An opportunity to see the cities of Andalusia, that form a »golden triangle» of Southern Spain, and are truly the essence of its spirit – Cordoba, Seville and Granada. Bullfights, guitars, flamenco, tapas, and passionate people – all what in the world Spain is famous for – you all find it on this region. Old cathedrals, medieval palaces, beautiful gardens and a thousand years of history in front of your eyes.
Andalusia is the autonomous community with the largest number of inhabitants and the second largest in Spain. The variety of its landscapes, the mildness of its climate and the hospitable nature of its people have made it one of the most attractive regions for visitors.
Day 1. BARCELONA
Meet & assist at the airport. Transfer to the hotel and check in.
Overnight in Barcelona.
Day 2. BARCELONA
Breakfast at hotel. Depart to make a panoramic city tour to admire the highlight marks of Barcelona: Gran Via, Plaza Espanya, Plaza Catalunya, Paseo de Gracia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, Camp Nou Football Stadium-
Overnight in Barcelona.
Day 3. BARCELONA/GRANADA
Breakfast at hotel. Depart to the airport to take flight to Granada. Arrival, transfer to the hotel and check in. In the afternoon, we will visit:La Alhambra, Human Heritage by UNESCO. Itinerary starts in La Alcazaba, the oldest buildings, then the Nazaries Palaces and finally the Generalife gardens and summer palace.
The Alhambra’s Islamic palaces were built for the last Muslim emirs in Spain and its court of the Nasrid dynasty. After the Reconquista by the Reyes Católicos («Catholic Monarchs») in 1492, some portions were used by Christian rulers. The Palace of Charles V, built by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in 1527, was inserted in the Alhambra within the Nasrid fortifications. The Alhambra is now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country’s most significant and well known Arab-Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the inspiration for many songs and stories.
Overnight in Granada.
Day 4. GRANADA/CORDOBA/SEVILLA
Breakfast at hotel. Depart to Cordoba. Arrival and visit:
The Great Mosque -Aljama- of Cordoba, built during the period of Moorish occupation, is the most splendid Islamic monument in the western world. Its construction commenced in 785, when Abd-ar-Rahman established Cordoba as capital of al-Andalus, on the site of an ancient church dedicated to San Vicente and was extended during successive periods by Abd-ar-Rahman II, Al-Hakam II and Almanzor.Then, we will continue to Sevilla. Arrival at hotel and check in.
Overnight in Sevilla.
Day 5. SEVILLA/MADRID
Breakfast at hotel. Depart to visit:The Royal “Alcazares” buildings are registered in 1987 by UNESCO as
. The original nucleus of the Alcazar was constructed in the 10th century as the palace of the Moslem governor, and is used even today as the Spanish royal family’s residence in this city, thereby retaining the same purpose for which it was originally intended: as a residence of monarchs and heads of state. Built and rebuilt from the early Middle Ages right up to our times. It consists of a group of palatial buildings and extensive gardens.Plaza de España, is a square located in the Parque de María Luisa, built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of the Renaissance Revival style in Spanish architecture. Today the Plaza de España mainly consists of Government buildings. The Seville Town Hall, with sensitive adaptive redesign, is located within it. The Plaza’s tiled ‘Alcoves of the Provinces’ are backdrops for visitors portrait photographs, taken in their own home province’s alcove.Transfer to the train station to take the high speed train to Madrid. Arrival, transfer to the hotel and check in. Overnight in Madrid.
Day 6. MADRID
Free afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in Madrid.
Day 7. MADRID/Airport
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the hotel.
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