A week in Andalucia: Ultimate 6, 7 or 8 days Itinerary + Tips


A Week in Andalucia: Which Itinerary for 6, 7 or 8 Days?

You’re planning to go one week in Andalucia (also sometimes spelled “Andalusia” in English) for your next trip? You’re looking for the best itinerary?

Then look no further!

To help you discover Andalusia, I have prepared a very pleasant itinerary that will take you to Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, Arcos and Cadiz! Not bad for a week, right?

And as always in my travel guides, I will also give you my best tips to make the most out of your stay as well as a list of the best accommodations depending on your budget.

Let’s plan your 6, 7 or 8 days trip to Andalucia!

1) Seville (2 days 1/2)

Your 1 week itinerary will begin in Seville, the capital of Andalusia.

To visit the region, you also have the option to land at Malaga Airport, which is also quite well served by international flights. However, if it’s your first time in Andalucia, I highly recommend you to start in Seville.

For the first part of this itinerary, you don’t need to rent a car: it will be absolutely useless in Seville. Save yourself unnecessary rental fees and parking problems. To reach the city centre (as in all major cities), take the bus in front of the airport: there is one every 30 minutes, and the 40-minute ride costs 4€.

Depending on your arrival time, (usually in the early afternoon) the time it takes to catch the bus and get settled in your accommodation, you won’t have much time left to discover the city. The best for this first day is to discover the neighbourhood of your hotel or to enjoy the pool of the hotel (if you are lucky enough to have one, and we highly recommend it!).

After a good night’s sleep, it’s time to start exploring the city!

The first place you should visit is Seville Cathedral, the 3rd largest in the world. As you can guess, it’s very touristic and the waiting line is often more than 1 hour long.

Voyage Tips Advice
Hopefully, there are 3 tricks to avoid waiting!

1) You buy a skip the line ticket online: quick and easy, you can buy it by clicking here or there for a guided tour.

2) The other way is to go first to the Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador located at 10 minutes walk from the cathedral at 11:00 AM (opening time) and buy a combined ticket with the cathedral. This combined ticket will act as a skip the line ticket. It is not more expensive than a ticket bought directly at the cathedral.

3)The best way if you plan to visit Seville Cathedral and the Alcazar of Seville, is to opt for the “Seville City Pass”.

It acts as a skip the line ticket for both monuments and also includes the hop-on hop-off bus tourist bus, which stops in front of every tourist attraction of the city. Audio guides are also included!

To buy it, simply click the button below:

Once you have your ticket, It will take you around 1h30 to 2h to discover the wonders of the cathedral and climb to the top of La Giralda, the bell tower.

The Giralda

As you leave the cathedral, go take a look at the General Archive of the Indies located in front of the Cathedral main gate. The inside of the building is worth a look, the entrance is free and it will only take you 15 minutes.

Before lunch, you should take the time to discover the Santa Cruz district, around the cathedral. It’s the Historical center of Seville. Enjoy the charming pedestrian streets and admire a beautiful view of the cathedral from the plaza del Patio de banderas.

As it’s the touristic area, you will find many bars and restaurants in Santa Cruz. Yes, after this busy morning, it will finally be the (Spanish) time to eat!

So, enjoy a well deserved lunch break and then head to the famous Plaza de España.

You probably have already seen many times as the cover photo of all your Facebook friends who visited Seville. Yet you will be impressed by its beauty and scale. I am saying it over and over again, but this is the most beautiful square I have ever seen in my life.

You can walk around it, admire the azulejos benches representing the Spanish provinces and go up on the terrace to enjoy a view of the entire square.

As it’s usually pretty hot in Andalucia, you will for sure enjoy to take a stroll in the Maria Luisa park, located just in front of the Plaza de España. With its fountains, ponds and shady alleys, it’s the perfect place to cool down and rest a bit.

To end the day, don’t hesitate to walk up to the Plaza America, at the south of the park. There, if you wish, you can visit the Archaeological Museum or the Museum of Popular Arts And Traditions.

Now, it’s probably the time for some tapas accompanied by a good glass of sangria!

