Located on Peral Street in the La Macarena neighborhood north of the historic walking district of Seville, this rental is a unique way to be a part of a real Seville neighborhood and still be just minutes away from the many historic sites of Seville.
The building houses studios and as well as one bedroom apartments. A converted private residence, the owner lives offsite. However, there is an office inside the entrance of the building and an on-site manager is present during week days. He is also available by phone any time and is extremely helpful and accommodating. I booked a studio apartment. However, when I arrived for a three night stay they had an empty one bedroom and I was upgraded for no additional cost.
A compact but full kitchen allows you to prepare your own meals or easily reheat restaurant leftovers. Windows in the bedroom and living area overlook Peral Street.
All rentals here include access to the rooftop terrace which has plenty of comfortable chairs and tables and a view of La Macarena neighborhood rooftops. It is a wonderful spot to get some sun if you are visiting in winter or spring. The historic center of Seville has narrow streets and tall buildings which limit exposure to the sun, good city planning for their hot summers. However, on cooler days it can make for a chilly day of walking.
Feria Street is located two blocks behind the apartment building. It is home to the oldest marketplace of Seville, the Mercado de la Feria. There you can find stalls with vegetables and fruits, fish, a butcher and tapas. It is a lively environment and gives you a real sense of neighborhood life in Seville. There are many other shops, small grocery stores and restaurants located on Feria Street.
A few blocks down Peral Street is The Alameda de Hércules (Hercules mall), or simply La Alameda. It is a lined with restaurants, shops, and residences. The center of the plaza is usually bustling with kids playing ball, lovers strolling and families on outings. Late afternoon and early evening finds the usual local tapas and wine crowds that you experience throughout Seville.
Nuts and Bolts
The Property: Price range per night for the studio is 50 to 95 Euros depending on the season. Rates are reduced for weekly or monthly rentals. There is a 3 night minimum.
Property Owner: The property owners speak English and provides quick responses to email questions. Once on site the property manager is available to greet you and assist you during your stay.
Walking: The pedestrian only historic center of Seville is a 20-30 minute walk from the apartment. It is an interesting walk with much to see. You can also catch the C3 or C4 bus from the edges of La Alameda Plaza to within one block of the start of the pedestrian area.
Local Transportation Options:
You can travel to and from La Macarena by bus. The TUSSAM C3/C4 lines are circular, running clockwise and counter clockwise around the edges of the historical center, and have many stops in the neighborhood. You can catch the bus from the train station and the owner will provide instructions on how to walk to the apartment from the bus stop. If you have a lot of luggage, or arrive before or after the hours for bus service, a taxi is not expensive and can drop you right at the door to the apartment.