Madrid - Cordoba - Sevilla (447 km)
After departing at 8:30am from the Julia Travel bus terminal, located in the underground parking center of the Plaza de Oriente, we will drive to the La Mancha region, the land of Don Quixote. Along the way, we will make a brief stop in Puerto Lapice to see what a typical town in the Spanish countryside looks like. When we reach the region of Andalusia, we will travel to Cordoba, where we will see the city's impressive Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, we will drive to Sevilla, where we will enjoy dinner and check into a hotel.
Cordoba is a city in Andalusia, Spain, and the capital of the province of Cordoba. The city is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, and its easy access to the mining resources of the Sierra Morena satisfies the population's needs.
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
The interior of this dual mosque-cathedral perfectly reflects the religious power-struggle of medieval Spain. The conversion of the church into a mosque lasted from 784 to 987. The complex is massive and features many small chapels.
Cordoba's Jewish Quarter is marked by narrow and irregular streets. It houses a medieval Synagogue and the Sephardic House. Unfortunately, this neighborhood was a focal point of the Spanish Inquisition, during which Cordoba played a large role.
Standard Hotel: Catalonia Santa Justa
Deluxe Hotel: Meliá Lebreros
Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol (179 km)
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive south, passing picturesque villages on our way to Ronda, a town of Celtic origin where we will spend some free time admiring the area, including the marvelous views of the valley and mountains in the distance. Later, we will continue to Costa del Sol, where our tour will come to an end.
Ronda is a city in the Spanish province of Malaga. It is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of the city of Malaga, within the autonomous community of Andalusia.