A Weekend in Seville

Friday-night frolics

The tapas bars of the labyrinthine Old Town beckon. Slink into Las Teresas (c/Santa Teresa 2), a tiny place with azulejo tiles, marble floors, and moreish nibbles such as spinach and chickpeas.

Saucy Saturday in Seville

Stroll the Casa de Pilatos (Plaza de Pilatos 1; £6), built in the 16th century by the Marquis of Tarifa, who clearly had a massive crush on Ancient Roman architecture. Later add-ons brought courtyards and secret gardens.

Sexy Sevillian Saturday evening

The frescoed walls of sleek restaurant Az-Zait  set a decadent scene (try veal with red berries). Then, join a bottellon (bottle party) by the Guadalquivir river. These revelries often attract impromptu flamenco shows.

Sleepy Sunday

Join Sevillanos at the flea market at Alameda de Hercules: munch Spanish omelette and down super-strength coffee at one of the tapas bars lining the square.

Starry-eyed Sunday afternoon

Time for a flamenco lesson at the Museo del Baile Flamenco ( entry £8.60). Stomp and swirl to fervent cantes in the grand surroundings.