Top Ten Andalucia Tourist Sites

Top Ten Andalucia Tourist Sites – Villanueva del Trabuco?

Top Ten Andalucia Tourist Sites. Aantequera Dolmens
One of the most popular tourists sites close to Villa Rocio are the Dolmens at Antequera.

Top Ten Andalucia Tourist Sites; Andalucia tourist sites are plentiful. Some spring to mind like leaping salmon. Others are not so well known, even though they may be very popular. So, which is which?

Top Ten Andalucia Tourist Sites

  • Alhambra Palace in Granada. The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortification See more.
  • Plaza de España, Seville. The Plaza de España is a plaza in the Parque de María Luisa, in Seville, Spain, built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. See more
  • Seville Giralda Tower. The Giralda is the bell tower of the Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain. It was originally built as a minaret during the Moorish period, during the reign of the Almohad dynasty with a Renaissance style. More.
  • Mosque of CordobaThe Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is the most important monument of all the Western Islamic world, and one of the most amazing in the world. The evolution of the “Omeya” style in Spain is resumed in the history of the Mosque of Cordoba, as well as other styles such as the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque of the Christian architecture. Mosque link. 

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  • Nerja Caves. The Caves of Nerja are a series of caverns close to the town of Nerja in the Province of Málaga, Spain. Stretching for almost 5 kilometres, the caverns are one of Spain’s major tourist attractions. Nerja Caves link.
  • Capilla Real. Royal Chapel of Granada. The Royal Chapel of Granada is an Isabelline style building, constructed between 1505 and 1517, and originally integrated in the complex of the neighbouring Granada Cathedral. It is the burial place of the Spanish monarchs, Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand, the so-called Catholic Monarchs. More.
  • Puente Nuevo, Ronda. The Puente Nuevo is the newest and largest of three bridges that span the 120-metre-deep chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda, in southern Spain. Made famous in Hemingway’s novel “For whom the bell Tolls”. See more.
  • El Torcal de Antequera. El Torcal de Antequera is a nature reserve in the Sierra del Torcal mountain range located south of the city of Antequera, in the province of Málaga off the A45 road in Andalusia, Spain. This is very close to Villa Rocio at Villanueva del Trabuco.
  • Caminito del Rey. El Caminito del Rey is a walkway, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Ardales in the province of Málaga, Spain. The name derives from the original name of Camino del Rey, abbreviated locally to el caminito. Caminito del Rey information.
  • Sierra Nevada Ski Resort. With more than 106,8 kilometres of trails contained in 125 ski runs, Sierra Nevada provides one of the largest and most attractive skiing domains in southern Europe. This winter resort stands out as having the greatest skiable vertical drop in Spain. More about the Sierra Nevada.

My Top Ten Andalucia Tourist Sites

I have listed these ten tourist sites, not by the number of visitors but by their proximity to Villa Rocio. All of these great attractions and more, these are within easy reach and make for a great holiday experience. You might say they are my top ten Andalucia tourist attractions.

The Alhambra Palace and Nerja Caves would definitely be there.

There are many more Andalucia tourist attractions close to Villanueva del Trabuco. Here is a list for you to ponder. 

In many cases, certain places have many tourist attarctions and spending a night there is a great option. For example; Granada. The Alhambra Palace, Sierra Nevada ski resort, Capilla Real, Albaicín (The Albaicín or Albayzín as it was known under Muslim rule, is a district of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain) and much more.

Seville, Malaga and Cordoba along with Ronda and Nerja have plenty for you to see and do. These places can be reached by car and in no time at all. Plan your Spanish holiday in Andalucia before you come over. This saves you time and allows you to make the most of a self catering holiday.

If you need any more information, please contact us, we are more than happy to help.

Villanueva del Trabuco as a tourist attraction

Trabuco in itself has very little in the way of monuments. There is the village church, some Ermitas (Hermitages; Small buildings that house statues of saints or places of pilgrimage.) and  Los Cien Caños (100 water pipes. Man made feature closer to the village).

The real value of Villanueva del Trabuco to tourists in Andalucia is the close proximity to every top place of interest. Because we are inland, you can drive in any direction to find interesting and historical places. You can do that from the coast, that’s as far south as you can get.

Use Villa Rocio as a base to explore the most interesting and historical area of Spain. Some might even say Europe.

Andalucia and the written word.

Think of all the great novelists, such as Hemingway, Laurie Lee, Gerald Durrell, George Orwell, Orson Welles and many more. You can visit the towns and cities written about in books such as “A Rose For Winter” “Death in the Afternoon” “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and many more.

Close to Villanueva del Trabuco you have Antequera.

This is one of the most historical towns in Europe and even has Dolmens. (Antequera Dolmen of Menga is a megalithic burial mound called a tumulus, a long barrow form of dolmen, dating from the 3rd millennium BCE. It is near Antequera, Málaga, Spain.

It is one of the largest known ancient megalithic structures in Europe.) This has been declared a World Heritage Site. 

Its not all history and religious buildings. For the sporting types, there is plenty to do. Antequera has an 18 hole modern golf course. Trabuco is also a great place for bird watching, mountain biking, hill walking, paragliding and a host of other activities. Horse riding stables are plentiful.

So, even though Villanueva del Trabuco is a small village in the hills of Andalucia, it is also the hub for everything that goes on in Andalucia.

Book Villa Rocio, plan ahead and enjoy one of the best self catering villa holidays anywhere in Spain. The Top Ten Andalucia Tourist Sites are there, along with many more great places. 

If you are a photographer or a Blog writer, this is a great location as there is so much materiel available for you to use. Perhaps you’ll send us some of your work to ad to our Blog.

If you had to name your Top Ten Andalucia Tourists Sites, what would they be? I would be very interested to know.

Winter Holidays to Spain

Book a Winter Holidays to Spain

Winter Holidays to Spain -  Antequera golf
The golf course at Antequera. Just one of over 50 courses close to Villa Rocio via car.

Book winter holidays to Spain and get yourself some sunshine. The great thing about Spain is that the winters can be very mild. At times, the winter weather in the south of Spain is almost as good as summer in the UK.

Winter Holidays to Spain – Golf

Because of the mild weather, golf is possible almost 365 days of the year. People flock to Andalucia to play golf. The Costa del Sol has more than 50 golf courses, so many that it has become known as the “Costa del Golf”.

Villa Rocio is close to the golf course at Antequera. Antequera golf is a modern, 18 hole golf course with excellent club house, bar and restaurant. Not to mention the club shop.

But it’s not just golf though. Winter holidays to Spain afford you other great opportunities. Outdoor activities, such as walking, horse riding, mountain biking, bird watching and other healthy pursuits are possible, due to the great weather.

Hiring a car and getting yourself away to the best tourist attractions is a must. Within an hour of Villa Rocio you can be in Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Nerja, Torremolinos, Fuengirola and a host of other great places.

The Alhambra Palace and the Sierra Navada ski slopes are in easy reach. You can ski in the morning in the mountains and have dinner on the beach in the evening.

Why sit there all cold and miserable? Winter sun holidays are well worth the money. Flights can be very cheap and the cost of booking your accommodation is lower.

The tourist attractions are less crowded and you can really enjoy being in Spain. Check out our booking calendar and see when you would like a Spanish winter holiday. Come and stay at Villa Rocio in Villanueva del Trabuco and get yourself some winter sunshine.