Tetuán street of Seville it is located in the downtown part of the city, bounded by the Plaza Nueva and the Velázquez street and being parallel to the Sierpes street.
Important shopping street of Seville, is inside the ranking of the 10 way more expensive than Spain. With a huge movement of people throughout the year, here you can find a lot of shops of leading brands, stores souvenirs and gifts, cafes, bars and restaurants.
If you want to learn more about this prestigious commercial area of Seville not come nothing wrong the following tips.
Learn about the history of Tetuan street in Seville
In the XV century, this road received the name of “Monteros” for being there, the place in which they lived the huntsmen of the king Fernando III. Already in the SIXTEENTH century its name was changed to the “Colcheros” for being the street on which they lived many sellers and manufacturers of quilts.
It was not until the NINETEENTH century, specifically in 1869, when the street was christened with its current name “Tetouan” as a tribute to the decision of this square african the same year by the general O’donnell.
Between 1931 and 1936, the republican authorities named it “Conquest of Tetuan” until, once started the Civil War and with the city occupied by the troops of General Franco the name would definitely like “Tetuan”.
The pedestrianisation of the calle Tetuán of Seville occurred in December of the year 1991, on the occasion of the upcoming celebration of the historic Expo 92 with a strong opposition of the merchants of the street. It was the beginning of the gradual pedestrianisation of the city centre.
Visit its most emblematic buildings
The greater part of the buildings that you can see in the calle Tetuán of Seville belong to the first half of the past century XX.
Excels the house of Ocaña Carrascosa in the number 1, of Juan Talavera and Heredia and the building that is located on the number 2, built by Aníbal González in the year 1917. At number 25, at the corner of calle Jovellanos, highlights the work that was also mentioned Talavera and Heredia at the request of Francisco Gil Fernández in 1911.
The calle Tetuán of Seville also housed for more than a century it was the theatre’s most important city, the Teatro San Fernando that was one of the main cultural centres of the city since its opening in 1847 until its demolition in 1973.
Know the history of the tile Studebaker of Seville
The Studebaker it is tile most important media of the city. Developed in 1924 by order of the Factory Widow and Children of Manuel Ramos Rejano, was a work of Enrique Orce Marmol.
The tile depicts a scene of countryside in which there is a group of people assembled in a car Studebaker, with the sculpture The Thinker, Rodin, in the background. In the tile can be read: “Studebaker cars 6 cylinders”.
This tile has had numerous restorations, and for its quality and location is one of the best exponents of what was the advertising at the beginning of the TWENTIETH century. A point of the calle Tetuán of Seville you can’t stop to visit and photograph.
Go shopping in the calle Tetuan in Seville
Like its parallel calle Sierpes the calle Tetuán of Seville it is a favorite for lovers shopping. Considered as one of the top 10 commercial streets with a higher traffic of people in Europe, to a level similar to that of the Gran Vía or the legendary Carnaby Street in London.
Some of the stores most visited calle Tetuán of Seville are the clothing stores C&A and Pampling or the store of beauty products Yves Rocher.
Eating in the calle Tetuan
The area of the calle Tetuan it is one of the best for go for tapas or to eat tablecloth in all Seville, with the nearby and lively streets of Sierpes, Albareda, or Alvarez Quintero.
In the same calle Tetuan it is highly recommended the Restaurant Il Vesuvio. Very popular among lovers of the Italian cuisine in Seville, with a great outdoor terrace from which to enjoy both of their magnificent pizzas and pastas as the phenomenal environment of the street.
And if you are looking for something more “sevillano” you must not miss a visit to the Bar Blanco Cerrillo where their tasty tapas especially the anchovies in a marinade, have so much fame in the city as the Giralda.
The calle Tetuán of Seville allows you to spend a whole day of fun, especially if you want to emulate Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman and you want to return to your home or hotel with hands full of bags with nice things, and give your palate in some of its magnificent dining options.