but what you don't pay for you lose in sweat and frustration. A large piece of furniture will also set you back about 30 Euros or so for home delivery.



On any given day you can find prices marked down in a shop. But there are two official sales periods which are legislated allowing merchants to clear the stores of seasonal merchandise. January-February and July-August are the official sales months which generally begin with a lot of hype. While there are good deals to be found in just about every store one should beware of special offers which are less than special. It's no big mystery and nothing different than any other city or country. Just study the details, compare prices and take advantage of the really good discounts and offers.

Open 24 Hours

Abierto las 24 horas

Ha! I've tricked you because nothing in Seville, and I mean nothing, is open 24 hours a day. Still, there is hope if you are a late night shopper or have forgotten something for a dinner. The closest you'll get to a 24 hour store will be either Opencor or VIPS, which generally close around 2 - 3am and are open 365 days a year. Of the two chains, Opencor is probably your best bet. Think of it as a small, more expensive version of El Corte Ingles: supermarket, bakery, gifts, magazines, small selection of electronics, games and other stuff. The four locations for Opencor are Paseo de Cristina (near the Torre del Oro), Avda Carlos V (close to the Prado de San Sebastian), Ronda de Capuchinos (convenient to the Macarena district) and Republica Argentina (Los Remedios). The VIPS locations are Republica Argentina (Los Remedios) and Nervión Plaza.



Antiques can be found in many shops throughout Seville. Although the shopkeepers may not think so, many are fun to use as informal museums. The type varies from a little of everything, to those specializing in paintings or furniture. There are three areas in Seville where you'll have the most luck:

The center

In the main shopping district around Calle Sierpes and Tetuan there are plenty of stores to choose from. Wandering down some of the side streets from Sierpes towards the Alfalfa you will find stores offering everything from furniture, ceramics, paintings and tapestries.


The Alfalfa area also has a number of shops to choose from. Calle Cabeza del Don Pedro has a good selection of shops with antique furniture and art.

"El Jueves"

El Jueves is the oldest market in Seville on Calle Feria. Every Thursday from early morning until about 2pm vendors set-up shop. While many of the offerings are of lesser quality and certainly not antiques, you can find a number of items which fit the category and maybe even come away with a steal. This is more of a flea market atmosphere than anything else.


Bags and Accessories

Bolso y complementos

I'd think the best way is to window shop. However, some of the following stores have provided excellent gifts for my wife. Others I have been dragged to by visiting family members. These are more unique.

Calle Sierpes | Web
Misako has a nice selection of hand bags and accessories to go with them. The collection changes seasonally.

Bolsos Casal
Calle Sierpes, Calle Rioja | Web
Specializing in a wide range of hand bags, the store also offers plenty of accessories: belts, wallets, umbrellas, jewelry and travel items.

Calle O'Donnell | Web
Musgo really offers a lot of items, and it's hard to classify. There are plenty of accessories, also clothing, children's items, furniture and home accessories.

Beauty & Bath


Ok, so I am a guy and if you think I can tell you in detail about cosmetics, lotions and perfumes...well I happily consulted my wife and a few other folks in town. And then there are some brands I recognize from television plus 30 some odd years in American malls.

The Body Shop
Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
The international chain specializes in natural products for body and bath, skin care, makeup, hair and of course all sorts of gift items.

Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
The thirty year old chain has 150 stores in Spain, specializing in perfumes, make up and other body care products.

Calle Sierpes | Web
They boast stores in 85 countries around the world. L'Occitane features skin care, body care and fragrances from Provence.

Yves Rocher
Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
The French brand is famous for it's vegetable based line, including make-up, body care, skin care, perfumes, bath and more.

Calle Sierpes | Web
Sephora.com is a leading beauty retailer offering the cosmetics, skin care, makeup, perfumes, hair, beauty products and makeup tips. New store covers several floors.

Plaza Nueva (various locations) | Web
There are several Aromas locations throughout Seville. They carry a large selection of perfumes, make-up, etc. Both men's and women's bath items.



