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Winter trip to Spain with teens- first time there

Old Feb 15th, 2021, 05:09 AM
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Violin on the roof -Amazing

The violin on the roof video - very cool. Read some of your previous itinerary! Sounds amazing! Looking forward to reading more of it!

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A bit late to this thread but I'll recall a couple of days we spent in Andalusia a few years ago. In our case it was March, but I suspect conditions won't be dissimilar. Anyway, for what it's worth I'll mention that we stayed just outside of Tarifa. Tarifa is technically on the Atlantic coast as it's just west of Gibraltar, and it's typically the warmest and sunniest part of Spain in mid-winter.

We didn't know much about the area when we arrived, but were pleasantly surprised - Roman ruins, terrific sandy beaches, white hill villages all around, and Morocco just across the Strait, with frequent fast ferry service from Tarifa. With the prospect of relaxed border controls between Spain and Gibraltar (following Brexit) a day trip into Gibraltar can be quite enjoyable, for a weird taste of Britain along with tunnels, palm trees and apes.

While Seville, Cordoba and Grenada are certainly splendid places for a day or two, you might consider some time in smaller places as a means of expanding the context for this remarkable part of Spain.

Here are a few pictures to illustrate the variety of the area.

Baelo Claudia Roman ruins near Tarifa

Kiteboarders and wind surfers at Tarifa

Vejer da la Frontera, white hill village inland from Tarifa

Europa Point lighthouse, Gibraltar

Barbary apes, Gibraltar

Jebel Musa, the southern Pillar of Hercules, in Morocco seen from Gibraltar, with a ferry en route.

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Gibraltar and Tarifa look really nice! That last pic of Morocco is amazing!
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And dont forget Pensiones too. They are more private and a little nicer and cheap too!
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Thank you again, all, and Gardyloo, you gave me another area to think about. Those pictures are awesome.
I still have plenty of time to plan, so I'll reread everyone's suggestions and do some research and I really can't wait for this trip!

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Your notes

Up to the part of the picasso museum! There are some of picasdo's work at the Moma in NY.
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Barcelona was better than madrid. In my opinion... but I did enjoy some cafes and the flemenco dancing in Madrid.
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