Gastronomic routes through Andalusian lands
About 255 km is the distance that separates the Andalusian capital from the imperial Granada. The American writer Washington Irving began this orange blossom-scented itinerary in 1829, reviving the great splendour of Hispano-Muslim culture.
This route starts in Seville, where before leaving the city the traveller can ‘load his backpack’ with a walk through the Reales Alcázares, the Santa Cruz quarter, the banks of the Guadalquivir through Triana or its Cathedral, considered the third largest in Christendom. And once on the road, one of the cities to stop and visit is Carmona (declared a Historic Site in 1963), where you will find the Roman necropolis.
Other stops of special interest are Écija, Osuna and Estepa. In the latter, you can visit the archaeological remains of prehistoric origin in the town. The next stop on the route is Humilladero, one of the numerous villages situated among wheat fields, vineyards and olive groves along the route, along with Archidona, which has a service station for motorhomes, Loja and Huétor Tájar. The route continues through Montefríos and Fuente Vaqueros, the birthplace of Federico García Lorca, where tourists can visit the poet’s birthplace.
On the way along the A-92, and entering Granada, some of the city’s characteristic landmarks are the Sacromonte Caves and the Albaicín neighbourhood, but above all the prestigious Alhambra (declared a World Heritage Site), where advance booking is required, and where there is a mixture of Renaissance art and Muslim architecture that is unique in the world. To recover from the journey, the Ruta del Veleta Restaurant invites those with a sweet tooth to savour its homemade caramel custard (Average price: €40).
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