Explore the 'real Spain'...! Casa Colina is within easy reach of many pretty towns, whitewashed villages and historic cities.
Here are just a few of our favourites:
The oldest capital in the Axarquia region, and an interesting historic town. It features a castle, lots of winding streets and a good selection of shops, bars and cafes.
A really beautiful and fascinating city, with so much to see and do. And if you don't fancy the stress of driving through the city streets by car, why not take the bus (for only a couple of euros) from Riogordo, just 7km from Casa Colina.
Some of the highlights of the city are the spectacular cathedral, the world famous Picasso Museum, and the awe-inspiring Gibralfaro Castle with breathtaking views as far as North Africa on a clear day. Also, don't miss the Roman Amphitheatre, and the Alcazaba, an ancient Moorish fortification which some say is as impressive as the Alhambra in Granada, but without the queues! As a cultural centre, there are many museums, galleries and theatres. Malaga is also a great place for shopping, and offers an endless selection of places to eat and drink.
A less well known tourist destination, but this is a fascinating town dating back to Roman times. The town centre features lots of interesting Baroque architecture and pretty winding streets and alleyways. A very Spanish feeling town, with good shopping and plenty of good tapas bars, all very reasonably priced.
The closest town to Casa Colina, Riogordo is charming and pretty. There are plenty of small food shops, banks, a chemist, and a handful of very Spanish bars.
This well known historic city is within easy reach, and well worth a visit. It is famously the home of tapas, and most bars offer a free tapa with every drink you buy. The city is full of historic architecture, narrow streets and shady plazas - a great place to explore. Granada's most famous attraction is the ancient Alhambra Palace, with stunning gardens and views over the city. Entrance tickets to the Alhambra should be pre-booked, as they are often sold out weeks in advance, especially during the high season.
This spectacular little town, clinging to the rocky mountain top, can be seen from miles around (and from Casa Colina!), and is reputed to have been the last Moorish stronghold in Spain. As well as the amazing panoramic views in every direction, the narrow winding streets are fascinating to explore, as are the ruined fortress and the cementary, perched in a truly dramatic location.
Once the largest city in Europe, Cordoba is a fascinating place to visit. Despite being Spain's 10th largest city, Cordoba retains the feel of a small provincial town built up around a historic centre.
The city boasts some great historic attractions, including the famous Mezquita - a massive medieval Islamic palace, which is a rare fusion of Christian and Muslim architecture. The Alcazar De Los Reyes Cristianos is also well worth a visit - an impressive castle, featuring huge, beautiful gardens, a moorish bathhouse and some very well-preserved Roman mosaics.