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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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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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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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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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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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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Granada

The city of Granada is a major tourist attraction, so check out a Granada-specific guide for deeper insight if you wish to explore the city in depth. The must-see attraction is The Alhumbra the Arab palace, fortress and garden complex which is also the most visited sight in Spain, with over 2 million visitors annually. […]

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Purullena

Purullena is an optional addition to Guadix. Here, you’ll find more caves and also numerous shops, selling touristy paraphernalia including pottery. A short way beyond Purullena is the Carcavas de Marchal Natural Monument. […]

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Guadix

Guadix is well off the tourist trail, but I found it extremely unique and interesting. It is a very quiet town, but has an unusual Spanish wild-west feel about it. The eroded desert landscape that surrounds the town give it an mysterious feel. Park your car somewhere between the main round-about and the Cathedral, and […]

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