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Layover Andalusia

As you might already know, we share our birthdays (yay!) and we usually try to celebrate it with a short Get-Away. So we took a week off and initially had planned to spend this week in iceland. But then we had the urge to spend some days in warmer weather and so we decided to go to Andalusia instead.

We started off in the beautiful city Valencia where we got our rental car and spent the rest of the day after we arrived. The first stop of our road trip was Granada, where we tried to get into the Alhambra, but unfortunately tickets are sold out about two months in advance. But nevertheless we had a great sunset and view of it and really enjoyed the arabic market Alcaiceria. Due to the holy week there were processions in every major city starting in the afternoon until late at night. There were so many people and the city center was always packed, but it was very interesting. As you can see the Sierra Nevada behind the Alhambra we decided to drive up there before heading to Malaga, our next stop. There was still a little bit of snow and people were still skiing there.
Have you ever been to Alcazaba in Málaga? It is an arabic influenced ruin built on a hill in the city center and you have an amazing view up there and there is a lot to see and discover. From Málaga we decided to drive to Sevilla but not without a stop in Ronda. And that is where we acutally spend our birthday and it was the best decision because we absolutuely fell in love with this romantic city. There are a lot of cute alleys, buildings and one of the highlights sure is the bridge Puente Nuevo, which connects the old town with the new town. If you are ever in Andalusia, make sure you stop by and take a look at the houses built on the cliffs. Our last stop was Sevilla, the capital of Andalusia, which has the largest old town in Spain. We tried to see as much as possible of the city on our last day of the trip and started with a tour of Alcázar, the old royal palace of Sevilla. Its architecture is more than amazing and you can spend hours strolling around and just checking out all the details and the beauty of the palace. Another highlight definitely was the Plaza de Espana, so romantic and surely the perfect place to have a date.
When we started our trip, we didn’t really have a fixed route for our trip, but we rather decided on a day by day basis and everything was very flexible. We really enjoyed this time-out and we are sure to be back any time soon. So here are a few impressions of our trip.