Seville's Food, History and Flamenco! by The New York Times
From tapas bars and Flamenco music, to Instagram-worthy architecture and artisan workshops both old and new, you’ll dive right into the heart of what makes Seville so special.
New York Times Exclusives:
Behind the Scenes Access: Learn some history of the Flamenco dance and music in the studio of a professional dancer while she is training for her daily show. If you like, practice with her, moving your hands, feet and body with the compás, or rhythm, of the music.
Hands-on Element: Visit local artists in their studios where you will learn and practice how to make glass jewelry, blowing it or using flameworking. Or, depending on the tour, visit felt artists and learn how to create a felted scarf or a decorative flower.
Local Interactions: Meet local designers, artists and young professionals and see them at work in their studios and co-working spaces. Chat with an owner of a tapas restaurant.
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What's included :
- Professional Local Guide
- Hands-on workshop with a local artisan
- One local snack
- Glass of sherry or cava
- Two Tapas (Lunch)
- Another drink at a traditional restaurant
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Arco De La Macarena, Calle Becquer 1, 41002 Seville Spain
Seville is considered one of the most beautiful and traditional cities of Spain; with its history, architecture, ceramic industry, tapas, and famous Flamenco dance being big draws for travelers. But it also has a modern side – and on this tour you’ll get to experience the perfect blend of both.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Rompemoldes, Calle San Luis, 70, 41003 Sevilla, Spain
We’ll start our discovery of Seville in the Macarena district, named for the most famous Virgin in the city, and now a trendy area filled with alternative co-working spaces mixed with traditional artisan studios. We’ll visit a few studios to meet local artists and designers, see their work, and learn about what they do for the community. We’ll then visit Rompemoldes, a modern space full of studios where you’ll have the chance to learn glassblowing and flameworking techniques, or how to create a felted scarf or a decorative flower.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: KÖK Tu Cocina, Calle San Luis, 46, 41003 Sevilla, Spain
Next up, it’s time for a snack. We’ll stop in Kök Tu Cocina, which bills itself as gastronomic atelier, where we will enjoy our first tapas dish and a glass of Spanish wine (vegetarian options are available). After refueling, we’ll compare some of the most beautiful churches in Seville: Santa Marina, San Luis, and San Marcos.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), Plaza de la Encarnacion, 41003 Seville Spain
We’ll then make our way to the center of the city to enjoy the area’s impressive architecture, often hidden down narrow streets. Don’t worry, your guide will tell you where to look! We’ll also stop to check out “Metropol Parasol,” the biggest wooden structure in the world – a truly impressive sight to behold.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Triana, Seville Spain
From architecture and epic wooden structures, we’ll head to the Triana district where it’s time to move to the music – Flamenco, that is. But Flamenco isn’t just a kind of music; for locals, it’s a way of life. You’ll hear a bit about the evolution of Flamenco from your guide before getting to experience it for yourself. Even if you don’t have much rhythm, we’re willing to bet you’ll be moved by the passion and the beat of Flamenco. In a beautiful studio, we’ll get to see a professional dancer training for her daily show, and if you’re feeling inspired – feel free to follow along with her steps.
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Arco de la Macarena, Calle Bécquer, 1, 41003 Sevilla, Spain
Departure Time :10:30 AM
Return Detail :Plaza del Altozano, 41010 Sevilla, Spain
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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures have received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.