Seville by night

Alameda de Hércules.

Seville is known for its vibrant nightlife and sure enough it won’t disappoint you. Nightclubs, bars and pubs are spread all over the city, around every corner. There’s such an abundance that you will hardly be able to even go to half of them. Every year new clubs open and to get in to the hottest places it’s best you dress up. The bouncers go on how you dress and if you enter in groups that are too big you run the risk of being rejected.

Spring and summer is without a doubt the best time to go out. That’s when las terrazas open, which are outside patios and clubs taking the party in the open air. Since dinner is normally around 10 or 11 most people don’t go out before midnight. If you want to go clubbing, they don’t open till 2 in the morning and won’t start filling up till 3 am. A normal night out ends around 6-7 am, but could continue even longer. Something many people aren’t used to, but believe us, you’ll manage! The only thing you need is to have a siesta and you’re good to go.

Spaniards both love and are used to spending time outside. All year round you see people standing outside the bars with their Cruzcampo enthralled in heated conversations. You’ll also see people with their alcoholic beverages in the streets and squares. This sensation is called botellón and a typical place for this in Alameda de Hércules, a big squared also filled with numerous restaurants and bars. However, it has become increasingly more difficult to spend the night like this due to the complaints from the neighbours. Yet, along the river and in the park the youths are still gathered to enjoy the sunny weather and the company.

People here spend more time outisde in general than we do in the north. The good weather certainly fascilitates this phenomenon but even when it’s colder people stand outside with their friends and let the children play in the streets. What may seem as a shock is seeing the children up in the middle of the night.Although, when it gets up to 45 degrees in the shade during the day it’s no wonder people have to live at night. Old and young. What’s nice to see in Spain is that people spend a lot of time together and bring the children wherever the grown-ups go. The house isn’t a central meeting point like in Sweden and there’s something refreshing about that!

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