The mountain village of Iznájar is situated near the southerly border of Córdoba province, and serves as a natural entrance to the Sierra Subeticas Natural Park. Perched above the lake, Iznájar is the nearest place to find shops and banks. Wandering the steep narrow streets is a delight. Take a break and sit in a café or bar and watch village life pass you by.
The ruins of the 1,200-year-old Moorish castle are the obvious key attraction for the visitor and parts of the fortified town walls can also be seen in the upper reaches of the town. Inside the town walls, a small square called the Patio de las Comedias suggests that, despite its defensive position, Iznájar once had a theatre culture that probably tracks back millennia.
Also worth visiting is the Iglesia de Santiago church, built during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with a remarkable late addition in the form of a Baroque altar piece.
There are plenty of Spanish restaurants and bars in Iznájar and the surrounding villages. A little further a field in Antequera and Granada you will find Italian, Indian and Chinese as well as traditional Spanish.
One of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture is the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th C. This mighty compound of buildings – including the summer palace called Generalife, with its fountains and gardens – stands at the foot of Spain’s highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, and overlooks the city below and the fertile plain of Granada.
We can organise tickets for you to visit the Alhambra. Daily admission numbers are restricted and advance booking is essential.
Granada offers the visitor a wide array of other attractions such as shopping and an extensive range of restaurants.
The old town contains many impressive architectural reminders of when Córdoba was the thriving capital of the Caliphate of Córdoba that governed almost all of the Iberian Peninsula. It has been estimated that Córdoba, with up to 500,000 inhabitants, was the largest city in the world in the tenth century aside from Constantinople.
Córdoba offers abundant sightseeing opportunities covering many centuries of building by the different cultures who have occupied the city. Córdoba is also known for its floral patio arrangements. Residents take great pride in their patios and compete to have the most beautiful.
There is nowhere else in Spain that complies so closely with the foreigner’s perception of stereotypical Spain. For it is here that flamenco, bullfighting, fiesta and tapas are a way of life.
Being Spain’s 4th largest city it is buzzing with life and the list of things to see and visit is endless. The old city containing the Cathedral, Giralda Tower and the Alcazar Palace are obvious targets.
Don’t miss out on the Tapas. The city is credited with the invention and has more than one thousand bars where the choice of food is endless. Join the Sevillians and make a meal of them, moving from bar to bar trying one dish at a time.
The easiest way to visit Seville is to take the train from Antequera. This will whisk you comfortably into the city centre giving you opportunity to enjoy everything this historic city has to offer. Whether it is sight seeing, shopping or just taking in the atmosphere of city life, we are sure that you will enjoy your day.
It is easy to understand why Malaga City is capital of the Costa del Sol. Once considered the poor cousin of Andalusia’s capital city, Seville, it now competes successfully for attention, thanks to its profusion of quirky museums, delightful pedestrianised centre, innovative restaurants and stylish hotels, many featuring trendy rooftop terraces with bar, pool and stunning views.
The opening of the Picasso Museum in 2003 triggered the city’s cultural rebirth, and visitors are now flocking to this port city which boasts excellent transport, top-class cuisine and fascinating monuments, from Moorish and Roman times through to modern day – while retaining its authentic Andalucian feel.
Historic monuments include the imposing Baroque Cathedral, popularly known as ‘La Manquita’ (One Armed Woman), and the newly restored Roman Theatre. The narrow streets of the old town are a delight to wander around.
Along the seafront near the port are beautiful shady gardens with views over the harbour. The new marina boast a host of restaurants and is a great place to people watch whilst having a cool drink