Plaza de España Seville
The magnificent Plaza de España, in Seville


For this second day in town, I recommend you to visit the other must-see monument of the city: the Alcázar of Seville. You have probably seen in during your first day, as it’s right next to the Cathedral.

As there is always a long waiting line, the best thing to do is to be there at the opening time or to buy a skip the line ticket on the internet. Once you have your ticket, it’s time to discover this magnificent palace, one of the best example of  Mudéjar architecture!

Nowadays, the Alcázar is still the residence of the King of Spain when he comes to Seville. This makes it the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe.

In addition to the buildings, you will also be able to access the Alcázar’s gardens. The visit will take you around 2 hours. When you will have finished, it will probably be time for a lunch break.

In the afternoon, you can visit the Casa de Pilatos, also located in the Santa Cruz district. Although a lot smaller than the Alcázar, this palace is worth a look for its beautiful patio and well maintained gardens.

After these 2 visits, you will probably want to do something more relaxing. Here are my suggestions:

  • Enjoy a walk around Seville, you can go to the Triana district and walk on the banks of the Guadalquivir river on Calle Betis.
  • Go back to the Maria Luisa Park to rest a bit in the shades.
  • Take a refreshing break at your hotel’s pool
  • And if you are up for another visit, you can go to the Plaza de toros of Seville (Guided visit only)

In the late afternoon, you should really go to the Metropol Parasol. This atypical monument has been criticised quite much for its “rather special” mushrooms inspired architecture, but it’s undoubtedly the best place in town to enjoy the sunset. The 360 panoramic view over the whole city of Seville is really amazing!

The entrance fee is just 3€ and you will get a free glass of wine or soda in the café located at the very top of these giant mushrooms.

Voyage Tips Advice

To end the day in style, why not attend a flamenco show? The best one in town takes place at the flamenco Museum. It’s very famous, so you should really book it in advance. Click here to book it now!

You can find more information about all the things to do in Seville in my article: Visit Seville: The 20 must-see attractions.

Where to stay in Seville

  • Black Swan Hostel: Youth hostel located within 10 minutes walking distance from the Cathedral and the Alcazar. Very stylish and contemporary dormitory bed from 17€ per night, breakfast included! Strong points: the relaxed atmosphere, the friendly staff, the free dinners cooked by volunteers. This is the best choice if you are looking for a youth hostel.
  • Hotel Don Paco: Located in the centre of Seville, at 10 minutes on foot from the Cathedral. Spacious room and comfortable bedding from 60€ per night, breakfast at 10€. Strong points: excellent breakfast, the peaceful atmosphere and the swimming pool on the roof. My favorite in Seville for its great value for money!
  • Hotel Fernando III: Located in the historic district of Santa Cruz and therefore close to the Cathedral and the Alcazar. Modern and spacious room from 106€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the excellent location, the pool on the roof, the very helpful staff.
  • EME Catedral Hotel: Located right next to the Cathedral and the Giralda. Very modern double room from 180€ per night, breakfast at 20€. Strong points: The best location in town, the hotel design, the swimming pool with the view on the Cathedral, the amazing breakfast, the very helpful staff. Don’t hesitate, it’s the best luxury hotel in town!
Alcázar of Seville
Alcázar of Seville – One of the patios

2) Córdoba (1 day)

For this third full day of your one week Itinerary in Andalusia, you can choose to stay in Seville if you want to spend a bit more time in the city or go to Córdoba.

It’s what I did during my trip, as Córdoba is easily accessible from Seville by train. It’s the perfect destination for a day trip!

To get there, just take the Seville – Córdoba express train. There are several every day and it only takes 40 minutes. I encourage you to book your tickets in advance on the internet so you can choose your departure times.

In Córdoba you will arrive at the station, located about 15 minutes walking distance from the historic centre.

In the train station there is a small tourist information centre. Perfect to grab a map of the city just when you arrive!

Little anecdote: when I left the station, I took the wrong direction and walked more than half an hour before I noticed something was wrong. So don’t rush and double-check before you start walking!

To reach the Historic center you will pass through a park (the Jardines de la Victoria). It will take you directly to the Almodóvar Gate, the entrance to the Juderia, the historic Jewish quarter of Córdoba.

