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Journey about the most important cities of the Arabic domination which was during seven centuries. This journey doesn't include any transport because it includes a rented car.

Themes: Romantic Gastronomy History Cities Europe

Your day to day

14/10/2016 17/10/2016

Sevilla

About the city

Seville has a special colour, this effervescent city is filled with captivating traditional architecture in colours of lemons, plums and oranges. The River Guadalquivir runs approximately north-south through Seville. Most of the city, including the old quarter of Barrio de Santa Cruz, is on the east bank, while the Barrio de Triana lies on the west bank. At midnight, impromptu singing, clapping and guitar playing fill bars and streets. By day, the diversity of the city’s heritage becomes apparent. The Romans, Moors, Catholic Spaniards, and now, hordes of tourists have all tried to claim Seville as their own. Indeed, Seville has never failed to spark the imagination of newcomers. From the street, the cathedral seems unimpressive; you must go inside to get some sense of its dimensions. Massive pillars support the vaulted roof, and the wealth of treasure is fabulous beyond belief. Another major sight of the city is La Giralda, which was the minaret of the Almohad mosque. From the top, there’s a fantastic view of the city across the barbed spires and buttresses of the roof. La Torre del Oro, a symbol of the city, originally covered in golden tiles, watches over the town as it has always done since 1220. Seville at night is wonderful, everything takes on a mystical air able to hypnotize and if you know how to live it, you will fall under its spell.

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Hotel Baco

70%
  • At 0.5 km from the center
  • Plaza ponce de leon, 15, Sevilla 41003
This hotel is located in a building of historic interest in Santa Catalina area, in the historic center of Seville. All rooms have with bath with bathtub and shower, and free wi-fi. Hotel Baco's opening coincided with the famous world fair held in...
  • ALOJ 4 PERS NO-REEMBOLSABLE (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 3 Accommodation nights

17/10/2016

Sevilla

Córdoba

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Córdoba

About the city

Perhaps nowhere else does Spain’s diverse heritage present itself so tangibly to the visitors as in Cordoba. The Roman Bridge, and scattered pillars and ramparts testify to the city’s importance in Roman times. The Arab occupation brought about its greatest prosperity and for a time Cordoba, with is vast library, was the largest city in the world. Cordoba captures the essence of Andalusia today: White-washed houses along narrow streets hide serene patios, and the strains of cante jondo, a vocal style in flamenco, still resound from time to time. Most sights and monuments are clustered in the Juderia, a maze of narrow winding streets that was once the city’s Jewish quarter. This area lies between the Plaza de las Tendillas, Cordoba’s main square, and the River Guadalquivir. Here visitors will find the city’s symbol, The Mezquita, Great Mosque, which is a mystic wonder; an airy forest of 850 marble, alabaster and stone pillars supports the 425 striped double-decker arches. From the tower visitors can clearly see how the 13th century conversion into a cathedral resulted in an incongruous juxtaposition of styles. Mischievous The Jewish quarter is great for tapas and bar-hopping, while you are at it, try a light, dry fino or a sweet Pedro Ximenez, the most famous local wines. Córdoba has plenty reasons for visiting it. This city invites you to dream: just wander through its convoluted alleys and you will realize you're in a unique place. Do not miss the sunset from the Roman Bridge over the Guadalquivir river. After that you won’t want to go to sleep.

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Apartamentos Patios De Alcantara

  • At 0.8 km from the center
  • C/ alcantara n§3, cordoba, Cordoba, spain
  • APARTAMENTO 4 PERSONAS (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 3 Accommodation nights

 

Fiat 500 Lounge or similar

Centauro

Sevilla

Seville Airport (Shuttle)
17 Oct 2016 12:00

Sevilla

Seville Airport (Shuttle)
20 Oct 2016 18:00
20/10/2016

Córdoba

Granada

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20/10/2016 23/10/2016

Granada

About the city

The Muslim rulers of Granada adored and adorned this provincial capital. Ignore the low apartments of Granada and look up: the majestic clay-red Alhambra palace looms against the Sierra Nevada, Europe’s sunniest ski slopes. And the refreshing coastline is also nearby. The Alhambra, the red one in Arabic, is an Islamic monument of universal fame ad unfaded grandeur, built on a hill covered with splendid woods and gardens. The numerous courtyards and rooms inside the palaces of the Casa Real are among the finest examples of Mudejar art and architecture. Constructed after the Reconquista of Granada to replace the mosque on the site, the Cathedral of Granada is the first purely Renaissance cathedral is Spain. The Royal Chapel, reached by a separate entrance, contains the elaborate tomb of Ferdinand and Isabella, along with Isabella’s splendid private art collecting. South of the Cathedral is the Albayzin, the old Arab quarter, a set of winding alleyways with Moorish-style archways decorating the walls. Granada is famous for its holy week celebrations, which include festivities and processions. For less cultural diversion, stick to the student pubs around the university.

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Marquis Hotels Portago

70%
  • At 0.6 km from the center
  • Calle san matias, 20, Granada 18009
This property is located in the heart of Granada, in San Matias Street just 50 m from the nearest links to the public transport network. It lies within walking distance of the nearest restaurants, the tourist centre and many of Granada's historical m...
  • APTO 2 HAB (4 PERS) (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 3 Accommodation nights

1 Insurances
  • Insurance (Seguro ARAG Inclusión) - Region (Single Country) - Days(9)

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