Andalusia

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  • 1. Acinipo

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Old Ronda, 20 km (12 miles) north of Ronda, is the site of this old Roman settlement, a thriving town in the 1st century AD that was abandoned...Read More

  • 2. Baños Árabes

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Explore the narrow alleys of old Jaén as you walk from the cathedral to the Baños Árabes (Arab Baths), which once belonged to Ali, a Moorish...Read More

  • 3. Bodegas Tradición

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Tucked away on the north side of the old quarter and founded in 1998, this is one of the youngest bodegas, but it has the oldest sherry. The...Read More

  • 4. Calleja de las Flores

    Judería | Neighborhood/Street

    A few yards off the northeastern corner of the Mezquita, this tiny street has the priettiest patios, many with ceramics, foliage, and iron grilles...Read More

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  • 5. Casa de Pilatos

    Barrio de Santa Cruz | House/Mansion/Villa

    With its fine patio and superb azulejo decorations, this palace is a beautiful blend of Spanish Mudejar and Renaissance architecture and is...Read More

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  • 6. Castillo de Santa Catalina

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This castle, perched on a rocky crag 400 yards above the center of town, is Jaén's star monument. It may have originated as a tower built by...Read More

  • 7. Catedral de Sevilla

    Centro | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Seville's cathedral can be described only in superlatives: it's the largest and highest cathedral in Spain, the largest Gothic building in the...Read More

  • 8. Convento de Santa Paula

    La Macarena | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This 15th-century Gothic convent has a fine facade and portico, with ceramic decoration by Nicolaso Pisano. The chapel has some beautiful azulejos...Read More

  • 9. Doñana National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    One of Europe's most important swaths of unspoiled wilderness, these wetlands spread out along the west side of the Guadalquivir estuary. The...Read More

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  • 10. Itálica

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    One of Roman Iberia's most important cities in the 2nd century, with a population of more than 10,000, Itálica today is a monument of Roman...Read More

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  • 11. Jewish Quarter

    Barrio de Santa Cruz | Neighborhood/Street

    The twisting alleyways and traditional whitewashed houses add to the tourist charm of this barrio . On some streets, bars alternate with antiques...Read More

  • 12. Madinat Al-Zahra

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Built in the foothills of the Sierra Morena by Abd ar-Rahman III (891–961) for his favorite concubine, al-Zahra (the Flower), this once-splendid...Read More

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  • 13. Mezquita

    Judería | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built between the 8th and 10th centuries, Córdoba's mosque is one of the earliest and most transportingly beautiful examples of Spanish Islamic...Read More

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  • 14. Museo de Bellas Artes

    San Francisco | Museum/Gallery

    Hard to miss because of its deep-pink facade, Córdoba's Museum of Fine Arts, in a courtyard just off the Plaza del Potro, belongs to a former...Read More

  • 15. Museo de Bellas Artes

    El Arenal | Museum/Gallery

    This museum—one of Spain's finest for Spanish art—is in the former convent of La Merced Calzada, most of which dates from the 17th century....Read More

  • 16. Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija

    Centro | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This lovely palace has three ornate patios, including a spectacular courtyard graced by a Roman mosaic taken from the ruins in Itálica, surrounded...Read More

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  • 17. Parque de María Luisa

    Parque Maria Luisa | Park/Playground

    Formerly the garden of the Palacio de San Telmo, this park blends formal design and wild vegetation. In the burst of development that gripped...Read More

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  • 18. Parque Natural Sierra de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    For a break from man-made sights, drink in the scenery or watch for wildlife in this park, a carefully protected patch of mountain wilderness...Read More

  • 19. Plaza de la Asunción

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Here on one of Jerez's most intimate squares you can find the Mudejar church of San Dionisio, patron saint of the city, (open 10–noon Monday...Read More

  • 20. Real Alcázar

    Santa Cruz | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The Plaza del Triunfo forms the entrance to the Mudejar palace, the official residence of the king and queen when they're in town, built by...Read More

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