We spent the next day wandering around, exploring Sevilla. We stumbled upon an austerity measures protest in the morning.
The day got cold and was only forecast to get colder. Someone (me) did not do a good job of packing appropriate clothing, so after a pretty terrible tourist trap lunch (hunger-induced fail), we decided to do some shopping. These plans were postponed when we found out the stores were closed not for siesta, as we assumed, but for the entire day (an Andalusian holiday). Oh well. When it’s raining and you can’t shop, eat and drink. Lunch was redeemed when we found a crowded, tasty, cheap place to grab some tapas and escape the rain (we found out later it was a franchise, but the food was high quality, everyone there was a local, and we had a great time, so I recommend it). After beers and tapas, the lighting was incredible, so we ran around taking pictures before heading back to get ready for our night of flamenco, wine, and tapas.
These next pictures are from the following day- notice the beautiful blue skies- when we did some more wandering before driving back to Portugal.