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Spain road trip: Granada to Almera

The Alhambra marks the start of a drive taking in historic cities, a river valley and mountains and ends in Almeras spaghetti western desert Granada is dominated by its mighty Moorish fortress, Spain map On day two, take in the Alhambras Nasrid palaces, Generalife and the Alcazaba before driving north-west through rolling olive country to picturesque Priego de Crdoba (N-432 & A-339, 76km). The town is a restful place to be, and feels like the essence of Andaluca; its cities of Baeza and beda, both miniature gems (and renovated in…

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A wander near Ronda: Spains empty quarter

Andalucas first parque natural is fairly unknown, yet Sierra de Grazalema is a stunning wild place of crests, gorges, hilltop the towns and vultures A goat farmer told me no one swims in the pond at Zahara de la Sierra because it’s full of fish with crocodile heads. Is that why I’m the only person in 128 sq km of cool sea on a very hot period? I subsequently learn that this manmade reservoir (< em> embalse ), the mountain ranges to the south of it, and the cliffs, ravines,…

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