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Monuments to visit in Andalusia

Reserva del Higuerón is located in a magical place as well as full of history. Andalusia is a territory that history has given it to be the home of many peoples and cultures, as result there is an enormous heritage in all aspects. One of these legacies in the incredible buildings that can be visited and make us travel back in time.

With the arrival of good weather, weekends become an opportunity to travel and discover the richness of the different monuments of Andalusia.

The closest Andalusian city to Reserva del Higuerón is Málaga. A city where you can visit many places where you can enrich yourself culturally. Today we recommend a visit to the Alcazaba de Málaga.

Alcazaba of Málaga

It is located in the historic centre of the city and in a building that imposes itself due to its size. It was used as a fortress and as a palace in which the rulers of the Muslim people lived; its military essence makes it one of the best preserved Muslim sites in Spain. The most outstanding features of this work are the Arch of Christ and the Courtyard of Arms. In another enclosure it is worth mentioning the palatial zone, the noblest area accompanied by 3 courtyards.

In Ronda, a municipality located in the province of Málaga, we can enjoy the New Bridge of Ronda. It was built between 1751 and 1793 on the Tagus River and was the point of contact between the most modern and the oldest area. Get ready to enjoy breathtaking views that are not intended for those with vertigo. Take advantage of this walk to Ronda to see this wonder as well as its streets and closeness to nature.

And leaving the city of Málaga behind, we enter other cities in Andalusia…

Among all the wonders that can be visited in this city, two monuments are the most attractive for visitors: The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba and the Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs.

The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba

This is one of the oldest buildings of the time when the Muslim people ruled Al-Andalus and one of the most visited in Andalusia. This place was a place of worship to different gods; under the Visigothic people was a basilica that was shared by Muslims and Christians until the Muslim community grew up destroying it and converted into a mosque. The most important arear are the prayer room, the orange grove and the minaret. The Cathedral was built inside the Mosque in the time of Charles V another marvel of architecture that can be enjoyed inside the building. A few years ago the bell tower was openend, inside which the minaret is preserved, and it is possible to visit ii and enjoy incredible views of the city and the building itself.

Alkazar of the Christian kings

An architectural work enriched with Roman, Visigothic and Arabic remains, characteristics that make it a unique place and a must see. There are four towers (Los Leones, Homenaje, La inquisición and Las palomas) that stand out and behind which you can enjoy two patios and gardens, where you can enjoy exotics flowers and leafy trees. The Mudejas is the one that attracts the most attention for its beauty and the marble that predominates in it.

A large number of rooms that you can visit inside and enjoy all the pieces on display from different cultures. Among the rooms are the Hail of Mosaics and the baths (Arabic inspiration).

The Granadan opens the doors to a palace city created by palaces, gardens and a fortress, the Alhambra of Granada.

The Alhambra of Granada

It was built by the last dynasty of Muslims who were at the head of the government in Spain (1232-1492). The different areas that make up this city are linked by paths, gates and gardens, but with the possibility of cutting off the passage at the time of threat. An incredible work in which you will enjoy both interiors and exteriors, where its decoration and architectural style will captivate you.

The most outstanding in this city are the three palaces: the Comares palace, the Palace of the Lions and the Partal Palace; there is a fourth palace for Charles V.

Visiting the Alhambre is not a decision you can make overnight as the queue to buy tickets in months. For now, I you are lucky, you could go some day of June.

“La lluvia en Sevilla es una maravilla” was the adaptation to the film “My fair lady” where the original phrase is: The rain is Spain stays mainly in the plain. Sevilla is a marvelous place to visit, but we tell you about the Real Alcazar de Sevilla.

Royal palace of Sevilla

It is another fortified palace that also has mixtures between its construction of different historical epochs. Its most important period in relation to its construction is the high Middle Aged (although remains from the Islamic and Visighotic periods are preserved), with a Mudejar, Gothic, Renaissance and Boroque mixture.

You must visit this place to get all the culture and wealth of this palace. As a curiosity, when the kings of Spain are visiting Sevilla, this place is their residence.

 

Enjoy the monuments that Andalusia offers you.

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