Andalucía: Málaga, Sevilla, Granada, Cádiz…

by / Monday, 30 March 2015 / Published in Pack, Popular

This is one of the most popular counties in Spain. Sevilla, Málaga, Granada and Cádiz are some of the most well known cities outside our borders. But those are not the only ones. Huelva, Córdoba, Almería and Jaén are also part of these great county and worth a visit. High temperatures, hours of sun, culture, traditions and holiday resorts are some of the features that better describe this area of Spain.

If you are planning your holidays in this area of Spain contact us, tell us your likes and dislikes and let us recommend you and organize everything for you.

Please read a brief description of all of them below. We will include some popular activities that can be done when visiting these provinces.

SEVILLA

Perhaps the most famous in Andalucía is the town of Sevilla. More than 1,5 million people live in this town located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. It has a very rich Moorish heritage very worthy to be visited.It is full of narrow streets and squares inside its historic quarter which are mostly lively and busy. The many buildings with the World Heritage designation and the districts of La Macarena and Triana, rich in traditional culture, make of this town a must-see when you visit Andalucía.When visiting Sevilla you have, of course, to visit many monuments and some museums but you cannot either forget to “go out for tapas” (small portion of food) at any of its multiple bars and terraces.Its Holy Week has been declared of National Tourist Interest and it is probably the most famous one in Spain.If you like outdoors activities like hiking, horse riding, cycling ot golf this can also be your final destiny. Doñana Nature Reserve, declared a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, and the Sierra Norte Nature Reserve are ideal for practicing these activities.

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What to see

Built in the 12th century stands on the site of what was the Great Mosque. The only part of this structure remaining is the Giralda, its minaret and one of the symbols of the town.

The old minaret of the Cathedral, the bell tower nowadays, can be visited and offer great views over the town. Arab style.

A semicircular square dominated by two towers. In between of them there are a number of galleries representing all the provinces of Spain, painted in ceramic benches.

Arab style, it was the residence of Peter I, the cruel. It has two courtyards and a beautiful Ambassador’s Hall decorated with plasterwork and tiles. The furniture and tapestries must be highlighted.

The name meaning “golden tower” refers to its original golden tiles cover. Dates from the year 1220.

Used to be the Mercaderes Market, built in 1572 though the the second floor and the cross of the Oath were built in the 17th century.

There are tens of places to visit and monuments to see in Sevilla. If you are interested in visiting this wonderful town please contact us and we will be glad in organizing your trip and recommending you where to go and what to see, based on your likes and requests.

Activities

As we stated before the province of Sevilla has different Natural Reserves which are great for outdoor activities. You will also find many golf courses where to practice your favorite sport.

During its festivities you can enjoy a “corrida de toros” (bullfighting show). There are many detractors of this practice but also many loyal fans of it. To get the tickets please contact us.

Sevilla F.C. and Betis F.C. are the two major soccer clubs in town. Sevilla supporters deserve Betis supporters to loose and vice versa. Both are great teams and their supporters are vey loyal, casual and joker, as most of the habitants in Sevilla. Should you require tickets please contact us.

Tours

We tailor made all our tours based on our clients likes and dislikes, needs and requirements. Contact us for a FREE and personalized proposal.

We send a complete, comprehensive and personalized guide book with all our bookings with general information about the area you will be visiting, what to see and do, where to eat, maps, places of interest and some other information so you miss nothing when traveling with us.

You can tour your holidays at your own pace in a self-driven tour or get public transport to do it. Tell us all your needs and requirements and we will suggest you the best way to travel around.

We offer guided tours under request. Contact us for further information.

Prices

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€50Per person per night

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MÁLAGA

The quintessential holiday destination in Spain for tourists. Capital of the Costa del Sol. The main town of the province, Málaga, is a lively city full of attractive sites such as the Alcazaba, symbol of the city, the Gibraltar castle, the Farola seafront promenade, the Roman theater, the bullring (La Malageta) and the historic quarter of the city. The cathedral is also a must-visit when traveling to Málaga as well as any of its many churches.This town also holds numerous green areas that are worthy to be visited as the park, the Alameda Principal avenue and the gardens of Puerta Oscura and Pedro Luis Alonso.The Holy Week was declared of International Tourist Interest and features very spectacular religious “pasos” (floats).But the main touristic attractive of the province is the area around it, marked by the contrast between the inland and coastal villages, some of the most popular are Benalmádena, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona. All of them are full of holiday resort where to lye on the sun and relax, eat and enjoy the warm temperatures.

