What to do and see in Andalucia, Spain: The Best Places and Tips

September 8, 2017 Jana Sager

Discover the best top things to do in Andalucia, Spain including Plaza de Espana, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, The Alhambra, Generalife, Real Alcazar, Mirador de San Nicolas, Seville Cathedral.

1. Plaza de Espana

Parque de Maria Luisa, Seville, Spain +34 954 18 13 56
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5 based on 30 reviews

Plaza de Espana

Reviewed By JJHDerbyshire - Derbyshire

At first sight, you imagine this enormous edifice to have been constructed as a show of strength by a medieval monarch but it really only dates to 1929, when it was built for an Ibero-American festival. A kind of cross between the canals of Venice and the grandeur of the Elysee Palace, this place really is something that must be seen to be believed, as should the surrounding parkland with trees from all over the world. On a fine, sunny day you can see quite classy impromptu flamenco Performances and just chill out on the many Seating areas -e ach one devoted to a city in Spain. Bring a picnic and stay all day!

2. Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

Calle del Cardenal Herrero, 1, 14003 Cordoba, Spain +34 957 47 05 12
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5 based on 21 reviews

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

Roman Catholic church that was once a mosque. Blending many architectural styles, the structure evolved over the centuries.

Reviewed By SeeTheWorld4Peace - Manasquan, New Jersey

I was not prepared for the extent of the place, nor the rather smooth way that the Cathedral was inserted into the mosque while only destroying the innermost part. Both are quite spectacular, and the combo is very intriguing. It is amazing what constructions by both the Moslems and Christians can be inspired by religion, and executed by dictators.

3. The Alhambra

Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada, Spain 958 027 971
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

The Alhambra

The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a sophisticated blend of medieval Islamic, Renaissance Christian and modern architectural styles..

Reviewed By Tatiana_Olivieri - Cotia

It’s worth the visit and also check every place inside there! It’s really great and beautiful, well care, organized and an unforgettable place!
My only comment is regarding the cats that lives there, I’m really a cat person and was very sad to see so many cats hungry and pregnants, so from my point of view, they could take more care about the beautiful cats that lives there, sterilizing and feeding them!

Generalife | Realejo-San Matias, 18009 Granada, Spain +34 958 22 09 12
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Generalife

Reviewed By JY_Globetrotter - Calgary, Canada

After the busyness of Alhambra, it was nice to escape the crowds to the Generalife which is adjacent to Alhambra. I suppose we were lucky that it wasn't too busy when we visited, allowing for good photos without a single tourist in the picture. The greenery is soothing to the eyes and the water Fountains are easy on the ears. I actually preferred Generalife to Alhambra from a tranquility perspective.

5. Real Alcazar

Patio de Banderas, s/n., 41004 Seville, Spain +34 954 50 23 24
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Real Alcazar

Beautiful medieval Islamic palace showcasing a unique fusion of Spanish Christian and Moorish architecture.

Reviewed By BurnToExplore - Johannesburg, South Africa

The Spanish architecture, the history, the courtyards (which was a great surprise)...Just the essence infused into this beautiful building... Better than what I could have imagined! Visiting Seville - I'll strongly advise to visit Real Alcazar (one of the oldest European Royal Palaces) & the Seville Cathedral (the world's largest Gothic Cathedral!).
On entering the palace, there is a security checkpoint; as well as a souvenir shop.

6. Mirador de San Nicolas

Calle Espaldas a San Nicolas s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain +34 958 53 96 97
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Mirador de San Nicolas

Reviewed By Adrian M

The views you get of The Alhambra from this viewing point are second to none. The amount of steps can be considered a bit of hard work but for any budding photographers or casual phone users the results are stunning. We visited around 10:30 in the morning and it wasn’t over run with visitors.

Avenida de la Constitucion s/n, 41004 Seville, Spain +34 954 56 31 50
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Seville Cathedral

This majestic Cathedral dates back to the 15th century and claims to be the third largest building of its kind in the world.

Reviewed By julia a

What a beautiful Cathedral! We bought the tickets at San Salvador church, that way we could visit Both churches for the same price but also skip the long lines at the entrance since you can get straight in with that ticket. The Cathedral is an amazing piece of history, largest gothic Cathedral in Europe. It contains the tomb of Christopher Columbus although the tour guide mentioned they conducted DNA tests on hi remains and only 15% were related to him. In any case, it is a humbling monument, beautiful. You can’t miss it if you are in Seville! The price of entrance also includes the Giralda, the tall tower part of the Cathedral. The views from up there are beautiful and even though it is tall, there are no stairs but a ramp so not difficult at all to get to the top.

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