Mention the Battle of Trafalgar and most Europeans will know it as one of the decisive battles of the Napoleonic wars, but few would know precisely where Trafalgar is, and why sunseeking beach lovers should pay a visit to the area.
As part of the Costa de la Luz, with golden sandy beaches stretching from Tarifa to San Fernando on the outskirts of Cadiz, Trafalgar Beach could be expected to be a tourist mecca on the Atlantic Ocean. In fact the area is relatively undeveloped with a hippyish feel to it. Even nearby towns like Barbate, Vejer de la Frontera, and Conil de la Frontera are quiet tranquil places out of high summer season and holidays.
If you are looking for a hotel in the city of Cádiz so that you can explore the nearby beaches and attractions of the Costa de la Luz then check out Ronda Todays sister website Visiting Cádiz. Its packed with information to help you get the most out of a visit to the area: https://visitingcadiz.com/hotels-in-cadiz/
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Puerto Banus offers the best night life and most exclusive shopping on the Costa del Sol, but that is after all the main attraction for a village in sunny Spain that didn’t exist until the 1970s.
Built as playground for the rich and famous, Puerto Banus, or known by residents as ‘Banus’, still manages to attract the wealthiest jet setters. Created by Jose Banus, whose name the village borrows, the developer was a close personal friend of General Franco, and built the town to appeal to those with money and discerning tastes.
Hotels in Marbella and Puertos Banus
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The only surviving “pre-expulsion” synagogue in Andalucia (and one of only three in all of Spain.) The “Sinagoga de Córdoba” has a special place in the history of the jewish faith. It was in Cordoba that the Jews reached their greatest level of influence and from where some of their greatest minds of the medieval era lived and worked.
Hotels in Cordoba
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The city of Cordoba, located on the Guadalquivir river, has been a significant part of the history of Spain since Roman times. But, reached its zenith during the Islamic era when the city was the capital of the Cordoba Emirate of Al-Andalus. So, here is a bit of information about Cordoba the Mezquita and old town.
The family behind Ronda Today spent 6 nights in August 2023 discovering the delights of Cordoba. Read about our adventure here and find out the best things to do in Cordoba with kids: https://www.rondatoday.com/a-family-adventure-in-historic-cordoba-exploring-the-heart-of-andalusia-with-kids/
Guided tours in Cordoba from Get Your Guide
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Antequera is a historic city located in the heart of Andalusia. It has a rich cultural heritage that dates back thousands of years, with influences from the prehistoric, Roman, Moorish, and Christian periods.
The city is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, including the Torcal de Antequera natural park, which is famous for its unique rock formations. Antequera is also home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Dolmens of Antequera, which are prehistoric burial chambers, and the Alcazaba, a Moorish castle that sits atop a hill overlooking the city.
Guided tours in and around Antequera
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