There are plenty of book stores to chose from in Seville, many are smaller and specialize in older , collectable editions. If you are looking for something in English there are a few places I would recommend. First is the Casa del Libro, a four-story building located on Calle Tetuan. On the second floor (up the stairs and to your right) they sell fiction, literature, guidebooks and Spanish class textbooks, all for the English speaker. El Corte Inglés also has a number of the same books in the Plaza del Duque location, although with a more limited selection and very few in English. Finally, you can pick up a few odd (used) books in a store in Barrio Santa Cruz just off Calle Mateos Gago where Bar Las Columnas is located. Of course many tourist shops carry photo and guide books in a variety of languages for you to take back home. These same shops may also have a few pieces of typical tourist literature in English such as works by Cervantes, Ernest Hemingway or the ever popular El Cid (author unknown).

La Casa del Libro
Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
Four story book shop in the middle of the city center which often gets crowded. English books on the ground floor (although beware: they like to move the sections around)

Avda. de la Constitución | Web
French chain which recently arrived to downtown Seville. The books can be found on the top two floors. They have a larger selection of English books then Casa del Libro.

Clothing Boutiques

"Boutique" de Ropa

I am no fashion expert so my idea of a boutique may be technically incorrect. The places below often focus on one brand, or a few exclusive brands. Outside of that they are all higher end and more expensive lines of clothing and accessories.

Plaza Nueva | Web
Italian designers primary focus is upscale clothing and accessories for women. Distinctively Italian, with use of "luxurious" fabrics such as cashmere, silk, and linen.

Carolina Herrera
Plaza Nueva | Web
The well known Venezuelan fashion designer is based out of New York, but her international fame has reached to Seville.

Plaza Nueva | Web
Loewe traces it origins to Madrid as far back as 1846. Best known for it's luxury leather bags, Loewe also offers women's clothing and fragrances.

Purificación Garcia
Calle Rioja | Web
Boutiques offers specialty women’s and men’s clothing and accessories. Perfumes, watches and other fashion accessories are also available.

Victorio & Lucchino
Calle Sierpes, Plaza Nueva | Web
Local Seville designers whose traditional lines are uniquely Andalusian. They are also specialists in bridal wear, jewelry design and even fragrances.

Artesanos Camiseros
Calle Chicarreros (near Plaza San Francisco) | Web
Artesanos Camiseros/La Chemiserie Traditionnelle, produces some of the best specially tailored shirts in the world for men, women and children, all made in Manzanares.

Plaza Nueva | Web
Based in Andalucia, the three associates of the stores focus primarily on two brands: Hackett London and Belstaff clothing lines for men.

Max Mara
Plaza Nueva | Web
The upscale Italian designer has a store in Plaza Nueva featuring women's clothing and accessories



Depending on what you are looking for I would recommend two locations. For the higher priced (and generally better quality) ceramics you can find three very nice shops on Calle Sierpes: Sevillarte, Cerámica Aracena and Martian: Cerámica de Sevilla. Coming from Plaza San Francisco all will be on your left on Calle Sierpes. Sevillarte also has a location in Barrio Santa Cruz between Calles Agua and Vida. Across the river in Triana you can find 8-10 stores which also sell ceramics, some with a much larger selection than what you will find in the center. Once you cross the Triana bridge take a right, walk about 100 yards and start looking to your left. Stores are here as well as down a little side street. Many will offer much better prices on the comparative pieces. The quality and styles range here, and tend to differ from what you see on Sierpes. You can pick up that cheaper, typical Spanish ceramic gift or find something with a more original style depending on the store. A few are larger, almost warehouse type stores, while others have more of a gallery feel. You can even get a glimpse of some of the artists working on pieces in the shop.

Calle Sierpes
Bright, colorful, floral designs are the trend in the Martian store on calle Sierpes close to the Plaza de San Francisco.

Cerámica Aracena
Calle Sierpes
A wide selection of ceramics. Many are more earthy and typical of the mountain region around the town of Aracena.

