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 Andalusia in seven days


Andalusia is an essential destination for holidays in Spain. You really have to visit the south, because it’s home to some of the world’s most famous historic sites, a really delicious culinary tradition, unique Arab heritage, picture postcard villages of whitewashed houses, a wealth of shops selling artisan products, and a bustling street life with a cheerful atmosphere you won't find anywhere else.

Andalusia is the second largest region of Spain. It measures 500 kilometres from end to end, so it would be impossible to see everything in a week. But seven days is enough to see many of its most famous cities and other charming places

DAY 7: Ronda and Marbella

Save the morning of the last day to visit one of the most beautiful towns in Andalusia, worth exploring at a leisurely pace: Ronda. In the afternoon, we continue on to Marbella where our tour ends, having given you a taste of the beauty of Andalusia.

Views of the New Bridge, Ronda
Views of the New Bridge, Ronda

The best views of Ronda

The ideal place to start a visit to Ronda is its bridge, Puente Nuevo, the symbol of the town. It is 98 metres high, with spectacular views of the houses and balconies which hang over the precipice. There are also great views from the Alameda del Tajo, a pleasant tree-lined walk, which we recommend visiting at sunset.

Other places to see on a visit to Ronda? The bullring (one of the oldest and prettiest in Spain), or the remains of the Arab medina on the south bank of the river Guadalevín, with parts of the walls still standing. If you still have room in your luggage, most of the shops are on Calle Carrera Espinel, a pedestrianised street. If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to try the traditional Yemas del Tajo.

Puerto Banús
Puerto Banús

A weekend in Marbella

About 60 kilometres away, on the coast, Marbella is associated with luxury and exclusiveness, and is a fascinating place to visit. Although its old town centre is charming, Marbella is really famous for its beaches, its marinas, its boutiques, and its distinguished restaurants, such as chef Dani García’s establishment, with two Michelin stars.

Its most famous marina is Puerto Banús, under 10 kilometres away, and well worth seeing. This is one of the most famous locations anywhere on the Costa del Sol. Visitors are usually fascinated by the beach clubs where you can enjoy a drink as you watch the sunset, and by the exclusive shops.
And so this wide-ranging journey comes to an end. If you need to return to the starting point, Malaga is less than an hour from Marbella.

And if you would like a more detailed route along the Costa del Sol, we recommend seeing the travel ideas on  “Excursions from the Costa del Sol”.