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“Great shop, most friendly shopkeeper”

Le Secret de Carmen
Ranked #15 of 107 Shopping in Seville
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Owner description: Original little shop located at the room where famous cigarre maker Carmen met her lovers. We sell little antiquities, vintage articles,books, posters, handcrafted souvernirs around Carmen in particular, and Seville in general. Probably, the best, imaginative and original suggestion for a shoping day in the heart of the city, surrounded of wonderful tapas bar clasiques in Seville.
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!

Thank cocox2
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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.

1  Thank Andrew P
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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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