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Garance's Guide to Andalusia

Author Doré

Garance recently traveled to Andalusia, Spain on her honeymoon. If you subscribe to her newsletter, you know that she fell in love with the area. We asked her to share a guide to some of her favorite places from Seville, Córdoba and Alhambra.


Real Alcázar of Seville

The Real Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace and fortress complex in Seville, Spain. Originally developed by Moorish Muslim kings, the palace features a unique blend of architectural styles, including Gothic, Renaissance, and Mudejar. With its intricate tilework, beautiful gardens, and stunning courtyards, the Real Alcázar is considered one of the most beautiful examples of Mudéjar architecture in the world.

Plaza de España

The Plaza de España is a public square located in the Parque de María Luisa in Seville, Spain. It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and is known for its stunning Renaissance Revival architecture. The square features a large central fountain and a semicircular plaza surrounded by a series of ornate buildings with colorful tilework and towers. Visitors can rent boats to paddle around the square's central fountain or simply stroll through the surrounding gardens and admire the beautiful architecture.


Cañabota is a highly acclaimed seafood restaurant that can be found on the Michelin Guide. The restaurant prides itself on using only the freshest local ingredients and serves up a variety of creative seafood dishes. The menu changes frequently to reflect the seasons and availability of ingredients. Cañabota is a must for foodies and seafood lovers.


Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba

The Mezquita-Cathedral de Córdoba is a historic mosque-cathedral located in the city of Córdoba, Spain. Originally built as a mosque in the 8th century, the building was later converted to a Catholic cathedral in the 13th century. The unique architecture of the building reflects its history, with Islamic and Christian elements blending together to create a stunning and unique space. The interior features a forest of columns, arches, and intricate tilework, while the exterior boasts a beautiful bell tower and ornate façade.


Generalife Palace and Gardens

The Generalife Palace and Gardens is a historic palace and fortress complex located in the city of Granada, Spain. Originally built in the 13th century as a summer palace for Muslim monarchs, the complex features stunning gardens, fountains, and courtyards. Visitors can explore the beautiful gardens and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscape from the palace's many terraces. The complex also includes several other historic buildings, including the Palace of Charles V, which houses a museum of fine arts.