The Sensuous Markets of Seville, Spain

There is no shortage of sights to see in Seville. I’ve been there twice and feel like I’ve only scratched the surface of what the city and surrounding areas have to offer. Both times I visited, I spent a morning strolling through some of the city’s markets. It was a relaxing way to take in some of the local culture and peruse products I would not be able to purchase at home. I can still hear the sounds of Spanish classical guitar, smell

plaza-de-espagna-sevillethe rows of colorful bouquets, and taste the earthy olives, tangy pickles, spicy sausages, and creamy cheeses. Markets in Seville are the ideal place to purchase the freshest food and produce at very reasonable prices. However, you can find much more than just edible products in these stalls- antique lovers, bargain fashionistas, bibliophiles, and history buffs will be just as pleased as the foodies when visiting some of Seville’s largest and most famous markets.

The markets of Seville

Mercadillo del Duque la Magdalena – Plaza del Duque / Plaza de la Magdalena, Seville, 41001, Spain
Located in the Arenal area of Seville, the Mercadillo del Duque la Magdalena is where shoppers go to find fashion and handmade jewelry, hats, scarves, bags (I’ve found some wonderful leather goods there), sunglasses, soaps and perfumes (among other things).  Though I’ve only been in the summer, I’ve heard that around the holidays, the market expands to accommodate other seasonal vendors and becomes the perfect place to do some one-stop Christmas shopping. Thursday to Sunday – 10am to 9pm

Mercadillo Filatélico – Plaza del Cabildo, Sevilla, 41001, Spain
mercadoThis energetic open-air market is the perfect place to spend a Sunday morning in Seville’s historic center. It is an antique lover’s paradise with plenty of old coins, stamps, postcards and other collectibles. Sundays  8pm to 3pm

Mercadillo de los Jueves – Feria, Alameda de Hércules, Seville, 41002, Spain
Mercadillo de los Jueves, located in the Calle Feria, is one of Seville’s oldest open-air markets. You can find a variety of collectibles and antiques here, as well as art and used books. Thursdays – 7am to 3pm

Christmas Markets
Seville celebrates the Christmas holidays with music, parades and all-out light displays. There are also lots of Christmas markets that spring up in the city, selling Christmas decor, foods and crafts. Christmas is a magical time in Seville.

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