Head to the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, the most emblematic monument of the city. The inside is very impressive, I really loved the perspective offered by the hundreds of double arches! You can easily spend 1h here.

Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
Arches, in the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

For lunch, you should go to one of the 2 largest squares in the city: the Plaza de Tendillas or the Plaza de la Corredera. All the cafés, restaurants and ice-cream shops are located there.

In the afternoon, head to the banks of the Guadalquivir until you reach the bridge gate and the Roman bridge. Cross the bridge to reach the Calahorra tower and enjoy a nice view of the river, the mosque and the Alcazar.

If the Calahorra tower is open, you can visit the Al-Andalus Museum inside and climb to the top to enjoy the view over the bridge.

Cross the bridge again to discover the second famous monument of Córdoba: the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos. I loved its magnificent gardens, they are very well maintained and thus much more beautiful (in my opinion) than those of the Alcazar of Seville. With its shady alleys, its beautiful fountains and flower beds, it’s the ideal place to relax and take a break.

Depending on your return time, you can then visit one of the other places to see in Córdoba. You will find the complete list of things to do in my article dedicated to Córdoba.

Once you’ve finished, take the train back to Seville for your last night in town.

Voyage Tips Advice

For a better experience, I strongly recommend you to book a guided visit of the Mosque-Cathedral and Alcazar of the Christian Kings.

The guides are amazing, and it also acts as a skip the line ticket!

You can purchase them here:

Alcazar of Cordoba
The Alcazar of Cordoba

3) Ronda and Arcos de la Frontera (2 days)

For the 4th day of this 6, 7 or 8 days itinerary in Andalusia, you will need to rent a car. For my trip, I have rented the car at Seville airport. It’s the best option, as it allows you to easily bring the car back to the same place on the day of your departure and thus avoid additional rental fees.

You can also find Rental agencies at the train station or downtown, but it’s less convenient for returning the car before your departure.

Once you will have your car, it’s time to go to the 1st stop of the day: Ronda. From Seville, it will take you around 1h45.

Ronda is one of the most visited villages in Andalusia. The view of (and from!) this town clinging to a rocky cliff carved by the Guadalevin river over the years is breathtaking.

Tourists come here for the many views it offers over the valley and especially for the Puento Nuevo, the spectacular bridge linking the 2 parts of the town. I have to say that it’s pretty impressive and it was the perfect opportunity for me to take some pictures.

Also worth seeing in Ronda:

  • The Plaza de Toros de Ronda
  • The Palacio de Mondragón
  • La puerta de Almocábar
  • La Plaza del Socorro

Everything you need to know to plan your visit of Ronda is in my article: What are the best things to do in Ronda?

Voyage Tips Advice
To book your rental car, I recommend you to use Booking.com Cars booking platform. As it allows you to compare prices of all the rental car agencies, it’s clearly the best way to save money!

A great thing is that they also offer a “Full Protection insurance”. With it, you will get complete excess refund in case of car accident (or any damage done to your rental car) as well as in case of rental agency scams.

It’s a lot cheaper and far more effective than the insurance you can purchase directly from rental car agencies! (Because of “fake damage scams”, they have refunded me more than 1300 euros already, always in less than 7 days!).

It’s clearly the best rental car price comparator and booking platform, you should really put it in your bookmarks. Click here to go on the website

Ronda, one of the white villages of Andalucia

After visiting Ronda, let’s head to Arcos de la Frontera, one of the white villages of Andalusia.

From Ronda to Arcos, you will take the famous white villages route: it crosses several of these perched villages, easily recognizable with there typical whitewashed houses.

On the road, you can take several breaks to admire them. Personally, I stopped in Zahara de la Sierra, considered as one of the most beautiful. The lake located at the foot of the village really adds to its charms!

I suggest you to drive up to the top of the village to take a walk through its cobbled streets, admire the typical houses and enjoy the view.

Zahara de la Sierra
The white village of Zahara de la Sierra, in Andalusia

From Zahara, you will have to drive for about 1 hours to reach Arcos de la Frontera. During my trip, I chose to go directly to my hotel, located in the countryside, at the foot of Arcos.

