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Andalusia Explorer

MÁGICO 10-days route around Andalusia (Montejaque – Cordoba – Baza – Monachil – Frigiliana)

This trip bring you to a few natural parks like Grazalema, Sierra Nevada, Sierra de Cazorla en Sierra de Baza,

As in all the pueblos blancos, Montejaque dates from the time of the Berber settlers, after the Moslem conquest. Located in a semi-hidden bowl hidden by circular rocky outcrops, it overlooks a small fertile valley of olive groves.

Cordoba was founded by the Romans and due to its strategic importance as the highest navigable point of the Guadalquivir River, it became a port city of great importance, used for shipping Spanish olive oil, wine and wheat back to Ancient Rome. The Romans built the mighty bridge crossing the river, now called “El Puente Romano”. But Cordoba’s hour of greatest glory was when it became the capital of the Moorish kingdom of El-Andalus, and this was when work began on the Great Mosque, or “Mezquita”, which – after several centuries of additions and enlargements – became one of the largest in all of Islam.
When the city was reconquered by the Christians in 1236, the new rulers of the city were so awed by its beauty that they left it standing, building their cathedral in the midst of its rows of arches and columns, and creating the extraordinary church-mosque we see today.
The Altiplano region of Baza is one of the unspoiled jewels of Andalusia.
Situated in the north of the Granada Province, is the town of Baza, the capital of the overall area of the same name. The other, smaller villages in the Baza area are: Benamaurel, Caniles, Cortes de Baza, Cuevas del Campo, Cúllar, Freila, and Zújar.
Baza town sits at an altitude of 844 metres about sea level and has a population of around 21,600; accounting for almost 50% of the overall 45,000 population of the entire region of Baza. One of the most appreciated aspects of this magical main town of Baza is the towering mountain at just 12 kilometres away, which dominates the landscape like a protective watchtower. This natural backdrop of the surrounding mountains of the Sierra de Baza and the Sierra de Castril is simply breathtaking.

Just seven kilometres north of Nerja is the typical pueblo blanco of Frigiliana which sits high on a mountain ridge overlooking the sea with spectacular panoramic views.
Voted the ‘prettiest village in Andalucía’ by the Spanish tourism authority, Frigiliana is also important from an historical viewpoint. El Fuerte, the hill that climbs above the village, was the scene of the final bloody defeat of the Moors of La Axarquía in their 1569 rebellion. The hill is topped by scanty remains of a ruined fort from which some of the Moors reputedly threw themselves rather than be killed or captured by the Spanish. It is said that bones and rusted weapons dating from this encounter still lie among the scrub on El Fuerte.

Days 1st – 2nd. Hotel in de hills of Frigiliana:Days 1st – 2nd. Hotel in de hills of Frigiliana

Less than ten minutes of the hanging garden of La Almijara, Frigiliana, county Malaga, is located this hotel, a small oasis in an nazarite ambient. Sara Navas, director-manager of the establishment, and her husband, José Luis, say that «the establishment is a faithful image of the farms (cortijos) of the forties decade, but adapted to the best comforts. Each room is different and they are equipped with complete bathroom, television, firewood stove, and wide terraces with a view to the sea. Its decoration elements, although they are of the same style they have a different atmosphere. The headboards has recovered from the old iron beds, the bedside tables recovered from the existent ones in the old farms, as well as the furniture. Floors of mud and wrinkled walls, as those of old houses of the village of Alcóncar. The restaurant, the reception, the terraces and the whole interior have a genuinely Moorish flavor». Its environment is rich in fauna and flora, since it’s frequently see the imperial eagle, the mountain goat and the wild boar, among other many animals and birds that live in its natural habitat enjoying in freedom. As for the flora, they mix the one hoisted tropical, as the mango, avocado and cherimoya tree, with almond trees, figs, olive trees and vineyards, these last mediterranean autochthonous plants that proliferate in the area.  

