Classic Andalusia Tour

Romantic
Romantic
10 - 13
days

Travel back in time as you explore Spain's Andalusia region, getting to know its rich past as the center of Islam and Judaism. Visit Granda, the last stronghold of Moors in Western Europe, home to the breathtaking Alhambra palace. Next, Make your way to Cordoba, home to the stunning Mezquita, one of the world's greatest Islamic buildings. Make sure to explore the Islamic and Jewish quarters of the city, getting a feel for its rich cultural heritage. Then, head to Seville to admire the Moorish palaces, juxtaposed with Gothic cathedrals. Stop in the 9C city of Ronda, named for the majestic mountains that surround it. Finally, make your way to the long-awaited Malaga, a coastal town with rich culture and history - a stark contrast to the nearby party cities of the Costa del Sol. Take a walk along the "mile of art" to see some of the world's finest artwork.

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  • CultureCulture
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Madrid, Spain

  • 2

    Granada, Spain

  • 3

    Cordoba, Spain

  • 4

    Seville, Spain

  • 5

    Ronda, Spain

  • 6

    Malaga, Spain

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Things to do in and around Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Edificio Villanueva
  • Madrid near Plaza Mayor
  • Museo Reina Sofia
  • National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid
  • Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Valle de los caidos
  • Palacio de cristal
  • Temple of Debod, Madrid
  • Estacion de Atocha (Atocha railway station)
  • Plaza Mayor
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  • segovia autumn sunset
  • Madrid 454 Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
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  • Convent of Las Descalzas Reales
  • Madrid - Museo El Prado
  • Avila, Spain-30
  • salamanca bird view
  • Palacio de Cristal
  • A fight!
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  • Cuenca
  • de Aranjuez un mediodía de verano
   
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Madrid

Spain, Community of Madrid region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric3 nights

Madrid is where ancient and old meet modern and cosmopolitan, where sightseeing, dancing, and shopping go hand in hand.

Madrid is the capital of Spain and its largest city. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural center of Spain. While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theater with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of National museums, and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado.
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Things to do in and around Granada

  • La Alhambra - Granada
  • Generalife
  • The Alhambra from Mirador de St. Nicolas (1)
  • Palace of Charles V
  • Where the most Catholic monarchs rest
  • Cuevas de Nerja
  • setenil de las bodegas
  • Granada Cathedral
  • Albaicín
  • Monastery of San Jerónimo de Granada
  • Granada
  • Nerja
  • Sobresaliente Catedral
  • cartuja
  • Pampaneira
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Granada

Spain, Andalusia region

HistoricCultureFoodNight lifeActive2 nights

Granada is simply spectacular, with its Moorish history and culture beautifully preserved to this very day.

Granada is a city and the capital of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It sits at an elevation of 738 meters above sea level, yet is only one hour by car from the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical. The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada. It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a popular destination among the touristic cities of Spain. The Almohad influence on architecture is also preserved in the Granada neighborhood called the Albaicín with its fine examples of Moorish and Morisco construction.
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Things to do in and around Cordoba

  • CÓRDOBA
  • Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba / Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba
  • Cordoba y sus Patios
  • Cities and towns: Jewish Cordoba
  • Medina Azahara
  • setenil de las bodegas
  • Castillo de Almodovar
  • Palacio de Viana (Córdoba)
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  • Sobresaliente Catedral
   
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Cordoba

Spain, Andalusia region

CultureHistoricSmall townsFood1 night

Cordoba remains as vibrant as it was in medieval times, and its Jewish, Islamic, and Christian cultural history remains evident.

Cordoba is a city in Andalusia, southern Spain. The old town contains numerous architectural reminders of when Corduba was the capital of Hispania Ulterior during the Roman Republic and capital of Hispania Baetica during the Roman Empire; and when Qurṭubah was the capital of the Islamic Caliphate of Cordoba, including most of the Iberian Peninsula.The historic center was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Things to do in and around Seville

  • Cathedral of Seville & Views
  • Alcazar
  • There's a single tram line Seville, Spain
  • Santa Cruz, Seville
  • Spain - Seville - Real Alcazar - King Don Pedro's Palace
  • setenil de las bodegas
  • White villages
  • Seville Cathedral
  • Metropol Parasol
  • Plaza de España (Sevilla)
  • Museo de Bellas Artes Interior 2
  • Cádiz
  • 2011 Jérez de la Frontera
  • House of Pilate: Classical fountain courtyard
  • Patio de los naranjos de la Catedral de Sevilla.
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Seville

Spain, Andalusia region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nights

The capital of Andalucia, Seville is steeped in its history yet fully embraces the modern-day, providing a full experience.

Seville is a Spanish city, it is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir. Its Old Town, the third largest in Europe, contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcazar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. The St. Mary of the See Cathedral was built from 1401–1519 after the Reconquista on the former site of the city's mosque. It is among the largest of all medieval and Gothic cathedrals, in terms of both area and volume. The Alcazar facing the cathedral was developed from a previous Moorish Palace. Construction was started in 1181 and continued for over 500 years.
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Things to do in and around Ronda

  • Ronda
  • Ronda
  • Ronda - plaza de toros
  • Palacio de Mondragon - Plaza Mondragón, Ronda - Mudejar patio
  • Ronda
  • setenil de las bodegas
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  • Ronda
  • Desfiladero de los Gaitanes
  • White villages
   
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Ronda

Spain, Andalusia region

Small townsCultureHistoric1 night

Once a home to bandits on its lofty cliffs, the city now offers an array of historic buildings and monuments, as well as great views.

Ronda is a city in the Spanish province of Malaga. American writers Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles spent many summers in Ronda as part-time residents of Ronda's old town quarter called La Ciudad. Both wrote about Ronda's beauty and famous bull-fighting traditions. Their collective accounts have contributed to Ronda's popularity over time.
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Things to do in and around Malaga

  • Taking a view over Malaga Harbor from Castillo de Gibralfaro
  • Automuseum Malaga 2013 - Museo Automovilistico Malaga
  • my family in Spain
  • Playa - Beach, Malaga
  • Alcazaba, Málaga
  • setenil de las bodegas
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  • Málaga Cathedral / Catedral de Málaga
  • Malaga Harbour
  • Santa Maria de la Victoria, Malaga
  • Cuevas de Nerja
  • Desfiladero de los Gaitanes
  • Marbella
  • Nerja
   
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Malaga

Spain, Andalusia region

Night lifeFoodHistoricCultureBeaches2 nights

An ancient city located on the gorgeous southern coast, this city is full of historic landmarks and offers marvelous beaches.

Malaga is a city and a municipality in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. The southernmost large city in Europe, it lies on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean. Malaga enjoys a subtropical–Mediterranean climate. It has one of the warmest winters in Europe. Malaga's history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. The archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras make the historic center of the city an "open museum", displaying its rich history of more than 3,000 years.
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