Spain Journals

Andalusian travels

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A travel journal to Spain by catsholiday

Los Reyes Magos-Three Kings Day Photo, Seville, Spain More Photos
Quote: Andalusia offers many beautiful and historic towns which we have visited in our trips to Southern Spain.

Alcazar

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Attraction | "Palace fit for kings"

Alcazar Photo, Seville, Spain
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The Alcazar in SevilleI am reviewing the Alcazar and not the city of Seville as this was all we explored on our day visit to Seville.The Alcázar of Seville or as it is called in Spanish "Alcázares Reales de Sevilla" which means the Royal Alcazars of Seville. This amazing building or buildings are the royal palace in Seville, Spain and they are still used by the Spanish Royal family today. The building was originally a Moorish fort.Seville is a very typically Spanish city with the River Guadalquivar running through the city. We drove to Seville from Fuengirola and found a car park quite easily which was within walking distance of the main sites of interest which suit...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 27, 2010

Alcazar
Plaza del Triunfo 7
Seville, Spain

Ronda (General)

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Story/Tip

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Ronda, Andalucia, SpainRonda is apparently Andalucía's fastest-growing town after Sevilla and Granada and is bigger than Cordoba. Ronda is still a very Spanish town with all the driving difficulties that presents and I would suggest leaving the car on the outer edges of the town and walking in as the roads are VERY narrow and rather too dramatic for easy driving. Initially we made the mistake of driving through the town. There is a one way system and going in was fine but trying to retrace our steps found us stuck on what appeared to be a footpath, we chickened out and managed to reverse back and drive right out of the town and back in to park where we should have parked in the first place...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 25, 2010

Confortel Fuengirola

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Hotel | "Confortel was comfortable"

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Confortel Fuengirola~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Confortel is a modern 4 star hotel on the sea front of Fuengirola which opened in 2005 and it is part of the Confortel hotel chain which has a number of hotels situated throughout Europe (www.confortelhoteles.com).Reception~~~~~~~~The reception area is open with subdued minimalist decor with lots of marble, wood and neutral colours. The receptionist greeted us in a welcoming efficient manner and spoke excellent English with a slight American accent. In the reception area there were a couple of comfortable seating areas which we did make use of on our last day after we had checked out of our room prior to driving to the airpo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 4, 2010

Confortel Fuengirola
Paseo Maritimo Rey de Espana, 87
Fuengirola, Andalusia 29640
866-539-8117

Los Reyes Magos-Three Kings Day

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Attraction | "Celebrating the three Kings"

Los Reyes Magos-Three Kings Day Photo, Seville, Spain
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FIESTA DE LOS REYES.A SURPRISE AWAITS US:We recently spent a week in Andalucía and this coincided with the Spanish celebration of The Three Kings on January 6th. Up till now I had only thought of January 6th as 12th night and the day that you should have all your decorations nicely put away for Christmas the next year. Once we arrived in Fuengirola we discovered that the 6th was a public holiday and made enquires as to what they were celebrating.THE TRADITION OF THE FIESTA DE LOS REYES.This is a celebration of the day the three Kings arrived in Bethlehem and presented the Christ child with their gifts. Traditionally January 6th was the day Spanish children rec...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 4, 2010

Los Reyes Magos-Three Kings Day
Throughout The City
Seville, Spain 41001
+1 950 4505600

Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba

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Attraction | "Cathedral or Mosque?"

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At the start of this year 2010 we spent a week in Fuengirola and we had two main places we wanted to see, one was Seville and the other Cordoba. It has takien me a while but I finally got around to writing this.We arrived in Cordoba and parked across the river from the main old town. We walked across the bridge into the old town area and to the huge Mezquita. The river was in full flood and the bridge with the arches had water gushing through at a huge rate. It was really quite dramatic. Córdoba is a city on the Guadalquivir river in Andalusia, southern Spain and is the capital city of the province of Córdoba. It dates back to ancient Roman times when it was founded by Claudius...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 28, 2010

Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba
Calles Torrijos and Cardenal Herrero S/N
Cordoba, Andalusia