FIONA’S PER­SONAL TOUR

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Favourite shop

ISADORA This boutique has fash­ion with hu­mour – dresses em­broi­dered with oc­to­pus by Malaga la­bel Pepaloves, and re­laxed pieces by Skunk­funk. face­book.com/isadora.sevilla

Favourite gallery

CEN­TRO ANDALUZ DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO The CAAC is housed in a 15th cen­tury monastery. caac.es

Favourite café

LA CACHARRERIA On trendy Calle Regina, this café-bar is busy from morn­ing till night, with healthy break­fasts and de­li­cious cakes, rolling into mor­eish caipir­in­has. Calle Regina, 41003 Seville

Favourite bar

PURA VIDA Of the sev­eral ho­tel rooftop bars, the most re­laxed is at Ho­tel Fon­te­cruz Sevilla Seises. face­book.com/pu­ravi­dater­raza

Favourite restau­rants

LA CO­MIDILLA Next to Tri­ana mar­ket, this small, un­pre­ten­tious place has out­side ta­bles and lots of daily spe­cials. face­book.com/co­midil­la­tri­ana SAL GORDA Try their cre­ative dishes like tuna tartare or prawns with ponzu sauce. face­book.com/ sal­go­r­da­sevilla

Favourite mar­ket

MER­CADO DE TRI­ANA Built on top of a me­dieval cas­tle, its stalls of­fer an as­ton­ish­ing ar­ray of fresh fish, plus fab­u­lous pas­tries, a cook­ing school, and a tiny the­atre with live fla­menco. mer­cado­de­tri­ana­sevilla.com

Favourite ho­tel

CASA DE COLÓN Stylish dé­cor with ex­posed brick and orig­i­nal stained glass, a cen­tral lo­ca­tion and friendly ser­vice make this a win­ner. hotel­casade­colon.com

Best view

Take the lift up to Metropol Para­sol’s walk­way, for breath­tak­ing vis­tas of the city. se­tas­de­sevilla.com

Don’t miss…

THE ALCÁZAR The royal palace is the most stun­ning Chris­tian-Is­lamic build­ing. al­cazar­se­villa.org

FIONA FLORES WAT­SON is a jour­nal­ist, travel guide and trans­la­tor. She writes about Seville’s gas­tron­omy and cul­ture and blogs at scrib­b­lerin­seville.com; her In­sta­gram is @seville_writer.

Tuna tartare at Sal 1 Gorda (best en­joyed at an out­door ta­ble). 2 Café Pi­ola on the Almeda de Hér­cules. 3 Andalucían la­bels on the rails at Isadora. 4 ‘Ali­cia’ by Cris­tian Lu­cas is just one of the art­works at CAAC

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