Need Help to Plan Malaga and Seville

Dec 22nd, 2013, 03:21 AM
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Need Help to Plan Malaga and Seville

Hello there,

I have booked my tickets to Malaga just after christmas planning to visit south spain and back to UK on New Years eve. Can anyone tell me how to plan the trip for 5 days?
I was thing about visiting Malaga,Seville,Cordaba, Granada and Ronda, but definitely not all the ones as I know thats not possible in 5 days. But please tell me which one is the best?
How can I effectively plan this trip doing activities and bit relaxing? I am travelling with my husband.
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Dec 22nd, 2013, 04:15 AM
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Seville I think is the consensus best from past discussions and IMO too - a really sweet old city with famous cathedral and ancient edifices - easy day trip to Cordoba, another really old historic and nice town with another famous cathedral - a former Mosque.

Granada is IMO not that nice overall but does have one stellar don't miss attraction - the world-famous Alhambra, a former mosque and said to be the best intact Moorish relic in Europe.

I'd stay in Malaga the day you land, then go via Granada (are you going by car?) and if driving end up in Ronda - then drive via the famous perched white villages to Seville and base there until returning to Malaga (sans car bus is the best bet as trains run round about routes.

Sans car I guess take the train Malaga to Granada - then to Seville by bus and back to Malaga for flight home - too bad you do not have a few extra days.

But Seville I think trumps everything in the area.
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Dec 22nd, 2013, 06:51 AM
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When in Málaga, I very much recommend to have dinner at Mesón de Cervantes, just by the Cervantes theater in the heart of the city: http://www.elmesondecervantes.com/
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran...Andalucia.html

Bodega El Pimpi is a great place for a glass later in the evening/night. An institution in town. Just below the Moorish Alcazaba (700-1000AD) and the newly restored Roman theater. Both are wonderfully lit at night.
http://www.elpimpi.com/en/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzLkFsVJdhc
Málaga by night: http://franciscopastor.files.wordpre...1/malaga11.jpg

"Secret Spanish pleasures" (about Málaga in Telegraph): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalis...pleasures.html

A couple of good sites about Sevilla, the undisputable queen among all the cities in the South:
http://www.andalucia.com/cities/sevilla.htm
http://www.exploreseville.com/
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Dec 22nd, 2013, 07:11 AM
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Bearing in mind that the main attraction in Granada is the Alhambra and that a major part of that is the gardens which will not be at their best in December, I would feel inclined to put Granada on one side for this trip, and concentrate on Malaga and Seville.

Any advice from Kimhe is worth its weight in gold.
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Dec 22nd, 2013, 08:04 AM
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Uhh... Thank you so much guys..

@Palan Unfortunately we are not driving, need to use the public transport.
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Dec 22nd, 2013, 08:31 AM
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Excellent public transportation in the area (as in all of Spain). A car would also only be a hassle in the cities. Take the bus or train from Málaga to Sevilla. The train takes 1h 55 min and the more affordable bus is 2h 45 mins.

You could also take the high speed AVE train from Málaga to Córdoba in 50 mins en route to Sevilla. Córdoba to Sevilla is another 50 mins with the high speed AVE.

Train: http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/
Bus: http://www.alsa.es/en/

Wonderful flamenco dancer Lucía Álvarez "La Piñona" dances in intimate La Casa del Flamenco in the center of Sevilla on Dec 30 at 19.30. Winner of the prestigious "Premio desplante" in the national contest in La Unión in 2011. No food, no drinks, just flamenco.
http://www.lacasadelflamencosevilla.com/
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...Andalucia.html

About "La Piñona": http://www.lucia-alvarezflamenco.com/
Video-clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSlP-XTBvfE
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Dec 22nd, 2013, 09:07 AM
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Thanks Kimhe. Do I need to book any tickets for the dance. Can you please let me know?
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Dec 22nd, 2013, 10:16 AM
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Just click on your date on this site to order tickets: http://www.lacasadelflamencosevilla.com/entradas

Or contact them directly: http://www.lacasadelflamencosevilla....mation/contact
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Dec 25th, 2013, 05:19 AM
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With only 5 days, I would spend them in Sevilla, with a possible day trip to Cordoba.
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