I booked on Booking.com at “El Fogón del duende, and I highly recommend you this B&B: it’s very quite, the rooms are large, clean, with air conditioning and well decorated, each with a private terrace. The owners are adorable and serve a great home made breakfast!

Another great thing about it: at only 5 minutes by car, there is a great restaurant with an amazing view on Arcos: “La posada del Duende”.

It’s not too expensive and the food was great, so we went there 2 times!

Arcos de la Frontera restaurant
The dining area of the Posada del Duende, overlooking Arcos de la Frontera at sunset.

For your 5th day in Andalucia, let’s do something a bit different: an easy hike in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, located at only 30 minutes from Arcos.

At the beginning of June, many trails were closed due to the very high risk of fire in this area. We chose the “El rio Majaceite” hike, which starts from “El bosque” village.

The hike starts from the information centre, you can’t miss it: when you will arrive, it’s next to the first roundabout, on the right.

This beautiful walk following the Majaceite river takes about 4 hours round trip, and it’s very easy as it’s flat almost all the time. The walk is in the shade and you can swim or at least soak your feet (the water is cold) in the river. I went there on a Sunday, and from what I saw, it’s a very popular place for family picnics.

As you can’t buy anything until you reach the end of the hike, don’t forget to bring drinks and snacks. Even in the shade, it was very very hot.

In the middle of the afternoon, It will be time to drive back to Arcos in order to visit the village. Not many shops were open when I was there as it was Sunday, but there are a few cafés and restaurants at the top of the village. To visit the village on foot, follow the “Ruta del monumento”: it’s the easiest way to see all the must-see monuments of Arcos.

Afterwards, the hard part is to leave the village: the least I can say is that it’s pretty complicated to drive around, with the many one way streets. I must admit that I had a bit of trouble this time, even with a GPS!

Where to stay in Arcos de la Frontera

  • Bed and Breakfast El fogon del Duende: An excellent choice of accommodation in Arcos. Double room from 45€. per night. The best budget choice!
  • Hôtel Los Olivos: Located in Arcos historic center, in typically Andalusian house. Comfortable double room from 90€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the view from the rooftop terrace, the breakfast and the very kind staff.
  • Parador de Arcos de la  Frontera: Also located in Arcos historic center, large and quite double room from 120€ per night, breakfast at 17€. Strong points: the great view on the the Andalusian countryside, the traditional house, the best location. Looking for a more high-end place to stay in Arcos? This is the best hotel!
Arcos de la Frontera
Basílica de Santa María de la Asunción, in Arcos de la Frontera

4) Cádiz (1 day)

For the 6th day of your itinerary in Andalusia, we will go to Cádiz, located about an hour’s drive away from Arcos de la Frontera.

To arrive in Cádiz, you will need to cross the impressive Puente de la Constitución, one of the highest cross-sea bridges in the world.

When you will arrive in town, the best is to park your car in one of the underground parking lots. I recommend you “Canalejas – Carranza”, located next to the port. You can’t miss it, it’s the first one you’ll see when you get close to the old town.

Start your day by going to the tourist information office to grab a map: it’s located right next to the parking. Here is the full address:

It’s now time to go to the Plaza San Juan de Dios and then reach the Teatro Romano de Cádiz. The entrance is free and the visit rather quick. Then head to the city’s most famous monument: Cadiz Cathedral, with its golden dome. You can even climb to the top of one of its bell towers.

After visiting the Cathedral, I suggest you to go to Cadiz market. If you are a hungry, it’s a great place to get a nice sandwich with fresh ingredients!

The best thing to do now is to go to the waterfront, on the Campo del Sur. Following it will take you straight to San Sebastian Castle, another must-see attraction of Cadiz. Going to this castle located on a small island is a very beautiful stroll by the sea!

If you want to swim, you can go to La Caleta beach, located next to the castle. Here, you can also visit the other fort of Cadiz, the castle of San Catalina.

Let’s continue this visit by going to Genoves Park and Alameda Apocada park. Both are located by the sea, one after the other. There, you can sit on one of the many benches and enjoy the freshness of the fountains.

Finally, go to the Plaza de España of Cádiz and to see its famous Monument to the Constitution of 1812.

