Itinerary - Spain: Seville and the Wonders of the South
Meeting in Seville
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Check-in at the hotel in Seville and welcome dinner. We immediately start to get into the Andalusian atmosphere: we toast the beginning of our adventure with tapas, beer and sangria!
Cordoba: the wonder of the Mezquita and the bridge over the Guadalquivir
It takes less than two hours by car to reach Cordoba, which for many years was the capital of the Muslim Empire in Spain. We begin our discovery of the city from the Mezquita, one of the most amazing mosques in Europe: its interior, made magical by the lighting designed to bring out the qualities of this structure, is a successful blend of Gothic and Arab art and will leave us breathless. Back to the open air: for those who want to, it is possible to take a walk in the gardens of the Alcazar of the Christian Kings, another masterful example of Arabian art. We can then indulge in an afternoon of relaxation, wandering through the city's narrow streets and doing a bit of shopping, ending up at the Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir: 240 metres long, it's sure to be a perfect spot to fill our Instagram feed with incredible shots!
Granada: Discovering the Miradores and the Albayzin
Getting lost in the Albayzin
We reach Granada in the morning and the Alhambra, the marvellous red castle perched on the hillside overlooking the city and framed by the peaks of the Sierra Nevada on the horizon, appears majestically, making it hard not to fall in love with it straight away! Let's explore one of Granada's most charming and characteristic neighbourhoods: Albayzin. Situated on a hill facing the Alhambra, we first admire the city's most beautiful view, from the Mirador de San Nicolas, and then explore the district's twisted streets. Calle Elvira, one of the most peculiar streets, immediately catapults us into another world: on display in the street are carpets, jewellery, lamps and colourful fabrics exactly like those you might find in a Moroccan souk. We can stop here for the evening in a Teteria, where we can try some tea and smoke a hookah.
Granada: under the Sierra Nevada to discover the Alhambra
The eighth wonder of the world
Built during the 5th century, the Alhambra is a timeless beauty, and we will realise this as we stroll through the gardens of the Generalife, or visit the ornate rooms of the Palacios Nazaries. Once again, we will feel as if we have left Spain and are instead in some distant Arab land: we will have several hours to lose ourselves in the Alhambra and go back in time. The rest of the day is free: those who wish can visit other points of interest, such as the Cathedral, the Madraza or the Capilla Real, while those who are less interested in history and culture can walk around the centre and start the evening with some sangria.
Malaga: between bullfighting and the Costa del Sol
A bit of the sea
We jump into the car and in less than two hours we are in Malaga. Today we can finally relax on the beach after so many days on the road, wandering around the cities. If the day is not particularly sunny, we can visit the Museum of Picasso, who was born in Malaga, or the Roman Theatre and the Plaza de Toros, where the famous bullfight is held.
El Caminito del Rey: adrenaline rush
The world's most dangerous former road
Our adventure on Spanish soil continues with a route that is... the most dangerous in the world! Just an hour's drive from Malaga is El Caminito del Rey, a route built along the walls of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes: 3 km of ramps suspended up to 100 metres above the river that will put your cool head to the test. This place is famous for the condition of the route, which before 2015 had no balustrades or protection, with some sections collapsed. But don't worry: it is now possible to make this excursion in complete safety, while admiring the landscape around us. After a few hours suspended in the air, we get back into the car, heading for Seville, the capital of Andalusia. We can't help but go straight to the Plaza de España, which they say is the most beautiful square in the country. We take a stroll, maybe a boat ride, a group selfie is a must, and then we go and eat in a typical restaurant, to taste patatas bravas, gazpacho and rabo de toro - bull's tail, which can be eaten as a sauce for pasta or as a second course.
Seville: City Tour from the Real Alcazar to the Giralda
Get an early start to your day, perhaps with a typical breakfast of tostadas accompanied by jamon serrano or tomatoes: we need to charge our batteries properly, today we're going walking! We explore the city, starting from the Alcazar royal palace, built during the Arab domination and which, over the years, has changed face, adapting to the various cultures and traditions it has hosted. It is a must for Game of Thrones fans: many scenes from the famous TV series were filmed here! After the Royal Palace we visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Sede, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, which houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus.
From the Giralda, the tower that serves as the bell tower, we can enjoy a 360° view of the city, before heading back down to the ground and venturing through the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, a labyrinthine quarter full of white houses, to drink a caña and enjoy a plate of tapas. The evening can continue in the various bars in the centre: they say the nightlife here has a lot to offer, and of course we're not backing down! For our last evening together, a farewell dinner with all the Spanish delicacies is a must, accompanied by sangria and cervezas. After dinner, we join the locals who go from one bar to another in search of the best price. We follow their example and end our Andalusian adventure on a high note.
Time to go home
We have to say goodbye: see you at the next WeRoad adventure!