Mosaic del Sur
Calle Cuesta del Rosario | Web
Show room for suelos de losa, or hydraulic pressed concrete floors, which are very stylish and unique to this past of Spain.

Calle Sierpes | Web
Very ornate pieces, especially a wide selection of typical ceramic plates with gold painted borders. Also fans and bronze items.

Cerámica Santa Ana
Show room for one of the largest and oldest producers in Seville. Includes three large rooms with a wide range of ceramics.



If you count the number of strollers you'll see evidence of a new baby boom in Seville (if not all of Spain). There are plenty of children's clothing and toy stores. Below is a small sampling.

near Calle Sierpes, Calle San Eloy (various locations) | Web
Children's toy store which is very popular. Small but unique selection of games, toys and more for younger children.

Calle O'Donnell | Web
From maternity to baby clothes to strollers, bedding, car seats, toys, nursery items and all sorts of things for new moms and their babies.

Pré Natal
Calle Rioja | Web
For expectant mothers, mothers, babies and kids. Toys, gifts, strollers, clothing and everything you can think of.

Calle Rioja | Web
A large selection of strollers and accessories, plus car seats, clothing, shoes, toys for babies and small tots.

Jugeteria Tecnica F. Cuevas
Plaza San Francisco | Web
Train sets, remote control airplanes and all sorts of more technical toys, this place makes anyone want to be a kid again. Always fun to see what is in the store window.

Toys R Us
Los Arcos C.C. (mall) | Web
By far the biggest toy store in Sevilla, where you can find just about any name brand toy. Located in Los Arcos, a mall which requires a city bus ride.

Cigars & Tobacco Products

Puros y tabaco

Did you know people smoke in Seville? Keeping my and your opinion to ourselves, there are some excellent tobacco shops. And so many from the U.S. want to get their hands on a good Cuban cigar.

El Corte Inglés
Plaza del Duque, Plaza Magdalena, Nervión Plaza | Web
The tobacco shop in the Plaza del Duque location is on the ground floor next to the lottery and optician. There is a a small humidor with a good selection of Cuban cigars.



By far the best place to go is the main shopping district of Sierpes and Tetuan / Velázquez Especially on Calle Tetuan / Velázquez you will find a number of boutiques and larger name-brand stores. Zara is by far the most well known of the group, with two stores located within 100 yards of each other. Cover the rest of Tetuan and you'll find just about everything you need. On both sides of Calle Laraña you will also find some women's clothing stores, as well as a few more just past La Plaza de la Encarnación. El Corte Inglés has just about everything, including Levi's and many other popular brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, etc.

Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
Especially popular with the younger generation, Bershka has a large international presence thanks to a clothing line with a distinct urban, or street culture feel.

Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
Large international retailer of men's and women's clothing at affordable prices. Also kids clothing in the 3 story shop.

Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
Cortefiel features classic men's and women's lines which change frequently. The Spanish brand has many offshoots, including Zara.

El Corte Inglés
Plaza del Duque, Plaza Magdalena, Nervión Plaza | Web
The main building in Plaza del Duque has several floors of clothing. The same for the Nervión Plaza location outside the historic center.

Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
The Swedish chain offers stylish and affordable clothing for men, women, young adults and children. Known for good quality and good price points.

Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
Hailing from Barcelona, the urban, trendy and affordable women's store is always up to date with the latest changes, fashion trends and limited edition lines.

Massimo Dutti
Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
Men's and women's fashion chain caters to modern yuppies. Formal yet trendy designs utilize excellent fabrics with urban / cosmopolitan details.

Calle Sierpes, Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
The brand is know for it's original and ever changing fashion sense. The designs follow the latest trends in clothing and accessories.

Calle Sierpes | Web
American outdoors outfitter with every day clothes as well as hiking boots, jackets and other stuff to make you look and feel "rugged".

Calle Tetuan / Velázquez (several locations) | Web
Zara stores include women's, men's and children's fashions which are always up to date and at very affordable prices. One of Spain's best known brands.

