Five days ahead to enjoy the December bridge . Planning these rest days will be easy since the offer of leisure and culture is wide. Without leaving Seville , with incursions into the province, it is possible to organize an agenda of family plans or with friends worthy of the pre-pandemic. Classics such as the Belen Fair, the Old Book Fair, the tunos in the Inmaculada or the Convent Sweets Show in the Alcazar are resumed as before.
The Constitution bridge gives way to the feast of the Immaculate Conception and the capital and its towns are filled with activities loaded with tradition and others that already look to Christmas as a claim. Thus, to the getaway to charming rural houses, walks through the streets illuminated with Christmas lights, through traditional markets, shops or shopping centers to advance some gifts are added. For those who bet on the cultural offer to get closer to heritage in the form of a guided tour or museum, you will also find options here.
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On the night of December 7 to 8, the prickly pears return to the streets, being the second year, after 2019, in which the vigil is advanced. The performances of the 14 tunas will begin in the Plaza del Triunfo at 10:45 p.m. with the Tuna de Economicas, organizer of the event this year. The performances will follow one another, with a quarter of an hour for each one, until 02:20, when the Women’s University Tuna will put the finishing touch. As a novelty, upon the return of the Virgen de los Reyes to the Cathedral, the Tuna de Economicas will dedicate a song to her, La oracion del remanso.
Juan Carlos Vazquez
Sample of Sweets from the Convent in the Alcazar
From December 4 to 7, as long as stocks remain, the Royal Alcazar of Seville hosts the Convent Sweets Show. From 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., coinciding with the Puente de la Inmaculada, you can buy 290 varieties of sweets from 19 convents. A solidarity purchase that helps maintain the congregations and convents of Seville and the province.
Juan Carlos Munoz
3. Nativity Scene
Fair in Seville
The Nativity Scene Fair in Seville, next to the Archivo de Indias, keeps its exhibitors open until December 23. A craft market where we can finalize our birth with original and quality pieces. The schedule of the Belen Fair, located between Avenida de la Constitucion and Fray Ceferino, will be, on weekdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. On holidays and weekends, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Juan Carlos Munoz
Old and Used Book Fair in Plaza Nueva
Until December 8 you can visit the Old and Second-hand Book Fair in Plaza Nueva. It celebrates its 44th edition by bringing together again, after last year’s parenthesis, the best old bookstores in the country, which bring to Seville rare, curious, old, discontinued or difficult to find books, in addition to magazines, posters and collector’s items . Hours: Monday to Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Juan Carlos Munoz
Route of the Nativity Scenes of Seville
Numerous are the nativity scenes that this bridge open their doors to the visits of the citizens. From the most popular ones such as the Circulo Mercantil or the Cajasol Foundation, through those hosted by different brotherhoods, such as Gran Poder or La Resurreccion, the nativity scene route is now available for family enjoyment.
Antonio Pizarro
Exhibitions ‘Face to face. Picasso and the old masters’ and ‘Juan Valdes Leal’ at the Museum of Fine Arts
Until February 6 you can visit the Picasso exhibition, where seven works present in the Museum of Fine Arts by artists such as El Greco or Zurbaran are juxtaposed with nine made by the painter from Malaga from the Almine Foundation and Bernard Picasso for Art ( FABA). On the other hand, you can visit the more than 50 works of art by Valdes Leal exhibited to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his birth. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 09:00 to 21:00, and Sundays and holidays, from 09:00 to 15:00. Open Monday eve of public holidays, from 09:00 to 15:00.
Juan Carlos Vazquez
Guided tours of the ‘Imago Mundi’ exhibition at the Cicus
Cultural Gears guides visits to the exhibition Imago Mundi, Books for times of barbarism and civilization. A journey through more than 150 works including archaeological pieces, great works of painting with authors such as Murillo or Jose de Ribera, books such as the only original bible, preserved in Spain, from the first edition printed by Gutenberg and of which only 20 remain specimens around the world or documents exhibited for the first time, among other works of art. During the bridge, Engranajes offers this service on Saturday 4 at 5:00 p.m., Sunday 5 at 12:00 p.m. and Tuesday 7 at 5:00 p.m.Purchase and reservations:; 954 043 851 and 675 682 212.
Shopping day in the shopping centers of Seville and province
The shopping centers of Seville and province open this bridge. Specifically, they add to Sunday December 5 the opening of the December 8 holiday, so they are presented as two more perfect days on the bridge to go Christmas shopping.
Pepo Herrera
‘Aboard the Victoria’, children’s theater at the Seville Aquarium
Aboard the Victory is a production of Seville with the Little Ones represented by Escenoteca, which brings to the Global Omnium Auditorium of the Seville Aquarium a family play that masterfully brings the history of the First Around the World closer to the little ones. The work narrates the adventures of Estrella, a chatty and chatty rat from Seville, who embarks on board the Nao Victoria together with the crew of Magellan, with the intention of going around the world. On the ship travels Juan de Juanes, the captain’s dog who will be the perfect companion for this adventure. It is represented in double performance on December 5 and 6, at 12:30 and 17:30. 12.59 euros adults; 10.50 children.
