|Antequera is a city and municipality
in the province of Málaga, part of the Spanish autonomous community
of Andalusia. It is known as "the heart of Andalusia" (el corazón
de Andalucía) because of its central location between Málaga,
Granada, Córdoba, and Seville. It is noted for two large Bronze
de Antequera, Antequera
Parador de Antequera, which
has been renovated recently, is a quiet, large hotel surrounded by lush
gardens and a refreshing swimming pool, open in the high season only. The
hotel is easily accessible from all Andalusian capitals, since it’s located
right in the heart of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia. The
bar and the coffeehouse, by the pool and gardens, feature an outdoor dining
area that is available all year round. At the restaurant, patrons can sample
traditional dishes from Málaga, full of regional flavours. “Porra
antequerana,” “gazpacho,” “pío antequerano” and “bienmesabe” are
the establishment’s specialities.The hotel has 58 guestrooms and an ample
restaurant commanding stunning views of the Vega Antequerana (Antequera’s
Meadow) and La Peña de los Enamorados (Lovers' Rock).
|Malaga city - capital of Andalucia
a city of great history. Most tourists think of Malaga as a place
to fly into to start their holidays on the Costa del Sol, but few actually
take the time to explore this fascinating city. The city is the birthplace
of Pablo Picasso, and is a cosmopolitan and attractive city – ranging from
modern streets and buildings, to the older narrow winding streets of typical
Andalucian buildings, with many seafood restaurants and tapas bar to relax
and rejuvenate during your tour of the city. Located on the Costa
del Sol, Malaga is situated in a sweeping bay, with golden sandy beaches,
and is surrounded by beautiful mountainous scenery.
of Málaga Gibralfaro, Málaga
hotel towers high, surrounded by pine trees on Mount Gibralfaro and facing
the Alcazaba, from where it is possible to make out the Bay and the city
of Málaga from a unique perspective. Constructed from stone alongside
the Gibralfaro castle, its position allows one to visit Málaga and
is suitable for the practice of an infinity of sports activities, golf,
tennis… at the nearby facilities of the Parador del Golf. The public spaces
of the hotel, as well as the rooms and the attic swimming pool enjoy beautiful
views over the city and the sea, while offering an excellent level of comfort
and convenience. With a magnificent display of Andalusian gastronomy,
the restaurant offers fried ‘pescaítos a la malagueña’, among
other dishes. Webmaster recommended!
de Málaga Golf, Torremolinos/Málaga
golf, fried fish and other Andalusian specialties are combined in this
hotel which has spacious rooms with beautiful views over the sea, the swimming
pool and the golf course. Golf is its emblem: an 18 hole course,
golf school. 3 putting greens, 2 approach greens, club, trolley and buggy
hire. The golf course at the Parador de Málaga Golf is in
a privileged location, in the heart of the Costa del Sol on the sea shore,
just 10 minutes from the city of Malaga and the Malaga International Airport.
Over the years, this course - the oldest in Andalusia - has been transformed
into one that is both demanding for veterans and accessible for novices.
The Malagan monkfish soup and the peasant-style French toast are some of
the specialities of the dining room in the Parador.
a small fishing village on the Mediterranean Sea, Nerja is still known
for its traditional Andalusian atmosphere and mood. Located
right on the beach front, Nerja is sunny 300 days per year. Enjoy
the sandy coves, mountain views and also the Balcon de Europa (balcony
of Europe), which is part of an ancient fortress (approx. 900 AD) overlooking
the ocean views. There are several beaches, including the Playa Burriana
(Blue Flag beach), and there is a charming seaside walk along the beachfront
(known as the Paseo de Carabineros). The old traditional centre of
Nerja is charming, with white washed houses, narrow streets and the usual
floral decorations on the balconies. There are many little tapas
bars and restaurants in the town to rest and enjoy the local produce.
You can also buy many regional products, including the famous olive oil,
cheeses and honey, and delicious fresh tropical fruits, and vegetables.
There is so much to do in town, including flamenco shows, walking and hiking,
jeep tours, sailing trips, mountain bike hire, diving and other water sports.
