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  • Alcazar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sevilla Things to Do

    Surrounded by the cathedral, the Alcazar and the Royal Archives of India, this wide square is the main hub of all touristy movements in Seville. It has an image of the Virgin in the centre, but its name comes from a small monument close to the archives.

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  • Alhambra

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Granada Things to Do

    The first building which can be seen, having entered in Alhambra from a front entrance will be monastery (Convento de San Fransisco), constructed in the end of XIV century on a place of the Arabian palace. Now there there is a hotel - parador (a hotel in a historic building).

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  • Beaches

    Torremolinos Things to Do

    The centre of Torremolinos has two good beaches - La Carihuela and Bajondillo. The only visible difference is... location, side by side. The first time we stayed in Bajondillo, and, by commodity or by the first good impression, it was my natural preference in the second visit. It is wide, safe, and the restaurants in the sand a good place to eat.

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  • Alcazaba

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Málaga Things to Do

    Malaga's Alcazaba is simply super. It is actually the best-preserved (albeit restored and partially reconstructed) alcazaba in Spain, although it is nowhere near as vast as the Alhambra nor is it as beautifully detailed and decorated. But it's still an excellent introduction to the architecture of the rich at the height of Moorish Spain, most...

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  • Old Town

    Marbella Things to Do

    It's not a great monument, but spanish try thir best to preserve history, and in a city where construction has frenetic, replacing almost everything not suitable to tourism, this degraded walls were all that they could save from the old castle. It is only a segment of the outer walls, dating from the 10 or 11th century, built by muslim occupiers,...

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  • Markets

    Fuengirola Things to Do

    The market site is really called '' the Fairground '' it is such a large and beautiful site that Iam sure it has many different events held here.What I do know is that Tuesday Market is held here for all sorts of goods for sale like in any market. But on Saterdays the market is a ''Flea Market , or used goods market . Vendors come to this market...

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  • Beaches & Seafront

    Cadiz Things to Do

    By shortly after 1 PM we were aboard our ferry again and soon on our way back across Cadiz Bay. Although there was still quite a cool breeze out on the open water, we passed two or three small open boats bobbing away on the swells as the occupants tried their luck at fishing. As on the outward trip, we again met the sister ferry coming out of El...

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  • Beaches

    Nerja Things to Do

    The beach is located between Playa Carabeo and Burriana beach on the eastern edge of Nerja. Access to the beach is by stairs are rather steep so it is not suitable for people with mobility problems, another option is to walk along the sand beach of Burriana. La playa se encuentra entre Playa Carabeo y playa Burriana en el extremo oriental de...

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  • Bodegas

    Jerez de la Frontera Things to Do

    Bodega Gonzáles-Byass, located in the center of Jerez de la Frontera, was established in 1835 by Manuel María González Angel and Robert Blake Byass – and the company is still run by the Gonzalez family. It is today one of Spain's most well-known sherry bodegas, and they own the famous Tío Pepe brand. The visit starts with a guided tour of the...

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  • Santuario de la Virgen de la Pena

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Mijas Things to Do

    Perched on the hillside at the foot of the village is this shrine to the Virgin of the Rock. It was constructed in 1586 around a cave where, after five centuries, the long-lost statue of the Virgin was rediscovered by two children. The legend says that the children had been led here by a dove and saw the Virgin appear to them to indicate her...

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  • Cathedral / Mosque

    Córdoba Things to Do

    Ever since I was about 14 years old I have wanted to see the Mezquita of Córdoba, so to finally enter it was an incredible feeling. The architecture is absolutely breathtaking. The remains of the mosque and the current cathedral in one building don't really match at all, but that's what makes this place so unique. With all the problems in the world...

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  • Alcazaba

    Almería Things to Do

    The Alcazaba complex is entered through a watchtower that leads to the Puerta de la Justicia via some paved steps lined with a fine array of flora. Mauve bougainvillea, prickly pear, aloe vera, mimosa, jasmine and rose bushes tumbled down the slopes providing a pleasant contrast to the sandstone coloured fortress.