Where to stay in Cádiz

  • Cadiz Inn Backpackers: Hostel located 10 minutes’ walk from the Cathedral. Bed in dormitory from 14€ per night. strong points: its roof terrace and the staff welcoming.
  • Hotel La Catedral: As the name suggests, it’s located right next to the Cathedral. Modern and elegant room from 60€ per night, including breakfast. I have a big crush for the rooftop terrace with an outdoor pool and breathtaking views of the cathedral! This is my favorite in Cadiz for its great value for money!
  • Parador de Cadiz: Located in front of the ocean and 5 minutes’ walk from the beach of La Caleta. Very nice modern and bright room from 138€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: outdoor pool with nice views, quality of service, well-equipped rooms, original and modern architecture. It’s the best hotel in town, perfect for a luxury stay in Cadiz!

For this last evening, you can choose to sleep in Cadiz (see the accommodation list above), or choose to spend the night in one of the surrounding villages to get closer to Seville. I decided to sleep in El puerto de Santa Maria, in the “Los Jandalos” apartments and I loved it!

The night was 80€  and we had a very large apartment for 4 people with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms. There is also a swimming pool!

After this last night, it will be time to go back to Seville airport for your return flight.

Voyage Tips Advice

If you’re lucky enough to do an 8 days trip to Andalucia, you can add 1 more day to stage 1: Seville

1) If you’re motivated and don’t plan to come back to Andalusia, a great choice is to do a day trip to Granada. It takes around 3h (3h15 by train) to go there, but it’s doable! You will just have to leave early (ideally, I recommend around 6-6:30am to make the most of your day). You will have the time to visit the Alhambra and Granada historic center for example.

If you don’t want to do it on your own, there are guided tours to Granada starting from Seville (by bus). You can click here to book one now!

2) Do a day trip to Doñana National Park with a guided tour. It’s the largest nature reserve in Spain! It’s really not easy to go there by yourself and you can’t access everything, so your best bet is to get on a 4WD guided tour from Seville.

You can book your 4WD guided tour by clicking here.

3) If you’re a city lover or you’re travelling with kids, you will maybe also enjoy to simply spend one more day in Seville.

Cadiz Cathedral
Cadiz Cathedral

Budget for a week in Andalucia

To give you an idea of the approximate cost of a week in Andalucia, here is what I spent:

  • Accommodation for 2 for one week: 350€
  • Transportation for 2 (flight from Geneva + train Seville – Cordoba + car rental): 385€
  • Visits for 2: 85€
  • Food for 2: 240€

Total for 1 week in Andalusia for 2 people: 1060€

A week in Andalusia: my impressions

From this week in Andalusia, I will particularly remember the world-class historic monuments and the beauty of the landscapes.

In one week, I had plenty of time to explore Seville, Córdoba, some of the white villages and Cádiz. The pace of the trip was just perfect, not too slow, not too fast, and I had the time to see everything I wanted. It was really the perfect Itinerary for 7 days in Andalucia!

Seville was of course amazing (especially the Cathedral and the Plaza de España), and Córdoba, Cádiz and Zahara de la Sierra were the 3 beautiful surprises of this trip.

After this great week, I am pretty sure I will return to Andalucia in order to visit Granada and the Andalusian coast!

Renting a boat in Andalucia

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Motorboats, sailboats, yachts, small boats without a license, with or without a skipper: they simply have the most complete offer for boat rental!

So, what are you waiting for to book your sea trip in Andalusia? 😊

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7 days itinerary Andalucia
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Discussion16 Comments

    • Vincent

      Hi Nicola,

      That’s great, I am sure you will love your one week trip to Andalusia!

      Happy birthday in advance, and if you have any question to plan your itinerary, don’t hesitate to ask me.

  1. Afila

    Hi, I stumbled upon your blog and it’s one of the very detailed blogs I’ve read.

    I plan on going to Alcazar & Seville Cathedral.
    I clicked the link on this page and it brought me to a site called ticketbar. Because of the price, I chose to buy the tix separately and I assume these tix are the skip-line tix and inclusive of audio guide as it was mentioned on the site that directly after purchase an email with the audio guide would be sent.

