We asked Cédric Reversade—our go-to guy for all things Spain—to tell us his favorites in Seville: The places he never misses when in town. Reversade co-owns Unique Properties + Events (uniquepropertiesandevents.com), a luxury travel and event service that also handles the most exclusive vacation rentals throughout Europe.
WHERE TO SHOP
Ana Maria Abascal & Patricia Medina
Ana and her daughter Patricia are the most fabulous antiques dealers in town—and some of the best in Spain. Ana used to be the muse of Richard Avedon in the ’70s. The selection is to die for! At Calle Fernández y González 15; 34-954/224-540.
Laura Salcines is a fantastic antiques dealer who specializes in old pottery and doors. Hers is the place where all top interior designers go. At Pje de Vila 4; 34-954/229-444; populartsevilla.com.
The one and only specialist in the country for Spanish shawls, mantillas, coral jewelry—do not miss it. At Calle Acetres 10; 34-629/488-232.
A gifted portraitist and painter. 34-654/769-294; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The most amazing ceramics, vases, plates. Great, great work, and so much fun! At Pasaje Mallol 18A; 34-649/105-457.
WHERE TO EAT: RESTAURANTS AND TAPAS BARS
Best lamb chops you will ever eat! Stunning view onto the Guadalquivir. At Calle Betis 6; laalbariza.es.
Bodega Casa Morales
Try the anchovies on toast withsalmorejo(tomato cream)—as divine as the decor. At Calle García de Vinuesa 11; 34-954/221-242.
Delicious fish restaurant that only locals know. Think a mix of stylish duchesses and bullfighters. At Calle Almirantazgo 4; restaurantelamoneda.es.
Stupid to say, but the best potato salad in the world. Don’t ask them how to make it—impossible to repeat! Also try their rice withcarabineros—half gambas, half lobster. At Calle Adolfo Rodríguez Jurado 12; bodeguitacasablanca.com.
Bodega Antonio Romero
Owned by an ex-bullfighter and his wife. Delicious little hot sandwiches called pringas and piripi. You must try them with a manzanilla (sherry). At Calle Antonia Díaz 5; bodeguitaantonioromero.com.
Parque de María Luisa
Take a horse-drawn carriage to the Parque de María Luisa; stop by the archaeological museum, which is so rich.
Church of Santa María la Blanca
The church used to be a synagogue and it has an amazing Baroque decor.
Early-morning coffee in the Alcázar Gardens when they open...unforgettable.
Photo Credits: Populart / La Albariza