SURROUNDINGS OF THE HOTEL ALCÁNTARA
Hotel Alcántara is located
in the historic neighborhood of Santa Cruz. A one minute walk from the
Hotel leads us to Plaza Santa María la Blanca and several options
for outdoor dining.
Just down the street at the corner of calle Santa Maria la Blanca and
calle Cano y Cueto is a freidura, where you can order fried fish
to eat outside or for take away.
A few meters up calle Cano y Cueto we find Restaurante El Modesto,
highly recommended for lunch or dinner. The restaurant does not close
during the day, so you can pick any time to eat.
We follow calle Cano y Cueto to the Jardines Murillo the gardens
behind the back wall of the Alcazar, about 5 minutes from the
Just past the Plaza towards the old city wall in Barrio Santa Cruz is
the ceramic shop Artesania Alfaro
Leaving at night we find Cafe-Car Levies on calle Levies, just a one minute
walk from the hotel. The bar serves tapas during the day and is a popular
nightspot for a drink.
Following calle Levies we find La Carboneria, a bar with three
sections: a more rustic winter bar complete with a piano and fireplace,
a large covered terraza and an open air patio during the summer. You can
catch live flamenco here, for free, every night.
Taking calle Ximenez de Enciso to calle Mateos Gago and the cathedral we find this patio in a large Sevillian style mansion.
Bodega Santa Cruz, or "Las Columnas" as it
is known to locals, is just down the street on calle Rodrigo Caro. The
bar is famous as a meeting point to enjoy a few tapas and a cold beer.
We arrive at the Cathedral, just a 5 minute walk from the Hotel.
Just next to the Cathedral we find Plaza Virgen de los Reyes and the Alcazar,
a Mudejar style palace where the King stays when in Sevilla.
One of the baths - for viewing only - provides a cool spot for visitors
to rest in the Alcazar.