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Help? 3 weeks Seville to Barcelona Mar 2022

Old Jan 22nd, 2022, 07:54 PM
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Help? 3 weeks Seville to Barcelona Mar 2022

My wife and I have been to Europe several times. Spain 3 times; Barcelona, Malaga, Seville and the whole northern coastal towns. This will be our first 3 week road trip on the southern part, Seville to Barcelona. I would like to know any sites I should not miss. We are into any cultural history, specially churches and sites of the 3 major religions and Roman history. Also we enjoy farms and the beaches and a couple of commercial centers. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank You.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2022, 11:13 PM
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IMO the best Roman site of Spain is Merida, but it's not along your itinerary.
You may check the following roman excavations however:
Italica (close to Sevilla), Baelo Claudia (north of Tarifa)
and (absolute musts): Cartagena and Tarragona.

Other sites not to miss:
Ronda (medieval city in a stunning environment)
Cordoba (big mosque converted into a cathedral, roman bridge, medieval city center)
Granada (big moorish palace and fortress, medieval city center, cave dwellings, origine of flamenco)
medieval cities of Jaen (olive oil capital with arab baths and fortress), Baeza and Ubeda
Cabo de Gata (big natural park along the Mediterranean Sea East of Almeria, natural beaches, hiking trails)
Playas de Calblanque (unspoilt sandy beaches east of Cartagena, hiking trails)
Murcia (historic city center)
Elche (small town with big palm treesgroves (like an oasis)
Formentera Island (some of the best sandy beaches of the whole Mediterranean Sea)
Valencia (historic city center and modern city of arts and science with some outstanding museums built by Calatrava)
Peniscola Pensinsula with small medieval city
Delta de l'Ebre Nature Reserve
Ebro battle memorials
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Thanks so much for all that info.
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I strongly recommend Cordoba and Granada. Some people visit Cordoba as a day trip from Seville. I highly recommend spending 2 or 3 nights in Cordoba. It is a lovely city with white-washed walls, patios, flowers, narrow lanes, and lots of religious and cultural history. Cordoba has the Mezquita, Alcazar with lovely gardens, Roman Bridge, the Juderia, Palacio de Viana, and a wonderful indoor market (Mercado Victoria).

Spend 2 or 3 nights in Granada and visit the magnificent Alhambra, Granada Cathedral, and slowly wander through the Albayzin.

I know that Madrid and Toledo are not in southern Spain, but if you have the time and can fit it in, I definitely recommend both cities. Stay overnight in Toledo for a night or two. It is beautiful when illuminated at night and there are fewer crowds and no tour buses. Toledo is an ancient city with Arab, Jewish and Christian monuments. And the former home to the painter El Greco.

When you say roadtrip, does this mean you are renting a car? The problem with a car is that it will be more of a nuisance in the cities. Spain's train and bus systems are wonderful: efficient, clean, on time. Perhaps use trains and buses in Andalucia, and then rent a car?

You can click on my name to read my trip report from September 2017.
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Great help, I'm really glad I asked and yes I was thinking on renting a car all the way but if there is a better way, any suggestions are welcome.
Thank You.

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Make sure you see the Alhambra in the evening as well as during the day.

I'd add Gibraltar to the list above. It will at least add variety.
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