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  • Alcazar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sevilla Things to Do

    The oldest Royal Palace still in use in Europe, the Alcazar is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Seville. Its origins go as far back as the 11th century and it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. It is similar in many ways to the Alhambra of Granada, but considerably less crowded, so it is far more atmospheric, or at least that is...

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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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  • 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 (Casco Antiguo)

    Marbella Things to Do

    The historic centre of Marbella is a small square, whose name came from orange trees. This detail may suggest a Muslim origin, but the Renaissance style of the square shows more recent conception. Surrounded by classical buildings, it is as everything else in town a very touristy point, covered with esplanades full of tourists.

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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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  • 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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  • Cathedral / Mosque

    Córdoba Things to Do

    All the architects who worked in the Temple, tried to observe style unity. Therefore the Mosque makes grandiose and integral impression. The baroque Cathedral of Our Lady Assension (architect Ruis) was constructed in the center of the Mosque in 1530 - 1540. Along walls of the cathedral notable cordobian families suited their own chapels. You can...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Santuario de la Virgen de la Pena

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Mijas Things to Do

    Been here nearly 100 times when I was a child on family holidays. You get such a spiritual feeling going into the church, really amazing feeling regardless of whether you are religious or not. Such a great place to take little girly girls as its so beautifully decorated and has an amazing display cabinet of outfits and diamonds. Its in a beautiful...

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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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  • Cathedral

    Sevilla Things to Do

    The first building on the site now occupied by the world’s largest Gothic cathedral was a brick-built mosque, dating from the 12th century. The only parts of this which can be seen today are the courtyard, now known as the Orange Tree Courtyard, and the minaret, which forms the lower part of the Giralda bell tower. In 1248, following the...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Plaza de España

    Sevilla Things to Do

    The Plaza de Espana, on the edge of the Maria Luisa park, was built for the Ibero-American Exposition, a world fair which was held in Seville in 1929. A semi-circular brick building fills one side of the square. Along the exterior are alcoves which represent each province of Spain in coloured tiles, with a map and relevant picture. It's fun to...

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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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  • 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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  • Beaches and Promenade

    Marbella Things to Do

    One beach like all the other, but with a great difference - it was "our beach", only a few meters distant from our beds and pool. It´s a long beach, but a couple of hundred meters west of the start, near the tourist office, the sand changes and many rocks and pebbles appear, confirming that we were lucky, renting the apartment facing its best...

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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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  • Casa de Los Navajas

    Torremolinos Things to Do

    Day 3, and awoke to blue skies and less cloud - Hoorah! Standing on the balcony, the Moorish house as I called it, was bathed in sunlight This is the Casa de los Navajas (House of Navajas (Knives), which was built for Antonio Navajas Ruiz (of the wealthy Luque Navajas family) in 1925. The architect was Francisco Fernández Fermina. The...

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  • STREETS AND PATIOS OF CÓRDOBA...

    Córdoba Things to Do

    The picturesque ancient Arabian area begins near a southern wall of the Mosque. The area is remarkable by its small white houses and set of flowers which hang down from the top floors. There were markets and craft workshops in olden time. Flower street Calle de Flores conducts on the tiny square-deadlock which is set by flowers. You can watch my 7...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    One of the most interesting districts of Seville is Barrio de Santa Cruz. The Jewish dealers started to build this district in the middle ages. They have been sent from Toledo at king Ferdinand. This district have become one of the most expensive and prestigious now. Winding narrow streets, white in a frame yellow walls of houses, black refined...

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  • Alhambra - Nasrid Palaces

    Granada Things to Do

    The complex of palace, fortress and garden of Alhambra is the most harmonious and beautiful Muslim building in Europe. I've been there four times till now, and... am not tired, yet. There's no way to perfectly describe it: it's something you have to feel in location, so... let's go!

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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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  • Walls & fortifications

    Cadiz Things to Do

    Beautifully designed star shaped castle built jutting out into the water to protect this section of the city. You can go into the castle and enter the corner turrets and imagine yourself a soldier stationed there to keep a lookout for invaders. You can see the size in the second picture where Zohara is standing inside one of them. The view of 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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  • Roman Bridge

    Córdoba Things to Do

    One of the most lasting tributes to Roman engineering prowess and quality construction is the bridge over the Guadalquivir, a river that today doesn't look as formidable as it once may have been. The bridge itself is 247 meters long (9 wide) and was constructed in the 1st century BC as part of the Via Augusta, part of the Roman system of roads in...

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  • Play Bridge

    Fuengirola Things to Do

    Updated 10th April 2014 following another visit. The Manila Restaurant right on the seafront in Fuengirola meets Monday, Thursday and Friday at 2pm on the upper floor of the Cafe. The frontage of the Manila is Yellow with a covered area in front of the building. The organiser said they were about to cease playing at the Manila and would move to...

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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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