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Úbeda: City Highlights Walking Tour in Spanish

1. Úbeda: City Highlights Walking Tour in Spanish

Get an insider’s view of Úbeda's most historic neighborhoods on a small-group walking tour of the Plaza Primero de Mayo, the Old Town Hall, the Church of San Pablo, and more. Begin your urban walking adventure of this UNESCO World Heritage Site by meeting your Spanish-speaking guide at the supplier's office in the city center. Move across to the Plaza Primero de Mayo, a historic square that has hosted the city's main market for centuries. Find yourself marvelling at the Old Town Hall, and the monument to San Juan de la Cruz — the revered saint of the city — as your guide explains in detail their historical context. Then, stroll over to the part of town steeped in religious history to visit the Church of San Pablo and the Convent of San Miguel. Marvel at the architecture of one of the most exclusive landmarks of the city, and the last great inhabited Renaissance palace in the province, the Old Palace of Fancisco de los Cobos. Then, make your way to the Plaza Vázquez de Molina, where a host of buildings rich in history are located, all of which your expert guide will explain in detail. Gaze at the stunning Sacra Capilla del Salvador, a famous chapel built between 1536 and 1559 and the flagship of the Úbeda Renaissance architecture. Then take in the equally stunning Palace del Deán Ortega, the Old Pósito, or the old public granary, the Palace of the Marquis of Mancera, the Basilica of Santa María de los Reales Alcázares, and the Vázquez de Molina Palace. End your tour at the Plaza de Ayuntamiento by visiting the Palacio Vela de los Cobos, giving you a unique insight into how Spanish aristocracy lived back in its heyday.

Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

2. Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

Explore one of the most recognized sites in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Nicknamed the Sister of the Alps and the Himalayas, this region is unique for the murmur of streams, legendary lagoons, the myriad of waterfalls snow tunnels and high mountain meadows.  This tour will expose the secrets of the region to you, as a guide will divulge details and show highlights. Even in high summer months, you will be able to touch snow or fill the lungs with the freshest air.  Touring at more than 2,600 meters above altitude, the ecosystem vastly differs from any other. The refreshing experience reveals forests form legend and landscapes from cinema.

From Malaga: Guided Tour of Seville

3. From Malaga: Guided Tour of Seville

Discover the city of Seville on a guided tour from Malaga. Enjoy several hours in the city with a guided bus and walking tour.  On the bus, see the Pavilions of the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929, the Maria Luisa Park, the San Telmo Palace, the Torre del Oro, the Guadalquivir River, the only navigable river in Spain. Afterward, meet your local guide and start the guided walking tour through the beautiful Santa Cruz quarter, the Puerta de Jerez, the historic center of the city.  Reach the Cathedral and its famous Giralda Tower. Explore the interior of the cathedral, the largest Gothic-style cathedral in the world, where you can also see the sarcophagus of Christopher Columbus. Make a short stop at Plaza de España. After the visit, you will have some free time to explore more of the city. Afterward, relax on the journey back to Malaga.

Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

4. Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

Discover one of Europe's richest botanical enclaves, through picturesque villages and a breathtaking mountain landscape. La Alpujarra is an extensive valley running across the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of the Contraviesa Lújar, the Mediterranean coast and the Sierra de Gador. White buildings pepper the rugged terrain, matching the snow-capped peaks down amid the lush foliage. The first stop is the 19th-century town of Lanjarón, where you'll follow the flowing waters to Orgiva, the crossroads of the region and capital of La Alpujarra. From here continue through the magical towns of Caratuñas, Pampaneira, Pitres and Trevélez, the highest village in Spain, famous for its exquisite Iberian hams. Then, drive into the heart of the charming and picturesque villages of Bubion and Capileira, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views and a traditional lunch if you choose this option.

Granada: Royal Chapel and Historical Center Walking Tour

5. Granada: Royal Chapel and Historical Center Walking Tour

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the most important historical sites of the city of Granada accompanied by an experienced guide. Start your tour in Plaza Bib-Rambla, a square which used to be the entrance to the city. Here you’ll see where the “Gate of Ears” used to stand and learn the story behind this name.   The next point on your tour is the Alcaicería, an Arabian marketplace full of narrow and winding walkways. Pick up some souvenirs, or just marvel at the vast variety of goods available, including gorgeous silks and fragrant spices.   Continuing on, your next stop will be the highlight of your day: the Royal Chapel, where the marble tombs of historical royals are located. Here lie Isabella and Ferdinand, alongside their daughter Joanna I and son-in-law Phillip the Handsome.   Finally, head to the historic center of town to see La Madraza, the first Islamic university of Granada. Built in the 14th century, this splendid work of architecture is still part of the city’s University.

Granada: High Sierra Nevada Hiking Experience

6. Granada: High Sierra Nevada Hiking Experience

After being collected from your accommodation in Granada, you will be driven to 2,500 meters above sea level to the top of the Sierra Nevada Road. From here you will head to the most beautiful glacier valley of Sierra Nevada, San Juan Valley. Here you will learn how the ice has been excavating the rocks throughout thousand of years. You will also encounter beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and shiny rocks, as well as wildlife such as mountain goats, eagles, birds migrating from Africa, and insects and plants that only exist here. This is an easy but beautiful hike, off the beaten path. Your guides know the best secret spots in Sierra Nevada after more than 30 years hiking here. Your tour will eventually conclude in a beautiful panoramic restaurant, where you will enjoy a refreshing drink.

