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Southern Spain: Flamenco, Art, and Architecture

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Total Duration: 10 days

Kick off your trip in Madrid, where you can soak up the art at the Prado and get into the Spanish way of life. Then follow in the footsteps of El Greco to Toledo, before heading to Córdoba to explore its unique architecture. Catch a flamenco show in Seville before ending your trip with arguably Spain's greatest monument —the Alhambra palace in Grenada.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Architecture
  • Art and Culture
  • Food and Wine
  • History
Days 1-2
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1 Madrid

An Artful Experience

  • Explore the legendary Prado museum, home to many Spanish masterpieces
  • See the artwork and treasures at the sprawling 18th-century Palacio Real
  • Get into the Madrileño way of life; eat tapas and burn the midnight oil
  • Architecture
  • Art and Culture
  • Nightlife
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Days 3-4
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2 Toledo

El Greco's Inspiration

  • Lose yourself in the maze-like streets
  • See El Greco's work in many churches here
  • Toledo's cathedral is one of the most richly endowed in Spain
  • Architecture
  • Art and Culture
  • Museums
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Days 5-6
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3 Córdoba

Art and History Collide

  • Córdoba's mosque is one of the most beautiful examples of Spanish Moorish architecture
  • The eponymous Museo Julio Romero de Torres showcases the work of this painter who loved Spanish temptresses
  • The Iglesia de San Miguel offers the prefect combination of art and food
  • Art and Culture
  • Food and Wine
  • Museums
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Days 7-8
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4 Seville

Flamenco City

  • The Museo de Bellas Artes is second only to the Prado
  • Learn all about flamenco at the Museo del Baile Flamenco
  • The Alcázar palace contains work by some of Andalusia's finest craftspeople
  • Architecture
  • Art and Culture
  • History
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Days 9-10
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5 Grenada

A Moorish Delight

  • Soak in the history and drama of the Alhambra palace
  • The Capilla Real is a masterpiece of ornate Gothic style
  • Across from the Alhambra, the Albayzín is an ancient Moorish neighborhood
  • Architecture
  • Art and Culture
  • History
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