Salamanca is known as the centre of architecture during the renaissance period. The main square, the plaza Mayor is one of the biggest squares in Spain. Because of the large amount of students it is a very lively city.
From Salamanca we go to Ciudad Rodrigo, a city full of history close to the Portuguese border. But before we cross the border we should go to the nicest village in Spain La Alberca where we can buy honey, ham and other typical products from the region. Not to be missed.
We go into Portugal and make a stop in Gouveia. Gouveia, which is very attractive from it self, is a good starting point for shorter trips in the Serra da Estrêla. Lourosa is famous for its views.
We continue to Lisbon, the capital, built, like Rome, on 7 hills to visit its centre. Close to Lisbon you will find Sintra, which is actually a group of small attractive villages and palaces spread over a green area and many typical streets with small shops and street markets.
On the way back we make a stop in Aracena in the Sierra Morena, close to Jabugo, famous for its Iberico ham. We will pass Seville, the most beautiful city of the south.
From Seville it takes you 2 hours to arrive in Malaga.