Seville (CNN) — "Go to the street" is a common saying in Seville, because that's where the real action lies when you travel to the capital of southern Spain's Andalusia region. CNNGo checked out the vibrant destination to sample its street life -- and the meals from breakfast to late night tapas that feed its daily eating out rituals.
From its Roman origins more than 2,000 years ago to a tangle of Moorish and Christian influences, Seville has a rich history, which explains the city's layers of enchanting architecture.
Sevillianos work hard to stay true to the city's flamboyant reputation as the center of the flamenco scene.
They also take pride in enjoying slow living. Here are five of the locations in the show:
1. Plaza de Espana and Maria Luisa Park
What do "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Star Wars" have in common? They both filmed here at Plaza de Espana.
Built as the centerpiece of the Ibero-American Expo of 1929, the plaza and its impressive building stretches around a 500-meter canal crossed by four bridges.
Small boats can be rented to row around the Plaza, or visitors can hop on a horse carriage and ride through the adjoining Maria Luisa Park, the greenest area of Seville.
Plaza de Espana is also known from several Hollywood movies.
It's been used over the decades as a location for films such as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Star Wars."
2. Metropol Parasol
When you're lost, asking for "The Mushroom" may get you there faster than calling it by its name.
The Metropol Parasol started as a controversial project to revitalize a parking lot at Seville's Plaza del Encarnacion and to provide a gateway into the city's northern half.
The 30-meter-high structure sits in stark contrast to the surrounding traditional buildings, towering over them like giant fungi, earning it the nickname "Las Setas" -- the mushrooms.
The Parasol acts as a welcome relief from the sun in the summer months and protects the Roman ruins underneath the building that were only discovered during excavations.
From the rooftop, there's an unrivaled 360-degree view of the city.
Metropol Parasol, Plaza de la Encarnacion and Avenida de María Luisa, Seville, Spain; +34 606 63 5214
3. EME Catedral Hotel Rooftop Terrace
Best sunset view in the city.
This five-star modern boutique hotel in the heart of the city has a rooftop bar that looks directly onto Seville's most iconic landmark -- the Cathedral, or Catedral de Sevilla.
The EME terrace is the perfect spot to watch the sun go down and enjoy a cocktail to the beats of resident DJs.
4. Red House Art & Food
Visiting for a cuppa may lead to buying a comfy sofa at Red House Art & Food.
Known as a creative art space, this cafe and performance venue is unique in Seville.
Almost everything is for sale -- from the prints on the walls to the comfy sofas where customers spread out to enjoy afternoon coffee and cake.
Products in the cafe are almost all locally produced.
It has a trendy alternative feel when the DJ arrives and a new crowd settles in for the evening.
5. Mamarracha Tapas Bar
A trip to Mamarracha Tapas Bar and you know it's worth its buzz.
One of the hottest tapas bars in town is abuzz with Sevillianos and tourists who keep coming back for the fashionable cuisine.
It has a modern yet rustic interior style with a featured garden wall.
The owners -- Argentinian Juan Manuel Garcia and his partner Andaluza Genoveva Torres Ruiz -- have worked for many international names including Gordon Ramsay in Los Angeles.
"Tan cerca, tan lejos"
"Esos Ojillos Verdes (Alegrías)"
"No Tengo Quien Me Quiera (Malagueña)"
"Después de un Tiempo"
"Only For Pleasure"
"Como Te Duele"
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