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Travel through the three cities with the most influence of the Muslim culture that dominated the Iberian Peninsula for 7 centuries. The trip does not include transportation since a car is rented to make the trips.
Themes: Romantic Family Gastronomy Cities Europe

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11/09/2019ECONOMY
Santander
Sevilla
Spain
Bilbao / 6:55
Vueling Airlines VY 2512 Vueling Airlines
1h 25m Nonstop
Spain
8:20 Sevilla
11/09/2019 14/09/2019

Sevilla

About the city

Seville has a special colour, this effervescent city is filled with captivating traditional architecture in colours of lemons, plums and oranges. The River Guadalquivir runs approximately north-south through Seville. Most of the city, including the old quarter of Barrio de Santa Cruz, is on the east bank, while the Barrio de Triana lies on the west bank. At midnight, impromptu singing, clapping and guitar playing fill bars and streets. By day, the diversity of the city’s heritage becomes apparent. The Romans, Moors, Catholic Spaniards, and now, hordes of tourists have all tried to claim Seville as their own. Indeed, Seville has never failed to spark the imagination of newcomers. From the street, the cathedral seems unimpressive; you must go inside to get some sense of its dimensions. Massive pillars support the vaulted roof, and the wealth of treasure is fabulous beyond belief. Another major sight of the city is La Giralda, which was the minaret of the Almohad mosque. From the top, there’s a fantastic view of the city across the barbed spires and buttresses of the roof. La Torre del Oro, a symbol of the city, originally covered in golden tiles, watches over the town as it has always done since 1220. Seville at night is wonderful, everything takes on a mystical air able to hypnotize and if you know how to live it, you will fall under its spell.

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Vertice Sevilla

79%
  • At 5.6 km from the center
  • Avda de la aeronautica, s/n, Sevilla 41020
This city hotel is conveniently set in the shopping centre located just beside the Congress and the meeting hall. This makes it the ideal place for business travelers who do not wish to loose time moving around the city, although public transport lin...
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  • FAMILIAR (2ADULTOS+2NIÑOS) (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 3 Accommodation nights

14/09/2019
Sevilla
Córdoba ES
No transport selected
14/09/2019 17/09/2019

Córdoba ES

About the city

Perhaps nowhere else does Spain’s diverse heritage present itself so tangibly to the visitors as in Cordoba. The Roman Bridge, and scattered pillars and ramparts testify to the city’s importance in Roman times. The Arab occupation brought about its greatest prosperity and for a time Cordoba, with is vast library, was the largest city in the world. Cordoba captures the essence of Andalusia today: White-washed houses along narrow streets hide serene patios, and the strains of cante jondo, a vocal style in flamenco, still resound from time to time. Most sights and monuments are clustered in the Juderia, a maze of narrow winding streets that was once the city’s Jewish quarter. This area lies between the Plaza de las Tendillas, Cordoba’s main square, and the River Guadalquivir. Here visitors will find the city’s symbol, The Mezquita, Great Mosque, which is a mystic wonder; an airy forest of 850 marble, alabaster and stone pillars supports the 425 striped double-decker arches. From the tower visitors can clearly see how the 13th century conversion into a cathedral resulted in an incongruous juxtaposition of styles. Mischievous The Jewish quarter is great for tapas and bar-hopping, while you are at it, try a light, dry fino or a sweet Pedro Ximenez, the most famous local wines. Córdoba has plenty reasons for visiting it. This city invites you to dream: just wander through its convoluted alleys and you will realize you're in a unique place. Do not miss the sunset from the Roman Bridge over the Guadalquivir river. After that you won’t want to go to sleep.

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Ayre Hotel Cordoba

80%
  • At 3.7 km from the center
  • Poeta alonso bonilla, 3, Cordova 14012
The Ayre Hotel Cordoba is located in the most exclusive residential area of the city, inside a spacious landscaped estate. It just 7 minutes from the monumental and historical center and from the AVE train station. It has 157 rooms with air conditio...
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  • CUADRUPLE (4 PERSONAS) (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 3 Accommodation nights

 

Smart for four/Kia Picanto/Fiat Panda or similar

Goldcar rental

Sevilla

Sevilla Aeropuerto
14 Sep 2019 12:00

Sevilla

Sevilla Aeropuerto
17 Sep 2019 18:00
17/09/2019
Córdoba ES
Granada
No transport selected
17/09/2019 20/09/2019

Granada

About the city

The Muslim rulers of Granada adored and adorned this provincial capital. Ignore the low apartments of Granada and look up: the majestic clay-red Alhambra palace looms against the Sierra Nevada, Europe’s sunniest ski slopes. And the refreshing coastline is also nearby. The Alhambra, the red one in Arabic, is an Islamic monument of universal fame ad unfaded grandeur, built on a hill covered with splendid woods and gardens. The numerous courtyards and rooms inside the palaces of the Casa Real are among the finest examples of Mudejar art and architecture. Constructed after the Reconquista of Granada to replace the mosque on the site, the Cathedral of Granada is the first purely Renaissance cathedral is Spain. The Royal Chapel, reached by a separate entrance, contains the elaborate tomb of Ferdinand and Isabella, along with Isabella’s splendid private art collecting. South of the Cathedral is the Albayzin, the old Arab quarter, a set of winding alleyways with Moorish-style archways decorating the walls. Granada is famous for its holy week celebrations, which include festivities and processions. For less cultural diversion, stick to the student pubs around the university.

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Marquis Hotels Portago

70%
  • At 0.6 km from the center
  • Calle san matias, 20, Granada 18009
This property is located in the heart of Granada, in San Matias Street just 50 m from the nearest links to the public transport network. It lies within walking distance of the nearest restaurants, the tourist centre and many of Granada's historical m...
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  • APTO 2HAB (4PAX) (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 3 Accommodation nights

20/09/2019ECONOMY
Granada
Santander
Spain
Aeropuerto Federico Garcia Lorca / 21:20
Iberia Airlines IB 5649 Iberia Airlines
1h 15m Nonstop
Spain
22:35 Bilbao
1 Insurances
  • Seguro (Seguro Inclusión Intermundial Travelc) - Región (Un solo país) - Días (10)

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