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L’Andalousie en 2CV ou en Méhari
Andalusia by 2CV or Mehari…the best way to discover this captivating and incredible region.
Known for its grandiose sunsets, its Flamenco, its lively songs, its equestrian shows, its surrounding heat or even its bewitching history, the Andalusian culture is one of the most precious Hispanic treasures.
An international jewel!
From the Alhambra in Granada, the Sierras and its national parks, endless orchards full of orange trees, the paradisiacal beaches of Málaga or Cadiz, or its famous white villages, this land full of surprises makes you dream. Where can you turn your head as there are so many things to see?
To help you, we offer you a small overview of the many possibilities that exist:
Day 1: Málaga
Although this sublime city on the Costa del Sol is very popular for its endless beaches, it is very important not to forget the Old Quarter of Málaga, known as the Historic Centre.
This is the time to take a stroll around the Plaza de la Constituciòn or the Plaza de la Merced and head towards the famous Cathedral of the Incarnation and its gardens. The city also has its own fortress: the Alcazaba.
The view from the walls of Gibralfaro, within the castle walls, overlooking the whole city, the port and the sea, is breathtaking and well worth a walk up the hill. Then, as you stroll through the city centre, Calle Lario, known as the shopping street, is famous for its wine tasting and tapas in the bars along it.
And then, why not also enjoy one of the countless museums? Picasso, Carmen Thyssen, Revollo de Toro or the Centre Pompidou? With 30 cultural sites, if you are a fervent admirer of art and history, you will have enough to fill your schedule!
On the other hand, if you prefer to spend more time in nature, we would recommend the Jardin Botanico and its spectacular flora from the four corners of the planet or, 20 km north of Málaga, El Camino del Rey and its 400m of rocky walls to walk along in a narrow gorge, offering spectacular landscapes to the most adventurous.
Day 2: Ronda
The ancient city of Ronda is famous for the distinction of its two eras; the historic old town and the modern, commercial city, separated in two by a bridge that overlooks an immense gorge. It is unthinkable to come to Andalusia without thinking of visiting it!
Taking pictures from the Puente Nuevo, which joins the two cities, is a must. Don’t forget the Plaza de Toro and its bullring, which houses a museum showing different aspects of this Spanish tradition. From the Ronda bullring, take the Paseo Blas Infante and head straight for the Mirador, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the valley below from the footbridge over the cliff.
If you are afraid of heights, it would be better to visit the Palacio de Mondragon, which today houses the city’s museum, or go directly to the Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, considered one of the most beautiful and picturesque in Ronda.
Here you can find the Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor.
Still have some time left? Let’s go for an unusual visit: the Bandit Museum.
There are many other interesting places to visit in the city, so you can fill another day if you wish!
Day 3 & 4: Granada
Let’s continue now towards : Granada.
Granada is one of those cities that cannot be visited in one day. Obviously, between its world famous Alhambra, its gardens, the Mirador de San Nicolas or even the Catedral de la Encarnacion y Capella Real your mind will not know how to focus, as this cultural and exciting city is full of national treasures.
So you might as well enjoy it for at least two days!
Why not, firstly, visit the most beautiful monuments, and secondly, relax in the tapas bars of the city, or even the Arab baños composed of Hammam known as Al-Andalus?
You might as well stretch your muscles after a long walk along the Paseo de los Tristes or the Barrio del Albaicin, both mythical and famous.
For the more knowledgeable, we recommend taking a Tourist Guide to get the most out of all the information available.
If you are more of a naturalist, the trails in the heart of the Sierra Nevada are recommended. On the other hand, if your soul is more inclined towards culture and history, the museum dedicated to science will fascinate you, as well as the caves of Sacromonte.
Day 5: The Pueblos of the Alpujarras
To continue in style, let’s get away from the crowds and head higher up, to discover these incredible little white villages that will soon be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A day in the Alpujarra is a unique experience. Stretching along the mountain range of the famous Sierra Nevada, the landscape is indescribable. It is enough to make many a postcard in the window pale.
The local economy is based on the sale of artisanal products and its remarkable gastronomy.
In the past, silk production was one of the most important in the world. The mountainous surroundings of the Sierra Nevada offer rewarding walking opportunities to recharge your batteries on kilometer-long trails.
Waterfalls, exotic flora and fauna, pure oxygen… what more could you ask for, in this quiet environment?
Day 6 and 7: Sevilla
This national treasure, which is Seville, is immense, we advise you to spread your stay over at least two days, knowing that you will also have to visit the Plaza de España with its commercial areas, the Maria Luisa Park whose flora is breathtaking, but also the unavoidable Triana district.
If you have the bright idea of taking a few days off during April, we highly recommend the Feria de Abril in Seville, a little further inland.
It takes place during Semana Santa, which usually lasts about ten days, and is very famous for its processions around Easter. Stunning dresses, Jerez wine, its bewitching Flamenco and tapas bars, all of which will invigorate you with positive energy.
The spring and autumn periods are ideal in terms of temperature to visit its historical centre on foot.
In short… you’ll have to come back!