Granada Cathedral

Granada Cathedral

When you think Granada, the Alhambra complex of palaces comes first to mind. The pinnacle of Moorish art is the pride not only of Granada, but of the whole Spain. The wonderful Alhambra has inspired travellers for centuries. Poetry was the inspiration when designing the complex which was intended to be a paradise. And it’s as close to an earthly paradise, as it gets.
Granada itself and the nearby small white villages are perched on a series of hills, one of which is crowned by the mighty Alhambra. Those green hills gradually climb to the snow-topped Sierra Nevada Mountains, one of the most popular ski resorts in Spain.

There is a lot more to Granada than Alhambra. There is the Generalife, situated next to Alhambra, which is a small palace colmplex with beautiful gardens. Highly rated among the vistors, Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), offersa great science experience. If your kids didn’t appreciate the beauties of Alhrambra, take them to the Science Park and they are going to love it! There is plenty of stuff to do for youngters and excitement lurks around every corner of the Park.

View of Granada from Alhambra

View of Granada from Alhambra

Another noteworthy place is a street Calle De La Caldereria Nueva, also known as “Little Morocco“. There are Moorish shops, teahouses and buildings there. So if you fancy buying some North African products, a visit to “Little Marocco” is mot recommended.

If a cultural feast with a family is what you are looking for, hestitate no more and book a trip to Granada with

Granada – nearest destinations: Sierra Nevada, Nerja


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The capital of Costa del Sol offers numerous attractions for all kinds of holidaymakers and travellers. Whether you seek a cultural feast or simply want to enjoy the beach and night life, you will be spoilt for choice in dynamic and versatile Malaga.

The numerous historical and cultural landmarks are nicely woven into the growing vibrant modern city centre and in close distance to each other. Alcazaba, the Moorish fortress, is probably the most famous landmark. This well-preserved and impressive fortification overlooks the city and the bay in every direction from its hilltop position. You can get reach it on foot, get their by by bus or even by taking a lift on Calle Guillen Sotelo!

In the very heart of Malaga rises the great Renaissance Cathedral. The building is unbelievably large and for an inattentive tourist it may appear as a series of separate buildings! The cultural and architectural pleasures are plentiful in the ‘Birthplace of Picasso’.

Swelling with nightclubs and beach clubs, Malaga is a great place to indulge in a lavish night-life. The city has no shortage of great shopping centres as well. Malaga’s beaches are quite vast and well taken care of offering good conditions for sunbathing to everyone, all year long.

Depending on what you want from your holiday, recommends visiting Malaga in spring, summer or early autumn!

Malaga – nearest destinations: Marbella, Nerja


Forgotten treasure of Andalucia. That’s what you may call Jaen when you consider it’s rich and fascinating history and very low tourist profile in southern Spain. Spanish Jaen is recommended for a cultural holidays, especially for those interested in the history of wars between the Moors and the Christians. It might be a good idea to combine the trip with a visit to the nearby Granada.

The top attraction of the city is the impressive 13thcentury Cathedral majestically towering over the medieval Old Town. The sheer size of the building and the awe-Inspiring architectural details inside are well worth a visit.

Located in Santa María Square, the cathedral is also a good starting point to explore the atmospheric narrow streets of Jaen’s old town and discover Renaissance palacios and churches.

One of the cobbled streets may take you to Palacio de Villardompardo in the old Moorish quarter, another must see attraction of Spanish Jaen. The palace boasts large Naive Museum, with free entrance, which houses more than 400 impressive paintings and sculptures.  In the basement of the palace, toursits can wander around the well-preserved 11thcentury Arab Baths, the largest such complex in Europe. A visit to the top floor of the palace rewards vistors with a great panoramic views of Jaen.

Perched on top of the highest hill in Jaen and overlooking the city, is Saint Catalina’s Castle. This impressive stronghold offers some good “paradors” with absolutely breath-taking views. If the weather allows it, one can even clearly see the distant Sierra Morena. Built in the 8th century, the castle served the Moors first, then it was partially destroyed and rebuild by the Christians. Great informative guided tour of the castle is also available on top.

Jaen – nearest destinations: Granada, Cordoba