Malaga is one of Andalusia’s gems. A city on the sea, it’s most notably the home of artist Pablo Picasso. It’s a wonderful mix of a seaside town, a historic Spanish city, and a lively place to be. Malaga makes a fantastic destination for your trip to southern Spain.
A little bit of history: Malaga dates back several millennia. The area had already been continuously inhabited for several hundreds of years before it fell under Roman territory around the 1st century AD. Of course, the city falls under the conquests and thus cultural changes that shaped the rest of Andalusia. … Continue reading
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Ronda is a small town in Andalusia and it’s a popular spot for tourists, especially because of its super tall bridge that transcends a deep valley. I opted to go here as part of a day trip but I have to be honest; the blog posts I found made it sound like there wasn’t much to do in this small town. When I got there as part of an organised trip, we were given a good walking tour and a little over an hour to explore. That was not nearly enough time. The town actually has a large number of … Continue reading
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Highlight: the Alhambra
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Alhambra in Granada is often deemed one of the must-sees of southern Spain. It’s an architectural splendor with very well preserved palaces and gardens. It’s the most visited monument in Spain and is very well deserving of the title.
Please note that this sells out months in advance so you will need to book your ticket ahead of time.
Andalusia’s history revolves around its many kingdoms and the changes that occurred over time. The Nasrid Kingdom was an Islamic one and was the last Muslim state in western Europe. In 1238, the … Continue reading
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