Convento San Leandro, Seville

Convento San Leandro, Seville

What to buy here: Convent sweets.

The historic city center is dotted with convents where the nuns pass their time making sweets and peddling them out of turnstiles in the foyer. From honeys and jams to cookies, the nuns provided sevillanos with their sugar rush. Enter into any of the small doors next to the convent, and a cloistered nun – hidden from view – will ask your order. Tell them you’ve come without sin, and you’ll be awarded with something sinful – pestiños, yemas San Leandro and other goodies.

The convent sweets do come in boxes, however just basic cardboard boxes and do require some care if you aim to take them home with you.

During the first weekend in December, there’s also a market in the Patio de las Banderas of the Alcázar palace which showcases the city’s most delicious treats.

Most of the cloistered nunneries in the city have treats for sale, but listed below are some of the more popular.

Price: 5€ for a box of almond sweets and up to 16€ for Yemas de San Leandro, an egg yolk pastry.

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Sight Name: Convento San Leandro
Sight Location: Seville, Spain (See walking tours in Seville)
Sight Type: Shopping

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