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The best place to go on holiday for September

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Now that September is about to start, I thought, why not start a series of articles every month and point out the best holiday spots or trips to take during that time. I am sure everyone needs some time off every now and then, however long or short that may be, so I decided to do some research and found a great idea for September’s holiday.

It is completely up to you on the duration of this trip, and of course, you can adjust it however you want. Something else you can do is take this as inspiration and make your own trip. This article is just here to help you get started!

Andalusia, Spain

This is a large region of hills, rivers and farmland bordering Spain’s southern coast. It is a perfect chance to enjoy Andalusia during the time of September, due to the general weather ranging from 19 to 29 degrees Celsius. There are 12 hours of sun and the humidity levels range between 60% to 65% every day.

If you want a week-long trip, then visiting the cities from Seville, to Málaga, to Granada, and lastly to Córdoba is a great idea, especially by car. For a weekend trip, choose two of these cities instead. This circle of cities makes a good holiday as there are a lot of popular sites to visit.

In Seville, checking out Plaza de Toros is a must. While it is a place where bullfighting took place, it is one of the most popular sights in the city and was thought to be the finest bullring in the country. There is also an archaeological museum called Museo Arqueológico de Sevilla, which holds several valuable artifacts including those from the Phoenicians, Romans and Tartessians. Since the city is famous for its flamenco dancers, it would not be right to skip out the Museo del Baile Flamenco, where you will learn about Spain’s dancing culture. If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, then make time for Jardines de los reales alcazares, which was seen as the Royal Gardens of Dorne, a filming location from the TV show.

Next in Málaga, the Picasso Museum and the Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga are some of the well-known areas to visit. The museum and cathedral are busy, though a great place to admire art and architecture. Visiting the Roman theatre’s modern visitor centre is another place to not miss out on. The centre teaches visitors about the history of the ruins and how it came to be in the state it is in today. Lastly, and most importantly, the multiple beaches available include Mijas Costa, where some of the best swimming can be done; Malagueta, which is the closest and is easy to get to from town; Burriana Nerja, it is hugely popular and has one of the chiringuitos with the best seafoods nearby; La Rada Estepona, one of the prettiest towns in the Málaga coastline; and Puerto Banús Marbella, which has a reputation for being loud and bling with its refined atmosphere at the beach itself and the restaurants nearby.

Granada has some of the most magnificent sights to see. One of them is the Alhambra, built during 1200s and 1300s, you can spend a captivating day at the royal chambers, courtyards, and palaces. Another fascinating place is the Generalife, which is a lush garden with colourful flowerbeds and geometric pools. Granada Cathedral was built on top of Granada’s Mosque at the start of the 16th century and is Spain’s second-largest cathedral. The foundations are gothic, and the main structure and interior are from the renaissance.

When in Córdoba, make sure you do not miss out on the city’s century old history. The Mosque-Cathedral is the only building of its kind in Spain. It features a 16th century cathedral built in the middle of a 10th century mosque. The remains of Andalucia’s Medieval capital is in ruins now, but it still gives you an idea of the original layout of the palaces, mosques, offices and gardens. All the city’s oldest quarters constitute the largest old town in Spain. The area contains the separate neighbourhoods of Judería, a maze of cobbled alleys that was once the city’s Jewish quarter; Santa Marina, nicknamed the Barrio de los Toreros because of its deep connection with bullfighting; and the bohemian, bar-packed district of San Pablo.

Now that you have a good overview of September’s trip ahead, maybe you can start looking at tickets early on. Nevertheless, Spain is the country to be in, not just for September, but for any other time of the year too.

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