Not on the Costa del Sol – Towns & Cities of Southern Spain & Portugal



Not on the Costa del Sol.  Places either of interest, places that look nice, or places I’ve been to.  Most likely the third.  Mainly places in Spain, many from Portugal and some from various other countries around Europe.

Towns & Cities of Southern Spain & Portugal
Towns & Cities of Southern Spain & Portugal

Spain & Portugal are treasures for holiday makers, history buffs, culture seekers and those that simple want to relax!  Places to visit, places to stay, places to enjoy!  Spain and Portugal have so much to offer any visitor.  Young or old, there are a million places to see and things to do in this sunny paradise!  Browse our pages below.  Welcome to the sunny Iberian Peninsula!

  • Cádiz, One of the Oldest Cities in Europe
    Cádiz, regarded as the oldest inhabited town in Europe, Cádiz dates back to 1100BC.  The town has a long collection of spectacular beaches and returning visitors rave about the delicious Cádiz fish, amazing monuments and intriguing museums.
  • Córdoba
    Córdoba, La Fuerza del Sur.  Yes, Córdoba isn't actually within the Costa del Sol region, but if you're visiting, it's close enough to go and see - and well worth it, really!  The UNESCO status has been extended to include all the historical buildings and monuments of Cordoba, as well as the historical and cultural heritage of the city.
  • Faro, Portugal
    Faro, Portugal. A beautiful town on the southern coast of Portugal and capitol of the Algarve region, Faro is a 'mecca' for holidays makers from all over Europe.  The Algarve’s capital has a more distinctly Portuguese feel than most resort towns. Many visitors only pass through this underrated city, which is a pity, as it makes for an enjoyable holiday destination on its own.
  • Seville
    My favourite city in Spain (Second is Valencia).  It has such a confident buzz and a great mix of stunning old and stunning new.  The capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region, Seville is famous for flamenco dancing, especially in its Triana neighborhood. 
  • Tarifa – Pristine White Beaches & an 800 Year Old Castle!
    Tarifa - Pristine White Beaches & an 800 Year Old Castle!  The pristine white beaches of Tarifa are just as majestic as the 800 year old castle that stands proudly in this southern Spanish city. Windsurfing or kitesurfing is a must, and also the sea sparkles with the promise of bustling marine life, ideal for enthusiastic anglers.
  • Úbeda & Baeza
    (Deutsch) Úbeda & Baeza, Weltkulturerbe, befinden sich im Südosten Andalusiens und sind prächtige und monumentale Altstädte, die auf den alten Mauern des Römischen Reiches und der Mittelmeerküste errichtet wurden.


Not on the Costa del Sol

Cádiz - The oldest inhabited town in EuropeCádiz

Cádiz, regarded as the oldest inhabited town in Europe, Cádiz dates back to 1100BC. The town has a long collection of spectacular beaches and returning visitors rave about the delicious Cádiz fish, amazing monuments and intriguing museums.

Córdoba - An ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage SiteCórdoba

Córdoba, La Fuerza del Sur. Yes, Córdoba isn’t actually within the Costa del Sol region, but if you’re visiting, it’s close enough to go and see – and well worth it, really! The UNESCO status has been extended to include all the historical buildings and monuments of Cordoba, as well as the historical and cultural heritage of the city.



Faro, Portugal - Picturesque capital of the AlgarveFaro

Encompassed by fertile fields of trees bearing fruits, olives and the almonds for which the Algarve is well known, Faro is a large town of over 50, 000 inhabitants, the administrative capital of the province, lies in the heart of the Formosa Estuary. Under Moorish rule the vent of Faro was of great significance, but more lately it’s the airport that serves as the point of entry for millions of holidaymakers who flock annually to the south of Portugal.

Seville

Seville, my favourite city in Spain (second is Valencia). It has such a confident buzz and a great mix of stunning old and stunning new. The capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region, Seville is famous for flamenco dancing, especially in its Triana neighborhood.

Úbeda & Baeza

Úbeda & Baeza, World Heritage Sites, are located in the south-east of Andalusia and are magnificent and monumental old towns, built on the ancient walls of the Roman Empire and the Mediterranean coast.



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