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Andalusia guide

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Make Andalusia the right way!

Andalusia is a land of passion and where the most celebrated icons of Spain get together 

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Main cities in Andalusia

Marbella

Marbella city guide

Marbella is known for its spectacular beaches and its amazing nightlife, but this city has much more to offer, discover it for yourself. White houses, squares, traditional restaurants, flowers on the walls…. A part of Marbella has survived to the touristic development and remains authentic.

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Malaga city guide

Malaga city guide with a recommended list of hotels, restaurants, places to visit, weather, prices, monuments, things to see and do, and much more. Málaga is one of the best cities to visit in Spain and it offers great connections by plane and also now thanks to its harbour.

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Granada city guide

Almost unrivalled for its beauty and architectural splendour, the entire city of Granada has been declared a national monument. It lies at the foot of Spain’s mightiest massif, the Sierra Nevada, On the right side of the city lies the Albaicin district, the city’s oldest quarter; on the left rises the imposing Alhambra, which makes of Granada a must visit city in Spain

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Cordoba city guide

A provincial capital with a very strong Moorish character, Cordoba is one of the most interesting cities not only in Andalusia but also in the whole of Spain. The lovely Great Mosque became a centre of Arab pilgrimage and Cordoba boosted a further 300 mosques, numerous palaces, schools, universities, libraries, hospitals and baths. Córdoba’s cultural life was so great that it became of European importance.

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Seville city guide

The variety and quality of the artistic heritage in the city of Seville, the mixture of styles, eras and civilizations, and the special color of this city makes it an unforgettable place. White streets and squares, flamenco dancing, the river Guadalquivir and the Cathedral and Giralda are just a few of the reasons why Seville should be in your list!

The white villages of Andalusia

Calle de las Cuevas de luz in Setenil

Setenil de las bodegas, the village built on a rock in Cadiz

Setenil de las bodegas is a small white village located in the province of Cadiz. Its surname says a lot about Setenil. “De las bodegas” refers to the many caves in the rocks of this village. Some of its houses are literally built on the rocks and it is easy to imagine Neolithic caves that served as dwellings for hunting groups. One of Spain´s hidden gems for sure!

Wooden roof in Pampaneira

Pampaneira, the beauty of La Alpujarra

Pampaneira is one of the most charming villages in Las Alpujarras, and one of the highest.

With its 2 sisters, Capileria and Bubión, they shape a beautiful landscape of white villages in the Sierra. The charm comes at a price, and this merit has also brought along an increasing number of visitors. Las Alpujarras is a land of white villages south of Granada and the Sierra Nevada.

Square in Frigiliana

Frigiliana, a jewel in the Axarquia

Frigiliana is located in Malaga, Spain. Frigiliana is a stunning white village near the beautiful sierra de Tejada, which is a natural park. Beautiful landscapes, narrow white streets and an amazing square are among the chamrs offered by Frigiliana, a perfect day excursion from Malaga

Arcos de la Frontera

Arcos de la Frontera

Arcos de la frontera is one of the jewels in the province of cadiz. It is a picturesque town on a rock on the North bank of the Rio Guadalete. From there it rises like a spectacular amphitheatre. Arcos de la Frontera was known as Medina Arkosh in Arab times, the name was changed after its seizure by Alfonso X in 1250. The Arab alcázar was succeeded by the castle of the Dukes of Arcos.

Vacation ideas in Andalusia

Mirador del Jazmín 3 stars

Granada trip – 1 or 2 days Granada city break

Granada is a magical place. The Alhambra stands on the hill. Behind it the Sierra Nevada and its white peaks. Granada was moorish, but also jewish. Granada was actually known as the city of jews, where they flourished. We are sure you will get lost in the Albaicin district, relax at one of Granada´s baths and envy the dance of gipsys from the Sacromonte.

Roman bridge and Calahorra tower

Cordoba trip – 1 or 2 days city break

A fantastic itinerary to enjoy the best of Cordoba in one day or two days. Cordoba and its Mosque are a Must visit in Spain. Cordoba can be visited in one day, but for anyone who prefers not to rush two days many things await too! Selection of recommended restaurants to fit the itinerary, hotel selection and best things to do

Giralda and Cathedral in Seville

Seville trip – 2 days city break

A 2 day short break to enjoy Seville in Andalusia, Southern Spain. Ideas, recommendations and itineraries to get the max out of your stay. Discover the fascinating mix of cultures that contributed to the current heritage of Seville. Flamenco, La Giralda, the Barrio Santa Cruz, Calle Sierpes, the “Las seats” modern architecture. Enjoy Seville with this fantastic 2 day plan!

The amazing beaches of Andalusia

Andalusia, traditions

Andalusian horses

Andalusian horse and the horse fair in Jerez

The Jerez de la Frontera horse fair is a must-visit for anyone in Andalusia in May and for lovers of horses. Andalusian horse shows, sherry wine, flamenco shows, and food. 200 public booths in which food and wine are enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. One of Spain´s most colorful festivals

Andalusia

Seville Fair in April

After Easter vacation is over, halfway through spring, the city turns into the bride of the world, and for this, the streets tidy up with perfume and orange blossom flowers. It puts on a flamenco outfit, striped white, red and green, with frills to celebrate the Seville April fair.

Comparsa group in Cadiz

Cadiz Carnival – the amazing sound of comparsas

The origins of the modern Carnival, have religious origin following the ban of eating meat on days of Lent, which begins forty days before each Holy Saturday, also known as Ash Wednesday. From this day is a period of reflection for Christians in which one of his penance is fasting in preparation for Easter.

Malaga fair

The Malaga fair

The Málaga Fair dates back to the fifteenth century when Málaga joined the Crown of Castilla in the reign of the Catholic Monarchs, who entered the city the 19th of August after the reconquest. Since then the City Council set this date to commemorate the fact, and the Malaga fair is established as the big summer fair every August 15th.

Malaga Fair has a reputation for being a very open and participatory festival, both national and international tourists, given the position of the city as the capital of tourism on the Costa del Sol

Christ image during a procession in Seville

Seville Easter festival

Semana Santa is the time of “La pasión” as locals refer to it. Seville Easter Festival or holy week is one of the busiest times of the year. Local sevillanos and Spaniards from other regions alike gather in the streets to encourage the different brotherhoods whilst they parade with heavy and beautiful art masterpieces through the narrow streets of Seville. Locals refer to this week as La Pasion!

Top attractions in Andalusia