Calle Sierpes | Web
The stores focus on the cosmopolitan and urban designs for men and most recently has launched a women's collection as well. All at fairly affordable price points.

Pull and Bear
Calle O'Donnell | Web
The music volume in the stores as well as the styles speak to young people between 15 and 29. Casual designs and the latest fashion trends mark the designs.

Adolfo Dominguez
Calle Cuna, Calle Puente y Pellon | Web
Spanish designer has two of the most beautiful stores in Seville. The style is an urban, casual look with natural fabrics. Nice bags and coats.

Calle Tetuan / Velázquez (several locations) | Web
Blanco is particularly popular with young women in Spain and Europe. The trendy and free designs are colorful, comfortable and affordable.

Calle Sierpes | Web
Spanish chain caters to a more urban and young crowd. Casual designs follow the latest fashion trends in Spain and Europe.

Hoss Intropia
Calle O'Donnell | Web
Hoss Intropia has been around for 15 years and produces a line of women's clothing which has become more and more popular.

Plaza del Duque | Web
Sfera offers a good value and variety of styles, from formal to more dynamic and modern clothing and accessories. There are lines for women, men and children.

Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
The Italian retail giant is known all over the globe for women's, men's, young adult and children's lines. Thankfully abandoned their sick, shock advertising campaigns.

Coffee & Pastries

Café, pastelerias y confiterias

Whether you are a power shopper or simply someone being dragged along, you know the importance of coffee and sugar to keep you going. The locations below are in the center and in some cases offer plenty of seating.

Horno San Buenaventura
Avda. Constitución, Calle Carlos Cañal (various locations) | Web
One of the oldest bakery and pastry shops in Seville, with several locations that are convenient to the central shopping district. Avda. Constitución has lots of seats upstairs.

Confiteria Ochoa
Calle Sierpes | Web
Well known location on Calle Sierpes suffered from a fire but was recently rebuilt. Another popular spot for a coffee or drink in the center. Generally a good amount of space to sit.

La Campana Confiteria
Calle Sierpes / La Campana | Web
Perhaps the most famous of all of the coffee and pastry shops in Seville, situated perfectly in the plaza known as La Campana, in the middle of the shopping district.



Your best bet when looking for a wide range of computers or accessories although not the best perhaps for support or technical issues. Now if you are looking for cheaper computer equipment, especially accessories, consumables, and hardware, I do recommend heading to Media Markt, FNAC and some of the smaller shops. Many will beat El Corte Inglés in pricing by frightening amounts. Enough to make you pretty damn mad at El Corte Inglés. But El Corte Ingles has it's moments and at times sale items are the best deals around. But generally not when it comes to these accessories.

Avda. de la Constitución | Web
French chain which recently arrived to downtown Seville. Computers, electronics, televisions, phones, music, books, video games, event ticket sales and more.

Media Markt
Adjacent to Santa Justa train station | Web
If you're from the U.S., think Best Buy. The only large electronics superstore in the city, with computers, appliances, DVDs, mobile phones and more.

Calle Sierpes | Web
One of the few authorized resellers of Mac computers, plus accessories. Now with a location on calle Sierpes (plus other locations).

El Corte Inglés
Plaza del Duque, Plaza Magdalena, Nervión Plaza | Web
The Plaza del Duque location by the Hotel Derby has computers and accessories on the first floor. The same items are also on the first floor of the Plaza Magdalena location.




The stores below include some larger retailers which offer just about everything. A couple of local stores are mentioned as they can be particularly helpful when trying to locate hard to find items. Outside el centro you can find large selections of everything in the Sam's/Walmart type stores of Carrefour or Hipercor (owned by El Corte Inglés). When it comes to affordable audio and video accessories such as cables, I have two recommendations: R.C.O. is in Triana on calle Pages del Corro. They have four storefronts offering cables/electronic accessories, audio/video equipment, computers and something else I can't remember. On calle Amador de los Rios, again just outside of Puerta Carmona, you will find Televoz which is my favorite store when I need something I can't find anywhere else. Take a number as there is generally a wait. But it's worth it - they sell just about anything you can imagine in the world of cables and hard to find accessories. Tell them what you want and they will go in the back room and come out (hopefully) with what you need.

