The bus from Tarifa took about three hours to get to Seville. Most of the scenery was rolling hillside with the occasional white town. We immediately find Seville attractive as even the bus station is attractive. And from there it's a short walk on Avenue de la Constitucion, a beautiful street, to our apartment. Seville was making a good impression.
Our apartment was rented from Apartamentos Torre de la Plata, located at Calle Santander 15.. It's well located: a block from Avenue de la Constitucion plus not much further to the river, the cathedral and many of the major city sites. In addition to its great location the apartment was spacious and functional with a balcony and washing machine, but it was also a bit characterless and worn.
Dinner was schwarma at one of those cafes that tries really hard to pull you in off the street. It worked this time. And the food was good enough.
We were in Seville (Sevilla in Spain) primarily to rent a car to drive to Marvao but we decided to extend it to a couple nights to get a look at the city I'd heard of (the Barber of Seville) but otherwise had no impression.
Now when I think of Seville I flash on Avenue de la Constitucion, a wide pedestrian street fronted by imposing stone buildings. Turns out, Seville is yet another beautiful Spanish city with the predictably nice walk-able streets and great food and all quite well maintained. Later I read that Seville is famous for hot weather and flamenco dancers but I missed both. On the other hand, we did explore the wonderful old town with narrow windy streets, and intimate square after intimate square.
Our day in Seville started with a healthy breakfast of cappuccino and apple pie. From there we walked to to the other side of the River Guadalquivir, the Triana neighborhood where we bought two small ceramic pieces at 7.50 each. Lunch was at a large tapas market. I'm really growing to appreciate tapas for the variety, serving size, and lack of commitment. And so far they've all been delicious.
Dinner was at the tapas market, Mercado Gourmet Lonja Del Barranco, on Calle Arjona. 15 for 3 large tapas and wine. From there we walked along the river back home.