There is nothing like going on a road trip, especially if on the way there we visit one of the most charming areas of southern Spain and Portugal. Prepare your bags and join us in this adventure, we’ll travel through the best places to visit in Malaga, Seville and Faro. Ready to get off?
From Malaga to the Algarve
We leave Malaga and head towards one of the first towns that will call your attention; it is Casabermeja, better known as "the white Andalusian town". Here you can find a dreamlike landscape with green meadows next to white houses, a perfect place to immortalize your road trip with postcard photos.
From the A-92 motorway, our advice is to make a stop at Fuente de Piedra, known for its cereal and olive fields, and especially for the Fuente de Piedra lagoon , to see up close the wonderful fauna of southern Spain: it has an important colony of flamingos.
Andalusian sites brought to the big screen
Continuing into the A-92 road to Seville, we come across the town of Osuna, a perfect place for lovers of classic architecture, there are numerous typical Sevillian houses in this town. It also has great monuments such as: Coto de las Canteras, the Osuna Museum and the Osuna Bullfighting Arena. The latter appeared in the fifth season of the Games of Thrones TV series, as the Daznak Pit of the city of Meereen. In the course of the highway there are many signs announcing the proximity to Seville.
We continue our journey through Andalusia on the way to the capital, Seville, a mandatory stop on our road trip. The beautiful Andalusian city will seduce you in every way. Take a walk on the banks of the majestic Guadalquivir River, walk through the neighborhood of Triana and discover Plaza España , one of the most beautiful plazas in Spain, with its 48 benches decorated with Sevillian tiles representing the provinces of Spain, these are some of the mandatory stops in Seville. We also recommend you to visit the Basilica of Esperanza Macarena and the impressive contemporary architecture of the Seville Mushrooms.
Seville is the perfect place to enjoy a tapas route, it is known as one of the places with the most exquisite food at the best price in Spain. Strolling through the city you will discover numerous bars and restaurants where you can try the fried fish or “molletes de pringá” before leaving the city.
Another mandatory visit in Seville is the Jewish Quarter on the way to the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic temple in the world, and explore the gardens of the Real Alcázar of Seville, one of the must-see places for fans of the "Game of Thrones" TV series, which appears as the Kingdom of Dorne. From there we can go to the ancient Roman city of Italica, which appeared as the Dragon Pit in the last season of the series.
Crossing the border between Spain and Portugal: From Camino to Faro
After visiting Seville we hit the road again from the A-49 motorway and head to the border crossing between Spain and Portugal. Just 100km from Seville we make a stop in Palos de la Frontera, a town steeped in history from where Christopher Columbus departed to America with his three caravels. We continue our way to the Portuguese border, and already in Portuguese lands we find Sapal de Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo Antônio, a natural reserve of marshes that preserves the fauna and flora of the Algarve region.
We continue on the A-22 road through Southern Portugal and stop at the picturesque town of Estoi, where you can visit the Palace of Estoi and the Roman Ruins of Milreu, architectural sites that you can not miss. We head towards Faro, the capital of Algarve, a very touristy and cozy town, where we recommend you to walk through its old town, the Cidade Velha, where you can get to know its culture and customs. If you want to know a little about this beautiful destination, you can take a walk through the Museu Regional do Algarve, where you can learn about the traditions of the most attractive area of Southern Portugal.
The beaches of the Algarve are one of Portugal’s most popular destinations, very close to Faro you will find exotic beaches where you can enjoy a well-deserved rest. If you want to relax, we recommend Praia do Ancao, a beautiful beach with golden sand, perfect for a family visit. If you like to get a rush of adrenaline with water sports you can practice windsurfing in one of Faro's best known spots, the popular Praia do Barril.