What To Buy In Seville, Spain

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If you happen to visit Spain, make sure to spend a day or two in Seville, Southern Spain’s capital city. Seville is famous for flamenco dance performances that visitors love to watch and for its historic landmarks. Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of America, has his burial place at the Gothic Cathedral of Seville. Travelers can find an array of souvenir items in the shops and along the streets of the city. There are lovely Seville ceramics that used to be made at the Cartuja Monastery. However, they are now handmade in the small shops that sell them. You can even personalize them if you want. For other novelty and souvenir items, we have made a short list to help you easily find what to buy in Seville, Spain.

1. Tortas del Aceite

Torta de Aceite Inés Rosales
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Tortas del Aceite is a true Southern Spain delicacy that you should taste even once when you’re on a vacation in Seville. This tasty treat in the shape of a torta (or a Mediterranean flatbread) has a light and sweet flavor with a crispy and flaky texture. The main ingredients include wheat flour, olive oil, almonds, sesame seeds, anise seeds with anise flavoring, and sugar.

It is often served as a light afternoon snack with tea or coffee, although it can also be enjoyed with a bottle of sparkling wine.

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2. Sombreros Cordobeses

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Sombreros Cordobeses or Cordovan hat is a wide-brimmed hat that is traditionally worn by both men and women in the Andalusian parts of Spain. The hat has a humble beginning as it is mostly worn by farmworkers to protect themselves from the heat of the sun while working the fields. It was, however, added as part of the traditional costume in the province of Córdoba.

Much like the hat that’s worn by the famous fictional character Zorro, the hat is mostly worn in black. As time went by, a variety of colors were introduced including brown, white, gray, green, blue, and even red.

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3. Flamenco dresses and accessories

So much to chose from! We have the only Orange County brick and mortar flamenco store. You can try on, before you buy....

Posted by Naranjita Flamenco on Tuesday, 5 July 2016

A trip to Spain will not be complete without watching flamenco dancers perform with the accompaniment of the clapping of the hands and the stomping of the feet. A flamenco attire comes with huge earrings, hair comb, bracelet, a fan, and a shawl to complete the ensemble, not forgetting the multi-tiered and bright-colored skirt swirl with the dancers as they dance. For a traveler, a flamenco dress plus the accessories will be something worthwhile to bring home. The memorabilia will make one remember the lovely people and the beautiful culture of the people in Seville, Spain.

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4. Cartuja ceramics

Loza de la Cartuja Museo de Artes y Costumbres
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Are you looking for something to buy in Seville to bring home to your relatives and friends? Cartuja ceramics are something uniquely Spanish and make excellent souvenirs from the lovely city of Seville. You can find them in the shops inside the area bounded by three plazas. You can buy a lovely mug or a cup and saucer set. With their lovely colors and designs, they will make great gifts.

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5. Jamon and cheese

Bring back home the best spanish cheese, you will find it at the store @petra_mora in the Airport. Cheese, wine, dry...

Posted by Airport Alicante Personal Shopper on Thursday, 20 June 2019

Are you visiting Seville, Spain? Have a taste of the famous jamon (or ham) and cheese. But this is not your ordinary ham because it comes from the meat of Iberian pigs and cured until it acquires the perfect texture and taste. Take home some and share the taste of Seville with your family. Food items are welcomed gifts when someone returns from a trip and jamon and cheese are the perfect items to bring home a taste of Spain.

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6. Sherry wine

Like all good wines, Sherry Wines must be treated with respect and benefit from a little chilling. When in doubt refer...

Posted by Vinos de Jerez Sherry Wines on Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Spain is known for its vino or wine, and sherry is a popular one of them. If you want to have a taste of this lovely wine or bring a few bottles home, you can buy this from the wine shops in Seville. Sherry is fermented from the juice of white grapes that are grown near Jerez in Andalusia, Spain. Sherry may be white and dry such as the Manzanilla or it may be amber-colored and sweet such as the Amontillado. It is a drink preferred by older people and by the elite. Some people consider it as a cooking wine as it enhances the flavor of most dishes.

