Going to Andalucia

Jan 28th, 2006, 12:19 PM
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Going to Andalucia

Hi, we are on our way to Andalucia, a place I love and have been around several times. The itinerary is as follows and
I shall appreciate Fodorites favorites places to eat, visit, anything special to be done within this itinerary,
2 nights in Parador Jaen
2 nights in Parador Ubeda
1 night in hostal in Cordoba
1 night in hotel in Osuna
1 night in Parador Carmona
5 nights in hotel in Seville

We shall be arriving to Jael by train leaving from Seville to Madrid, and driving for a week. Thank you.
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Jan 29th, 2006, 03:10 AM
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Jan 29th, 2006, 01:01 PM
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CARMONA
The restaurant in the Casa de Carmona hotel is a nice change from Parador food.

CORDOBA
Casa Pepe : try the eggplant with honey
There

SEVILLA
Taberna de Albardero : upstairs is fancy and more expensive. Downstairs is less formal, but very good as well.

Enjoy!
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Jan 29th, 2006, 02:17 PM
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Jaen is a working town rather than a tourist town. There's a cathedral & the Arab baths & an Olive Oil shop & not much else other than normal bustling town shops. Not easy to drive around either, with narrow windy one-way streets etc but we did find a Public Parking lot. We found the people very friendly to confused tourists. We ate lunch in the street - take out from a bakery.

The Parador sits on top of mountain ridge & since we didn't want to attempt that road at night (and the twisty route into town), we ate both dinners in the parador's very good restaurant & just staggered back to our room.

Since it was June & broiling when we were there, a good place to siesta was at the parador's pool. The view is incredible.

Buy some olive oil!

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Jan 29th, 2006, 02:30 PM
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In Sevilla, try the Bar Estrella for dinner - a short walk from the Cathredral. Very good. Very original. Bring your translation book, because the menus are Spanish & the staff speaks no English - which also makes it an adventure. We arrived at 9 & were the first customers. It was packed by 10 & so they set up tables in the alley. 27 Euro including a bottle of Rioja crianza - the house wine.

A site to see in Sevilla that's often missed is the Casa Pilatos. A villa - 15 minute walk from Cathredral - built in the 1800s & stuffed with stolen Roman busts & great tile work. A little crumbling, but worth the trip. Very few people visit which makes it very pleasant.

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Jan 29th, 2006, 08:08 PM
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One of the best dinners I had in Spain was in Cordoba at El Caballo Rojo acorss from Mezquita. The garlic soup was amazing and the lamb shank with honey delicious. Great atmosphere too.
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Jan 29th, 2006, 08:08 PM
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Also, catch the flamenco show at Los Gallos in Seville.
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Jan 29th, 2006, 10:11 PM
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Here's another vote for the flamenco show at Los Gallos.

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Jan 31st, 2006, 07:31 AM
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Thank you all. I put everything in my "sacred list", I shall report when we are back by the end of Feb. Tks again.
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