Seville Markets & Bites
Discover the secrets of Andalusian gastronomy with a local guide by your side on a foodie journey through Seville, finding the finest produce the region has to offer. We visit the best markets in the city and taste lots of authentic local treats, stopping to admire the dreamy architecture and learn a little of the city’s past as we soak up the sultry sounds of flamenco, which permeates hypnotically through the ancient streets. This food tour is a treat for your head, heart, and stomach!
- Visit three of the most popular and vibrant markets in Seville
- Taste the best of Andalusian produce, including fine Iberian hams and cheese and learn about the region’s dishes
- Grab some authentic foodie souvenirs from friendly stall owners and chat with them about local life in Seville
- Explore three different neighbourhoods of Seville and pass by some of its most beautiful and iconic sites
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, an Iberian ham and olive tasting, a Spanish sandwich (montadito), a fried fish tapa (alternative dishes available) and three drinks of your choice (these could include local wine, sherry or soft drinks)
Exclusions: Tips / gratuities for your local guide, additional food and drinks not included in the description of the tour, souvenirs and personal shopping
- Duration: 4 hours
- Meeting point: Capillita del Carmen en Puente de Triana. Cross the river from Seville to Triana via Puente de Isabel II. We’re located in the small chapel with a colourful tower next to the Puente de Triana bridge.
- Starting time: 10.00 am
- Ending point: Feria Market at Calle Feria.
Markets are at their best in the morning when the produce is fresh and abundant. So our tour begins bright and early at one of the most beautiful and active local food markets, in the charming Triana district. Here you can see what the locals are buying for dinner, with a huge variety of products and fresh produce on offer.
We stop to introduce you to one of the most famous gourmet products in Spain, melt-in-the-mouth Iberian ham (or cheese for vegetarians), with a glass of wine, sherry or a soft drink to wash it down as we talk about the process of obtaining this remarkable cured meat. Then we are free to enjoy the aromas and flavours of some different olive varieties, marinated in typical Spanish dressings. So far, so very Spanish!
After this heavenly tasting experience, we cross the Guadalquivir River over the bridge of Triana where we can enjoy one of the most spectacular views of Seville.
Our next stop is the Encarnacion market, located inside the biggest wooden structure in the world, which the locals affectionately refer to as ‘the mushrooms,’ for its distinct shape. This market is a much more modern affair with a rich assortment of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and fish stands. As we wander, we can stop to try a snack, such as a montadito (little sandwich) with a drink of your choice to ensure we have enough energy to walk to our next destination.
Our scenic stroll takes us through Regina Street, one of the best areas for in-the-know locals and tourists in the city for secondhand boutiques and cultural cafes.
We arrive at the Mercado de la Feria, one of the oldest in town, dating all the way back to 1719. It also happens to be our favourite because the architecture and the atmosphere are fabulous and the produce on offer is consistently of high quality, and at reasonable prices, too. We can stop to enjoy a delicious tapa of fried fish and a glass of something to refresh you, making sure that you don’t finish your tour hungry or thirsty!
If you are lucky enough to book our tour on a Thursday, we’re also able to take in the oldest flea market in the city located at the same address as the Mercado.
Your food journey with us ends here, but before you go, don’t forget to ask your guide for tips on where else to eat, shop and visit during your stay in sunny Seville. Salud!
Dress standard: We would encourage you to wear comfy shoes or trainers.
Your trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Closure of sites: There are many options in every stop to change the original plan just in case, but local markets are open every day with the exceptions of the block out dates.
Child policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
We can accommodate vegetarians and people with other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected]
Mr. Michael O. from Australia travelled on 28 Nov 2018:
Visiting the markets of Seville with Javi was like visiting a friend and them show off their city. Javi was passionate and encouraged questions, all the while sharing his version of Seville and it’s history. The tour itself really appealed to the inner chef in me and it did not disappoint. Each market offered a different insight into life, not only in Seville, but the region of Andalusia as a whole. With beautiful seasonal produce mixed with traditional cured meats, fish, cheeses and sherry. I finished the tour with a full belly, a greater appreciation for the local produce and an insight into how locals live in Seville. Thank you Javi and Urban Adventures for a Tour I will not forget.
Mr. Chris S. from Australia travelled on 09 Jul 2018:
As this is a new tour or we were the only couple on it so received excellent service from Esther. We have experienced 5-6 Urban Adventure tours previously and this also did not disappoint. Esther took us through 3 different markets where we visited many stalls and had multiple tastings of local produce. We also had the benefit of gaining much knowledge of a range of topics from different foods, preparation techniques, places to eat, best gelato shops through to local issues such as history, local customs and home purchases. A great tour from an extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide in Esther.
Mrs. Sonja P. from Belgium travelled on 02 Jul 2018:
Private tour in Sevilla with David : splendid ! He showed me the highlights I wanted to see and we visited two typical bars where we had great tapas.