HIGHLIGHTS: Due to its privileged geographical location, many civilizations have visited Antequera and have left an interesting cultural legacy. Some of the most important monuments are the dolmens of Menga, Viera and El Romeral, from the Bronze Age. When the visitor makes a walk through the historical center of Antequera, it is like if he does a journey back to passed times. It is interesting to visit the churches of San Juan Bautista and San Sebastián, among others, or the Alcazaba, the Moslem castle. Also worth visiting are the "Templete" in the Papabellotas Castle and the little palaces of the 17th and 18th centuries. All of them are characterized by its dominant Spanish Baroque style. In Antequera, the visitor may also discover the "Real Colegiata de San Sebastián" of the 16th century. Do not miss visiting the Convent of La Encarnación and the lovely bullfight ring "El Coso Viejo" close to the convent. These are only a few examples of the surprises Antequera has prepared for you.
HIGHLIGHTS:The area around Nerja belongs to one of the regions in Andalusia with most identity and traditional character: La Axarquía. Both on the coast and inland a series of towns are to be found with great Andalusian flavour where the nostalgia of a splendorous Arabian past radiates. Along the length of its coast there are important tourism centers such as El Rincón de la Victoria, Almayate and Torre del Mar, the coastal area of Vélez-Málaga the capital of La Axarquía and an important town which achieved great splendour during the Muslim occupation. The Parador, which appears to hover over the sea, guarantees a few relaxing days¿ rest on the Mediterranean shore, a splendid final touch to this route.
HIGHLIGHTS Malaga was Arabian and its Alcazaba is a beautiful example of this legacy. It was the palace of the Nazrid kings and its construction began in the 11th century. Today it is the site of the Provincial Archaeological Museum. Other places of interest include the cathedral, the Cathedral Museum, and the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Victoria. The Fine Arts Museum and the recently opened Picasso Museum also provide interesting visits.
HIGHLIGHTS: Seated in the fertile valley of the Corbones River, Carmona is a city which stands out for its monuments and the marks left by the different cultures which have populated it throughout its long history. Churches, palaces and city walls form part of the important artistic heritage housed by its historic city center, dominated by the impressive image of its Arabic fortress, the Alcázar del Rey Don Pedro. Its location, just a few kilometres from Seville (Ishbilya), allows you to enjoy the vast monumental and artistic heritage of this city, such as the Real Alcázar, which Abed al-Rhaman III began to construct in the year 913. Also of interest are the Cathedral, the Giralda, the Torre de Oro, as well as the numerous leisure activities offered by the capital of Seville.
HIGHLIGHTS: Córdoba was a dream come true for the Caliphs, capital of the Omeya caliphate and the center of wisdom of the Muslim West during this period. In this city and its surroundings we can discover all the splendour of this culture in monuments and places such as the Mosque-Cathedral and the Medina Azahara. It is also worth mentioning the synagogue, the city walls, the Roman bridge, the royal stables and museums as interesting as the Julio Romero de Torres Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Taurine Museum and the Fine Arts Museum. Losing yourself in the beautiful corners of Córdoba is a pleasure for all the senses; the city displays one of most complex and rich urban structures on the route with spaces full of enchantment and sensuality.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The route begins on Sunday and ends on Sunday.
Neither the dates of your stay, nor the Parador hotels, nor the itinerary may be altered or changed during the route.
This route and rates are not valid for groups.
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7 nights in Parador hotels shown with private bathroom.