Choosing a single town in each of the provinces of Andalusia is quite a task. In this autonomous community, town after town showcases its unique and incomparable beauty. Today we will travel the towns of Andalusia that we believe everyone should visit, at least once. At the end, will you be able to choose your favorite?
Although it is just a small town, hidden in its streets lie a great number of monuments and places of interest thanks to a Roman and Arab presence. This past gives off a special essence of rich history to each of its city corners. There are two Alcázares (Alcázar of the King Don Pedro and Alcázar of the Door of Seville). Here are some places in the city that you can not miss: the Door of Córdoba, Church of San Pedro, the Convent of the Trinity and the multicolored plazas. Many describe Carmona as the prelude of Seville with Giraldilla included. Without a doubt, one of the most monumental towns in Andalusia.
Priego de Córdoba (Córdoba)
Epitomized as the cradle of the baroque style, this “city of water” represents the style of the Andalusian neighborhoods. Streets are narrow and cobbled. The white facades contrast with the colors of the flowers on the balconies … A walk through its Barrio de la Villa is a pleasure for all the senses. You have to walk through the city without rushing, enjoying the smells, its architecture … And, of course, you can’t say you went here without seeing the Fountain of the King with a structure that includes one hundred and thirty-nine water pipes.
Sanlúcar del Guadiana (Huelva)
We start our journey through this small border town near Portugal. Its cobbled streets and slopes give way to the river Guadiana, giving this place a special charm. At the top of the city, is the Castle of San Marcos, where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the river and the village.
Vejer de la Frontera (Cádiz)
There is no corner in this city that is not worth stopping to observe. Vejer de la Frontera is light, authenticity and beauty in abundance. All you have to do is get out and enjoy! At the peak of the city, the Arabic style castle offers panoramic views in which, in the clearest of days, you can see the northern coast of Africa. The best is to be enchanted by its craft shops, beautiful squares and rich tapas.
Everyone who discovers this town is fascinated. Perched on the mountain in a totally artistic way (it’s amazing to see the panorama at sunset) offers much more than a heart attack. Its cultural heritage is another of its great attractions and will allow the traveler hours of restless discovery and are essential visits: the House of the Moorish King, the House of the Giant, the impressive Bullring, the primary Church the the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Leaving aside the new developments and coastal hotels, Mojácar, land of all (Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Muslims, Jews, Christians …), is a village hanging from the mountain with small whitewashed houses that form small narrow alleys. From this framework of streets, a beautiful squares arises where life reigns and where you can enjoy the coastal air and breathtaking sea views. Don’t forget to accompany your experience with a cold beer and the city’s typical gastronomy. A perfect place to get lost.
Exhibited in the middle of Poqueira neighborhood, its main attraction is an essence preserved over time. Of pure Berber character, a walk through its streets portrays a return to the past where dozens of craft shops showcase their products of textile stars and cloths flooded with colors draped over the white facades. Its beauty has been awarded several times: it was declared a Historic Artistic Grouping site, considered among the 44 most beautiful towns in Spain and won twice the National Prize of Tourism.
Declared Patrimony of the Humanity by Unesco in 2003, Ubeda showcases one of the most important Renaissance patrimonies of the south of Spain. In this town, you will have to see: the Chapel of the Savior in the Plaza de Vazquez Molina, the Water Synagogue, the Chain Palace, the Convent of the Barefoot Carmelites, and much more. Strolling through its historical center is an experience that well deserves a chance.
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