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What to see

The famous artist was born in Malaga and his house can be visited. The museum is located in Buenavista Palace and more than 200 works of this brilliant artist can be visited in the museum.

It is set in the house where Picasso was born holding a permanent collection with original pieces by the artist.

It holds the main genres in 19th century Spanish painting, paying special attention to Andalusian artists.

It was hidden underground for many centuries until it was discovered in 1951. It dates from the 1st century and lies at the foot of the Alcazaba fortress.

The Renaissance temple construction started in the first half of the 16th century, in the Gothic style though was continued in the 17th and 18th centuries. The interior has Renaissance and Baroque influences.

It is an Arab style Palace-Fortress built in the 11th century. Made of 2 concentric spaces: the outside in on the lower level while the inner part houses the palace.

It is the sand beach of the city and great to practice all kind of sports. The occupancy rate is high even though it is 1200 meters long.

The province of Málaga is full of small and not so small coastal villages where to enjoy lying on the sun, walk through its streets, sit at any of the many terraces to have a drink or to diner... In this area of Spain the sun is assured and there are plenty of resorts where you will be more than relaxed. Ask us for more information about your desired holidays and let us recommend you where to go and organize them for you.

Activities

Around the city of Malaga there are hundreds of cycling and walking routes where to enjoy with your favorite outdoor activities. Ask us for further information.

The province has several golf courses where to enjoy practicing your favorite sport.

During its festivities you can enjoy a “corrida de toros” (bullfighting show). There are many detractors of this practice but also many loyal fans of it. To get the tickets please contact us.

Malaga F.C. is the soccer team of the town. If you wish to assist to a game contact us and we will get tickets for you.

The province is full of holiday resorts all along the coast where you will be able to enjoy any of its many beaches available. Ask us for further information.

Tours

We tailor made all our tours based on our clients likes and dislikes, needs and requirements. Contact us for a FREE and personalized proposal.

We send a complete, comprehensive and personalized guide book with all our bookings with general information about the area you will be visiting, what to see and do, where to eat, maps, places of interest and some other information so you miss nothing when traveling with us.

You can tour your holidays at your own pace in a self-driven tour or get public transport to do it. Tell us all your needs and requirements and we will suggest you the best way to travel around.

We offer guided tours under request. Contact us for further information.

Prices

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€60Per person per night

Final price will depend on dates, final destination and services required

GRANADA

This town located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains has an impressive Al-Andalus style heritage. The contrast between that style, the Renaissance style of some architectural gems and some modern facilities make a visit to Granada compulsory.Granada was the last town reconquered by the Catholic Kings and the Moorish essence is easily recognized. One of its neighborhoods, the Albaicín, has been declared World Heritage Destination together with the Alambra and the Generalife. Renaissance style palaces hold seminars, conferences and so on and the modern buildings in town are prepared for great events.The province offers beaches, mountains, great weather and good communications. When visiting the town do not forget to “go for tapas” (small portions of food) at any of its many bars.

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What to see

The complex of buildings and gardens was the largest political and aristocratic center of Moslem West. Full of gardens and fountains the most important structure is “La Vela” tower from where you will get the best views of the Alhambra.

Located in the Carlos V palace features exhibits of the hispanic-moorish civilization and art under the Caliphs and the Nasrid dynasty.

Renaissance style combined with a Gothic floor plan. Built between the 16th and 18th centuries the dome of the main chapel is decorated with beautiful stained glass. Highlight the three wonderful doors.

It began as a medieval construction it was not until 1515 that it was finished in a Baroque style. Its interior is richly decorated and houses a collection of paintings of local artists.

The Royal Orchard was the country residence of the Sultan. Beside the courtyard there is a palace built in the 12th century.

It is the example of modernity in this town. In a 70,000 square meter area has been built an interactive museum which invites to participation.

Activities

The wonderful mountains invite tourist to practice their favorite outdoor sports such as cycling or hiking.

Granada F.C. is the soccer team and can be enjoyed at “Los Cármenes” stadium. Should you require tickets please ask.

Granada has a big number of beaches along the coast as it extends beside the province of Málaga.

During the winter time you can practice your favorite sport in Sierra Nevada. It is one of the biggest ski resorts in Spain.

Tours

We tailor made all our tours based on our clients likes and dislikes, needs and requirements. Contact us for a FREE and personalized proposal.

We send a complete, comprehensive and personalized guide book with all our bookings with general information about the area you will be visiting, what to see and do, where to eat, maps, places of interest and some other information so you miss nothing when traveling with us.

You can tour your holidays at your own pace in a self-driven tour or get public transport to do it. Tell us all your needs and requirements and we will suggest you the best way to travel around.