Want to learn Spanish? There are Spanish courses held locally too...
of Nerja, Nerja, Málaga
Hotel is on a cliff overlooking the sea, in an ideal spot to enjoy the
beach, which is reached by a singular lift; the coastline and the lovely
natural landscape of the area. The entrance to the building boasts a splendid
garden whose greenery contrasts with the blue of the pool. The spacious,
light-filled interiors are comfortably furnished with elegant decorative
details. All the rooms in the hotel have large terraces looking onto the
sea (except basic rooms). The upper rooms also enjoy spectacular views
over the Mediterranean and the mountains of the Sierra Almijara, and the
beautiful cliffs of this rustic Málaga coast. Don’t miss the
fried pescaito (baby fish) - This is the Parador’s star dish. Other offerings
are maimones (garlic soup) and kid Nerja style with a delicious almond-based
|When visiting Andalucia, I would
highly recommend making the trip to Ronda. The winding roads
up the mountainside can be a little daunting, but what a view all the way
to the top! Ronda is one of the oldest cities in Spain, having
origins in the Neolithic age. Wonderful cave paintings were discovered,
including the famous Pileta's Cave, depicting paintings from the Paleolithic
age. Its mountain top location made it an ideal location to build a city
- very easy to defend. The first builders were the Romans, and many
examples of their architecture can still be viewed in the city today.....
of Ronda, Ronda
the town centre, in a privileged position next to Ronda’s famous Puente
Nuevo bridge, built in 1761, the Hotel occupies the former Town Hall. The
impressive setting has spectacular views of the ‘Cut’, a river gorge 120
metres deep. The interior is decorated in blues, greens, yellows
and reds, with brightly coloured fabrics on the sofas and curtains, and
large, light rooms. There is a pool, cheerful bedrooms with lovely
views and comfortable duplexes with terrace. At least a five fork
rating - one can hardly praise the Parador’s menu enough. Just a few examples
of these delicious dishes: partridge stew, roast kid, rabbit Ronda style,
almond soup, ajo blanco (white garlic gazpacho), salmorejo (a gazpacho
variant), honey cakes, almond cheese, etc.
|Carmona is a town of south-western
Spain, in the province of Seville; 43 km (27 mi.) N.E. of Seville by car.
There are no rail connections. Pop. (1900) 17,215. Carmona is built on
a ridge overlooking the central plain of Andalusia, from the Sierra Morena,
on the north, to the peak of San Cristobal, on the south. It has a thriving
trade in wine, olive oil, grain and cattle; and the annual fair, which
is held in April, affords good opportunity of observing the costumes and
customs of southern Spain. The citadel of Carmona, now in ruins, was formerly
the principal fortress of Pedro of Castile (r. 1350–1369), and contained
a spacious palace within its defences, and is now a luxurious Parador.
The principal entrance to the town is an old Moorish gateway; and the gate
on the road to Cordova is partly of Roman construction. Portions of the
ancient college of San Teodomir are of Moorish architecture, and the tower
of the church of San Pedro is an imitation of the Giralda at Seville.
In 1881 a large Roman necropolis
was discovered close to the town, beside the Seville road. It contains
many rock-hewn sepulchral chambers, with niches for the cinerary urns,
and occasionally with vestibules containing stone seats (triclinia). In
1881 an amphitheatre, and another group of tombs, all belonging to the
first four centuries A.D., were disinterred near the original necropolis,
and a small museum, maintained by the Carmona archaeological society, is
filled with the mosaics, inscriptions, portrait-heads and other antiquities
Carmona, the Roman Carmo, was the
strongest city of Further Spain in the time of Julius Caesar (100–44 B.C.),
and its strength was greatly increased by the Moors, who surrounded it
with a wall and ornamented it with fountains and palaces. In 1247 Ferdinand
III. of Castile took the city, and bestowed on it the motto Sicut Lucifer
lucet in Aurora, sic in Wandalia Carmona ("As the Morning-star shines in
the Dawn, so shines Carmona in Andalusia").
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of Carmona, Carmona - 44 kms from Seville
fertile plain of the River Corbones makes for an exceptional panoramic
view from the fortress, where different civilisations have brought their
best artistry and culture. The splendid views from the Hotel play backdrop
to the fantastic pool, gardens, patio and Mudéjar fountain, Cupulín
room, and terrace. The large bright bedrooms enjoy exquisite classic
décor which, alongside the Sevillian tiling, enhance this 14th century
citadel. The Bermejo Room with its tapestries and many antiques is a highlight.
The refectory turned dining room is known as one of Paradores’ most beautiful.
Savour the succulent seasonal and local dishes at the Parador. The partridge
and cod a la chartreuse, spiced Carmona spinach, ardoria (a type of salmorejo
tomato sauce) and boronía vegetable medley come recommended. Not
to mention the succulent dessert buffet.