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Andalucía Things to Do

  • Alcazar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sevilla Things to Do

    The Alcázar was built between 913-914 by the first Andalusian caliph Abd al-Rahman III who, for its construction, took advantage of a ancient Roman settlement. In the following centuries, the caliphs preceding added different palaces and gardens to the initial construction. Is the Palace with continued use as the world's oldest royal residence....

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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

    Rebuilt in the 14th century by the Nasrid rulers, Palacio Nazarí contains the residential quarters. It consists of several structures joined together by multiple courtyards with porticoes and fountains. Only two of these courtyards, Patio de los Naranjos and Patio de la Alberca, and their surrounding halls are open to visitors. Much of the original...

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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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • Puente Nuevo

    Ronda Things to Do

    The "New Bridge," or Puente Nuevo was built around 1800 to connect the Old Town of Ronda with the newer part of town on the other side of a deep gorge with the Rio Guadalevin running through its depths. It is said that during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s, many partisans were thrown over the edge to their crushing deaths on the rocks below

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  • Black Frog Divers

    Torrox Things to Do

    I am happy to report that my time with Blackfrog Divers at Torrox Costa, has been a superb experience.The center is well run (under the iron hand of Sara - actually, although she is a Dive Master herself, she mainly handles the admin side and makes sure everything goes smoothly and as planned) and the Instruction second to none. Marcin is a very...

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  • Cathedral

    Sevilla Things to Do

    It Is one of the largest cathedrals in the world, the third, after Saint Peter and Saint Paul's in London. It is a Gothic church, but of Arab origin, its construction started in 1433 and completed in 1507, lower the architect Alonso Martinez. Definitely one of the largest cathedrals in the world, which is not to say one of the most beautiful....

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Alcazar of Jerez

    4 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Plaza de España

    Sevilla Things to Do

    It was built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, which was based Sevilla. Its author is Aníbal González. He mixed a style inspired by the Renaissance with typical elements from the city: I brick, ceramics and wrought iron (performed by Domingo Prida). Its plant is semicircular. It is dominated by two towers, one on each side of the enclosure...

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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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  • Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Málaga Things to Do

    Construction of the massive Cathedral of Málaga was begun in 1528 on the site of the Grand Mosque of Málaga. Unfortunately, the mosque was completely destroyed to make way for the cathedral, and no traces remain. The cathedral took several centuries to build and, in fact, remains unfinished, though there are no plans to finish it. This is most...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Real Escuela Andaluza de Arte Ecuestre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerez de la Frontera Things to Do

    A tip - when going to attend the Horse Show, be aware that the covered ring is COLD and DAMP. So, take a coat. We attended in December, on a lovely sunny day, and after sitting for a while, we were frozen, even wearing a warm fleece and a hat! Okay, this is winter here but the temperature outside was 18 degrees. Even in summer I would advise...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 - 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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  • 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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  • Plaza de las Flores

    Cadiz Things to Do

    Surrounded by some of the most commercial streets of Cadiz, this square, known by the several stall selling flowers, is one of the liveliest places in the city. Curiously, the square gets the name from a spanish politician but the statue in the square is from Columela, a roman writer, that gives name to one of the adjacent streets. All good...

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  • Casa de Los Navajas

    Torremolinos Things to Do

    I have recently visited Casa de Los Navajas and was impressed with the marble flooring and exquisitely tiled walls not to mention the inlaid table (see photo). Built in 1925 and is now used by the local council for meetings etc. There was no charge for entry when I visited but left a donation with the lady looking after the gate. Opening times are...

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  • Roman Bridge

    Córdoba Things to Do

    Linking the tower of Calahonda to the historic city, across the Puerta del Puente, this bridge with almost 2000 years still works, as the easiest way across the Guadalquivir in central Cordoba. Halfway there's a statue from the 16th century.

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