Seville – Day 4 Shopping

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).

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A brief break from the local traditional dishes. Hand pattied burgers and homemade chips. Awesome

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.

Cathedral of Seville from the rooftop of the Hotel Casa 1800 at dusk

Cathedral of Seville from the rooftop of the Hotel Casa 1800 at dusk

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.

Shopping "streets" (no cars allowed).

Shopping “streets” (no cars allowed).

El Cronometro - Watch Store. You know how I love watches and they had some very nice ones her

El Cronometro – Watch Store. You know how I love watches and they had some very nice ones her

A real haberdasher - A hat maker for men and women.

A real haberdasher – A hat maker for men and women.

Say yes to the dress. One street of back to back wedding and formal dresses

Say yes to the dress. One street of back to back wedding and formal dresses

Custom-made festival dresses. The one in the middle is 40% off reduced to 420 Euros (about $462)

Custom-made festival dresses. The one in the middle is 40% off reduced to 420 Euros (about $462)

One of the displays of the famous La Campana.

One of the displays of the famous La Campana.

Pastry window at La Campana

Pastry window at La Campana

What we sampled

What we sampled

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.

Human Statue - Performs for tips

Human Statue – Performs for tips

Also on the way back to the hotel we came across some office space for rent.  We loved the whole look of the building.

An interesting building with office space to rent

An interesting building with office space to rent

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.

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