    As my friend was booking for us, there was only a time slot option but no audio guide option. We got the tix but there is no mention of audio guide at all.
    How can I be sure that the tix are legitimate. We’ve already paid though but I hope that these tix are really for the skip-line admission.

    I sent an email to them asking about the audio guide and this was their reply :
    Our apologies, however, the audioguide needs to be booked at the time of booking the entrance tickets and can not be added to the booking once the tickets have been issued.

    An audioguide option is an option at the time of booking, and I am sorry that this was not clearly visible to you.

    Although we are not able to provide the audio guide now, I have included a 10% discount code as a goodwill gesture; you can use redeem this against a future purchase with Ticketbar.

    I am not sure if it’s a good idea to buy tix from ticket bar 🙁

    • Vincent

      Hello Afila,

      Yes, no worries, Ticketbar is 100% legit, they are selling official tickets so everything will go smoothly when you will go to the Alcazar and Seville Cathedral. I use their website a lot to buy my skip the line tickets and never had any problems 🙂

      As stated by Ticketbar support, the Audioguide for the Alcazar for example needs to be added as an option when booking the ticket, it’s sad your friend didn’t saw it :/

  2. Afila

    Hi !

    My friend has already booked airbnb in Andalusia and due to budget, we had to book according to the prices and the prices varied with the location (for eg. Seville is expensive on weekend).
    So here’s the basic plan.
    13-15 April Full day in Granada on the 14th
    15-17 April Explore Seville on 15th and 16th
    17 April Day trip to Cadiz or Malaga and before 9pm check in Cordoba
    18 April Explore Cordoba full day
    19 April Check out Cordoba in the morning and explore Seville
    20 April Go back home

    I need advice on the day trip that will take place on the 17th.
    Since we’re checking out of Seville in the morning on 17th and need to check in our airbnb in Cordoba by 9 pm, where do you recommend us to go for a day trip?

    It doesn’t necessarily have to be Cadiz or Malaga but I have researched and these 2 places are popular tourist spots.
    My preference is Cadiz though because I heard that it is more “authentic” Spanish and Malaga is too touristy?

    Cadiz is nearer to Seville but Malaga is nearer to Cordoba.

    Also, what is the best transportation to travel between these cities – bus or train? We won’t be driving.

    Really need your advice.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Vincent

      Hello again Afila!

      Yes, your itinerary in Andalusia is perfect, you will for sure have a lot of fun!

      That’s right, Cadiz old town is more authentic, Malaga is more touristic, but there are a few nice places to visit too!

      In order to get a good overview of the best places to visit in the 2 cities, you should have a look at my detailed article:

      The 10 Best things to do in Cadiz
      The 15 Best things to do in Malaga
      – As you are going there, you can also have a look at my article about Granada: The best things to do in Granada.

      In addition to the list of the best places to visit, all the guides feature itineraries depending on the duration of your stay. After reading them, you should be able to choose which city you prefer!

      In terms of total journey time, both are about the same, as you go to Cordoba at the end of the day. You should check the train and bus schedules and price with this website/app, it’s very convenient: Train tickets booking in Spain.

      Enjoy your 7 days trip to Andalucia, and if you have other questions, don’t hesitate!

  3. Afila

    Thanks for the reply!
    My friend didn’t see the option for the audio guide as the option was actually in the “Quantity” option.
    So now we have the tickets that don’t include audio guides for both Alcazar and Seville Cathedral but are we still able to purchase audio guides on site? Do they have audio guides (without the entry ticket) available for purchase upon entry?

    • Vincent

      You’re welcome!

      You probably can, but you will also probably have to queue to get it, so it’s not the best solution.

      It seems that on Ticketbar, you can buy only the Audioguide (It’s possible to go to the checkout page at least, not sure if it will work).

      Maybe you should send an email to the support saying that you have already bought your tickets on Ticketbar for “date/time”, and asking if it will be ok if you purchase only the Audio Guides for the same date/time now.

      Have a great day!

  4. Afila

    Hello again.

    Does the ticket sold on ticketbar include the royal apartments as well?
    When I asked them, this is their answer:
    Thank you for your email. Please find below the only description that we have regarding the tour.

