- The city of Córdoba, once one of the largest cities in the world, is cultural dynamite, loaded with pretty squares and fine buildings, none less than the La Mezquita mosque.
- The remote towns of Baeza and Úbeda are surprise gems remote from everywhere. Both are UNESCO listed for their extensive collection of renaissance architecture.
- El Alhumbra, the most popular monument in Spain, is a huge fortress, palace and garden complex left by the old Moorish Rulers.
- Ronda is the largest of the Pueblos Blancos, set beautifully on a cliffside and possessing many fine and impressive buildings.