Andalusia is one of the largest autonomic regions of Spain. It is situated on the southern part of Iberian Peninsula, and it is divided into eight provinces: Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Grenada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga and Seville – the capital of the region. According to historical documents, corrida and flamenco culture, dance and music were born there – they are distinctive for the whole kingdom.
The most interesting vacation places situated on the southernmost side of the Iberian Peninsula and, at the same time, the most often mentioned in guidebooks are: Grenada with its amazing palace complex called Alhambra, Costa del Sol (Sun Coast) attractions, Costa de la Luz (Light Coast), the only natural desert in Europe – Tabernas, tall mountain ranges including Sierra Nevada, Donana National Park and Costa Tropical in Grenada province.
The localization of Andalusia is very fascinating – it borders with Gibraltar, Portugal and Morocco – you can reach it in 40 minutes by ferry and go, for example, for a day trip to Tangier. The local area makes it impossible to be bored, both during vacation and while living in this charming part of Spain.
What’s amazing in Andalusia?
… weather, for sure, but also olive groves, white houses, architecture resembling One Thousand and One Nights, a bit of Moroccan atmosphere, the wilderness of the natural park , welcoming and outgoing people, fiestas, delicious wine and cuisine. You can find there everything you need for active leisure: tall mountain ranges (Sierra Nevada with Mulhacen summit 3478 m tall, where ski season lasts from December to April), sunny coasts with perfect conditions for water sports, well-cared-for beaches luring crowds of tourists, well-prepared and well-marked trails for foot and bike trips – those are only some of the advantages of the region, which we will try to introduce you. In small villages, hidden among mountains with castles on top, the life flows slower…
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