Days 3trd – 4th. Charming hotel in Monachil
The property, a total of 13.000 square meters, it is composed by cultivation lands (olive trees, chestnut trees, fruit-bearing trees) and uncultivated earth (oaks, esparto grass and aromatic grasses) that ascends for the hillside of the mount. The town of Monachil is located in a strategic place to offer attractiveness during the whole year to the visitor; to 15 minutes in car of the historical center of Granada; to 20 minutes of the Sierra Nevada’ ski resort; to 35 minutes of the Costa Tropical; 30 minutes of La Alpujarra; 20 minutes of the Golf Club of Granada, etc. 
The house, built in their origins with a position of absolute respect and integration in the enviroment where it was located, consists in fact of two plants that are not superimposed to each other by the difference of the land, the roof of the low plant works as terrace -of 300 square meters – in the high plant. from here the valley of the Monachil river is sighted and also Sierra Nevada’s National Park and, in the summery nights, the privilege of a private firmament of the light contamination of the urban centre…

Days 5th – 6th
Until 40 years ago this savage, beautiful forgotten part of the provence of Granada was full of small hamlets carved into the hills around the barren lands formed by the drying out of the old lake.Today restored to its original splendour at one of those Hamlets, where moors, plaster miners and subsistence farmers have successively sought refuge.They can offer you a magnificent and unforgettable voyage back to the depths of time in breathtakingly beautiful accommodation formed by this unique way of life.Submerging yourself in this extraordinary land, you can enjoy some of your sweetest moments in Spain, the warmth and tenderness of the Hammam, the tasty Arab-Andalucian dishes as well as the magic of the Andalucian night of your dreams..

Days 7th – 8th. Charming hotel in the hart of Cordoba:  

Dating from the 17th century, the house still has its original subterranean rooms with vaulted ceilings in the cellar of the hotel. The two main floors were renovated in 1934, giving the house a distinctly Sevillian flavour. The central courtyard, decorated with tiles from the famous Mensaque Tile Factory in Seville and the wrought iron columns and the marble floor which were added at that time have all been left intact. Especially impressive are the large handcarved antique french windows and the majestic and elegant balustrade of the main staircase leading to a domed gallery on the second floor.In Cordoba, this hotel is unique for its colonial style. Its eight rooms look onto a central patio which is full of light and colours. These beautifully decorated rooms with their antique doors and windows, natural fabrics and cast iron furniture all have spacious bathrooms decorated in warm colours.

Days 9th – 10 th. Country hotel in Montejaque:  

This Cortijo is a country hotel located in the heart of Andalucia. Only 12km. from the picturesque town of Ronda, in the Natural Park of Grazalema, the Cortijo allows visitors to explore a great variety of natural environments, both on the property grounds as well as the surrounding areas.Beautiful patios and gardens surround the house offering cozy nooks for the guests to relax in harmony with nature. Centenarian trees and a variety of aromatic plants provide cool shade, colours and aromas while we take walks, swim or sunbathe. In the evening, in the gardens near the threshing floor, we can enjoy spectacular sunsets beyond Grazalema.The Cortijo extends for gorgeous grounds where you can go on long walks during the day or evening. Wheat and sunflower fields, woods of holm-oaks and gall oaks where cattle graze freely, cork trees in production and a small stream, are a sampling of almost all of the surroundings typical of the area.

Price per person from:€985,00

This price is made on basis of 10 nightsincluded breakfast
Entrance tickets to Alhambra2 hamman baths – 30 minutes massage once
Rent a car (type economy): Ford Fiesta or similar, 3-doors, airco, W.A.-insurance, C.D.W.-insurance, T.P.-insurance, No Risk Guarantee, unlimited kilometers, local taxes, extra driver, airport costs.
Return flight tickets from England to Malaga, included airport taxes.
Administration costs
Prices are based in 10 nights in double-twin room, under request, availablity and dates. In Double room in Frigiliana, Monachil en MontejaqueIn a cave for 2 people in BazaIn a mini-suite in Montoro
What is not included in the price?
MealsDrinksPersonal expenses
Other tickets no mentioned in the program
Tips
FuelService like sauna, fitnes, etc.
Travel insurance and cancelled insuranceRemarks:
Tickets to Alhambra are under request and availability. If there are NO available tickets, Enjoy Spain will return 11€ per ticket.Price are under request and availability and dates. To have a look of No Risk Guarantee rent a carYou can make this trip shorter or longer as you wish. Even a route made to measure can be done, including or excluding destinations of your preferences.