Pueblo Blanco, Vejer de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain
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Postcards From Andalusia

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may know that Mr. Page and I spent last week traveling through Andalusia, the southernmost region of Spain. Here is how we planned out our stay: two days in Seville, one in Ronda, a picturesque town on the edge of the Sierra de las Nieves mountain range, three in a traditional Andalusian cortijo near Vejer de la Frontera and one last day in Seville.

In Seville, we wandered through the narrow streets of Barrio de Santa Cruz, admired the whole city from atop La Giralda, the 105-meter-high bell tower of the Gothic Cathedral, and dreamed of the One Thousand and One Nights while exploring the Alcazar.

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The Alcazar (Royal Palace) is considered one of the finest examples of mudejar architecture on the Iberian Peninsula. Moorish, Rennaissance and Baroque influences are intertwined throughout the palace, creating a unique, yet harmonious style.

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Ronda Andalusia Spain

The mountain town of Ronda is divided into two by the Guadalevin river, which carved out a 100-meter deep canyon, spanned by the famous Puente Nuevo.

 

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The three days we spent at Cortijo El Indiviso were literally amazing. I highly recommend staying there, should you ever visit the area, especially if you love nature and horses. Beautiful beaches and the picture-perfectย Pueblo Blanco (white village) of Vejer de la Frontera are just a few kilometers away.

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This is Luminoso, the horse I had the immense pleasure to ride through the awe-inspiring country.

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The Andalusian country is dotted with hundreds of wind turbines and it’s not infrequent to see cattle resting in their shade.

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The long, sandy beaches of Costa de la Luz on the Atlantic Ocean attract mainly Spanish tourists, while the Mediterranean Costa del Sol, with its resorts and golf courses, is more of an international destination. We went to a few beaches on the Costa de la Luz (Bolonia, Zahara de los Atunes and El Palmar) and really appreciated their tranquil and authentic atmosphere.

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Until next time, Andalusia!

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29 Comments

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    Selena
    September 19, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Sevilla is such a beautiful place, it’s enchanting and its streets are amazing. Did you learn any Spanish? hahaha
    Have a good day, gorgeous! I hope you had an amazing time xx

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      Carol in a
      September 19, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      I speak a nice mix of Spanish and Italian, haha! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Ela
    September 19, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    These are beautiful photos! I haven’t been in Spain, these places are great! Looks like you and Mr Page had some great time exploring around ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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      Carol in a
      September 19, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      Thank you Ela, we did have a fantastic time! I really like Spain and Spanish people are very nice and hospitable.

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    LindaLibraLoca
    September 19, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    That are some amazing pictures you took, looks like you had a really great time. The bridge over the canyon looks breathtaking!

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      Carol in a
      September 20, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Yes, the bridge was breathtaking, a unique sight!

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    t
    September 20, 2015 at 12:42 am

    This has been a lovely distraction whilst my family have forced me to watch dr.who this evening haha! Thank you!!! (lifesaver) xx

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      Carol in a
      September 20, 2015 at 2:16 pm

      Haha, I’m glad it was! Thank you for stopping by!

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    September 20, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Whoa those are some amazing photos! The views are stunning! It looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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      Carol in a
      September 20, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you! Yes, it was a very cool trip, I highly recommend visiting the region.

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    Summer
    September 20, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Stunning architecture! Beautiful photos and nice postโ™ฅโ™ฅ
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    Teng
    September 20, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Just found your blog and I love it. Your photos are amazing and the design is so pretty.

    xo, Teng

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    Maria Luna
    September 20, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    These pictures are amazing!
    Simply beautiful.

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    Raj
    September 20, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Gorgeous photography!
    Looks and sounds like the perfect getaway

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      Carol in a
      September 21, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Thank you, it really was!

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    Alexandra
    September 20, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    This place looks absolutely stunning, definitely on the list of places that I would like to visit ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love your blog, I’m a new follower! x

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    Tiffany May
    September 21, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Hi Carol, I am loving your blog! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, go to my page for more details!

    http://teefmay.blogspot.com/2015/09/liebster-award.html

    xo

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    Danielle
    September 21, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I have never been to Spain but would love to visit this country very soon. It seems you had such a great week there. The photos are beautiful! Have a nice week!

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      Carol in a
      September 22, 2015 at 11:25 am

      I went to Barcelona earlier this year and loved it there as well, and the islands (Balearc and Canary) are gorgeous too. You should definitely visit Spain, if you get a chance.

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    Lulle
    September 22, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Beautiful pictures! I never visited Spain (except when I was 5), that’s something I’d really like to do.

    Beaumiroir

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      Carol in a
      September 22, 2015 at 11:27 am

      It’s definitely worth visiting!

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    Heba
    September 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    This place is so old but so unbelievably organized and well kept! That bridge is seriously something out of a movie though!

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    Laura
    October 9, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Lovely photographs ๐Ÿ™‚ I love travel so much! http://www.shehearts.net x

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    Makeup Martini
    April 22, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Awesome post! Wish I can go there at least once. What camera do you use btw?

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      Carol in a
      April 22, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I use a Canon 600D.

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