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Holiday Season Spain Recommendations Please

Howard

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Hi. I'm just beginning to plan a holiday season trip to Spain for the end of this year. We, my wife and I, like to travel slowly. We'd like to rent a place, not in a big city but but some with city access (i.e. an easy train ride away), that would have interesting Christmas celebrations, cultural life, music, and art. A favorite trip some years ago was to Umbria in Italy. We stayed in a cottage in the countryside and walked and drove to local hill towns, villages and cities. Something like that would be ideal. I would welcome any suggestions, even far-fetched ones. Please start with recommended areas, towns, small cities etc. Thank you. -Howard
 

Clive Muir

10+ Posts
I have lived close to the town of Ronda for many years and this would be a good starting place for your research. It ticks many of the boxes that you mention. On a train line, local hill towns and fantastic scenery but near enough to places like Málaga, Seville and Cádiz for longer day trips. I have a website about Ronda here: https://www.rondatoday.com/ronda-the-city-of-dreams-in-andalucia/

Nearby is the Sierra de Grazalema where the white villages route may be of interest: https://grazalemaguide.com/blog/the-white-villages-of-the-sierra-de-grazalema/

I look forward to seeing other suggestions in this topic.
 

Howard

New Member
I have lived close to the town of Ronda for many years and this would be a good starting place for your research. It ticks many of the boxes that you mention. On a train line, local hill towns and fantastic scenery but near enough to places like Málaga, Seville and Cádiz for longer day trips. I have a website about Ronda here: https://www.rondatoday.com/ronda-the-city-of-dreams-in-andalucia/

Nearby is the Sierra de Grazalema where the white villages route may be of interest: https://grazalemaguide.com/blog/the-white-villages-of-the-sierra-de-grazalema/

I look forward to seeing other suggestions in this topic.
Thank you. This is very helpful. -Howard
 

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