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My travel in Europe:
Western Andalusia, southern Spain


Western Andalusia in thirteen days

  1. Day 1 - 4: Malaga - Cordoba*
  2. Day 4 - 6: Seville
  3. Day 6 - 8: Cadiz
  4. Day 8 - 9: Cadiz - Algeciras along Atlantic coast
  5. Day 9 - 11: Ronda
  6. Day 11 - 13: Marbella

Planning our western Andalusia trip:

We have already been down in south Spain and Andalusia once and we like it very much. That time we did a round trip east of Malaga, this time we plane to go west of Malaga. After had watched Youtube videos we decided to visit following cities: Malaga, Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz, Algeciras, Ronda, Marbella and maybe Gibraltar.

Round trip in Andalusia in Spain, Malaga and Cordoba, part 1:


Malaga:

After had landed successfully at the airport in Malaga we took a local train to Malaga. At Malaga railway station there is also a bus station, we bought our bus tickets to next day to Cordoba.

Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Malaga

A ten minutes walk from the bus station we have our hotel. The weather was a bit cold, about 12 degrees Celsius. After a short nap at the hotel, we walk out on the streets of old town.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Malaga


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Malaga

We started with a visit to the Market in old center of Malaga, we have been here before, but markets are always interesting to see.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Malaga

We bought a box with strawberries and they tasted delicious!


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Malaga


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Malaga


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Malaga

Plaza de la Merced.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Malaga

Our first dinner, we was hungry! The gas heater let us sit outdoors.


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Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Malaga

Malaga Cathedral.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Malaga


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Malaga

Theatre Roman in Malaga, this ruins is almost 2000 years old, the fortress/castle above is just 500 to 800 years old.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Malaga


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Malaga

A rainbow say goodbye to us and we leave Malaga and heading for Cordoba next morning.


Cordoba:

Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

After just a little bit more then a hour on the bus we reached Cordoba bus station. It was a very beautiful road along the mountains and we had a lot of nice view out from the bus windows. The bus also had WIFI :-) . The cost of a ticket was about 8 Euro.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Because of the heavy rain we took a taxi cab from the bus station to the apartment we had booked, not very expensive, but ask for the price first! The apartment was placed at the edge of the old town so there were no long walks for us.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


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Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Because of the rain we visit a lot of restaurants to warm us up.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

One thing that's a must to see if you visit Cordoba is the Great Mosque of Cordoba, or in Spanish: Mezquita de Cordoba.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

The garden of the Great Mosque of Cordoba.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

We didn't visit the inside of the Mosque this day, we planed to do it the day after.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


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Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Puerta del Puente, Gate of the Bridge and behind you see the Roman Bridge.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

The Roman Bridge is almost 2000 years old. It's 250 meters long and 9 meters wide, it must have been very impressive in that time as it is now.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Molino de la Albolafia Mills or water wheel at the river Guadalquivir, it was used to pump water to the city.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Part of the ruins after the old city walls.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Roman Catholic Diocese of Cordoba, we want to visit this, but it was crowded with people next day when we was here again.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

We now walk into the Jewish quarters.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


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Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

If you come to Cordoba you will love all the restaurants here.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

The heater saved our evening at the restaurant.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Flamenco dancer restaurant.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Puerta de Almodovar.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


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Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

We started this day with a visit at the Archaeological Museum of Cordoba. Inside you find the ruins of a Roman Theatre among other things.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

But first a cup of coffee in a nearby coffee shop.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

The gate to the Convento de San Francisco.


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Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Parroquia de San Francisco.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Plaza de Juda Levi.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Cordoba Ecuestre, here they have some kind of horse shows.


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Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Handicraft blocks, ceramics, paintings and clothes.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


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Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Fifty Fifty bar, on all restaurants we visit the vine cost was about equal to water.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Here is the entrance to the apartment that we rented.


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Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

Next apartment to be restored.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

The entrance hall of our apartment.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

When we walked to the bus station we took the way through the park Jardines de la Victoria, here we found the Roman Mausoleum of Cordoba.


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba


Spain: Roundtrip in Andalusia, Cordoba

A flowering cherry tree. We had already bought bus tickets to the next stage, Seville and now waiting for the bus to come.


To the second part of our round trip in Andalusia, Seville

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