La Mezquita

La Mezquita, or Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba, is a World Heritage site, and in fact a Roman Catholic church. My understanding is that the site was initially a small Catholic temple, was subsequently built into a great mosque while under Muslim rule. In 1236, which Cordoba returned to Christian rule during the Reconquista, the structure was […]

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Zahara de la Sierra

Zahara used to be an Moorish outpost, and the best sign of this is the Nazari Castle above town, which has been declared a Complex of Historical and Artistic Importance. For most, its just a quick roadside stop, if anything. […]

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Cordoba Old City

Cordoba’s Old City, which surrounds La Mezquita Mosque, is perfect for exploring on foot. Join a walking tour or just navigate your own way around town – suggested self-guided walking routes can be found online, or have a chat with the visitor center. […]

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Antequera

Antequera is a quiet but attractive Andalusian town. The Moorish Alcazaba at the top of town is amongst its key sites, and as a bonus offers stunning view extending for miles. The Arco de los Gigantes (Giant’s Arch) nearby the Alcazaba, dates back to 1585. […]

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Cordoba

Cordoba is a truly stunning city with some remarkable historical attractions, none more impressive than than La Mezquita, the third-largest mosque on Earth. In addition to La Mezquita, there are numerous additional worthwhile sights, which can basically be categorised as being inside or outside the Old City. For a comprehensive exploration, you’ll want to check […]

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Ronda

Ronda is a superb and well-known small city located in the hills an hour’s drive above the major coastal resort of Marbella. Puente Nuevo is a spectacular bridge over the 100m deep El Tajo gorge. Plaza de Toros is Ronda’s bullring, inaugurated in 1785. A museum is attached. Casa del Rey Moro is an 18th […]

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Carmona

Carmona is a brief but worthy stop on the route between Cordoba and Seville. Park up near the historical Porta de Sevilla fortifications and take a walk or grab a coffee. For archeology buffs, there are some extensive Roman Ruins dating from the first century AD on the southwestern side of town. […]

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Setenil de las Bodegas

Setenil is one of the many, distinctive Pueblos Blancos (white villages) to be found in the area. It also has the added distinction of having many of its buildings very, very well integrated with the local geology – making it quite a remarkable place! Some nice cafes can be found here. Streets are narrow and […]

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Lagunas de Campillos

West of Antequera, you’ll pass through the Lagunas de Campillos nature reserve as you drive along the A-384. The lakes here are home to a wide variety of water birds, including flamingos. […]

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Montefrio

Iglesia De La Encarnacion is one of the biggest and regarded one of the most important neoclassical churches in Spain. Most distinctive is the circular shape. The massive dome above it spans 30 metres. The Arabian fortress and Iglesia de la Villa sits perched impressively above town. Tickets can be bought at the tourist office, […]

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