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Sep 15th, 2000, 02:44 AM
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Andalucia: Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla and...

Hello, we've planed a one week holiday for autumn/winter, and we have thought to visit the three cities above but do not know very much about them (Alhambra in Granada, Mosque in Cordoba and Giralda and Torre del Oro in Sevilla), nor if there are other interesting towns on the route from one city to another or on the way to/from France (we've already been in both Madrid and Barcelona, and have thought in Toledo, but maybe it would be better to concentrate in other Andalousian towns). What should be better, to drive until Andalucia of fly there and rent a car (or are there good bus/train links?). We live some 1000 km. north.
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Sep 15th, 2000, 06:44 AM
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Have you thought about visiting Ronda? It is the most important of the "pueblos blancos" (white towns), widespread villages along the hilly countryside of inner Andalucia. Maybe it is not on the route but, you should take your time to visit Ronda as well.
 
Sep 15th, 2000, 09:56 AM
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Pat,
We took the AVE train from Seville to Cordoba ( mosque is great..I would say an overnight stop is sufficient. Cordoba gets a lot of daytrippers, but the nights are lovely). From Cordoba we took the bus to Granada. Both the bus and train were clean, spacious, and efficient. We stayed in Granada for three days...a bit too long for me. Two would have been fine. The Alhambra is amazing, but I didn't like the city itself. Too much construction going on, somehat disappointing cathedral; plenty of others disagree though. We stayed in Seville for four days and I could have stayed an extra day or two there. The city itself is a museum. You'll enjoy all of Spain. Also, do a search. There's lots of information on these three cities posted.











 
Sep 16th, 2000, 05:09 AM
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Thanks Michele, I think the AVE is the Spanish High-Speed Train, isn't it?
 
Sep 17th, 2000, 08:06 AM
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Sevilla is the biggest among the three, and you might stay there longer, 2-3 days -do not forget to visit the ruins of Italica, in Santiponce- but I prefered the night-life of Cordoba. Granada in winter will be cold -not as northern Europe but do not hope to wear just a shirt-, there are even ski-station near the city. Medina Azahara, near Cordoba, is worth a visit, too. I do not know anything about the route-towns you mentioned.
 
Sep 17th, 2000, 08:06 AM
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We just took the AVE (yes it is the Spanish high speed, bullit train) from Madrid to Seville and it was GREAT. It was so comfortable and smooth, we really enjoyed it. More legroom than airplanes, efficent attendants and good views of the countryside.
 
Sep 17th, 2000, 04:21 PM
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Pat

For the information that you are looking for go the following sites:

http://www.andalucia.com/
http://www.andalunet.com/ (Spanish only)
http://www.sol.com/index.htm
http://travelinginspain.com/

For train information:

http://www.renfe.es/renfe1/homglish.htm

Enjoy Andalucia

David
 
Sep 22nd, 2000, 05:05 AM
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North of Sevilla, in the region Extremadura, Zafra, and, specially Merida -roman ruins- are beautiful.
 
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