Did you know that the Parisian haute couture firms entrust their embroidery work to Sevillian craftsmen? Seville hosts no less than ten workshops where yarn and needle specialists work with precision and passion. The gesture must be right; the vocation determined. We do not count… Read more
A Sevillian house a stone’s throw away from the Cathedral, with 19th-century mansion’s cachet: monumental entrance door, hallway and patio. Outside, the Santa Cruz neighborhood, with tourist groups and its incessant activity; but once the hotel iron-wrought gate has been passed behind, calm and freshness come… Read more
Eating and drinking. Laughing, singing and dancing. Seeing and making oneself being noticed. In the spring, Seville jumps into the spotlight and celebrates itself. In April Feria bursts its thousand colors for a week. Women put on their ruffled dresses and adorn themselves with flowers,… Read more
I have already told you about Rompemoldes, this design building in the Macarena district where creators and craftsmen live, work and exhibit their production. Among luthier, ceramists and jewelry workshops, Todomuta (« everything is transformed » in Spanish) poses a modern look on creation. Sergio and Laura are developing… Read more
In April, when Feria is approaching, Sevillanas prepare their ruffled dresses, fringed shawls, combs and flowers for the hair. They visit shops and learn about the latest trends, as last year’s vogue is no longer fashionable. Indeed, flamenco dress (traje de gitana) evolves overtime. Some… Read more
An old wine warehouse turned into a hats boutique. An airy and welcoming space that highlights Patricia’s creations. Trained in London, this young Sevillian designer smiles without fail and transmits her passion for hats with softness and delicacy. Her models, completely handcrafted, blend the elegance… Read more
Right in the city center but far from the noise and the hustle and bustle, this hotel occupies a 16th century inn. The layout has kept the original simplicity and freshness, so characteristic of the popular Andalusian architecture, while adding a layer of modernity. The… Read more
The Cathedral? The Alcazar Royal Palace? Santa Cruz? Probably places you can not miss. Nevertheless, there is another Seville known by few tourists and few Sevillians: shops, bars, even entire neighborhoods… such as this exceptional place. Daniel and Luciano, The Exvotos, the enfants terribles of creation in Seville, combine experiment and local tradition in unique pieces that play with popular religiosity and the pagan world. Metal, wood, and especially ceramics, become decorative objects full of humor and sophistication. The boutique-workshop where they work and receive is a real cabinet of curiosities, a living space that evolves according to the spirit of each collection and has awakened praise in many interior design magazines. On the shelves, multicolored ceramic vases in the shape of heads flirt with plates on which vegetable motifs were drawn by hand; on the tables, giant shells rest on terracotta pedestals. Everywhere, faces, hands and flowers in various materials amuse themselves by mixing references to Baroque and ancient art, tradition and avant-garde, mysticism and kitsch. A unique world where the genius and soul of Andalusia express themselves, perhaps better than anywhere else in Seville. In addition, The Exvotos had the good idea to settle in a part of the northern districts of the city, completely away from the tourist circuits. After your visit, you will still be under the spell of this welcoming and talkative couple, who embodies an alternative and somewhat underground, but also popular and decidedly authentic, Seville.
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Frescos, molduras, terciopelo, caoba… Un auténtico café de principios de siglo en una de las plazas más bonitas de Cádiz. Abierto en 1912, al Café Royalty acudían políticos, artistas e intelectuales. Manuel de Falla tocó el piano entre estas paredes. Tras la Guerra Civil, se… Read more
FRANÇAIS Un palais andalou du XIXe siècle, avec sa grille en fer forgée et son patio à colonnes. Une restauration soigneuse a débarrassé l’architecture originale de tout élément superflu, révélant ainsi sa pureté aérienne. Pour preuve, cet escalier d’un blanc immaculé dont la courbe,… Read more