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Re: Walking Tours in Andalusia

JohnT ·
Hi Pheymont I wouldn't worry about the wine and tapas portion. Things are really inexpensive her, and the tapas has been universally good. It's easy to get three or four tapas to share and a couple of glasses of wine for 15 Euro. As for the tours, we didn't take any, but I think for one day in Cordoba it would be a good idea because I think that day may feel really busy. For Sevilla, I have a mixed opinion, I really love to wonder around, get lost and then navigate my way out...but thats...
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Re: Walking Tours in Andalusia

PHeymont ·
Thanks so much! We're also the wanderers, but in a new city we sometimes find a walking tour is useful either for orientation upfront, or to clear up questions about things we've noticed. The wine and tapas tour is semi on the radar more for the opportunity to meet new people than to have a drink and a snack. Picking those things carefully, we've been able to have time with other travelers from other countries (not always English-speaking). I'm looking forward to our trip...your pictures are...
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Re: Walking Tours in Andalusia

JohnT ·
Hi Pheymont Try this: Naturanda.com The gentleman's name is David Guillen Garrido. We took a tour of Italica with he and a lovely young lady today. It turned out to be a private tour and we were very impressed. They will do other tours as well. I think we will try them for Triana and are trying to organize something for Baelo Claudia as well.
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Re: Walking Tours in Andalusia

PHeymont ·
Thanks so much...just the kind of info I need!
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Re: Suggestions wanted: Andalusia

PortMoresby ·
Will you have a car? I ask, because if you will, you might consider stopping at one or more of the White Towns between Seville & Granada. I stayed a week in a house just outside Iznajar, a lovely little place, and visited a bigger town, Antequera, worth a stop. For a brief stop I'd recommend the smaller town, one of a number in the area, millions of olive trees everywhere. There is no train there although Antequera has a station, but outside the town. Below the town of Iznajar, beside...
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Re: Suggestions wanted: Andalusia

PHeymont ·
I should have said, but no: no car...although I did consider taking one for a day, for the Jerez excursion. Sounds more and more, though, like we'll have to plan on returning to Andalusia another time...
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Re: Granada, Spain: A Walk Through the Historic Albaicin

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the journey through the Albaicin, PH. I love walking through the old parts of cities where there is so much history to see. You've certainly captured the essence of this place in your pictures and I've added it to my places to visit list.
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Re: Visiting the Alhambra

Travel Luver ·
What a beautiful and amazing place! I need to get there someday!!
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The Alhambra, Granada

DrFumblefinger ·
The Alhambra, Granada
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Walkway at the Alhambra, Granada

DrFumblefinger ·
Walkway at the Alhambra, Granada
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Walking Tours in Andalusia

PHeymont ·
I'm working on details for my February trip to Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada, and I'm up to walking tours--I'd appreciate any experience from the TG community. In Sevilla, our base for 5 days, I've found a Pancho tours 2-hour free tour of main sights that seems like a good orientation, and almost everyone who's reviewed it on TripAdvisor felt it was really good...I hope so. They also have, not free but for 20€/person, a wine and tapas tour...anyone done? For Cordoba, where we'll be from...
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PHeymont ·
BLOGS Sept. 5, 2013     PHeymont      Barcelona's "Other Architect" Feb. 18, 2014     PHeymont     The Alcazar of Jerez: A Window into History Feb. 20, 2014     PHeymont      Six...
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Granada, Spain: A Walk Through the Historic Albaicin

PHeymont ·
Few of Europe’s medieval neighborhoods can have as varied a history as Granada’s hill-climbing Albaicin. Many others share the narrow streets, twisting lanes, hidden courtyards and sudden vistas, but this one is unique, and a UNESCO World...
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Suggestions wanted: Andalusia

PHeymont ·
I'll be in Southern Spain next month for 9 days, staying mainly in Seville, but with a loop-around at the end (Thursday early to Cordoba, Thursday late to Granada, Friday and Saturday in Granada, and then back to Seville Saturday night for Sunday...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 6, 2014: The Palace of Charles V

PHeymont ·
Charles V (Carlos to his Spanish subjects and Karl to the subjects of most of the Holy Roman Empire) built this palace in the Alhambra at Granada; he wanted both to show his power and wealth and to put a Christian stamp on the formerly Muslim...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 22, 2014: Alhambra's Court of Lions at Night

PHeymont ·
  The Alhambra, Granada's hilltop crown of palaces, is open for evening as well as day visits—and both are spectacular. In this night scene, the fountain that gives this court its name is barely visible behind the bush, the open sky above...
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Visiting the Alhambra

PHeymont ·
Where do you begin writing about the Alhambra? It's one of the most famous places in the world, yes. It has a history that is both shorter than one might expect, and more complex. A residence, a fortress, a monument, a museum...no easy description....
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Granada's Cathedral (Where Gumbo was #270)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful Cathedral in Granada, Spain. One of the largest Cathedrals in Europe, it is often overlooked by those visiting Granada to see the Alhambra.
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Re: Granada's Cathedral (Where Gumbo was #270)

George G. ·
We enjoyed our trip to Granada, and the gazpacho soup was excellent. One of my photos below.
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