At the eastern edge of Algarve we take the bridge over the Guadiana river to arrive in Spain, stopping first in Ayamonte, a sister-city across the river from Vila Real de Santo António. Large scale orchards of oranges dot the landscape. Soon they give way to huge fincas of olives. After two additional stops we arrive in Seville a little before 1 pm (with the 1 hour time change), a four and one-half hour trip.
We walk 10 minutes to our apartment hotel, Zentra Plaza Armas. It's a newer two bedroom duplex apartment for $90 a night. Nice!
We walk briefly around Parque Maria Luisa, but we're tired. We catch a taxi to take us to the Mercadona grocery store right by our hotel where we pick up a few provisions for snacks and breakfasts.