Avda. de la Constitución | Web
French chain which recently arrived to downtown Seville. Computers, electronics, televisions, phones, music, books, video games, event ticket sales and more.

Media Markt
Adjacent to Santa Justa train station | Web
If you're from the U.S., think Best Buy. The only large electronics superstore in the city, with computers, appliances, DVD's, mobile phones and more.

Calle Pages del Corro (Triana) | Web
A range of technology offerings from stereos, televisions and computers to all sorts of cables and accessories.

Calle Amador de los Rios | Web
Great place for any hard to find adaptor or cable, audio and video components, satellite receivers, car stereos, PA systems, and every little gadget.

El Corte Inglés
Plaza del Duque, Plaza Magdalena, Nervión Plaza | Web
The Plaza del Duque location by the Hotel Derby is where you'll find the electronics. The same items plus small appliances can also be found on the first floor of Plaza Magdalena.


Fans & Shawls

Abanicos y más

The following stores are your best bet in the shopping district, although you will likely find a few others around the same area. Many of these stores also stock other typical Spanish items which are popular for visitors and collectors, such as Lladró figures.

Calle Sierpes
A large selection of hand painted Spanish fans (abanicos), silk embroidered shawls, Lladró figures and other typical Spanish items.

Calle Sierpes
Also a large selection of hand painted Spanish fans (abanicos), silk embroidered shawls, Lladró figures and other typical Spanish items.

Juan Foronda
Calle Sierpes | Web
Especially well known for shawls and lace, they also carry fans and a number of other artisan fabrics. There are several locations including one on Calle Argote de Molina.




Just a beginning below, with more to come shortly.

Aurora Gaviño
Calle Alvarez Quintero | Web
One of Seville's important flamenco dress designers. The boutique offers off the rack and custom fit flamenco dresses.

Compás Sur
Calle Cuesta del Rosario | Web
The best place to find flamenco CD's, with all sorts of variety. In store staff can always help you find what you are looking for.




The first thing many visitors ask when they pass a ferreteria is, "Do they sell ferrets?". While a logical conclusion in "Spanglish", these places are more the typical mom and pop small hardware stores. There are many smaller stores located almost every few blocks, and the merchandise will vary depending on the store. Some will have a specialty while others will have a little of everything. A few offer camping gear while others may offer some cookware. Many of them are the opposite of the Home Depot hardware experience: most of the merchandise is located behind the counter and you need to work with the shopkeeper to get what you want. While you may end up waiting in line there is a certain advantage to this over trying (usually unsuccessfully) to find someone who can help you in Home Depot. The down side is you may need some Spanish speaking skills and it can be frustrating if you just want to grab what you need off the rack and make your way to the cashier. If you need a place which has everything you probably know what I am going to recommend...El Corte Inglés! In the Plaza Magdalena location on the second floor you can find the hardware section. If you can get out of the center than head to Leroy Merlin, which is so similar to Home Depot that I thought I was back in the states on my first visit. I think they organize the rows of shelves exactly the same way. They have everything you can imagine to remodel your house, garden, etc.

Leroy Merlin
Aljarafe | Web
If you are from the U.S., then think of Home Depot or any other large hardware store. Virtually the same set up outside of the city center (take bus in Plaza de Armas).


Home Accessories


Home accessories can mean many different things. I think of decoration, small furniture and all of the stuff you can clutter a house with. Below are some options.

Castilleja de la Cuesta (outside of Seville) | Web
Does anybody need an explanation? Ok, Swedish home and furniture store which is located outside of Seville (take bus in Plaza de Armas).

