SOME SHOPS, BARS AND RESTAURANTS AROUND PLAZA DE LAS MERCEDARIAS
Bar "Las Antiguas Piletas" at the edge of Vidrio and San Esteban streets.
Recommended for its tapas.
Just opposite: bar "La Ojiva". You can see owner Javier in the window.
Across the street: "Bodega Extremeña" specializing in food from Extremadura, which means pork and cheese...
Try a tostada de jamón
for breakfast and tapa de solomillo
for lunch or dinner.
You can see the San Esteban church in the background.
Interior of San Esteban church: gothic arcs and mudejar
On San Esteban street towards Puerta de Carmona: a very tiny shop selling drinks, crisps and other foods. Also, a shop specialized in Semana Santa accessories.
On the edge of San Esteban with calle Tintes: bar "La Alcaicería". Rocío and her sister are often working behind the bar.
Finally reaching "La antigua Puerta de Carmona", a former gate of the old city walls. You can find a pharmacy here.
We turn right onto calle Menendez Pelayo, a major street, which is part of the inner city ring. Supermarket "MAS y MAS".
And just next to it "Internetia" cybercafe. They have very convenient hours. Only a 1 minute walk from the apartments.
Now we return to Plaza de las Mercedarias. You can see students in the uniform of a Catholic school.
Behind the school in calle Levíes: bar "La Carbonería" with live music and performances every night.
On the photo you can see the smaller one of the two rooms. There is also a terrace. Go around midnight, after dinner.
"Cafe-bar Levíes" at the corner of calle Levíes and Santa María la Blanca. Offers anything from breakfast to late dinner.
Carlos of bar-restaurant "Casa Fernando". He is a very entertaining camarero, but you need more than basic Spanish to be able to understand him. Recommended for its lunch menu.