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It had taken us much longer to get to the rendezvous with our guide in Córdoba than we had expected, so we set out early the next day for Sevilla, but that turned out to be a much shorter and easier trip, so we were quite early. We decided to treat ourselves to the lavish breakfast buffet at the Hotel Alfonso XIII and enjoyed looking out at the covered courtyard of this fantastic building, erected in 1929 but redolent of much earlier eras. (The city is usually called “Seville” in English, but we preferred to go with actual Spanish place names.)