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7. Hand-painted fans

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If you are looking for something to buy in Seville, Spain as a souvenir, the hand-painted fan is ideal. You will bring home something that the Spaniard women use not just to fan themselves but also to keep or share a secret. They would open their lovely fans to hide a smile or to cover their lips as they whisper something to someone. You can shop for this fan at the shops that sell souvenirs and novelty items in the commercial center of Seville.

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8. Orange blossom perfume

Carlos Huber told us that the scent of the orange blossom is his favourite perfume note, as is wonderfully evident in...

Posted by Becker Minty on Thursday, 16 May 2013

Bring back a memory of your great time in Seville, Spain by buying bottles of orange blossom perfumes. The scent of orange blossoms pervades the air of Seville. The orange blossoms bloom after the oranges are picked and the flowers are harvested and made into a lovely, tangy, orange-y scent. Placed inside lovely containers, this perfume is a perfect gift to friends and relatives. It is also a souvenir that will make you remember Seville at its best.

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9. Mantecados and Polvorones

Buenos días...! Llevo ya unas semanas comiéndome algún polvorón para desayunar... No se que voy a dejar para Navidad ??? www.yourspanishshop.es

Posted by Your Spanish Shop on Sunday, 4 December 2016

If you happen to visit Seville, Spain near the Christmas season, make it a point to buy Mantecados and and Polverones, which make the Spanish celebration of Christmas complete. These treats can make your Christmas back home memorable and give it a Spanish touch. Made of toasted almonds, cinnamon, and toasted flour cooked in lard, these concoctions taste like no other. You can buy them in packs or boxes. They do not spoil easily so they stay fresh when you arrive back home.

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10. Lace shawls

Spanish Grey Lace Shawl ♡ We have one left immediately which is available online at £24.99 #bestsellers #spanishshawl #babyshowergift

Posted by Cherubs by Sarah Jane on Thursday, 4 July 2019

Lace shawls that come from Spain are lovely and unique. They are intricately made from the finest lace that can be found in Spain. Ladies use it to cover their heads or to place it over their shoulders as protection from the cold breeze. It can make one warm during the chilly nights. Buy a lace shawl to bring home as a memento–you will remember Seville every time you use it. You can find some at the novelty shops in the commercial district of Seville.

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11. Convent sweets

En #Sevilla la Navidad sabe a dulces de convento ¿Y en tu ciudad? Cuéntanoslo y gana un fin de semana en #Pamplona...

Posted by Saborea España (Tasting Spain) on Thursday, 2 January 2014

Seville is known for its centuries-old convents that keep alive the traditional sweets that can amaze those with a sweet tooth. Each convent has its specialty so that you can buy all kinds of treats by going from convent to convent. The cookies are amazingly delicious. You can also enjoy the delightful naranjito bites covered with glazed orange or the tocino de cielo which resemble a flan. You can also purchase jams, jellies, and other dessert dishes for your family to enjoy when you arrive home.

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12. Old-world bullfighting poster

29th June 1946: Juan Belmonte 'plays' a bull with sword and mulata (red cloth) at the opening of the bull fighting...

Posted by Limpasatirakit Faad on Saturday, 8 October 2011

One of the most exciting activities in Spain is bullfighting which is part of Spain’s tradition. This sport is not for the squeamish to watch. But still, people love it very much. If you want to show bullfighting to your loved ones back home, buy a poster that depicts a bullfight from several stalls in Seville. The images look real and you will feel like you are seeing an actual bullfight.

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Bring home wonderful mementos that you can buy from Seville, Spain

Souvenirs per turistes
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If you are thinking about what to buy in Seville, Spain, visit the shops at the commercial center of the city. Here, you can find many items that you can bring home as a souvenir and as a gift to your family and friends. You will be amazed at the variety of items to buy, from flamenco dresses and accessories to posters that you can easily afford. For sweets and other treats, visit the different convents in Seville and discover delightful products that will satisfy those with a sweet tooth.

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