Antony Pizarro
Session in the planetariums of the House of Science and the Pavilion of Navigation
Both the Pavilion of Navigation and the House of Science Museum are presented as two perfect options to spend the long weekend with the family. Among its exhibitions and workshops, its planetariums stand out. The 360 ‚Äč‚Äčimmersive cinema of the Pabellon de la Navegacion offers sessions every day of the bridge (4 euros). For its part, the Casa de la Ciencia has recently inaugurated in its planetarium, together with other projections, the one focused on the figure of Alfonso X el Sabio (3 euros).
Juan Carlos Vazquez
Christmas lighting in the streets of the center
It is the main claim to visit these days the streets of the center of Seville. The Christmas lighting already shines every afternoon-evening, forming a visual spectacle. In addition to street lighting, decorative elements such as illuminated Christmas trees are added, which attract young and old at this time of year.
Juan Carlos Vazquez
Seville’s amusement park On Ice
If your preference is the amusement parks, both in the Muelle de las Delicias and in the Prado de San Sebastian gardens (in the case of the Prado from this Friday, December 3) you can enjoy Sevilla On Ice, theme parks of Christmas in which, in addition to the Ferris wheel, the Scalextric or inflatables…, there are ice rinks for adults and children. The offer is completed with a generous gastronomic area to recharge batteries.
Juan Carlos Munoz
Exhibition ‘The Fleet of New Spain and the search for the Juncal’, at the Archivo de Indias
With documents, pictorial works, naval models, scale models and audiovisual pieces, the exhibition covers the history of the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora del Juncal, sunk due to a storm in 1631 off the coast of Campeche (Mexico) and the attempts to recovery from the seventeenth century to the present. From Tuesday to Saturday: from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 to 14:00. Free entrance.
From December 4 to 6, the Seville Conference and Exhibition Center hosts this event with the best of manga, anime, fiction, and K-Pop. Dozens of activities for all ages, including a wide range of leisure activities for the whole family that will allow young and old to enjoy days of fun at Fibes during the December long weekend.
Los Compadres at Cartuja Center CITE
Alfonso Sanchez and Alberto Lopez, the popular Compadres, propose a month of December of theater with two different productions that have as a link their style of customary and close humor, acid and critical, with which they identify his legion of followers. Thus, on December 7 (9:00 p.m.) and 8 (8:00 p.m.), the popular actors return to the Cartuja Center CITE with the comedy Cosas de Ninos. Tickets: 25 euros.
Juan Carlos Munoz
Family visit to the exhibition ‘Mamut. The giant of the Ice Age’, at Caixaforum
A fossilized skeleton and a hyperrealistic replica of a woolly mammoth will allow us to discover what these relatives of today’s elephants were like and we will try to find out the causes of their disappearance. On this family visit you will be able to learn about the animals that lived alongside our ancestors during the Ice Age, more than 10,000 years ago. Along the bridge different visits are organized with different schedules to consult.
‘La Verbena de la Paloma’ at the Lope de Vega Theater
‘La Verbena de la Paloma’, by the Compania Sevillana de Zarzuela, is performed at the Lope de Vega Theater on December 7 and 8, at 8:00 p.m. 00. The cast will be formed by a group of lyrical-theatrical interpreters of important national renown. Price,from 9 to 25 euros.
Children’s theater and dance for adults at La Fundicion
La Fundicion hosts from December 4 to 6, at 12:00, the children’s play The Brave Little Tooth. A dinner at the royal palace, the importance of oral hygiene, by the company Almatwins Productions (Seville). On December 8 and 9, at 8:00 p.m., the dance piece Anatomy of Feeling is staged, two bodies are presented as a landscape and a mirror of the inexplicable, by the Lucia Marote company (Madrid). Before these two shows, from December 3 to 5, at 8:00 p.m., a play I am strange people, by the company Eklectika (Seville). Tickets on the website of La Foundry.
Sample Fair of Typical and Craft Products in El Pedroso
The XXV edition of this Sierra Morena event will be held in El Pedroso on December 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. The trade fair has become the second most popular show in Andalusia, and is considered the largest gastronomic fair in our community.
Guided visit to the Convent of the Carmelitas Descalzas in Sanlucar la Mayor
Guided visit to the Convent of San Jose de las Madres Carmelitas Descalzas, at the hands of Cultural Route Sevilla. It will be on December 8, at 11:00. It is the first time that this convent has been opened to the public on a regular basis for guided tours. On the tour you will discover what is one of the oldest convents in Seville, founded in 1590 and which has been active for 431 years. Poems by Santa Teresa de Jesus, founder of the Barefoot Carmelite order, will be read and, at the end, those who wish can live a gastronomic experience in the town. More information on the Cultural Route website.
A getaway to Estepa, a waste of Christmas spirit
The town is presented as the City of Christmas, a title deserved not only for being the place from which the main Christmas sweets consumed in Spanish homes start, but also for having an extensive program of festive activities focused on the family public. Craft and Christmas markets, its famous City of Chocolate, dramatized visits to different heritage sites, among others, mean that on weekends this town is filled with visitors willing to enjoy its gastronomy and culture.

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