Andalusia: Winter Sun

Washington Irving captured so well in his 1832 tome Tales of the Alhambra – his words often in awe of their context. “How unworthy is my scribbling of the place?” he famously asked himself – and it is not difficult to understand his sentiment. Towering over the city, unconcerned, the first time you see Alhambra you can't help but feel awashed with Andalusian warmth.

The Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra

Where to stay 

Granada: If location and comfort is your priority, we would suggest staying at Eurostars Washington Irving enjoying a privileged location, very close to the Alhambra and just a 25-minute walk from the historical city centre of Granada. Since this was our first stop in our Andalucian road trip, we desperately needed all the convenience and comfort we could get to refuel and get back on the road.

SevilleHotel Palacio de Villapanés - In an elegant 18th-century building, the hotel is a 12-minute stroll from Seville Cathedral's iconic tower.

What to wear


Where to eat

GranadaRestaurante Mirador Carmen San MiguelRosario Varela

OsunaCasino de Osuna - We stopped in Osuna, a small town, on the way from Granada to Seville and discovered this social club/tapas bar restaurant. You'd be surprised to see all the well dressed local crowd on Sunday afternoons.

SevilleMariatrifulca - Best views on the canal on a sunny day, Casa Manolo Leon 

Cadiz: Restaurante Sopranis

Palace of Charles V, Alhambra

Plaza de Espana, Seville

Plaza de Espana

Hotel Palacio de Villapanés, Seville

Hotel Palacio de Villapanés

Catedral de Sevilla


Casa de la Guitarra is a Flamenco Cultural Center located in a house of the XVIII century and in the heart of the Barrio de Santa Cruz (old Judería), a few steps from the Cathedral. We can't recommend enough.


Sis enjoying the sun in Cadiz wrapped in CiL "Tara" Cardigan.