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Granada is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and has a variety of faces: it's a famous university town, a great city for shopping and a city with many cultural attractions. The most famous is of course the Alhambra which dates from the 14th century. This is one of the most visited monuments in the world. This palace complex with fortifications and royal residences is an example of beautiful Moorish architecture.
Via a scenic route through the mountains you can drive to Ronda, the second oldest city in Spain. Ronda was formed when the old town of La Ciudad and the new town of Mercadillo, which are separated by a deep gorge, merged. Definitely worth a visit. Also worth a visit is the beautiful city of Cordoba. This capital of Moorish culture offers plenty of history and culture. The main attractions are the Jewish Quarter, the impressive Mezquita mosque, the synagogue, the old city walls and a Roman bridge. You are guaranteed to have fun in this city. Mijas is a typical Andalusian village with narrow streets, terraces and whitewashed houses. The village has retained its old charm as evidenced by the Mijas donkey taxis which you can use to explore Mijas. The village is built on the hills, giving you a magnificent view of the coastline of the Costa del Sol. A trip to Nerja - which allows you to become acquainted with the charming village of Frigiliana along the way - is perfect for atmosphere of the real Andalusia. In Nerja you can also visit impressive stalagmite caves and enjoy magnificent views of the mountains of the Sierra de Almijara. By bus you can visit the British territory of Gibraltar, where you can go (duty-free) shopping, eat or just walk around. From here you can take a boat trip of approx. 90 minutes through the Straits of Gibraltar in search of dolphins.
At only 15 km you are in Marbella, and at 20 km in the luxurious and fashionable Puerto Banus.
One day, you can head over to Sierra Nevada (200 km) and go skiing, and in the evening you can be back at your accommodation. A real winner!
In short, it is impossible to be bored in this top destination!