Andalusia: Granada, Cordoba and Seville

WHY VISIT ANDALUSIA: GRANADA, CORDOBA & SEVILLE?

Andalusia is Spain’s most southern region and includes the cities of Malaga, Granada, Cordoba and Seville. There are tons of beaches along the region’s well-known sunshine coast, Costa de Sol, and its home to the ritzy resort town of Marbella. Visit this part of Spain for the beaches, Moorish architecture and white-washed villages.

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WHERE TO STAY IN ANDALUSIA: GRANADA, CORDOBA & SEVILLE?

Andalusia-Map
Map of Andalusia Region in Spain

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Marbella Club Hotel ($$$$) On the beach, classic Marbella resort with outdoor pool, spa and golf course. Modern, luxurious and perfect for relaxing.

Gran Melia Colon ($$$)  Located in the center of Seville, sleek decor with white and gold accents and noteworthy terrace with hot tub on roof.

Hotel Madinat ($$) This place has amazing Moroccan style, great tea, relaxing hamnan and plush  bathrobes. Centrally located in Cordoba so perfect base to explore the city.

Hotel Morisca ($$) Cozy and charming historic noble house in Granada. Surrounded by stunning scenery.

WHERE TO EAT IN ANDALUSIAGRANADA, CORDOBA & SEVILLE?

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Damasqueros Restaurant ($$$$) Creative gastronomy in Granada with a star Andalusian chef, Lola Marín.

Restaurante Az-Zait ($$$$) In Seville, feast on a set, six-course meal. Menu changes weekly so foodies rejoice!

Maridame Restaurant ($$) Terrace dining in Cordoba with incredible croquets, pork shoulder, and lemon dessert.

Restaurante Azahar ($$)  Perfect food in a perfect setting in Ronda. Nestled among lemon and orange trees with an outdoor dining room. Great views of sunset over mountains.

Sight of Seville: The Golden Tower and Orange Groves

WHERE TO GO AT NIGHT IN ANDALUSIAGRANADA, CORDOBA & SEVILLE?

Nikki Beach ($$$) Day time beach club in Marbella with lots of action at night. Lounge on a sun bed with bottle service and lunch, then stay for the evening beats.

Finca Besaya ($$) Stylish night club in Marbella. Located in old avocado farm. Excellent DJs.

Astral ($$) Giant, over the top, boozy cocktails in a pirate ship in Marbella. Indulge in the Banana Dreams or Paulo’s Mojito drinks.

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Puerto Banus and Marbella

 HOW TO GET TO ANDALUSIAGRANADA, CORDOBA & SEVILLE?

Fly into one of the two international airports in Andalusia, either Malaga and Seville. The airports receive flights from major European cities and are serviced by British Airways, EasyJet, RyanAir, KLM, Lufthansa and Iberia. If you’re coming from the US, you’ll first need to fly into Madrid and then catch another flight, take the train or drive. From Madrid, it’s a couple hour train or a 5-6 hour drive depending on which city you’re heading to.  Also consider flying into Faro in Portugal, it’s only a couple hour drive (or bus) to Seville across the border.

HOW TO GET AROUND ANDALUSIAGRANADA, CORDOBA & SEVILLE?

Although there are busses, rent a car to get around Andalusia for the most flexibility and to experience the awesome little towns that dot the coast.

BEST ITINERARY FOR ANDALUSIAGRANADA, CORDOBA & SEVILLE?

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