Experiences in Spain
Collected by Rachel Webb
A collecion of some of my top favourite Spanish experiences on Afar.
Albaicín, Granada, Spain
No trip to Granada is complete without wandering the narrow streets of the Albaicin neighborhood. The courtyards, baths, parks, churches and views of the Alhambra are a collective and colorful open air museum of patterns. This part of town feels...
Calle Nápoles, s/n, 18100 Armilla, Granada, Spain
If you walk above the Alhambra, through the multitudes of parking lots, you will reach the old Granada Cemetery. I stumbled on this by accident and spent an hour wandering this massive space. This is the largest Cemetery I have seen and I was...
Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
Cristina Hoyos, probably the most famous flamenco dancer of all time (her image from the 1960s is often used to represent the iconic flamenco dancer, with a slicked-back raven-black chignon and a fiercely passionate demeanor), founded this museum...
Plaza los Terceros, 41003 Sevilla, Spain
Unlike Granada the tapas in Seville do not come free with your drink, however they can be worth their price. My favorite tapas spot has become "La Huerta" in plaza Teceros, or the bar with the blue tables. My favorite dishes are Bunuelos de la...
Calle Cardenal Herrero, 1, 14003 Córdoba, Spain
The landmark cathedral in Cordoba, Spain is the Mosque of Córdoba. You might be amazed by the bell tower, the stone path, and the orange trees. However, the moment you stepped into the prayer hall, it will take your breath away.
Calle Judíos, 14004 Córdoba, Spain
If you are looking for truly unique and beautiful gifts from Andalusia, Spain, look no farther than the Zoco Artisan Market in Cordoba. This shop is filled with jewelry, hand painted tiles, shawls, pottery and other local crafts. There are...
Calle Cronista Rey Díaz, 2, 14006 Córdoba, Spain
Cordoba was once considered Europe’s brightest city where scholars would come to study ancient texts. Today, the city is vibrant and colorful and especially so during the Cordoba Patio Festival in early May when residents open their floral-swathed...
14850 Baena, Córdoba, Spain
Breakfasts are simple in Andalucia. A bread not unlike ciabatta rolls sliced in half and toasted. Repeatedly stab the toasted side with your fork, and heavily lace the bread with Spanish olive oil. Every table at the cafe has a bottle. Then finish...
Av. de la Constitución, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
The immense Gothic Cathedral of Seville was built on the site of an ancient Muslim mosque. It was completed in the early 16th century and was designated a Roman Catholic cathedral. Since 1987, this cathedral has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site...
Barranco de los Negros, s/n, 18010 Granada, Spain
In the caves of Sacromonte, on the hill above the Albaicín in Granada, you can see some of the best authentic Flamenco in Spain. However given the bad sangria that they gave us and the number of other tourists crammed in the room I was prepared to...
Plaza de Santa María, 23440 Baeza, Jaén, Spain
Baeza is a small town of about 16,000 in the Andalusian province of Jaén. It's a bit off the beaten path for most tourists, though as home to some of the best-preserved examples of Italian Renaissance architecture outside of Italy, it is well...
Calle de la Rioja, 8, 23009 Jaén, Spain
As far as the eye can see, up and down mountains the sea of olive trees march unrelentless across the province of Jaen. The Sierra Sur de Jaen and Martos are major olive oil producers. It's not only a tasty area but great for walking and cycling...
After nearly two decades of appreciating and observing the vast amount of stars visible in the fabulous area Sierra Sur de Jaen I'm more than happy to discover it has been named as one of the six 'Starlight Reserves' in Spain. If you're a lover of...
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