Hike the El Caminito del Rey which is a fantastic Andalusian walk taking through the history of these gorges and the workers who used them
Spain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe but once you get away from the crowded beach resorts and you’ll find a beautiful country full of surprises. The inspiration for our visit to this region of Spain came from a chance discovery of a hanging walkway called El Caminito del Rey. Once a dangerous scramble along broken rails. It has now been restored into a wonderful aerial walkway that anyone can do.
We based ourselves in Seville, a beautiful city and used public transport to get out and about around the Andalucian area. Our days included visits to wonderful historic towns like Cadiz and Cordoba easily reached by train. The more local attraction of the Roman site of Italica we reached by bus. We had not heard of it until we got to Seville, it turned out to be one of the sets for the final scenes of game of thrones a very lucky find as we both love Roman stuff and the series.
I’m sure we will be back in Spain before long as it is quite close to us here in the UK and has much more to offer. Make sure you bookmark this page or sign up to our newsletter to be among the first to check out our latest adventures.
The Roman ruins of Italica, with remarkable mosaics and an impressive amphitheatre, are located 9 kilometres to the north of the city of Seville, just outside the village of Santiponce.
As part of our Andalusian New Year adventure that would take us to Seville, Cadiz, El Chorro we also wanted to visit the city of Cordoba as its historical centre is listed as a world UNESCO heritage site and its got some fantastic buildings.
Our day trip to Cadiz was part of our New Years trip to Seville and as Cadiz was only a train ride away we decided to visit. Our trip to Cadiz was inspired by Rick Stein and his Long Weekends TV series.
Seville is the capital of the Andalusia area and seemed to offer all the thinsgs Chris and I love in an adventure. Food, culture, good local transport links and of course Seville is the setting for Chris’s favourite opera, Carmen. It was perfect and absolutely lived up to its reputation.