We offer guided tours under request. Contact us for further information.

Prices

4* hotel from

€50Per person per night

Final price will depend on dates, final destination and services required

CÁDIZ

This town is the oldest in Spain and in western Europe. It was founded 3000 years ago by the Phoenicians. Every people settled here left an important cultural imprint and still remains.Its historical legacy together with its excellent beaches and exquisite local food make of Cádiz an ideal destination for culture lovers and sun lovers. It is part of Costa de la Luz and offers a huge amount of destinations combining leisure and culture.The entry of the old town through Puerta Tierra shows the visitor what he/she will find inside the old town and marks the separation between the old and the new Cádiz. Wide avenues, great beaches, sailing clubs and modern sporting facilities on one side. On the other the old districts, the medieval town, La Viña (fishing district), Santa María (temple of flamenco)…Lively squares around the town, the cathedral facing the ocean, the neoclassical city hall, the port, the numerous religious buildings, its museums and that Tavira Tower, the symbol of the city, are all good reasons to visit this town.Cádiz has many coastal villages very popular for tourists as El Puerto de Santa María, Puerto Real, Caños de Meca, Chiclana de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda (known for its “manzanilla”) are all great destinations for lying on the sun and visiting their beautiful old quarters. Doñana Natural Park is also located in this province, declared World Heritage Site.Inland you can visit Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its wine with Denomination of Origin, and home of “cartujano” horses. Across de la Frontera, Medina Sidonia and Vejer de la Frontera are other destinies you should not miss when touring the province.In Tarifa takes place one of the most important events of the World Championship of Surf and it is visited by the best surfers all around the world.

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What to see

Built between the 18th and 19th century holds beautiful baroque images. It is part of a setting that includes Santa Cruz Church, San Felipe Neri Church and the Town Hall. The vaults of the high altar and the choir stalls cannot be missed.

It offers a tour though 20th century Spanish Painting from Phoenician to Roman culture. It also shows archaeological artifacts, phoenician sarcophagi from the 5th century BC and some examples of Costumbrism.

Offers a wide varied collection with emphasis on the Cádiz Court and Constitution of 1812.

El Chato beach, Santa María del Mar beach and La Victoria beach are all inside the town. The last one mentioned is a huge sand beach that skirts along the town’s coast.

Activities

Cycling is very popular in this province and it has a wide variety of routes to practice it. Hiking routes are also available.

There is a wide selection of golf courses inside this province. Ask for further information.

Tarifa in particular is a windy beach perfect for the practice of surf, kite surf, sailing or any other water sport.

In the town of Cádiz itself or at any of its multiple coastal villages such as Caños de Meca, Puerto de Santa María, Conil or Chipiona, to mention some, you will enjoy in their fabulous beaches.

Tours

We tailor made all our tours based on our clients likes and dislikes, needs and requirements. Contact us for a FREE and personalized proposal.

We send a complete, comprehensive and personalized guide book with all our bookings with general information about the area you will be visiting, what to see and do, where to eat, maps, places of interest and some other information so you miss nothing when traveling with us.

You can tour your holidays at your own pace in a self-driven tour or get public transport to do it. Tell us all your needs and requirements and we will suggest you the best way to travel around.

We offer guided tours under request. Contact us for further information.

Prices

4* hotel from

€50Per person per night

Final price will depend on dates, final destination and services required

HUELVA, JAÉN, CÓRDOBA AND ALMERÍA

Andalucía has some other provinces no so well known by tourists from other countries but also worth a visit. This is a very brief description of them but if you wish to visit them please contact us and we will send you much more information about any of them.Huelva is part of the Costa de la Luz together with Cádiz. Its coastal villages are very popular as summer destinations mostly for spanish people because of the quality of its beaches and the populations full of life and terraces to enjoy the nice weather. Portugal is very close and places as Faro and Tavira Island can be visited within a short driving distance.Córdoba is located inland in Andalucía. It has been awarded as World Heritage Site. Its important cultural legacy and the beauty of its alleyways, squares and white-washed courtyards surrounding the cathedral make of it a great visit while visiting Andalucía.Jaén is located inland and its main characteristic is the quality of its olive oil. It has a big number of protected areas in a landscape surrounded by olive trees. The capital, Jaén, is dominated by the Arab fortress on Santa Catalina hill.Almería shows a big contrast between its semi-virgin beaches and the semi deserted ecosystems inland. Its historic quarter is full of narrow streets with whitewashed façades. The Alcazaba (the citadel) was the biggest fortress built by the Arabs in Spain.

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