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7 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

English, Italian

About this tour

Embark on a captivating 8-day Andalusian odyssey with My Art Collection. Begin in Seville, exploring the Gothic Seville Cathedral and the vibrant districts of Barrio Santa Cruz and Triana. Immerse yourself in the passion of Flamenco and savor local cuisine. Journey to Cordoba, discovering the iconic Mezquita-Catedral and the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos. Indulge in an Andalusian Wine Experience.

In Granada, be enchanted by the Alhambra’s Nasrid Palaces and explore the Albayzín and Sacromonte districts. Enjoy Malaga’s Alcazaba fortress, Gibralfaro Castle, and the Picasso Museum. Explore Ronda’s Puente Nuevo and Plaza de Toros. Conclude in Seville or opt for an extra tour in Baeza and Úbeda, UNESCO gems with Renaissance treasures.

Marvel at Plaza del Pópulo in Baeza and Plaza Vázquez de Molina in Úbeda. My Art Collection’s Andalusia Experience promises an immersive blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, leaving you with cherished memories of this vibrant Spanish region.

Highlights

  • Cultural Richness: Explore the cultural diversity of Andalusia shaped by Moorish, Christian, and Jewish history.
  • Architectural Marvels: Visit iconic landmarks such as the Alhambra, Mezquita-Catedral, and Gibralfaro Castle.
  • Flamenco and Music: Experience the birthplace of flamenco in Seville and enjoy captivating performances.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in Andalusian cuisine with tapas in Granada and a wine experience in Cordoba.
  • Natural Beauty: Discover the diverse landscapes, from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the beaches of Costa del Sol.
  • Festivals and Traditions: Immerse yourself in the vibrant festivals of Semana Santa, Feria de Abril, and Cordoba Patio Festival.
  • Historical Significance: Explore historical sites reflecting Moorish rule, including the Jewish Quarter in Cordoba.
  • Art and Museums: Visit cultural gems like the Picasso Museum in Malaga and the Renaissance architecture of Baeza and Úbeda.
  • Free Time: Enjoy free time in Sevilla and the option to explore historic towns of Baeza and Úbeda.

Included/Excluded

  • Guided tours of Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Malaga, and Ronda.
  • Flamenco experience in Seville.
  • Wine experience in Cordoba.
  • Tapas experience in Granada.
  • Airfare to and from the starting and ending points of the tour.
  • Personal expenses and souvenirs.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Optional activities not specified.
  • Entrance fees for attractions not explicitly stated.

Itinerary

Check-in at the hotel in the city center, free time to explore the city 

Seville, or Sevilla in Spanish, is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Renowned for its rich history, stunning architecture, lively culture, and warm climate, Seville is a captivating destination. Here's a closer look:

 

  1. Architectural Splendors:

Seville boasts a remarkable collection of architectural treasures. The iconic Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, commonly known as Seville Cathedral, is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Giralda, a former minaret turned bell tower, offers panoramic views of the city. The Alcazar of Seville, a royal palace, showcases a blend of Moorish, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles.

 

  1. Historic Districts:

The city's historic center is a labyrinth of narrow streets, charming squares, and vibrant neighborhoods. The Barrio Santa Cruz, with its narrow alleys, picturesque squares, and historic Jewish quarter, is a delightful area to explore. The Triana district, located across the Guadalquivir River, is known for its traditional ceramics workshops, flamenco culture, and lively atmosphere.

 

  1. Flamenco and Music:

Seville is considered the birthplace of flamenco, the passionate and expressive art form that combines singing, dancing, and guitar playing. The city is home to numerous flamenco venues, where locals and visitors can experience the intensity and emotion of this unique Andalusian art.

 

  1. Culinary Delights:

Seville's culinary scene is diverse and flavorful. From traditional tapas bars to fine dining restaurants, the city offers a variety of gastronomic experiences. Local specialties include salmorejo (cold tomato soup), tapas like gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp), and traditional Andalusian dishes.

Seville's vibrant energy, cultural richness, and architectural marvels make it a must-visit destination for those seeking an authentic Andalusian experience. The city seamlessly blends its historical heritage with modern vitality, creating a unique and enchanting atmosphere.

Reales Alcazares

The Cathedral

La Giralda (exterior)

Plaza de España

Loggia dei Mercanti

Triana District

Barrio de San Bartolomè

Dinner and flamenco Experience in Seville

 

Cordoba, located in the southern part of Spain in the autonomous community of Andalusia, is a city steeped in history, cultural richness, and architectural splendor. Here's an overview:

 

  1. Mezquita-Catedral (Mosque-Cathedral):

The Mezquita-Catedral is Cordoba's most iconic landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally a mosque built during the Islamic period, it was later converted into a cathedral after the Reconquista. The architecture is a stunning blend of Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles, featuring a forest of horseshoe arches and intricate decorations.