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  • Plaza de España

    Sevilla Things to Do

    This is truly a beauty - made of tiles, mosaic, etc, it's colourful in the daytime and glows golden at night. I was most impressed by the benches - decorated to represent every province in Spain, and the tile bridges. Unfortunately, there was no water under them in 2007 (don't know why, in every postcard I've seen, there was!) but they were quite...

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  • Albaicin

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Granada Things to Do

    The Albaicin/Albayzin district of Granada is the site of the ancient Moorish settlement and...for me...Albaicin and the Realejo district were the two areas which most allowed me to 'touch the past'. Albaicin is a truly ancient settlement, dating from roman times (although nothing remains visible from that period). It was here that the Zirid court...

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  • Calle San Miguel

    4 out of 5 stars

    Torremolinos Things to Do

    This year, I visited torremolinos again. I have gone from many years to torremolinos cause it´s got a lovely weather and it´s a small town so you can walk and see everything. In San miguel street,the main activity of there is if you wanna go shopping. You can find from clothes, jewelry, custom jewelery, shoes, gift shops... Always i go i shop a lot...

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  • Gibralfaro Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Málaga Things to Do

    The name has a meaning of "rock of light" that signified a previous lighthouse built by Phoenicians of this spot. The fortress that was built in 1300's to further protect the gentry of the Granada kingdom, who could get up higher from the Alcazaba castle in case of attack. It is almost 400 feet to the fort and the highest point in the city. The...

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  • Beaches and Promenade

    Marbella Things to Do

    Marbella has a nice clima, but will be really overcrowded in summer and the beaches are not so good, compared to Mallorca or Alicante for example. Rocky and sometimes dirty due to the crowd. Also the Atlantic ocean is not far from it so it could be chilly somedays. But offcourse you can spend all day long on the beach taking a sun bath and eating...

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  • Sohail Castle

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Fuengirola Things to Do

    The castle El Castillo Sohail has got an interesting story. It is located on a hill at the outskirt of Fuengirola and is 38 meters above sea level. The Carthaginians and Romans occupied it continuously many centuries ago. On the ruins of these settlements the first buildings were erected at the time of the Caliphs. Then the Almohades built a...

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  • Cadiz Province: towns and villages

    Cadiz Things to Do

    Very close to the waterfront, we soon encountered Castillo de San Marcos - one of the city's main tourist attractions. I stopped for a photo as we approached for a closer look (2nd photo) and four of the locals who were sitting there beside the walls gave me a wave when they realized they would be part of the scene. This relic actually began life...

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  • Cuevas - Caves

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nerja Things to Do

    Nerja Caves are located near the pretty village of Maro. It is one of the monuments with the largest number of visitors in the country. After being discovered by five young men from the neighbouring village of Maro, on 12th January 1959, Nerja Caves were declared a Historic and Artistic Monument. The caves, which have a length of almost 5...

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  • Real Escuela Andaluza de Arte Ecuestre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerez de la Frontera Things to Do

    If you like horses, well a bit more than if yours wins the 3.30 at Aintree then this is the place for you. Here the andalucian dancing horses perform (I think twice a day) in the main arena. Some of the skill on display is amazing to watch especially when the horses do their dancing, think john travolta with four legs. Get there early as there is...

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  • Saint Sebastian Church

    Mijas Things to Do

    In the centre of the village is the pretty white church of San Sebastian, its present appearance dating from its restoration in the second half of the 17th century. This is a typical Mudejar church, "Mudejar" being a term that refers to Spanish architecture of the 13th to the 16th century, which combines Moorish and Gothic styles. Inside, this...

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  • Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Córdoba Things to Do

    The Gardens of the Alcazar are a relaxing place to escape the heat. I went in October, so unfortunately not much was in bloom anymore. There are lots of manicured gardens, fountains, orange trees. A lot of locals come here, this is a particularly popular place to take wedding pictures. That will give you a chance to see the Spaniards all dressed...

