An area of Southern Spain made up of 8 districts spreading inland from the Costa del Sol, Costa Tropical, Costa de la Luz and Costa Almeria create the diverse region of Andalusia. An area where you can enjoy skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the morning and sunning yourself on the beach in the afternoon! There are so many cities in the region but we are going to focus on four in the region which have been particularly popular with my customers in the last couple of years.
Malaga, Grenada, Cordoba, and Seville are a diamond formation of cities, easily accessible from Bournemouth or Southampton airports and interlinked by local rail services or pre-arranged transfers.
Malaga is the gateway to Andalusia and worth spending a day or two exploring with its quirky museums including the Picasso museum. A beautiful pedestrianised centre, interesting architecture and fabulous restaurants and bars can start off your holiday in a very agreeable manner!
From Malaga, you can continue your trip to Grenada, a jewel in the Andalusian crown which is best known for the Alhambra. A series of palaces make up the Alhambra, including the Summer Palace called Generalife with its beautiful fountains and gardens. Tickets must be booked in advance to visit the Alhambra and there are also guided tours available.
After Grenada, Seville can be your next stop on your tour of Andalusia. Around 3 hours by train through the Spanish countryside, Seville is the capital of the Region. Seville is a beautiful and joyous city with 3 UNESCO world heritage sites within it. There is a cultural journey to be had in Seville.
From Seville, it is only approximately 45 minutes by train to Cordoba, a Moorish city founded by the Romans and later conquered by the Christians. In the heart of the city is the Grand Mosque/Cordoba Cathedral one of the largest mosques in all of Islam. This is now a mixture of Islamic and Catholic architecture and is a fascinating sight. The city is a typically bustling Andalusian city with a Jewish Quarter well worth a visit. It has plenty of excellent hotels and restaurants to choose from.
Catching the train back to Malaga from Cordoba for your flight home is only an hour or so and the whole trip can be done independently and organised by us here at Milford Travel or as part of a group tour which again we are able to arrange.