 

  1. Historic Jewish Quarter (Judería):

Cordoba's Jewish Quarter is a charming labyrinth of narrow streets, white-washed buildings, and flower-filled patios. The area is known for its historic synagogue, the Synagogue of Cordoba, and the Calleja de las Flores, a picturesque alley adorned with flowers.

 

  1. Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos:

The Alcázar is a medieval fortress-palace that served as one of the primary residences of Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella. The complex includes beautiful gardens, impressive towers, and historic rooms, offering a glimpse into the city's royal history.

 

  1. Puente Romano (Roman Bridge):

Spanning the Guadalquivir River, the Puente Romano is a Roman bridge that provides breathtaking views of the city and the Mezquita-Catedral. Illuminated at night, it adds to the city's enchanting atmosphere.

 

  1. Patios of Cordoba:

Cordoba is famous for its traditional Andalusian patios, and inner courtyards adorned with colorful flowers, plants, and ceramic tiles. The Fiesta de los Patios, held in May, showcases the city's most beautiful patios, and visitors can explore these private spaces during the festival.

 

  1. Calahorra Tower:

Located at the southern end of the Roman Bridge, the Calahorra Tower is a fortified gate that once protected the city. It now houses the Museum of Al-Andalus Life, providing insights into Cordoba's Islamic past.

 

  1. Medina Azahara:

A short drive from Cordoba, Medina Azahara is the ruins of a medieval palace city built by Abd-ar-Rahman III. This archaeological site offers a glimpse into the opulence of the Umayyad Caliphate.

Wine Experience: the surrounding areas of Cordoba provide ample opportunities to explore the world of Andalusian wines. Whether you're interested in dry wines, fortified wines, or sweet dessert wines, the local wine experiences can offer a unique and enjoyable aspect to your visit.

Granada, situated in the eastern part of Andalusia, Spain, is a city known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and cultural significance. Here's an overview of what you can expect in Granada:

 

  1. Alhambra:

The Alhambra is the crown jewel of Granada and one of the most iconic landmarks in Spain. This palace and fortress complex, built during the Nasrid Dynasty, showcases exquisite Islamic architecture, intricate tilework, beautiful gardens, and breathtaking views of the city. Key attractions within the Alhambra include the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife Gardens, and the Alcazaba fortress.

 

  1. Generalife Gardens:

Adjacent to the Alhambra, the Generalife Gardens are a collection of beautifully landscaped gardens and courtyards. Known for their elegance and tranquility, these gardens offer a peaceful retreat with fountains, flowerbeds, and cypress-lined pathways.

 

  1. Albayzín:

The Albayzín is the historic Muslim quarter of Granada, characterized by narrow winding streets, white-washed houses, and charming squares. This area provides a glimpse into the city's Moorish past and offers stunning views of the Alhambra. Explore the labyrinthine streets and discover hidden gems, such as the Mirador de San Nicolás.

 

  1. Sacromonte:

Sacromonte is famous for its cave houses, carved into the hillsides, and its association with the Roma community. This neighborhood is known for its vibrant Flamenco shows, and you can experience the traditional Andalusian art form in intimate venues.

 

  1. Cathedral of Granada:

The Cathedral of Granada, also known as the Cathedral of Santa María de la Encarnación, is a magnificent example of Spanish Renaissance architecture. It houses the Royal Chapel, where Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella are buried. The cathedral's design is both grand and imposing.

 

  1. Royal Chapel and Granada Cathedral:

The Royal Chapel houses the tombs of Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella. It is adjacent to the Granada Cathedral, a masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture with a facade adorned with intricate details.

 

  1. Carrera del Darro:

This picturesque street runs along the Darro River and is lined with charming cafes, shops, and historic buildings. Stroll along Carrera del Darro to soak in the ambiance and enjoy the views of the Alhambra on the opposite hill.

 

  1. Tapas Culture :

Granada is famous for its generous tapas culture. When you order a drink at many bars, you often receive a complimentary tapa (small appetizer). This tradition allows you to sample a variety of local dishes while enjoying your favourite beverage.

 

Granada's unique blend of Moorish and Spanish influences, along with its historic sites and cultural offerings, makes it a captivating destination for travelers seeking a rich and immersive experience.