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  • Excursions Inland

    Almería Things to Do

    Walk around the wild west set and pretend you are a cowboy! Walk around the Mexico set and pretend you are out to get those gringos. You can rent horses and go off into the desert! You can watch a special show which some actors put on in the Saloon if the weather is bad or on the dirt streets of Texas! To can mosey on down to the local saloon...

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  • Cathedral

    Sevilla Things to Do

    VThe only things that remain from the mosque built in the 12th century and replaced by the cathedral are the tower - Giralda - and the adjacent cloister, called Pateo de los Naranjos because it is all planted with orange trees. The Muslim origins can be clearly seen in one of its doors, called Puerta del Perdon.

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  • Alhambra - Nasrid Palaces

    Granada Things to Do

    This masterpiece of Moorish architecture is simply the most wonderful and inspiring set of buildings in Spain. It's consequently the country's most visited historic sight. The complex is made up of three parts: a fortress (Alcazaba), royal palaces (Alhambra) and a summer palace with luxuriant gardens (Generalife). The buildings date mainly from the...

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  • Paseo Maritimo

    Torremolinos Things to Do

    One of the things that most impressed me about Torremolinos is the care with which they have done up the sea-front promenade, the Paseo Maritimo. It stretches for several kilometres, all of them nicely paved and well supplied with benches, so anyone can take a stroll there and enjoy the sea air. We saw so many people doing just that – locals...

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  • Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Málaga Things to Do

    I'd visited the exterior of Malaga's cathedral.....Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación ...... on my December daytrip, but allowed myself time to properly explore its interior on my return visit. As cathedrals go it's quite a late structure, because Malaga belonged to the Moors until the early 1400s). Almost nevitably, it was built on the site of a...

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  • Puerto Banus

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marbella Things to Do

    Important: Read this if you’re going to Marbella We arrived in Marbella on Friday the 3oth May 2014. There were 12 of us in the company on a hen weekend. We were all really excited and happy to be there, we were staying at the Vime La Reserva de Marbella. The Hotel was really nice and we were looking forward to our stay. We booked Bed & breakfast...

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  • Zoo

    Fuengirola Things to Do

    The Fuengirola NEW Zoo is designed to replicate the natural habitat of each and every one of the animal species living there. Large areas have been created in which water and vegetation take front stage. Rivers, gigantic trees, impressive waterfalls, bamboo-shrouded temples, hanging bridges and abandoned mines taken over by birds and bats. The Zoo...

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  • Cathedral

    Cadiz Things to Do

    Cadiz Cathedral was planned as a Baroque cathedral in the 18th century but was started in 1838, so the style was changed, incorporating more Neoclassical elements. Several Spanish noblemen are buried in the crypt, including Cádiz-born composer Manuel de Falla. Read more:...

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  • Balcón de Europa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nerja Things to Do

    The Balcony of Europe is a vantage point overlooking the sea, located at the end of the Balcony of Europe promenade. The balcony is right in the town centre and has wonderful views of the beaches of Nerja and the vast Mediterranean Sea; the views are among the finest in Spain. Visitors usually take photos of themselves leaning over the balustrade,...

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  • The Alcazar of Jerez

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerez de la Frontera Things to Do

    A visit to THE ALCAZAR is a must. This Moorish fortress/ palace was built by the Abbadid rulers in the early 10th century and later converted into a Christian stronghold. This complex covers a surprisingly small area, but has a mosque (subsequently used as a church), Arab baths, several towers (one of which is octagonal), pretty gardens with a...

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  • Iglesia de Immaculate Conception

    Mijas Things to Do

    There are several churches in the small town of Mijas, I visited the parish church, which is called "La Imaculada Concepción" or The Immaculate Conception. It existed before 1492. It was ordered to be built in 1541-65 on the site of the ruins of the ancient Moorish castle, and one of the castle's towers was used as a bell tower. It was not finished...

