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The strum of a guitar, the clack of a flamenco dancer’s feet, a waft of orange blossom on a Mediterranean breeze. Andalucia, encircled by mountains and sea, is one of Spain’s most beguiling regions. If its beaches are not enough of a temptation, Andalucia has three World Heritage cities and a culture that resonates with passion and energy. Flamenco was born here, as was the guitar (and Antonio Banderas).

 



OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO EXPLORE IN ANDALUCIA



Seville
Seville

Seville is its large vibrant city, perhaps most famous for the Alcázar. Tapas bar-hopping is a favourite pastime.

Alhambra Granada
Granada

In Granada, Andalucia’s Islamic heritage reaches a pinnacle with the stunning Alhambra Palace fortress.

Cordoba
Cordoba

The second of the “Big Three”, Córdoba, claims a pearl of Moorish architecture, the Mezquita.

 



SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN ANDALUCIA




Alcazar ALCAZAR

Alcazar is home to the King of Spain when visiting Seville, and features a castle with delightful gardens designed with ponds, fountains, plants and a Moorish bathhouse. Most of the Moorish part dates from the 14th century.

Tapas TAPAS
 

These are more than just snacks in Andalucia. The word literally means a lid and was thought to have come from the habit of having a few nibbles with a drink and then placing a saucer of tapas on top of the glass to keep the flies out. Eating one or two tapas with a glass of sherry or wine will enhance the taste experience!

Flamenco FLAMENCO DANCE
 

Experience the passion, romance and vibrant colours of this mesmerising dance. Join in with the locals, snap your fingers, stamp your feet and immerse yourself in the wonderful culture of Flamenco.

Mezquita MEZQUITA
 

The chief monument of Córdoba is the Mezquita (cathedral-mosque) dating back to the 10th century. Today the mosque can be visited throughout the year.

Malaga MALAGA

Visit the Picasso Museum here in Malaga where the famous artist was born. Marvel at his works and be sure to allow ample time for exploring, especially in high season when there can be queues.

Alhambra ALHAMBRA PALACE FORTRESS
 

Located in the Province of Granada. It was constructed in the mid 14th century, built for the last Muslim Emirs in Spain and its court of the Nasrid. Be sure to witness the stunning architecture.

Gutierrez GUTIERREZ COLOSIA SHERRY WINERY
 

Discover the essence of the Sherry Wine by visiting Bodegas Gutierrez Colosia one of the oldest wineries of El Puerto de Santa Maria and enjoy a tasting of six di¬erent delicious types of Sherry Wines.

Seville SEVILLE IN ONE DAY
 

Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage-listed attractions of Royal Alcázar Palace and Seville Cathedral. Visit the Royal Maestranza Bullring and Museum, Plaza de Espana, Santa Cruz Quarter, and enjoy a river cruise.

Cordoba Walking Tour CORDOBA WALKING TOUR
 

This old town is best seen on foot. You’ll enjoy a pleasant half day stroll through the medieval city streets stopping at all the major monuments. The Mezquita Alcázar and the Synagogue are just some of the attractions you will encounter along the way.




ANDALUCIA ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotels and lodges in the Andalucia region.
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Hotel Cordoba
HOTEL CÓRDOBA CENTER, CÓRDOBA
★★★★
Set in Córdoba’s “Golden Block”, next to the train station with easy access to the historic quarter. The Mosque is a short walk away and there are many popular cafés and restaurants in the area. The hotel has an elegant Mediterranean restaurant, a café, relaxing piano bar and a 7th floor seasonal pool with city views.
Las Casa de Trinidad Granada
LA CASA DE LA TRINIDAD, GRANADA
★★★★
Perfectly set in an impressive building offering chic accommodation in the historic centre, a short walk from Granada Cathedral and less than 2 kilometres from the Alhambra. It’s small and has a very boutiquey atmosphere, with all the original architecture features being retained.
Las Casas de la Juderia Seville
HOTEL LAS CASAS DE LA JUDERIA, SEVILLE
★★★★
Step outside this oasis to wander past whitewashed houses and along narrow serene streets opening out to wide plazas. Take shade under an orange tree or settle in at one of the many restaurants and cafés in the area. For a great night out try El Modesto restaurant, right next door to the hotel, as it has a truly mouthwatering menu.





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