Casa Anselma is a classic for flamenco and also for a night-out in Seville. Some say it's too touristy, and it is true, others say it’s very authentic, and that is also true. The truth is that inside anyone from the flamenco lover from Seville to the tourist looking for fun and local flavour, as well as business people and politicians are gathered together here...
Casa Anselma has become so popular that it one of those essential places. Like it or not, you should make a little visit if you go to Seville. Why? Perhaps for its decoration, antique, classic, Seville and very flamenco: with its lanterns, hand fans, its paintings of Andalusian women and posters of bulls that do not give any breathing space to its pink walls, with their rociera (People who go to the pilgrimage of the Virgen del Rocio in Huelva, Spain) chairs in a circle, around what is not in itself a stage, but part of the premises, that anyone can jump on and dance.
For their live music, in which a large group participate and whet your appetite during the wait for Anselma to come out to sing and delight her audience with interpretations of flamenco classics, ballads or even current songs with a flamenco flavour. To have a drink next to Anselma, as unique a character as they come.
Anselma welcomes you at the door of the locale, she sits you down and before you know it you have a drink in hand, "one has to pay the bills." To hear ‘La Salve Rociera’, the song that always ends the soiree, the only light from candles at the altar of the Virgin who presides over the party and the night.
After a hard and tiring day, and a good dinner of tapas in Seville, what better than to go for a drink and chat with friends and acquaintances. We visited Nocturnidad and Alevosia, a cocktail bar which draws me in with its name. Located on the Ronda de Capuchinos, it's a good place to go for a drink, with a large dance floor, a bar, a couple of games rooms and a sea of comfy couches for those not used to standing all day and then going drinking ...Due to its lighting and unique decor, you can get loads of really cool photos here.
Good sensations is what one gets when having a drink whilst at the same time seeing, photographing and enjoying spectacular views of the rooftops of Seville, exceptional background scenery, the Gothic art of the cathedral and the Giralda, from ... Really high! And really close, at the Terrace-Bar in Hotel EME.
Good drinks and friendly service in a restored building next to the cathedral of Seville.
With a Modern and avant-garde architecture, quality décor and carefully design. Without doubt, an unforgettable sunset and late afternoon!
This is arguably the more inaccessible and curios bar I know. Inaccessible, because to reach it, even though the distance isn’t too long, it took us almost an hour to get there, since everyone we asked for directions, pointed us in the opposite direction (once is funny, but any more and it starts to get annoying...).
I don’t know if this is common among people of Seville (I’ve heard from more than one that it is), but despite all the bad instructions, we found it in a tiny street in the Andalusian capital.
It’s seems curious even before you enter as its exterior is more like a house than a bar. We are greeted by a kind of hall and there we begin to see how unusual the locale really is.
The decor is based totally on statues and religious themes (an altar with an angel full of flowers guards the entrance). After crossing the threshold of the main entrance, we found a tiny bar with every inch of its walls crammed with statues, Christ’s, Virgin Mary’s, retables, angels, pictures...
It is difficult to find somewhere to sit down because of the amount of people, although you can grab a little spot at the bar and order the most typical of the pub: the blood of Christ and the water of Seville. Personally, I didn’t like any of the two, but it’s not every night you get to have a drink in a place like this, so the least one can do is taste the house "specialty", right?