Plaza de la Gavidia | Web
All sorts of home accessories, including seasonal items, picture frames, candles, kitchen items, small furniture, gift items and more.

La Yunta
Calle O'Donnell
La Yunta always has seasonal items plus furniture and other home accessories. A good store for Christmas items as well.




For general kitchen items or finding some kind of specialty kitchen tool. If you want dirt cheap then try one of the many bazaars of chinos as they affectionately call them here. There are many of these stores - both small and large - mostly run by Asians who are experts in importing all sorts of items. Many have very large sections of kitchen items.

Plaza de la Gavidia | Web
You can find the kitchen items towards the back of the store, including glasses, coffee mugs, plenty of utensils, pots and pans and other misc. items.

Bazaar Victoria
Calle Entrecarceles
The store has been around forever - offering a large selection of kitchen items and general hardware items in the center. Everyone loves to check out the stuff in the display windows.

El Corte Inglés
Plaza Magdalena, Nervión Plaza | Web
All sorts of kitchen items are on the ground floor of the Plaza Magdalena location. Large appliances can be found on the first floor.




Calle O'Donnell | Web
Women’secret specializes in lingerie. The business has been a pioneer in Spain, adapting the most recent fashion trends to lingerie, home wear and intimate apparel.

near Plaza San Francisco | Web
The shop has many years experience with women's and children's sleepwear, and carries a number of well known brands.




It's not uncommon to hear a song while visiting and want to locate the disk. (Yes, people still purchase music from time to time). While I'm not likely to be of help in telling you who the artist is I can tell you where to go to find the CD. As it stands there are a few good options in the center. Compás Sur in the Alfalfa on calle Cuesta del Rosario has a very good selection of flamenco on CD. On calle Amor de Dios there is a locally owned store, as well as a few up the side street. Some also sell old vinyl if you are into records. All said above, you can also find incredibly low prices on the street if you don't have a problem with buying pirated versions. The sound quality may vary but often times you can get the latest and greatest thing from a vendor in an open air market (one of the flea markets) or on Tetuan or near Nervión plaza.

Compás Sur
Calle Cuesta del Rosario | Web
The best place to find flamenco CD's, with all sorts of variety. In store staff can always help you find what you are looking for.

Media Markt
Adjacent to Santa Justa train station | Web
If you're from the U.S., think Best Buy. The only large electronics superstore in the city, with computers, appliances, DVD's, mobile phones and more.

Avda. de la Constitución | Web
French chain which recently arrived to downtown Seville. Computers, electronics, televisions, phones, music, books, video games, event ticket sales and more.

El Corte Inglés
Plaza del Duque, Nervión Plaza | Web
The location adjacent to the Hotel Derby has the first floor dedicated to CDs, DVD's and books (only a few books are in English).


Musical Instruments

Instrumentos músicales

The number of bands, as in marching or processional bands, in Sevilla ensures a healthy business and choice for musicians. Of course there are no guitars in these marching bands. But the tradition of flamenco takes care of your worries about finding a guitar or accessories. We'll start with percussion where you will find Tam Tam on calle Jesús del Gran Poder to be a valuable resource. Casa Damas on Asunción in Los Remedios offers a wide selection of instruments. At the end of calle Zaragoza in el Arenal you will find a store selling hand made acoustic guitars (name pending). Near El Corte Inglés on a corner of Plaza de la Gavidia there is also a shop for those with a taste for the electric: guitar, bass, etc.

Tam Tam Percusion
Calle Gravina | Web
When it comes to percussion instruments, Tam Tam has everything you can think of. Take a look at the site and see the range is impressive.

Casa Damas
Calle Asuncion (Los Remedios) | Web
Casa Damas has been around a long time - since 1853! You can find CDs but also instruments such as guitars, horns, etc.




Plenty of tourist shops sell posters and at times the tourist office on Avda Constitución gives them away. For a nice selection of vintage and replica posters try Poster Felix.

Poster Felix
Avda Constitución
The best store to find vintage and authentic bullfight, Feria and Semana Santa posters, plus other advertising items. They also sell replica posters.




