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Seville oranges seen in Cordoba! Seville oranges seen in Cordoba!
Seville oranges seen in Cordoba!

Weekend in Seville in Mar 2023: Day 3 – Afternoon and Evening in Seville

By Nige on Mon 20 Mar 2023 at 09:34
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Story: Weekend in Seville in Mar 2023
Tags: Seville | Spain | Videos | Weekends

After finishing inside the Mesquita, we wandered around the narrow streets in the vicinity, until Vick lost track of where we were on the map.

At that point, we decided to head back to the new town to get some lunch.

A view of the tower at the Mezquita
A view of the tower at the Mezquita
A view of the tower at the Mezquita
A view of the tower at the Mezquita

Finding somewhere serving something we wanted to eat proved to be a real challenge.

Some restaurants were not serving food until 1pm; some had no menu; some were just ice cream parlors.

It doesn’t seem like Spanish eating traditions works very well for us.

The lovely streets around the Mezquita
The lovely streets around the Mezquita
The lovely streets around the Mezquita
The lovely streets around the Mezquita

We ended up back at Starbucks, which at least served food we were happy with.

The main plaza in Cordoba
The main plaza in Cordoba
The main plaza in Cordoba
The main plaza in Cordoba

From there we wandered around, stopping for a magnificent ice cream, then headed back to the station via a number of benches in the park.

The various benches we sat at gave us an opportunity to take a selfie at each one.

The benches we sat at in Cordoba
The benches we sat at in Cordoba
An enormous ice cream sundae enjoyed in Cordoba
An enormous ice cream sundae enjoyed in Cordoba
An enormous ice cream sundae enjoyed in Cordoba
An enormous ice cream sundae enjoyed in Cordoba

There was a similar set of security checks at the station before we were able to get onto the platform. The train was on time and after a bit of messing about with seats, we settled in and dozed all the way back to Seville.

It was hot in the sun in Seville when we arrived back. Hotter than Cordoba. We managed to keep in the shade as much as possible on the walk back to the hotel.

A sleep was always going to be on the cards back at the hotel and we needed it.

The Billinghams and Keevils enjoying dinner in Seville
The Billinghams and Keevils enjoying dinner in Seville
The Billinghams and Keevils enjoying dinner in Seville
The Billinghams and Keevils enjoying dinner in Seville

We arranged to meet the Keevils at a lovely restaurant only 2 mins from the hotel.

To ensure we secured a table outside we went down for a drink early.

Luckily we got an English-speaking waiter and we explained what we wanted to do.

We ended up at a table for four and enjoyed a fab meal.

One of my two patatas bravas enjoyed as a starter
One of my two patatas bravas enjoyed as a starter
One of my two patatas bravas enjoyed as a starter
One of my two patatas bravas enjoyed as a starter

We started off with two portions of patatas bravas, of which, I ate most of them.

The potatoes were unbelievably tasty. Andrew decided he didn’t like the sauce, so picked at the potatoes underneath the sauce, so I had to hoover-up.

Vicks capresi salad
Vicks capresi salad
Vicks capresi salad
Vicks capresi salad

Vick started with a capresi salad, which she said was tasty, but there was too much spinach.

Vicks unbelievable mushroom risotto
Vicks unbelievable mushroom risotto
Vicks unbelievable mushroom risotto
Vicks unbelievable mushroom risotto

For main course, The Vickster and I shared a paella of chicken and chorizo with an unbelievable mushroom risotto.

The risotto was so rich and full of flavour – wow!

My half decent paella with chicken and chorizo
My half decent paella with chicken and chorizo
My half decent paella with chicken and chorizo
My half decent paella with chicken and chorizo

We crawled back to the hotel; said our goodnights and prepared for the big day tomorrow.


Follow the whole story here: Weekend in Seville in Mar 2023


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