Sculpture celebrating the courtyards of Cordoba

7-day tour of Andalusia

Are you planning a trip to southern Spain for your next holiday? Perhaps you’re wondering what would be the best route? Andalusia is the country’s second largest region –about 600 kilometres from one end to the other– so we recommend at least a week if you want to visit its best-known towns. 

Get ready to see stunning white-washed villages, stroll through palaces of Islamic architecture, climb to the tops of cathedrals and fortresses, discover settings from “Game of Thrones” and “Star Wars”, experience the passion of flamenco, try tapas and sherries, and meet people who enjoy life perhaps more than anywhere else on earth. To travel at your own pace, your best bet is to hire a car. An exciting week is waiting for you!

Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz

  • 1 Malaga
  • 2 Ronda
  • 3 Jerez de la Frontera
  • 4 Cadiz
  • 5 Seville
  • 6 Cordoba
  • 7 The Alhambra in Granada
  • 8 Rest of the city of Granada

Just half an hour from Arcos de la Frontera, Jerez de la Frontera is the heart of Andalusian horse culture.

Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art

Have you ever come face to face with a pure Spanish horse? This school organises themed tours where you can see horses training with their riders, and the show “How the Andalusian Horses Dance”, an authentic equestrian ballet in which the riders wear 18th century costumes.Jerez is also famous for its Sherry and Brandy route, so you could take the opportunity to visit a winery for a tasting.

An afternoon in Cadiz

If you aren’t too tired, it’s worth going on to the city of Cadiz, just over half an hour away. It’s on the Atlantic coast, so if the weather is good you can stop for a swim. If not, take a while to stroll around the town, one of the oldest in the western world. You’ll like the Viña district, the Pópulo district (the city’s oldest), the Cathedral… And of course, we recommend eating a wrap of fried fish in the sunshine on La Caleta beach, which is also the perfect place to see one of those unforgettable sunsets. The light of Cadiz is magical.

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