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A real gem for Carmen fans

A tiny shop tucked into a tiny street is a wonderful find for anyone who enjoys Carmen and the... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2015
3dogsinthecountry
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Well worth the trip just for the conversation

Fantastic shop with nice souvenirs. The star is the owner though who was lovely and have its lots... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2015
Robert R
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Reviewed October 11, 2015

A tiny shop tucked into a tiny street is a wonderful find for anyone who enjoys Carmen and the operas of this lovely setting. Stop by to find treasures related to Carmen.

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Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic shop with nice souvenirs. The star is the owner though who was lovely and have its lots of great advice. A real fountain of knowledge and very interesting

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Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Loved this unique shop in Santa Cruz. Even better was the friendly and helpful shop owner who took the time to share all sorts of Sevilla's gems with us. Stop by for fun souvenirs and great tips from the nicest man in Spain!

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Reviewed February 28, 2015

This adorable little shop (and the owner's) specialty is 'Carmen' items... appropriately, with Bizet's great opera set here in Seville...and this shop sits next to where 'Carmen' is rumored to have 'rendezvoused' with various lovers;) Knowledgeable, English-fluent shop owner, Manolo, has assembled a tempting 'treasure-trove' of opera-themed books, photos, plates, posters, figurines & movie memorabilia (all at bargain prices), plus other unique souvenirs to recall Andalucia & Seville. Manolo also provides visitors with reliable 'insider tips' on local attractions and dining destinations...he has been most helpful to us on many occasions. The shop is well- located... just off popular Plaza Alfalfa, with its many excellent tapas bars. Drop by and see!

Thank wildswanDelaware
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Reviewed November 4, 2014

Le Secret De Carmen is a little shop within the old quarters of Seville dedicated with an exquisite dedication to reveal George Bizet's Carmen.
The attention to detail is superb, the owner of the shop is generous in knowledge and sympathy. On the other hand there is also some room for the most famous (even infamous) Carmens.
Truly a place to repeat

Thank Isaac A
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

We attempted to visit three times whilst in Seville at appropriate "normal" opening times based on previous trip advisor reviews. Shutters open doors locked on 2 occasions shutters shut on 3rd. No information as to opening. Window shopped - it looked interesting but short of breaking and entering couldn't get in. No info on door etc as to opening but a nice trip advisor sticker. Its a bit out of the way so not impressed with lack of information. Owner suggest you provide information for your customers.

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

This little shop is full of creative finds. If you're looking for a one of a kind gift, Manolo is the man to visit. He has an excellent selection of books, hand made items, and vintage pieces. As another reviewer mentioned, the orange soap smells incredible. I'm not much of a shopper, but I visited this store twice during my 4 day trip. Manolo is very friendly. He knows so much about Sevilla and can offer great suggestions. He gave me some excellent ideas for wine and flamenco. This store is really worth a visit!

Thank relevart23
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Unique selection and a charming owner who was very happy to give us some insider tips on things to do and see in Seville. I went back twice to buy more of the orange soap he carries. It smells so beautiful and evokes such strong memories of Seville, I was afraid I didn't have enough!

Thank Cindy L
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Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

In a city full of tourist shops, this little shop offers genuine, interesting, tasteful souvenirs. Well worth seeking out. Opening hours are unusual - it opens at noon when a lot of shops are closing. Very friendly, English-speaking manager.

Thank OnlyinBrighton
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Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

An interesting find that has items ranging from cute handmade one-of-a kind t-shirts, old books, ceramics to posters dating back to 1920s. The store has a lot character and more importantly, Manolo, the owner, is a wealth of knowledge and one of the kindest people of Seville. He went to the extend of dropping our purchased items to the hotel since he knew we were going in the opposite direction. Make sure to ask him for recommendations for where to eat and what to see from a local's perspective. Thanks Manolo!

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