In my last trip to Andalusia I visited three of its most beautiful cities: Seville, Cordoba and Granada. As it was not my first visit, we took our time, we wandered around and enjoyed some of the best things these cities have to offer: their culture and their cuisine.
Seville has a very special colour, and you will notice it immediately while you wander about the neighbourhood of Santa Cruz or you cross the Triana bridge at sunset and you follow the riverbank while admiring the beautiful views of the Oro Tower and the San Telmo bridge.
The Real Alcazar and the cathedral definitely deserve a visit, and you mustn’t forget to climb up the Giralda bell tower to enjoy the views of the city from above.
After walking up the steep ramp that takes you to the top of this historical bell tower, you will certainly deserve a break. La Moneda is the perfect restaurant to gather your strength while enjoying some tapas.
For those who enjoy exploring the city off the beaten tracks, I recommend a visit to a convent by the hand of our expert insider who, together with the cloistered nuns, will open the doors of this secret world as you visit the convent’s surprising museum and church full of unique works of art. To top it off, you will be able to enjoy delicious homemade jams!
We finished the visit with a gastronomic experience, having some tapas in the Feria Market and enjoying the cuisine of Tradevo Centro.
To bid Seville farewell, there’s nothing better than relaxing in the Penthouse Suite of the Corral del Rey Hotel. The icing on the cake!
Cordoba is wonderful. You can visit the city comfortably, walking from the Alcazar to the Potro Square, stopping at the awe-inspiring Mosque-Cathedral, undoubtedly one of the most spectacular monuments in the country.
Wandering about the Jewish Quarter streets it’s easy to find lots of charming places such as the Synagogue, the San Bartolomé Chapel or the San Basilio courtyards.
Personally, I recommend visiting El Churrasco restaurant to enjoy their delicious tapas and regain some strength.
At nightfall it’s worth walking to the Roman Temple as well as visiting the impressive Christ of the Lanterns when illuminated. The perfect evening ends at Sojo Fusión, one of the most fashionable restaurants in the city, where you can enjoy traditional and innovative food.
In Granada, one of the most typical ways of starting the day is having some “churros” at the Café Fútbol, a most authentic place.
The Alhambra is a must in the city, and it would certainly be unforgivable to miss its beautiful Nazari palaces when in Granada. You will be able to enjoy the best views of this incredible Andalusian work of art from the Albayzin and Sacromonte neighbourhoods.
I recommend admiring the sunset from the San Nicolás viewpoint and then going down to the Paseo de los Tristes to enjoy the views of the Alhambra at night, while dining at the Ruta del Azafrán restaurant.
You can’t leave Granada without wandering around the Realejo neighbourhood and visiting the cathedral and the Capilla Real, a place full of history and works of art that will surprise you.
As a final treat, I recommend enjoying some tapas at the San Agustín Market!