    Your visit. What to see

    A palatial complex of splendidly beautiful architecture, the product of many monarchs who left their mark throughout history, from the eleventh century to our day. Tour through its patios, halls and rooms and enjoy the various styles you encounter there: Islamic, Mudéjar, Gothic, Renaissance…

    Wonderful gardens that were first planted a thousand years ago and bring together, in perfect harmony, landscapes, galleries, ponds, sculptures and fountains, all full of history and legend.

    I compared the prices on the official website with the price on ticketbar.
    For a general ticket (excluding a visit to the royal apartments), the price is only 7euros while the price written on ticket bar is 12.50 euros but it doesn’t give any option on the type of tickets.
    So I assume it should include the access to the royal apartments too.

    Can you give clarification on this?

    Thank you.

    • Vincent

      Hello Afila,

      The entrance price to the Alcazar is not 7 euros for the normal entrance, this is the children ticket price with Audio guide. The tickets you can buy on the official website are 18.50 euros with Audio guide or 23 euros with the Apartments, which is more expensive than on Ticketbar.

      The royal apartments can also be booked separately on site, at the dedicated desk. But to be honest, they are not very spectacular, especially if you have already visited other palaces in Italy for example.

  5. Afila

    Hello Vincent,

    Thank you for clearing that up. You’re right, the price I saw was the price for children, I overlooked that.
    I also just read some reviews about the apartments and they say it’s not worth the extra pay.
    About the audio guide, I asked the ticketbar customer service if they could add the audio guide separately as my friend didn’t realize the audio guide option under the quantity option and they said it’s impossible.
    Anyway, I think I will enjoy the Alcazar and Cathedral nevertheless and thank you so much again for answering all my questions. You’ve been a great help!


    Hi Vincent,

    thank you so much for this helpful travel article. It helps me so much. I will be in Andalucia from 28.04.2022 to 04.05.2022. After reading your blog, I decided not to rent a car and go to Sevilla directly, when I arrive in Malaga Airport. If you don’t mind, I have some questions for you. I have 6 days in Andalucia. I plan to stay in Sevilla for 3 days. Two days I would like to visit Sevilla and the last day , I plan to visit Ronda by bus and come back to Sevilla again. After 3 days staying in Sevilla, I am going to visit Cordoba and stay there one night. The following day, I plan to visit Granada by bus and would like to stay there 2 nights and go to the Malaga Airport from Granada. My return flight at 12.0 5 on 04.05.2022. Do you think, this itinerary is reasonable? With this plan, I would like to finish my trip without renting a car. Sevilla is the most expensive destination in Andalucia. That is why I plan to stay there only 3 days. Cordoba and Granada have more reasonable accommodation alternatives. My only concern is to catch the return flight. Are the buses punctual in Andalucia? If it isn’t so, do you recommend me to stay in Malaga, just in case. In this option, I have to cancel to visit Ronda and stay in Sevilla just for two days. Thank you in advance. And again thanks for this stunning travel writing 🙂

    • Vincent


      Yes, your 7 days itinerary in Andalusia is possible without hiring a car.

      The only thing is that to go to Ronda from Seville by bus, you have to be careful because it takes between 2 to 3 hours one way. So it will be a long day trip!

      To go from Seville to Cordoba and Cordoba to Granada, it’s better to take the train than the bus, it’s much faster.

      For Granada-Malaga by bus in the morning, I think there is no problem. If you take off at noon, it is enough to be at the airport by 10.30 am. I checked and the first bus on 04.05 leaves Granada at 6am and arrives in Malaga at 8.10am.
      And there are other buses leaving at 7am and 8am.
      But if you don’t want to get up too early, you can also take the bus from Granada around 8pm on 03.05 and spend the last night in Malaga before flying.

      You can check all the train and bus timetables on this site: OMIO

      Enjoy your stay in Andalusia!

  7. Fred Moasser

    I also like to fly from Malaga to Porto in Portugal for three nights. Any recommendations for visiting Porto? Thanks.

    • Vincent

      Hello Fred,

      I haven’t had the chance to visit Porto yet so unfortunately I don’t have any particular recommendations on what to do and see.

      Enjoy your trip to Andalusia!

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