Iza decided to take a day off. It's the January rebajas (sales), and she likes to drive to Sevilla, which is much closer to us than Lisbon, and do a bit of shopping. She was happy for our company. We left rather early, as Spain is an hour ahead of Portugal, and we needed to get our errands done before mid-day siesta time, when everything closes down for several hours.
Once we had arrived and parked, we went straight to a charming confiteria to fortify ourselves with coffee and a snack.
Iza had taken us here last year as well...the range of sweet snacks to choose from is impressive.
There are no tables. One stands at the counter and downs her coffee, which is delivered by smartly dressed gentleman, in bow ties.
We are traveling light while in Portugal, having only a small backpack with us. Ryanair is so inexpensive that flying here and back home is less than the price of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant, but the baggage limit is very strict, so we can not acquire anything here. While Iza was searching the racks in her favorite stores, we took a walk around the center of Sevilla. I thought you might like to come along with us.
The day was quite fine, warm in the sun. Sevilla is a beautiful old city, full of colorful, ornate buildings and lively crowds.
The cathedral is exceptional.
Horse carriages are everywhere waiting to take you for a tour.
Iza was pleased with her purchases and we enjoyed the change of scenery.