May 11 - Granada to Sevilla
After a nice breakfast in our hotel, we took a short morning walk in Alabyzin, the old Moorish quarter with its winding and hilly narrow streets. It was quiet and cool as we meandered along trying not to get lost.
Back at the hotel, we packed up and took a taxi to the bus station and rode to Sevilla. When we arrived, we took another taxi to Hotel Alcantara which was in the former Jewish neighbourhood, Barrio Santa Cruz. Our driver drove us through very narrow and picturesque streets. Our hotel's street was car-free so he let us out a short block away.
The temperature was heating up. When we walked to an outdoor restaurant for lunch, we sat in a covered patio that had cooling mists of water keeping us from overheating. We then had some downtime and meandering time until 8:00. That is when our Flamenco concert started. It was in a small concert hall adjacent to our hotel. There was a guitar player, a singer and a male and female dancer. The stage thrust out into the U-shaped seating area where we were joined by about 100 other guests. The female dancer had elaborate costumes while the men dressed in black. We enjoyed the concert although it was very loud and the dancers were very serious.
We officially became Spainish when we left for dinner at 9:30 and had some excellent tapas at Modesto Tapas. Bedtime was late.