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3 Andalusian Cities to Visit from Granada, Spain

by Auto Europe International Car Rental Broker

For a true experience of Spanish tradition and history, a trip to Granada is a must for travel aficionados. A concentrated amount of Spain’s rich and wonderful culture lies in the capital of the Andalusian region. A mixture of Spanish and Moorish influenced architectures and cultures with a dash of southern Spanish traditions, then you get the city of Granada.


While the city offers a wealth of activities and points of tourists interest, Granada is surrounded by great places within reach of a short drive, making it a great base for your travel in southern Spain.

Andalusian Cities to Visit from Granada, Spain

Below are great Andalusian day trip destinations from the city of Granada.

Cordoba

The city of Cordoba awes its visitors with its heavy Moorish influence with a Spanish twist. Lying around two hours away from the city of Granada, the whole city looks like a northern African city with mosques and magnificent buildings. Cordoba was once the largest city in Europe and a Moorish bastion in the continent, you can see the remnants of its great wealth in the middle ages where people of all beliefs lived.

Walk through the rustic part of the Old Town and take a look at the Mezquita, a mosque turned cathedral. A unique blend of a place of Catholic worship, with archways and the design of a mosque. Visit its main gathering place, the Corredera Square and grab a bite to eat with a glass of wine and people watch. If you have some time to kill, other notable places such as several museums and a synagogue. A wonderful place to start your discovery of Moorish Spain.

Seville

The bright and colorful Seville is the capital of the Andalusian region and has the quintessential Spanish flair. The birthplace of the flamenco and a hotspot for bullfighting, the city oozes culture and tradition. You are able to see the prevalent Moorish heritage that built the city with ornate gardens of the fortress of Real Alcazar, and the Islamic design of the cathedral tower, however, the architecture have shifted to more European design.

Take a stroll through the magnificent Plaza De Espana with its elaborate patios with colorful tiles, each representing a region of Spain. Seville has one of the best tapas scene in Spain with delicious treats that are perfectly matched with a rioja or beer.

Cadiz

A trip to Cadiz will take around three and a half hours from Granada, that will take you to the sea. Cadiz played a huge part in Spain’s quest to discover the riches of the new world. A port city where vessels traveling to the unknown voyaged to and from. Small in size, but densely packed with history from its seafaring culture.

Walk up the Tavira Tower to see a great panoramic view of the city and the sea. Soak up the Mediterranean sunshine in La Victoria beach where you can take a swim and eat great food within close distance. A great city to slowly take in and a relaxed vibe will leave you refreshed.

Image Credit Rafandalucia [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


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