If there's one thing Spaniards can't get enough of it's shoes. An easy way to spot a tourist is by looking at what's on their feet. If you feel the need to upgrade for a night out head towards Plaza El Salvador. Between the plaza and the Alfalfa is what I've dubbed la calle de los zapatos, or "The Street of Shoes". Located on a side street to the left of the Iglesia Salvador, Calle Sagasta, as it is better known, has a number of shoe stores of varying quality. Prices range from 10-200€, depending on the make and quality. On Sierpes and Tetuan as well as in El Corte Inglés you can always find something to fit your feet. For fans of the Camper brand there is a store on Calle Tetuan, but you will also find several stores in the city which carry a selection of Camper as well.

Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
Camper is a family owned shoe company from Mallorca which dates as far back as the 1800s. Fashionable and practical designs have made the brand an international hit.

Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
International footwear store which specializes in sports shoes, as well as the latest in "sport sneaker fashion".

Calle Sierpes | Web
Gallardo flamenco shoes are well known, and there is also a line of everyday shoes. There are several locations in Seville.

Calle Sierpes (various) | Web
Seville based shoe store also has several shops in other cities, primarily Andalucia. They offer many different brands from casual to dress.

Calle Sierpes | Web
Four locations in the central shopping district: calles San Eloy, Rioja, Sierpes and Salvador. They carry their own shoe line as well as other brands of men's and women's.

Paco Rodriguez
Calle Sierpes
Also with several locations in the city center, I can vouch for their men's shoes. They carry a good selection.

Pilar Burgos
Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
Specializing in women's shoes and only women's shoes. The main location is on Tetuan/ Velázquez but there are also several other locations in the city.

Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
Local shop with seven stores in Seville, specializing in men's and women's casual and dress shoes as well as bags.

Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
Known for their stylish women's and men's footwear, with models including casual, casual dress and dress shoes.




For a really large election of sporting goods it's often best to go outside of the center to Decathlon. The center has plenty of small shops with a limited selection of items. For team wear you'll find the official stores for Real betis and Sevilla F.C. listed below.

Camas (outside of Seville) | Web
A large sporting goods store which has just about everything you could want: bikes, camping gear, exercise equipment, etc. (Take bas in Plaza de Armas)

Betis Moda
Calle Zaragoza | Web
Official Betis store which carries more stylish betis clothing like polo's and dress shirts, but also various team items. Try the other Official Store for replica team wear.

Betis Official Store
Calle Castelar | Web
The location in Arenal is the most central (other location at the stadium). This is the place to get the official team jersey, etc. plus other accessories.

Sevilla F.C. Official Store
Calle Francos | Web
The location is the most central (other location at the stadium). This is the place to get the official team jersey, etc. plus other accessories. Still, Betis is the better choice ;)

Calle Tetuan / Velázquez | Web
International footwear store which specializes in sports shoes, as well as the latest in "sport sneaker fashion".


Tourist Gifts


This is a large category as you'll find a lot of possible gifts in stores that aren't considered your typical gift store. So I don't have specific listings as with other categories. Anywhere around the Cathedral you will find the normal store and you might get taken for a few Euros if you're not careful. They sell everything from key chains, t-shirts, hats, ceramics, abanicos (fans), posters, post cards and film. You'll also see a lot of stores throughout Santa Cruz selling the same stuff. Take note that a lot of the same merchandise can be purchased in the main El Corte Inglés location in Plaza del Duque, sometimes with similar or better prices. Sierpes also has a few stores and on Calle Tetuan you'll find La Rosa Negra, a store similar to Spencer's in the U.S. with a few unusual items. One of the cheapest places to get these types of items is often in a tienda de veinte durosor todo a cien. These are "dollar stores" which sell just about anything. Some have a wider selection of the tourist gifts, while some sell pretty useless junk. I must confess I have a weak spot for these stores and have a hard time not wandering in off the street. Friends and family are often dragging me out of them.



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