After about a week of great local food it was time for a change, so last night we found a highly-rated American restaurant in Seville (with the help of the Tripadvisor website). And by American, I mean big, hand-made 100% beef hamburgers of all kinds (the menu said 100% cow). This was quite possibly one of the best hamburgers I have ever had. I am pretty sure it was that good or I was having withdrawals from not having any real meat since we got here (plenty of fish and a little ham but no real, red meat).
When we returned to the hotel we went on the roof to see the skyline at dusk. It had cooled off significantly and the views were great. I snapped a couple of photos of the cathedral.
Well, this morning, after running out of cathedrals and monuments to visit (really I am sure there were more) Keena said that it was time to hit the real shopping area of Seville (not just the tourist shopping areas). We walked for about 12-15 minutes to reach the shopping district, which reminds me of the Tanger outlet malls without the outlet stores and with more historical buildings. The streets are closed to all traffic except pedestrians and are shaded by the buildings or large canopies above the walking areas. As you know shopping really isn’t my thing but this was a great experience and Keena loved it, of course. I am not sure how many fans one person needs but evidently it is a lot. The shop keepers provided great service and also allowed Keena to practice her Spanish. We visited several stores that we learned about from our guidebook (more on the book in a later post) and then had pastries from a recommended shop.
On the way back to the hotel we came across a human statue tennis player. I have seen some of these in the past which really weren’t that good, but this guy held the pose forever and only blinked occasionally.
Also on the way back to the hotel we came across some office space for rent. We loved the whole look of the building.
One more photo. This one of a take-out restaurant. Keena and I were just talking the other day, wondering if there was take-out here because everywhere seems to be eat-in. Then we found this place where you can take away a plata.