Spotlight: The Seville Spain Tapas Scene in 8 Photos
Flickr, a website where users can create photo galleries, is a great place to share your Spain vacation photos.
One user, John Picken, has posted his excellent collection of Seville (Sevilla) photos. The photo set shows many engaging photo angles of the things tourists are likely to see in Seville. I’ve selected 8 that exemplify the Seville tapas experience.
Tapas are small portions of food served at small tapas bars. The pictures show typical tapas bars in Seville and some common tapas foods. Found throughout Seville and other parts of Spain, tapas bars are about socializing more than eating. It’s not uncommon for standing-height tables with or without bar stools to be the only place to eat. Everyone is happy to stand around and chat.
Most people drink beer or wine with their tapas. Many of these types of bars open into the street. When the weather is warm, eating outside is common.
From seafood concoctions to vegatables to rapa de toro (bull tail), tapas come in all shapes and sizes. A common practice is for each person in your group to order a tapa one at a time and for the group to make an evening of ordering tapas and drinking beer and hanging out. The group may even wander from tapas bar to tapas bar.
Mmmm, salty sardines on bread. If you don’t like it, order another tapa.
Sliced ham, cheese and olives are all “Made in Spain” food products.
Half finished…if you don’t like it, push it to the side and order something else. Tapas are cheap.
Eating tapas is a social activity. Order a few things, nibble on what you like and be sure to share.
Mushrooms and beer…and yet another piece of white bread.
This is a typical afternoon scene at a tapas cafe before the more busy evening hours.
The evening gets busy. Locals and Spain tourists alike come out to socialize and eat. If you visit Seville, you have to try the tapas.
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