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  • 1 Los Gaitanes gorge Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - Álora

    The Los Gaitanes gorge (desfiladero) is the main attraction of the Ardales park, which can be accessed on foot from El Chorro campsite (30min there and back). Enjoy stunning views from the metal suspension bridge which spans the gorge, which has an o..

  • 2 Génova park Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Avda Doctor Gómez Ulla, s/n E - 11003 Cádiz

    Previously called the Paseo del Perejil, today this attractive park is the lung of the town, a calm spot, and perfect for pleasant walks. Opposite, the old barracks of Charles III is now the seat of the university.

  • 3 Jerez de la Frontera cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. de la Encarnación, s/n E - 11403 Jerez de la Frontera

    The cathedral was one of the most important religious buildings in the city in the 18C. Built above a former mosque, its construction resulted in the modification of adjacent streets and the creation of new areas such as the Plaza de la Encarnación. ..

  • 4 House of the Cabildo Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 11403 Jerez de la Frontera

    Its Renaissance façade has, as the main elements of its decoration, grotesques and cupids alongside Hercules and Julius Caesar and flanked by the Cardinal Virtues. This building is the main feature of the pretty Plaza de la Asunción.

  • 5 Alcázar Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Alameda Vieja, s/n E - 11403 Jerez de la Frontera

    It is from here that you will have the most beautiful view of the Cathedral. The Alcázar, which was part of the fortified 4000m long surrounding wall erected by the Almohades in the 12C, is accessible through the city gate, a typical Almohade right-a..

  • 6 St. Michael's Church (San Miguel) Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. de San Miguel, s/n E - 11401 Jerez de la Frontera

    The oldest of the church's façades, the so-called Saint Joseph façade, was built in 1480 in a style very much inspired by the Flemish. The main façade is a robust Baroque tower, the upper part of which supports a spire covered with «azulejos». In the..

  • 7 Carthusian monastery Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    E - 11401 Jerez de la Frontera

    Construction of La Cartuja started in 1478, but work continued for most of the following century. The monastery's Renaissance façade (1571) overlooks a large paved courtyard. The impressive façade of the church has the appearance of a retable divided..

  • 8 Córdoba Jewish quarter Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 14003 Córdoba

    With its whitewashed alleyways, flower-decked patios, ornamental wrought-iron work and typical bars, it is impossible to resist the charms of the Judería. Step away from the Mezquita and its hordes of tourists to explore one of Spain's most beautiful..

  • 9 Palacio de Viana Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de Don Gome 2 E - 14001 Córdoba

    This palace was extended on several occasions between the 14C and the 19C, which gives you an idea of the changes in civil architecture in Córdoba during this period. This unique and surprising complex of buildings covers an area of about 6 500m2, mo..

  • 10 La Villa distrct Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 14800 Priego de Córdoba

    This delightful medieval district of Arab origin is typically Andalucian in appearance with its maze of winding streets lined by whitewashed houses decked out in flowers. Evocatively named streets such as Jazmines, Bajondillo and Reales provide an en..

  • 11 El Cerro Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Puerta del Sol E - 14940 Cabra

    The narrow white streets are steep and winding, some have arches, like thePuerta del Sol, a reminder of Cabra's Moorish past. Note in particular Calle Huertos and Calle Toledano, Plaza de Santa María and the delightful Glorieta de Colombia.

  • 12 Castillo de Almodóvar del Río Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 14720 Almodóvar del Río

    Occupying a strategic position, this large castle stands on a hill overlooking the great expanses of the Cordoba countryside. The village is hidden away to the south of the hill, along the Guadalquivir. The castle is made up of two walls with eight t..

  • 13 Medina Azahara Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 14000 Córdoba

    Abd ar-Rahman III began construction of this sumptuous city in 936, but hardly was it finished than it was sacked by the Berbers in 1013 during the war which was to bring the Cordoban Caliphate to an end. Excavation work has revealed three terraces w..

  • 14 Charles V's palace Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de los Aljibes E - 18009 Granada

    Charles V had this palace built in 1526. Pedro Machuca, a pupil of Michelangelo, created a work of pure classicism, where the simplicity of the design and the harmony of its lines endow it with a majestic beauty. The circular courtyard, one of the su..

  • 15 Generalife Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Paseo de las Adelfas E - 18009 Granada

    Magnificent terraced gardens and subtle water features characterise this palace of modest dimensions which is right in front of the Alhambra and was built in 1319. Don't miss the patio of the Acequia around which are arranged the buildings ; the hist..

  • 16 chapel Royale Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    calle Oficios E - 18001 Granada

    A masterpiece of Isabeline Gothic both for the unity of style as well as the richness of its ornamentation, the chapel is by Enrique Egas. Inside, of particular interest is the spectacular Bartolome of Jaénrailingwhich closes off the transept in whic..

  • 17 Granada cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Gran Vía 5 E - 18001 Granada

    Although its construction began in 1518 in the centre of the old Muslim Medina, the work lasted almost two centuries. The cathedral was used as a model for Renaissance churches in Spain and Latin America. Inside, note the rich decorated capilla mayor..

  • 18 St Jerome's Monastery Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    calle López Argüeta 9 E - 18001 Granada

    Its construction began in 1496 and two famous architects worked there, Jacobo Florentino until 1526, then Diego de Siloé. The superb plateresque facade of the church is impressive, but on entry, you will be struck by the richness of the apse which is..

  • 19 Albaicín Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de San Nicolás E - 18010 Granada

    This district, which is quite typical of the town, bears the name of the hill on which it is situated and is a preferred viewpoint over the Alhambra. There the first Arab fortress in Granada was built. Today only the walls remain. Narrow streets inte..

  • 20 La Ragua Pass Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 18493 Laroles

    Standing at an altitude of 2 000m, the pass with its high mountain vegetation connects the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada with the northern ones, crossing from Las Alpujarras and Laroles to the Guadix plateau. As the road descends towards Guadi..

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