Sevilla also known as Sevilla has an ambiance that is truly a dream come true. It is also known to be one of the most famous cities in Spain. It runs much deeper than its orange-scented courtyards, and stunning architecture that is inspired by Mudéjar. Seville also isn’t just an amazing place during the day or even certain seasons. Seville can be enjoyed during the night by simply watching or even joining in on an impromptu flamenco dancing or even experiencing the special Spanish holiday traditions in the winter. Along with the endless activities there are also some remarkably delicious traditional foods that can not be passed up on.

Flamenco Dancing

Flamenco dancing is an experience surely not worth missing out on. It is an art that originated in Andalusia, southern Spain and is a part of the gypsy heritage. There are three major parts to the flamenco performance. These include the song, guitar, and the dance. Dancers will begin with a steady clap or stomping of their feet and as emotion builds in the song they break into intricate steps of a graceful dance. Each tradition has their own version of dance, but Seville includes one for adults only that includes food and a bar and another with an emphasis on history and tradition. And if you are unfortunate enough not to come across an impromptu flamenco dancing performance, Seville even has a Flamenco Dance Museum for an intimate experience.

Holiday Traditions in the Winter

The period between Christmas and the start of the New Year is an indescribable special time to be in Seville. Unlike other countries, nativity scenes can be found in shop windows and cathedrals not only including just the manger scene, but also all of Bethlehem. They also have one of the largest markets found in Spain known as the feria del Bélen where nativity figurines can be admired and bought. As for New Years the adventure doesn’t end. Local Seville families feast on fish, then at midnight they devour 12 grapes. Restaurants around the area also offer a special menu that can only be experienced during this time of year. These holidays continue their festivities through the new year and end on January 6th, with a huge parade to mark the end of these remarkable holidays. Although Seville is a remarkable, bucket-list worthy city of Spain to visit all year, nothing can compare to the special holiday tradition culture experience that occurs during the winter.


Tapas are one of the most popular foods found in Seville and anyone who visits should not miss out on the opportunity to devour at least one of these taste bud filling delights. There are hundreds of tapas bars that can be found throughout the city and the culture of tapas is an essential part of the lives of those who reside in Seville. One of the oldest and most popular tapas bars found in Seville is known for the best traditional tapas in the town of Seville. This famous eatery is known as El Rinconcillo which first opened in 1670 and has greatly expanded over the years. It is run by a local family De Rueda, who took over the business in 1858 and has preserved important aspects of the original building over the last 300 years. Traditions such as decor that has been preserved over the years and the mahogany tablets which are used by staff members allows the town to respect and appreciate their culture and where they originally came from. Next best to the traditions held within this building are the renowned tapas and other local Andalusian recipes. Classic Seville tapas include Iberian ham, spinach, chickpeas, and various croquettes. Croquettes are round, cake balls that are friend in fat and filled with various types of food to an individual’s liking. They even have an amazing tapas tasting food tour in the neighborhood of Triana which is perfect for tourists who desire to expand their horizons and try many different versions of tapas.