What to see, where to go

 

 

Mecina Bombaron is about 1½ hour's drive from the lovely city of Granada. If you haven't been to the Alhambra in Granada then this is a must-see.

 

 

However, you need to be aware that limited numbers of people are allowed into the Alhambra each day, so in summer you will need to either arrive there very early or book in advance. It is possible to do this by telephone (details at the house - they speak English) or via the internet.

 

 

Other Andalucian cities are also fairly easily reachable. Almeria is the nearest, just a little further than Granada, and has a magnificent ruined Alcazaba (fortress) and city walls.

 

 

The seaside at most points between Almeria and Malaga has good places to bath. Some of the nicest are at Nerja and Salobreña, both of which are to the west, towards Malaga.

 

 

However, further east, Castel de Ferro and La Marmola both have very acceptable beaches. You need to be aware though that the beaches here are grey not golden - due to the colour of the underlying rock!

 

 

A little further away, to the east of Almeria, is Cabo de Gato. This is the driest place in Europe and has a unique landscape and flora and some very good beaches.

 

 

If you are willing to travel a little further, then Cordoba lies about 3-4 hours drive from Granada. It isn't really feasible to go there from Mecina as a day trip, but an overnight stay makes this practicable. The 9th century mosque at Cordoba is another must-see - one of the world's finest buildings.

 

 

Further still, Malaga and Sevilla are both fine cities well worth visiting. They are both reachable with an overnight stay.

 

 

Click here for a regional sketch map showing the location.

 

 

Click here for a village map showing the house location.

alhambra
In the Alhambra
mosque at cordoba
The mosque at Cordoba
river at sevilla
The river at Sevilla
sea near roquettas
The beach near Roquetta de Mar