One day trip from Malaga to Ronda
Ronda is possibly the oldest village in the whole of Malaga province and probably the most famous. Birthplace of bullfighters and legends, of stories and of bandits that mugged the unaware travellers.
In Ronda, Neolithic remains have been found, like the paintings in the ‘Pileta Cave’. The Celtics were the ones to name it for the first time in the 6th century b.C. (Arunda) to later on be changed to Runda when conquered by the Greeks. The Phoenicians created a settlement in a small village nearby known as Acinipo.
Ronda, as we know it, was founded during the Roman General Escipion’s campaign against the Carthaginians towards the end of the 3rd century b.C. when the castle was ordered to be built, favouring this way the settling of the population in the surroundings. Ronda passed onto becoming a city and its citizens to romans during the reign of Julius Caesar.
In the 5th century, with the end of the Roman empire, the city was taken over by the Barbarians, and Acinipo was definitively abandoned.
Excursion to Nerja
Nerja has a long history, evidenced by the primitive paintings found in its famous Nerja caves, discovered in 1959.
These caves are now believed to be just one entrance to a linked series of potholes stretching many miles into the mountains between Nerja and Granada, and which may yet prove to be one of the most extensive unexplored systems in Europe.
Visitors to the caves will be able to view the remains of one of the ancient inhabitants of Nerja.
Nerja has been a source of inspiration for expatriate writers and artists, such as Scottish novelist Joan Lingard and French-born author André Launay; Jorge Guillén and Federico García Lorca were longtime visitors and residents of the town.
The town was also the main setting for the filming of Verano azul, a popular Spanish television series later exported to several countries.
Daily trip to Alhambra Granada
Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of four rivers, the Beiro, the Darro, the Genil and the Monachil.
It sits at an elevation of 738 metres above sea level, yet is only one hour by car from the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical. Nearby is the Sierra Nevada Ski Station, where the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1996 were held.
The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada.
It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a popular destination among the touristic cities of Spain.
The Almohad influence on architecture is preserved in the area of the city called the Albaicín with its fine examples of Moorish and Morisco construction. Granada is also well-known within Spain for the prestigious University of Granada which has about 80,000 students spread over five different campuses in the city. The pomegranate (in Spanish, granada) is the heraldic device of Granada.
Every trip includes:
-Private bus with lunch and drink.
-City Map with Tour Plan, visit to Alahambra (Granada).