We took the train from Cordoba to Madrid. Wow, we found Madrid’s main train station to be quite impressive. Madrid was our final stop before heading home to Canada. We stayed a couple of nights. We did not get to see as much of Madrid as we would have liked.
Cordoba was just an awesome place! We couldn’t have picked a better time to visit this city as it was during their Festival of Patios. Take the time to click on the link to better understand how this festival came to be.
This would be one of the most amazing European festivals we’ve seen!
We’ll come back to this festival further down in this post.
We absolutely loved the Andalusia region of Spain.
We visited Seville, Ronda, Granada and Cordoba. We would definitely re-do this trip. Unfortunately on this trip we were only able to get to the doors of the Alhambra in Granada. SO close to getting in….😢. We did not have tickets. Had not planned that one very well.
We did however, get to see and and spend time at the Parador de Granada which is located on the grounds of the Alhambra. There were beautiful gardens and fountains and the atmosphere was so peaceful.
Funny how you find these interesting little places as you do your research for a trip. Ronda was one of those last minute finds. Now we can’t imagine that we would have missed this little mountaintop city. It sits above a deep gorge.
From Seville we took a bus to Ronda. No trains reach this city. The ride in the mountains was both breathtaking and hands over the eyes, scary!!
It took us a good part of the day travelling by train from Barcelona to Seville as we had to do a changeover in Madrid. In Seville we stayed in an apartment, Corral Rey Terrace 1 which we had booked through an agency called Veoapartment. They specialize in short-term city rentals, mostly in southern Spain. This was an amazing apartment. The part we used the most in this apartment was it’s incredible rooftop patio which overlooked the Giralda and the Cathedral.
The inside of this apartment was also very comfortable, modern and well kept.
In Barcelona we stayed at an apartment that had a small patio . It wasn’t an incredible apartment but it was a great price, clean and in a good location. I think it was mostly the patio that could have used a bit of tender loving care. It might have had a “facelift” since then.
We stayed 4 days in Barcelona. The first day was spent watching some great tennis. The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell was happening at the same time we were there so we took advantage of it.