You've just arrived in Seville in the deep mid-winter and all you've been given is a flanelette sheet and an extremely long pillow? Do you love bargains? Go to Ikea!
|IKEA IN SEVILLE!!!!!
Its not difficult to get to Ikea on public transport from Seville. You need to get the bus from Plaza de Armas. The M160 Sevilla-Gines goes every 20 minutes or so and
it takes about 15 minutes. If you're not sure then ask at the Information Desk in Plaza de las Armas and they're pretty helpful. Sit near the front and ask the driver to tell you when you get to IKEA (I said something like "quiero llegar a IKEA" and he told me the stop). Its right next to Aire Sur.
From the bus stop, you need to walk back up the road and to the roundabout and go right, up the hill. You'll soon see IKEA looming up ahead. Remember, Sevillian people are really helpful so if you're confused ask somebody else on the bus. Also remember no matter how good your intentions are, when you go to IKEA you will spend more than you intended to. I spent double.
To come back just wait at the bus stop on the opposite side of the road to where you arrived. The M160 is pretty regular, but if not there are a few buses that head back to Seville.
Shops like Ikea in Seville
If you don't want to make he trek here are some more central options:
Tiger, just off Calle Tetuán (near Zara): has IKEA style layout. DEFINITELY Nordic or something. And sells a lot of quirky homeware and stationary, things like mirrors, jewellery stands and drawing pins. This is a GREAT place!
So called "chinos" are large bazaar-style supermarkets owned by Chinese people- but instead of selling food, they are absolutely stuffed with every object a human could ever need. They're like Ebay in a shop. They are all over Seville and have kitchenware, blankets, heaters etc. For some things they are very cheap.
There are a couple of Carrefour supermarkets that have loads of stuff - the one just outside the Macarena has everything from porridge oats to double beds, mountain bikes, kettles and bath mats.