(5 out of 5)
Lisbon, Seville, Granada, Barcelona in 9 days! Best vacation ever. Everything was perfect including flights, hotels and train. Flew TAP Portugal to and from Europe from the States and used a domestic airline, Vueling, from Granada to Barcelona. In Lisbon, took the metro from the airport to the city center. Super easy. Purchased a Lisbon City Pass to get around the museums and the metro system. Well worth it since it allows you to skip the lines at the museums. Thoroughly enjoyed 2-3 days in each of the 4 cities. Had no problem at all. The hotels were fantastic. Stayed at Corpo Santo in Lisbon. Beautiful boutique hotel, friendly staff and refreshing welcome beverages. Excellent breakfast buffet with a great selection. Very close to the Tagus River, Commerce Square and less than 5-minute walk from the metro/train station. Plenty restaurants and easy walk to a variety of sites. Even allowed me to take a small to-go box when I needed to leave early for scheduled tours. Visited Alcazar and the Cathedral. Two beautiful sites. Stayed at the luxurious Alfonso XIII in Seville. A once-in-a-lifetime experience. Superior service at a very comfortable pace. Down to earth but extremely high end. Great combination. The suite was amazing with a separate patio on each side. Took a train to Granada via Cordoba. Grabbed a quick taxi ride to see Mequita in Cordoba and found a nice authentic Moroccan restaurant while wandering around before connecting on to Granada. Stayed at the NH Collection, a lovely hotel central to restaurants and shopping. Visiting the Alhambra was a dream come true, even in the rain it was worth it to spend several hours learning of all the history and majesty from centuries ago. The flight to Barcelona was quick. Stayed at my favorite, H10 Madison in the Gothic quarters with views of the Gothic Church from the rooftop pool. Wonderful and beautiful boutique hotel with friendly, professional staff. Near the Plaza Catalunya, La Ramblas, and Mercat de Boqueria. Wi-fi service great in each hotel. Couldn`t have been a better vacation!