This tour will led participants into tree different regions of Spain: Castilla La Mancha, Extremadura & Andalucía.
CASTILLA LA MANCHA
A melting pot of cultures and civilizations, Iberians, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and Christians have lived and left their mark on this Region.
Culturally, Extremadura is rich with the legacy of the various civilizations that have prevailed in the Iberian Peninsula. Its cuisine, festivals and local traditions have survived the centuries and still form part of everyday life.
A sample of flamenco and sherry, Islamic architecture, pristine beaches and mountain scenery. Dazzling whitewashed towns lie like patches of snow amid brooding peaks and serrated crags, narrow alleys lead to flower-filled courtyards; cobbled town squares, busy markets by day, dreams in the moonlight.
Recommendation of the tour:
Length: 8 days
Visiting period: February. March, April, May, June, September, October, November
Others:Comfortable shoes, Camera, Notebook
DAYS OF TOLEDO & TALAVERA DE LA REINA
The town of Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, is located on a rocky headland, bordered by the river Tajo in the very heart of Spain. For centuries, the capital of Castile-La Mancha has been able to preserve an unrivaled, thousand-year-old urban, architectural, and artistic heritage. Churches, synagogues, mosques, convents, city walls, bridges, towers and an endless amount of cultural and artistic possibilities held in their buildings
Talavera de la Reina.
It is one of the most famous ceramic centres in the world. The tour “Artesanía y Cerámica” offers a good representation of the most significant sites, with original ceramic tiles: Basilica del Prado, Puentes de los Jardines de la Alameda, Jardines of Prado and Museum Ruiz de Luna.
THE DAY OF GUADALUPE & TRUJILLO
Guadalupe is a historic village, with cobbled streets and traditional homes, filled with valuable monuments, the real Monastery of Guadalupe, declared UNESCO site, with two outstanding cloisters, Gothic and one Mudejar The sacristy has paintings by Francisco de Zurbarán. Later on, Trujillo a tour though the stunning old town, structure round the monumental plaza Mayor and the castle (old Arab fortress)
DAYS OF EXTREMADURA RURAL & CÁCERES
Morning excursion to The Extremadura rural, pure and genuine way of life, to come across
Spanish municipalities that house a wealth of natural, historic, artistic, cultural, and, above all, culinary wonders to be discovered.
Caceres’s old town boast one of the most impressive artistic and monumental collection of buildings, and one of the best preserved of Europe, declared World Heritage in 1986. Walking around this old city we find medieval walls, palaces, churches, squares and streets, which are all in the best conditions. Cáceres also shows spectacular defensive towers of the middle ages.
THE DAY OF MERIDA & ZAFRA
Merida a Splendid roman city, now the seat of the Government of Extremadura, it was founded by the Romans in the year 25 BC, and called it Emerita Augusta. The Roman archaeological ensemble of Mérida was declared world heritage site by UNESCO in 1993. Zafra, the charm of Spain, which commercial activity is dedicated to agriculture and livestock. Among its monuments include the Big Plaza and Small Plaza, born for the promotion of trade, and the Palace of the Dukes of Feria, of the 15th century, which has now been converted into a beautiful hotel Parador.
DAYS OF SEVILLA
Seville, the capital and essence of Andalusia, A city flavored as much by the sounds of flamenco and the smell of orange blossoms as by its 500-year domination by the Moors. An insider’s tour of this beautiful city to explore the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood, tour the gardens and mosaic tile-covered rooms of the Reales Alcazares—a spectacular Moorish palace, see the world’s largest Gothic cathedral browse specialty boutiques and markets, and other cultural highlights.
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