Sevilla/Cordoba/Ecija

David’s Travel, The Coachtrips team, has trips to the most various places in Spain. The information belov is given by them when offering a tour south to Sevilla, Cordoba and Ecija:

The region of Andalucia exudes the very spirit of the Spanish culture. This is where bronze skinned girls, with soft brown eyes and long black hair and dressed in colourful flamenco dresses, sway to the guttural sounds of the flamenco singers and the insistent strumming of the Spanish guitar.

Where proud young men wearing wide brimmed hats, and the tightest of trousers and jackets effortlessly steer their magnificent Andalucian horses through the crowds.

Where bullfighters bravely turn their back on the bewildered bull and strut arrogantly away from it, trailing their red cloak behind them. This is the very heart of traditional Spain.

Sevilla is the capital of this fabulous region. This city has one of the largest and wealthiest cathedrals in the world. Allegedly the remains of Christopher Columbus lie here.

Horses and Carriages wait in the cathedral square to carry you round the sights of the city; the ancient narrow cobbled streets of the Santa Cruz district,

the Triana district (traditionally home to the gypsy population) the Alcazar (which originated as a Moorish stronghold & later held by the Christians),

the beautiful Maria Luisa park named after the amorous wife of Carlos IV, then down by the banks of the river Guadalquivir.

Take a mini cruise down the river, visit the famous Maenstranza bullring and bullfighting museum.

Just over an hour away visit Cordoba. The highlight of this town is the stupendous cathedral come mosque around which the town is built. Known as the Mezquita,

you can almost feel the presence of the Calif, the sultans and their concubines amongst the hundreds of horse shoe shaped arches. Within the same building,

you are suddenly amongst the knights and kings of Christian Spain! Out in the daylight hundreds of people stroll across the old Roman bridge which again straddles the river Guadalquivir.

Cordoba also has an Alcazar (a sort of fortified palace) with grounds which are reminiscent of the larger gardens in Granada’s Alhambra Palaces.

Between these two cities sits the much lesser known, but none the less just as charming, town of Ecija. Built on the site of one of the largest Roman populations ever found,

this city revels in its towers and spires. Twenty six in total and almost all displaying baroque architecture.


Link to David’s Coachtrips


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