HOSTAL RIO GRANDE
SURROUNDINGS OF THE HOSTAL RIO GRANDE
About 100 meters from the the Hostal Rio Grande we find the Puerta del Perdon, which offers a view of the Giralda and Cathedral.
About 300 meters in the other direction is the Plaza San Francisco and the Ayuntamiento,
or town hall.
We backtrack to the Cathedral and find the Plaza del Cabildo, about 2 minutes from the hostal. The ornate
building and plaza hosts the Sunday morning collectibles market. Stamps,
coins, semi-precious stones and other collectable's are on sale.
Just behind the Plaza del Cabildo is calle Arfe
and a famous churros stand: it is said to provide churros for
the King's breakfast when he is staying in the Alcazar nearby.
We follow the same street, calle Dos de Mayo, towards the river. If we look back
we can see a wonderful view of the Cathedral.
At the end of calle Dos de Mayo we cross the main avenue and arrive at the
river walk along the Rio Guadalquivir. Here we see a statue with the Torre del Oro in the background.
Following the river walk we find the Plaza de Toros, or bullring. We are now
only a 5 minute walk from the hostal.
On our way back to the hostal we take calle Harinas and find El Rincon del Pulpo Gallego, famous for
food from the region of Galicia, including octopus ("pulpo") and
cider typical of the nearby Asturias region.