Many of the popular places which surround Kempinski Hotel Bahía are full of magic and history dating back several centuries. Romans, Arabs, Tartessus, Visogothics...
Our concierge has carefully chosen those places that will awaken your sense of history the minute you begin your tour...
Granada is a cultural highlight that should not be missed. The name of Granada is synonymous with Alhambra, the legendary fortress that dominates the city with its gorgeous tiled courtyards, once a palace that was home to the last Muslim kings before their expulsion. The classic view of the Alhambra silhouetted against the snow-capped Sierra Nevada is a stunning sight and don't forget to try the city's famous tapas.
Sevilla is the capital of the Andalusia region. Warm and welcoming, the picturesque city straddles the Guadalquivir River. Central Sevilla comprises an abundance of twisting streets and narrow lanes that really add character to the city. Get to the heart of the city by exploring these streets, as well as Maria Luisa Park, Giralda, Torre del Oro and Barrio de Santa Cruz.
This town sits on either side of the Tajo del Ronda, a narrow gorge that is more than 150 metres deep. Celts, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs all inhabited these lands, which were re-conquered by Catholic monarchs. The historic quarter, reminiscent of the Arab age with a medieval layout, lies south of the Guadalevín. By contrast, the more modern Ronda, the part which sprang up after the 16th century, unfolds north of the river. Several bridges unite the two halves of one of the most interesting towns on the route of the Whitewashed Villages in the heart of the Ronda hills, which are only a few kilometres from the Costa del Sol.
Marbella & Puerto Banús
Puerto Banús is the crown jewel of Marbella and the most famous nautical and tourist enclave in Southern Europe. It is a melting pot of luxury, sports, glamour, culture, and commerce, all mixed together in a ceaseless flurry of activities. This place is absolutely worth a visit. In Marbella, we also recommend a tour of the old town, Plaza de los Naranjos (Main Square), the town hall, the local church, San Juan de Dios Chapel and the local park.
No African city is closer to Europe, and no other is more dearly loved by European and American painters, musicians and authors than Tangier. Follow their footsteps and tour Tangier in style. Enter the Bab Erraha gate that breaches the ramparts and guides you towards a breathtaking view of the city and the bay. Listen to the sounds of the port and the Kasbah from below in this stunning, vibrant city.
Ronda - Wine Cellar
Go on a tour of the many wine cellars in the delightful Serrania de Ronda countryside, and then take a leisurely afternoon exploring the charming Ronda old town, basking in a total wine and food experience. Visit the best bodegas in Serrania de Ronda, meet the winemakers and discover some of the finest wines in Spain.
Discover the heritage and locale of Picasso’s early years. Visit the Picasso Museum, the Malaga Thyssen Museum, the Picasso Native Home Museum and their family home. Complete the tour by visiting the Church of Santiago, the Cathedral of Malaga, the Roman Theatre, the Citadel and Constitution Place. Enjoy Malaga gastronomy with Spanish tapas and a glass of vino dulce (sweet wine).
Shopping in Marbella & Puerto Banús
Marbella is a wonderful shopping centre, with several large shopping complexes, supermarkets, specialty food shops, designer boutiques, interior décor stores and much more. Very few towns in the world have such a concentration of internationally branded firms offering luxury products as Puerto Banús has. The main trademarks of the fashion world are along the harbour village, but beside these prestigious boutiques there are several department stores and commercial galleries.
Horses Exhibitions in Jerez de la Frontera
Andalusia is famous for its prestigious horse breeds, so for a performance of the most noble and classical kind, don’t miss the magnificent stallions of the Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre, the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, which is adjacent to the historic 19th century Palacio de las Cadenas in the sherry town of Jerez de la Frontera. Go on a tour of the 60 stables arced around a cobbled courtyard and a superb tack room, containing harnesses and tacks worn by the performing stallions dating back to the 18th century. Afterwards, you may visit a typical wine cellar with a small guided tour and wine-tasting session.
The Bull Route
Have you always wanted to learn about breeding of Spanish bulls and horses in their natural environment? The Route of the Bull is a tourist trail in the province of Cádiz taking tourists through the landscapes where you may observe these animals in their natural habitat. The scenic beauty of the countryside and the myriad points of historical and cultural interest along the way make following the route extremely worthwhile.