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Madrid in 16 Hours: 4 Good Things


February 15, 2022 by Andrea Szyper

When you can only manage to book 16 hours in a city like Madrid, is it worth it? And how to plan? On a recent trip to central Spain hosted by the Spanish Tourist Office, I asked to extend my trip. After all, it was my first time in Spain, and 3 days wasn’t nearly…  

Into the Wilds of Southern Spain: Sierra Subbética

Andalusia Spain

April 28, 2021 by Untours Staff

The Sierras Subbéticas literally form the backyard for our Andalusia Untour hometowns. Though central and wildly beautiful, this area is largely untouched by tourism. It is at the very center of our rural Andalusia Untour.   The Sierra Subbética, la Subbética for short, is a strikingly beautiful, rugged park located in the triangle that forms between…  

A Day Trip to Ronda, Spain

Andalusia Spain

April 27, 2020 by Untours Staff

Located within easy day trip distance of our UnTours in Cordoba and Andalusia in Southern Spain, Ronda is an exciting day trip! Because of its high perch in the mountains, Ronda is often referred to as The Eagles’ Nest. Standing atop a towering plateau, a plunging river gorge, El Tajo (ravine), divides the city into…  

The 6 Best Day Trips from Cordoba

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February 21, 2020 by Andrea Szyper

Cordoba is a magical place where history and religions mingle in stunning architecture and art. It also flies a little below the tourist radar, so it is an appealing base for an Untour. Our secret formula for UnTours also includes the requirement that a homebase be just that, a base from which to explore the…  

Day Trip to Seville, the Perfect Spanish City

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November 11, 2019 by Untours Staff

Sevilla is a fascinating city, a superb day trip from both our Andalusia Untour and our new Cordoba Untour. Packed with splendid architecture and beautiful lanes for strolling, Sevilla never disappoints. Lose yourself in the maze of intimate barrios that make up this magnificent city. Though it is a relatively large city, at its heart…  

Cordoba’s Layers of History and Religion

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October 1, 2019 by Untours Staff

Cordoba is a beautiful, multifaceted city where the legacy of multiple religions and civilizations interact and overlap. The old Arabic and Jewish quarters surround the Mosque, where crooked narrow streets still possess the feel, taste, and smells of ancient times. History has settled here in rich and complex ways, making it a compelling home base…  

Garden Goals: The Patios Festival in Cordoba, Spain

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August 28, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

La Fiesta de los Patios da Cordoba, the Patios Festival, is a uniquely colorful tradition in Cordoba that dates back to 1918. So much of the city’s beauty is cultivated in the private courtyards of local people, who lovingly fill their outdoor spaces with layers of geraniums and other potted flowers. Many of these picturesque…