Guided tour "Cordoba, Granada, Seville"

Guided tour "Cordoba, Granada, Seville"
A guided tour of Cordoba, Granada and Seville is sincerely recommended by excursion tourism fans. The bus route “Cordoba, Seville and Granada”, includes a visit to the cities with “package tours”. Tour operators often use the title “Magnificent Spain” and this  description is completely justified!

Cordoba:

Pronounced in Spanish as “Córdoba” This is a renowned city in Andalusia, set on the slope of the “Sierra Morena”, on the right side bank of the Guadalquivir river, capital of the province with the same name, once the capital of the mighty “Caliphate of Cordoba” when most of Spain was under Arab occupation, under the rule of Caliph Abderraman II, during the medieval times

Among the attractions of Cordoba:


  • The famous Cathedral and Mosque ( Mezquita de Cordoba), built in the VIII AD by the then Muslim rulers, after the reconquest was turned into a Catholic Cathedral, but, more than 500 years later, is still referred to as a Mosque
  • The Roman bridge across the Guadalquivir river, with a span of 250 meters with 16 arches and with its southern end crowned with defensive towers, is still the best way to access the city after some 2,000 years!
  • You can not miss a visit to this legendary city, with their fantastic cozy restaurants with their exclusive Cordoba dishes, famous all over Spain, together with a nice fascinating visit to the millennial “Jewish quarters”


Calahorra:

  • The famous castle/Palace of the Catholic Kings “Alcazar” ( from the Arabic “Al-Cazaba”)
  • The standing ruins of the ancient Muslim city of Medina Azahara, just 8 km away from Cordoba
  • The oldest surviving synagogue in Andalusia,  (The Synagogue of Cordoba)

Seville:

The capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville was, according to legend, founded by the Greek hero Hercules. Seville is the fourth most populated city in Spain, a major industrial and commercial center and a clue for historical and cultural tourism. The city is located on both sides of the Guadalquivir river, which is navigable to Seville also for oceangoing vessels. The ancient part of the city rests on the left bank of the Guadalquivir while the magnificent towers in Seville from all sides is provides a magnificent skyline

The most famous attractions of Seville:


  • Seville Cathedral: The Cathedral of Maria de la Sede, built in the years 1401-1519. on the site of a former mosque. About 116 meters long and 76 meters wide, it is the third largest Christian cathedral in the world (after St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London), from the Gothic period.
  • Torre del Oro: Dodecagonal "gold" Tower on the banks of the Guadalquivir, it was the entrance to the Spanish empire of the riches brought from the New World
  • Theatre of St. Francis and the Museum of Fine Arts
  • The Seville's bullring La Maestranza is an oval amphitheater that can fit 18,000 people and is the second largest bullfighting arena in Spain after Madrid’s bullring

Granada:

The capital of the province of Granada in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Known for many historical monuments, the legacy of the Moorish times, as well as Gothic and Renaissance periods.  Other special "features" of Granada are the famous craft shops and Gypsy workshops. If you are looking for unusual souvenirs of Spain, here you will certainly be able to find something very special

The most famous attractions of Granada:

  • The most striking surviving monument of the Moorish period, not only in Granada, but in the whole of Spain, is the Alhambra. It was built in the XIV century as the residence of the Moorish rulers of the Kingdom of Granada. In the XVI century by order of King Charles V, a palace in the Alhambra palace was built, which sadly destroyed part of the original building.
  • The medieval walls and gardens of the Generalife, the former summer residence of the Muslim kings, are kept in a pristine state by the authorities and it certainly is one of the wonders of the Muslim legacy in Spain
  • The Albaicin, the ancient residential area of the Moors, is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage facing the beautiful walls of the Alhambra
  • At the heart of the Cathedral built in the Renaissance times, next to it, is the 1521 King's Chapel, the resting place of their Catholic Majesties Ferdinand and Isabella
  • Archaeological Museum, Observatory and Science Park

We remind you that the latest information about planned guided tours is always available for guests at the Reception!


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