Seville’s Top Attraction: The Real Alcazar The Real Alcazar is one of the Top 3 Moorish sites in Spain (the other 2 are the Mezquita in Cordoba and the Alhambra in Granada). It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a residence of the Spanish Royal family (the Real Alcazar is the oldest royal palace in […]
Castillo de Gibralfaro – Malaga’s highlight attraction
Castillo de Gibralfaro (Gibralfaro castle) was by far our highlight attraction in Malaga. I mentioned in a previous post that I found most of Malaga’s attractions average by Spanish standards – but Castillo de Gibralfaro took my breath away. History of Castillo de Gibralfaro The castle, located at the top of Gibralfaro hill, overlooks all […]
Palacio de las Dueñas – one of Seville’s most beautiful palaces
Palacio de las Dueñas – one of Seville’s most beautiful palaces Seville has some incredible palaces. The one most people think of is the Real Alcazar, Seville’s most famous tourist site. But the Real Alcazar is a royal palace. Seville also has some gorgeous private palaces that are still owned today by wealthy aristocratic families. […]
Malaga or Seville – which to visit?
This should be a no-brainer. Yet you’ll some people actually debate over which of these two cities they should visit. The answer is Seville. It’s not even close. I’ll go through the different reasons why Seville should be your choice (if you have to choose). Tourist Attractions – Malaga or Seville? Seville has the Real […]
Cordoba’s Mezquita – the most impressive religious building in the World?
Cordoba’s Mezquita – the most impressive religious building in the World? We’ve been to many of the world’s most beautiful religious buildings and temples: the Vatican, Hagia Sofia, Angkor Wat. They’re all special. But if I had to chose the one that blew us away the most it would be the Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain. […]
Casa de Pilatos (Seville) – the Palace you have to visit for tiles (azulejos)
Casa de Pilatos (Seville) – the Palace you have to visit for tiles (azulejos) One of the things I love about Andalusia are its tiles (or azulejos). Azulejo: a glazed, often blue, ceramic tile found in Spain and Portugal originating with the Moors who brought Islamic mosaic and tile to the Iberian peninsula in the […]