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A Group Coach Tour from Lisbon travelling to Andalusia visiting Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Marbella, Granada then up to Valencia and Barcelona passing thru Zaragoza ending in Madrid...
CORDOBA: Once the largest city of Roman Spain, Cordoba later formed the heart of the western Islamic empire. Today, the city is a typical bustling, noisy Andalusian city, with lots of atmosphere, fascinating sites, intriguing small streets and shops and the inevitable fabulous choice of restaurants and bars.
SEVILLE: Seville is a city steeped in history. Throughout the narrow streets and main avenues - in fact, virtually everywhere you cast your eye, there are magnificent monuments and buildings which stand as a legacy to this city`s fascinating heritage. Many of these date from the time of the Moorish conquest (712), such as the Giralda, the Alcazar, and the Cathedral which was originally built as a mosque by the Almohads in the late 12th century, and later became the largest Gothic church in the world.
RONDA: Ronda stands on a mighty promontory, or outcropping, which made it impregnable to the Christian armies until the very last years of the Reconquest. This plateau is slashed into two main quarters by a deep cleft in the rock, spanned by the 18th century Puente Nuevo or "New Bridge", which is the chief landmark for all itineraries. Modern (largely built in the 18th century) Ronda is the quarter to the North of the gorge, called El Mercadillo, with the Plaza de España, the site of Ronda`s recently built Parador, the spectacular walkway along the river gorge with superb views of the countryside below.
GRANADA: The name Granada is ancient and mysterious. It may mean "great castle", for the Roman fortress which once stood on the Albaicin Hill. When the Moors came here, the town was largely inhabited by Jews, for which they called it Garnat-al-Yahud - Granada of the Jews. The Jews are said to have been one of the first peoples to settle in Spain, even before the Romans.
VALENCIA: Valencia to verify that centenary traditions live together with modernity; that sea and city are compatible; that the green colour of farms can be kept together with a modern urban scheme; that Valencia is unique at night and during the day. But the capital of the river Turia is more than that.
BARCELONA: Barcelona is a city that is always reinventing itself. The wave of urban renewal leading up to the Olympic Games of 1992, which virtually changed theÂ face of the city was but the latest step in a process that started when the Carthaginians and Romans settled here two thousand years ago. The high priest of modernist architecture, Antoni Gaudi, belongs to a distinguished line ofÂ creators who over the generations have endowed Barcelona with the world`s mostÂ curious mixture of styles. Fine food, fashion, opera, nightlife, streetÂ theatre, art... Barcelona is all of this and more, a city that holds surprises for every visitor.