Granada Geopark: Desert and Prehistory Tour with Lunch

7. Granada Geopark: Desert and Prehistory Tour with Lunch

Leave Granada city centre in the morning from your hotel or a convenient location nearby. Delve straight into the unique landscape of Granada Geopark.  Pass by picturesque villages on your way to your first stop, Acequia del Toril. Learn about how this natural aqueduct was formed over the centuries. Wander around the vast vegetation that covers the Acequia and the arid landscape that surrounds it. Next up is Gorafe, one of the most picturesque towns in Granada. Explore and immerse yourself in one of the most remarkable natural deserts in Europe. Enjoy an impressive panorama full of different shapes, colors, and sensations. Visit the typical cave houses and well-preserved Dolmens of the Megalithic Park. Continue your tour to the village of Zujar and take pictures of the breathtaking panoramic view of Mirador de Jabalcon. Look down on the Quaternary sediments of the basin and learn about its geological history from your local guide. End your tour with lunch in one of the town's best restaurants, which offers local and seasonal food. After lunch an hour of free time to have a coffee or have a walk before returning to Granada.

Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

8. Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Get a taste of medieval Granada with an unforgettable guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife grounds, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax knowing your ticket to the palatial city includes entry to the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba Fortress, and Generalife grounds. Best of all, choose a small-group or private guided experience, depending on your preference.  Your expert local guide will collect you from just outside the complex, ensuring that you access the Alhambra grounds via a separate group entrance. You will also enjoy separate group access with your guide when entering the Generalife Palace.  Take in the tranquility of the Emirs’ old summer palace at the Generalife, including a beautiful rose garden, planted courtyards, and relaxing water features. Hear all about the history of the city of Granada and the Alhambra in this tranquil setting.  Your guide will take you into the Nasrid Palaces, the old Moorish palaces, where you can get up close to the iconic Islamic decorative details. Enjoy the colorful geometric tiling and various courtyard water features, including the famous Patio de los Leones. Architecture and art fans will enjoy the iconic Islamic and Mudéjar styles in the grounds. Visit the Alcazaba with your guide to see the royal fortress, so strong it was used for many centuries after its construction. Climb the steps of the Watch Tower here to get unrivaled views of the city of Granada below you, including the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighborhoods. Roam the free areas of the complex at the end of the tour, whether you want to take in more of the beautiful gardens or visit other features such as the Palace of Carlos V, a Renaissance palace dating from the 16th century. Enjoy breathtaking views of the old Arabic Quarter of Granada, the Albaicín, from numerous viewing points in the Moorish palace complex.

From Granada: Guadix and Granada Geopark Guided Tour

9. From Granada: Guadix and Granada Geopark Guided Tour

Guadix is one of the oldest human settles in Spain. The most particular thing of this city is its wonderful cave-houses, still occupied nowadays and that is the most characteristic point of its neighbourhoods. This monumental city conserves an interesting historical and artistic heritage, its fotified towers from 11th century, from where you can admire the lovely views of the meadow, the city and Sierra Nevada. Guadix offers the possibility to travel back in time to know different cultures and civilitations just walking along its narrow streets and its big monuments. The religious architecture is the protagonist in Guadix thanks to important buildings as the Cathedral and the churches of Saint Anna, Saint Domingo and Saint Francis.

From Granada: Sierra Nevada & Alpujarra Private Day Trip

10. From Granada: Sierra Nevada & Alpujarra Private Day Trip

In this excursion I want to show you one of those places that you will keep in your memory forever: the Alpujarra of Granada. After arranging a meeting point, I will pick you up in my vehicle to drive for approximately 1.5 hours to the first of the 3 villages we will visit: Pampaneira. Pampaneira is one of those beautiful white villages that seem to be hanging in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. We will walk through its streets to get to know the curious and particular architecture of this region. We will enter some of its stores to know the local handicraft products: "jarapas" (carpets), honey, chocolate... After Pampaneira, the next village awaits us: Bubión. Here I would like to tell you about the fundamental role that this area played in the past: wars between Muslims and Christians, forced conversions and a legacy that still lasts. In Bubión we can visit the "Museo Casa Alpujarreña" (entrance included) where we will visit a house that has changed little over the years, so we can understand much better how people lived in the Alpujarra. Finally, we will finish our excursion in the highest village we visit, Capileria, at 1,436 meters above sea level, we will have a spectacular view of the valley, Sierra Nevada and even the Mediterranean Sea. Lunch is not included. You will have the option to bring your own picnic or follow the recommendations I will give you to try the local gastronomy.

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We took advantage of each of the moments offered by our guide. 3 hours that passed like 30 minutes. The guide's explanations and interactions with us tourists were relevant, funny and appropriate. All the spaces visited were the subject of interesting comments. The Alhambra showed itself in its best light!!

It has been a great experience. The truth is that the guide, Pepa, has been so pleasant that the almost four hours have passed us without realizing it. The 11-year-old boy has trained.

A fabulous site steeped in history. Everything there is magnificent, the buildings, the vegetable gardens, the fountains.

Plan your trip in advance of travelling, to take out much of the guess work and worry. Trust the professionals!

Sergio was a great guide, I'd highly recommend this tour.