If you are looking for a place to sip sangria with the locals, who fill the neighborhood squares every evening, this city would be my pick. One of our favorite spots in our short visit to Sevilla was the Plaza de la Alfalfa, where the children played soccer while their parents socialized at the outdoor tables surrounding the square. Just a short walk down an alley filled with tapas bars, including the very tasty Bar Europa, we found the lively Plaza Salvador, with the church on one side and small bars on the other, where you can get a copa de Cruz Campo for a euro with a younger crowd.
We began our visit with a walking tour of the city with Concepcion of Sevilla Walking Tours, and stayed with her for a tour of the Cathedral, since it is absolutely huge (the largest gothic cathedral in the world and home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus, who is also a bit of a superstar in Spain). This also began our immersion into the history of the Reconquista of Spain, headed up by the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, which continued throughout all of Andalusia. We were even able to visit the beautiful Alcazar before the day was over, and we headed back to our neighborhood bar to relax.