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  • STREETS AND PATIOS OF CÓRDOBA...

    Córdoba Things to Do

    Since 1921 the city council organizes throughout the first half of May The Patios Contest, in which the owners of these adorn their homes hard to get the prestigious award offered by the consistory. With the celebration of this popular contest aims to appreciate the efforts that make the neighbors to preserve these traditional places. In parallel...

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  • Almeria Beaches

    Almería Things to Do

    Rio de Janeiro - BrazilAlmeria is not the best beach area of southern Spain, but there is a good exception - Aguadulce, in my opinion the best beach around Almeria, where I would spend a week with pleasure.

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  • Santa Cruz District

    Sevilla Things to Do

    After the Christian conquest of Seville this city became one of the greatest Jewish communities in Spain. Santa Cruz was one of their quarters, and, though their four synagogues were transformed in churches, their signs are still present.

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  • Alhambra - Generalife Gardens

    Granada Things to Do

    Gardens Generalife (Jardines de Generalife) are stretched on a slope of another Alhambra hill. Sultans spent here the hottest summertime among blossoming acacias and bushes of a jasmin, under murmur of a fountain. Generelife means on-arabian "a garden of the architect", was a vacation spot of Nasrid kings. It is dated XII - XIII centuries. After...

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  • Churches

    Torremolinos Things to Do

    Returning to our apartments via Plaza San Miguel, I noticed that the Church was open, so we nipped in for a quick look. The exterior is quite attractive with its whitewashed walls and mustard coloured edgings. Two bell towers sit either side of an iron crucifix. Adding to the symmetry are two arched windows with iron railings, and two wrought iron...

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  • Bullring

    Málaga Things to Do

    There is a bullring in Malaga, Plaza de Toros, like in most cities and towns in Spain, at least those I have visited. I am against bullfighting, so I never visit the bullrings, but seeing that it is such a big part of Spanish tradition, I add the photos here, as these structures are beautiful. Bullfighting is popular here in Malaga and there were...

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  • Parks and Gardens

    Marbella Things to Do

    I've been in Figueres, visiting Dali's museum, with some frustration, because I expected more. In Marbella I saw a group of statues, bigger than in the museum, lined in a pedestrian avenue called Avenida del Mar, in the centre of the touristy area of the city. They must be reproductions, for sure (they are not big enough to stop criminal...

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  • Paseo Maritimo

    Fuengirola Things to Do

    The Promenade PASEO MARITIMO spans practically the entire coastline of Fuengirola, from the area of Sohail Castle to Santa Fe de los Boliches. Los Boliches was originally a fishing village which, thanks to tourism, has grown at an incredible rate. Its originsgo back to the 14th and 15th centuries. At around this time, Genoan merchants were allowed...

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  • Plaza de las Flores

    Cadiz Things to Do

    The Correos, (Post Office) is at the edge of the Plaza de las Flores. Here you can get your stamps and mail your cards to family and friends. All of my cards are written in the language of the place I am visiting, in this case Spanish. Because I am not fluent in Spanish, I purchase a local paper, Foreign papers are very easy to read, and then copy...

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  • Frigiliana

    Nerja Things to Do

    Strange to find that Frigiliana is considered a Nerja 'thing to do'.. But I suppose a daytrip to this historical village, stuffed with holiday homes and ex-pats from the UK, Germany, Scandanavia etc, may be a commonplace thing to do when based in Nerja. I certainly did it. But I'm not going to write about Frigiliana here. I'll write about it on...

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  • Streets and Squares

    Jerez de la Frontera Things to Do

    The Plaza del Arenal was once the place of bullfights, and battles and duels between knights, but today a peaceful square in the center of Jerez de la Frontera. It is surrounded by some old buildings, decorated with a beautiful stone mosaic, and there are trees and flowers, and a horse monument to Don Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja...

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