 

Malaga and Ronda, both offer a delightful combination of cultural richness, historical sites, and scenic beauty. Here's an overview of what each city has to offer:

 

Malaga:

  1. Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle:

Malaga boasts the impressive Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress with beautiful gardens, fountains, and stunning views of the city. Connected to the Alcazaba is the Gibralfaro Castle, offering panoramic views of Malaga and the Mediterranean Sea.

 

  1. Malaga Cathedral:

The Malaga Cathedral, a masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture, is known for its intricate facade and impressive interior. Climb to the top for stunning views of the city.

 

  1. Picasso Museum:

Malaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and the Picasso Museum showcases an extensive collection of the artist's works. The museum is located in the historic Buenavista Palace.

 

  1. Old Town (Casco Antiguo):

Wander through the charming streets of the Old Town, filled with shops, restaurants, and historic buildings. Plaza de la Merced is a lively square where you can relax and enjoy the local atmosphere.

 

  1. Atarazanas Market Experience:

For a taste of local cuisine and a vibrant market experience, visit Atarazanas Market. It's a bustling market where you can find fresh produce, seafood, and regional specialties.

Ronda:

  1. Puente Nuevo:

Ronda is famous for its dramatic gorge, El Tajo, and the Puente Nuevo, a bridge spanning the gorge. The views from the bridge are breathtaking, offering a glimpse of the stunning landscape.

 

  1. Plaza de Toros de Ronda:

Ronda is credited as the birthplace of modern bullfighting. Visit the Plaza de Toros de Ronda, one of the oldest bullrings in Spain, to learn about the history of this traditional Spanish spectacle.

 

  1. Old Town and Arab Baths:

Explore Ronda's Old Town, characterized by narrow streets, whitewashed buildings, and historic architecture. Visit the Arab Baths, remnants of the Moorish period.

 

  1. Palacio de Mondragón:

The Mondragón Palace is a beautiful example of Mudéjar architecture. It houses the Ronda Museum and offers insights into the history of the region.

 

  1. Jardines de Cuenca:

These gardens provide a peaceful escape with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the tranquillity.

 

Both Malaga and Ronda offer a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making them wonderful destinations for exploration and relaxation. Whether you're interested in art, architecture, or the scenic countryside, these cities have something to offer every traveler.

Baeza and Úbeda are two historic towns in the province of Jaén, Andalusia, Spain. Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, known for their exceptionally well-preserved Renaissance architecture. Here's a closer look at each town:

 

Baeza:

Plaza del Pópulo:

 

The heart of Baeza, this square is surrounded by Renaissance buildings and is a great starting point for exploring the town.

Fountain of Santa Maria:

 

An exquisite Renaissance fountain located in Plaza del Pópulo, known for its intricate design.

Baeza Cathedral:

 

A stunning Gothic-Renaissance cathedral with a mix of styles due to its construction spanning several centuries.

Fuente de Santa Maria:

 

An iconic fountain in Baeza, adorned with statues and decorative elements, providing a glimpse of Renaissance craftsmanship.

Jabalquinto Palace:

 

A grand Renaissance palace with beautiful courtyards and a mix of Gothic and Mudéjar influences.

Saint Philip's Church:

 

A notable church with a beautiful façade and interior, showcasing Baeza's religious architecture.

Úbeda:

Plaza Vázquez de Molina:

 

A stunning square surrounded by Renaissance buildings, including the Vázquez de Molina Palace and the Sacred Chapel of El Salvador.

Vázquez de Molina Palace:

 

A masterpiece of Renaissance architecture, now the Town Hall. Its courtyard is particularly impressive.

Sacred Chapel of El Salvador:

 

A remarkable example of Spanish Renaissance architecture, known for its intricate façade and beautiful interiors.

Santa Maria Church:

 

A Gothic-Renaissance church with an impressive façade and a mix of architectural styles.

Synagogue Water Cistern:

 

A unique underground space, part of the old Jewish quarter, showcasing the historical diversity of Úbeda.

Capilla del Salvador:

 

A chapel with beautiful frescoes and a serene atmosphere, providing a glimpse into Úbeda's religious heritage.

Casa Mudéjar:

 

An example of Mudéjar architecture in Úbeda, showcasing the cultural influences that shaped the town.

Both Baeza and Úbeda offer a remarkable journey back in time, allowing visitors to experience the splendor of the Renaissance period. The well-preserved architecture, charming squares, and rich cultural heritage make these towns a must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts in Andalusia.

 

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Multi Day's Tour

Languages

English
Italian

Tour's Location

Andalusia,Spain

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