Day Trips from Seville
By Viator, July 2014
Leave Seville behind to visit one of Spain's -- and the world's -- greatest treasures: the Alhambra. On a day trip to Granada, you'll skip the lines at the famous Moorish fortress and spend your day on a guided tour, discovering all of its magical corners. Admire the tiled walls of the Alhambra Palace, the blooming gardens of the Generalife, and even extend your visit with a tour of the neighboring whitewashed Albaicín neighborhood.
For a complete change of scenery, go farther south to the town of Ronda. Straddling a gaping canyon, the pueblo is like none other in Spain, and even more so given its fame as the origin of formal bullfighting as we know it. On a guided day trip tour to Ronda, you'll have the opportunity to get acquainted with the town, visiting the Plaza de Toros, gazing down the river-carved valley, and sampling wines during a visit to the Wine Museum. You can also extend the trip to include a drive through Andalucía's pueblos blancos, or white villages, that dot the hillsides of the south.
See another side of Spanish history with a guided day trip tour to Córdoba. The highlight of the trip will undoubtedly be a visit to the Mezquita: a mish-mash of mosque and cathedral that captures the city’s diverse history. After that, explore the Jewish Quarter, stopping at one of Spain’s only pre-Inquisition synagogues, followed by a visit to the Alcázar, which was once home to the Moors and the Catholic Kings. For still more day trip adventure, get to know the village of Carmona, where you will find out about its storied past while taking in panoramic views of the surrounding valley and town.