Seville, the capital of Andalusia, is probably one of the most famous places in Spain. It is a beautiful city, full of life and things to do, especially during the spring. Its monuments are amazing, its people look always welcoming and charming, its festivities are known worldwide, its nightlife has options for everyone… Seville is the place to be!
But let’s be fair enough… Apart from this city there are other beauties around that are worth a visit if you are spending some days in Seville, since it is located in an ideal position that allows you to visit other places by car, train, or bus, without losing much time.
So, in Photo Tour Seville we have created a list of some of the best day trips and excursions you can take from Seville, in order to get the most of your visit to Andalusia. Check them out!
Arcos de la Frontera and its amazing views
Famous for being one of the most beautiful white towns of Andalusia, Arcos de la Frontera is a place full of history, as it was the capital of the Taifa of Arcos in the Muslim period and the capital of the Ducado de Arcos from 1493. Located in the mountains of Cádiz, this picturesque village is on the top of a peak that gives you some amazing views of the countryside.
Its white little houses and its paved streets, distinctive of the village, will amaze you. As well as the Castle of Arcos: a must visit you should not miss! Arcos de la Frontera is situated 86 km (53 miles) from Seville. You can go by car or bus, which will take you not more than one hour and a half.
Córdoba and its Mosque-Cathedral
Located at the Guadalquivir riverside and at the foot of Sierra Morena, Córdoba is the third biggest city of Andalusia. Same as Seville, Córdoba was governed by the Muslim regime, which left a legacy of several mosques, resulting one of them the most important monument of the city: la Mezquita de Córdoba. Declared as a cultural heritage of humanity, the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba is a Hispanic-Roman building that every history lover must visit once in a life.
Apart of this iconic place, Córdoba also has an amazing old town that is full of hidden patios that harbor hundreds of colorful flowers. In fact, if you visit the city during May you will be able to attend to the Courtyards Festival of Córdoba, in the list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity since 2012
Córdoba is situated 140 km (86 miles) from Seville. Going by car or bus will take you approximately one hour and forty minutes. But you can also take an AVE train from Santa Justa that will take you there in only thirty minutes!
Ronda and its breathtaking bridge
This charming little city, like many other places of Andalusia, was conquered by Romans, Muslims, and Visigoths, who shaped the town to what we know now. Located at northeast of Málaga, Ronda is, besides of Arcos de la Frontera, one of the best white towns you can find close to Seville. And, by the way, it is a perfect place to practice your Photography!
One of the main attractive things about Ronda is its amazing bridge that connect the two hills. This emblematic bridge, called Puente Nuevo, was built in 1759 and goes over the Tajo river from 100 meters of height. Take advantage and contemplate the stunning views from the bridge: you will be amazed by the beauty of the village!
If you are thinking of visiting Ronda, the city is only 128 km (79 miles) from Seville, but you can only go by bus or car, which will take you one hour and fifty minutes, more or less.
Carmona and its beautiful lookouts
If you are looking for rustic and stoned little towns, Carmona is definitely your place to visit. This famous village of Seville is more than 2000 years old, and it has been witness of numerous invasions from Phoenicians, Romans, and Muslims, among others. Situated at 253 meters of height, Carmona offers you some interesting views from its numerous lookouts.
You will enjoy crossing its narrow streets and finding the charming little “plazas” around town. Also, don´t miss the views of the green fields from the Parador de Carmona! And get your camera ready, because we assure you will take tons of pictures!
Carmona is just 28 km (17 miles) from Seville, so you can go by car or bus in just 30 minutes.
Jerez de la Frontera and its flamenco, horses and wine
The most important city of Cádiz, Jerez, is an ideal place if you want to check out the flamenco, Andalusian horses, and wine. Jerez de la Frontera contains the most important wineries of Andalusia and it is popular by its own type of wine: the Sherry. You can also enjoy the amazing flamenco shows of its numerous theaters, where you can contemplate the old dancing art of the city.
Jerez can offer you a wide range of activities and things to do, besides, it is close to the beach! If you come by car, we also recommend you to visit some of the best beaches of Andalusia, like Bolonia, Zahara de los Atunes or El Palmar.
Jerez is 90 km (55 miles) from Seville, and you can go by car, bus and train in approximately one hour. If you are not in Seville yet, you can also get there by plane. Yes… this little town also has an airport!
So, which one of these places are you going to visit first? 😉 Plan your trip in order to take the most out to your visit to Andalusia! Would you like us to go with you and take a photo tour that results in an amazing album with your best memories? We would love to!
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