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<span>Sevilla - Real Alcazar</span>Sevilla - Real Alcazar
<span>Plaza de España Seville</span>Plaza de España Seville
<span>Sevilla - Barrio Santa Cruz</span>Sevilla - Barrio Santa Cruz
<span>Granada - the Alhambra Palace</span>Granada - the Alhambra Palace
<span>Granada - Alhambra´s Generalife Gardens </span>Granada - Alhambra´s Generalife Gardens
<span>Granada - the Alhambra</span>Granada - the Alhambra
<span>Alhambra - Patio of the Lions</span>Alhambra - Patio of the Lions
<span>Cordoba - Roman bridge over Guadalquivir</span>Cordoba - Roman bridge over Guadalquivir
<span>Cordoba - Santa Eufemia</span>Cordoba - Santa Eufemia
<span>Cordoba - Belcazar Castle</span>Cordoba - Belcazar Castle
<span>Ronda</span>Ronda
<span>Ronda - Bridge over El Tajo Gorge</span>Ronda - Bridge over El Tajo Gorge
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Andalusia , Spain is known to many as "the bridge between two continents" or "the gateway to Europe". The Andalusia region has been coveted by many cultures since the earliest period of mankind, and it is one of the areas of settlement of our prehistoric ancestors. The diversity of the landscapes, which form the Andalusia region, provide an entire spectrum. And it is this variety of environments that create a superb mix of tourist attractions, which range from the monumental towns to traditional villages. A continual source of inspiration for all types of artists.

Today, Andalusia is a modern community, that knows how to welcome its visitors, and which, despite being aware of moving with the times, takes great care to maintain its Andalusian traditions and to care for its important cultural and monumental patrimony.

Monumental Cities and Towns

  • Seville: home of the Europe´s biggest Cathedral and its adjacent minaret, La Giralda. Among the many sights of the city are the Torre del Oro, the atmospheric Barrio Santa Cruz "Old Jewish Quarter", Reales Alcazares and gardens, Plaza de Toros and the magnificent Plaza de Espana situated by the Maria Luisa Park..
  • Granada: the magnificent Alhambra is the landmark of the city. Close to it is the Generalife and gardens, and downtown is the superb Cathedral, the Palace of Daralhorra, the moorish quarter of Albaicin and the Sacromonte gypsy district where flamenco rings out.
  • Cordoba: Moorish city with a great mosque - the Mezquita,  a fine Old Jewish Quarter with synagogue, the Torre de la Calahorra and the ancient walls, the Alcazar, Medina Zahara (785-787), and a strong flamenco tradition.
  • Ronda:  one of the White Villages, it features the dramatic el Tajo gorge and 18th century Puente Nuevo, the Plaza de Toros (1785) and the Mondragon Palace.

History and Geography

It is possible that the Neolithic revolution and the evolution from nomadic to sedentary civilisation came to Europe from Africa via today’s Andalusia. Rome realised that these lands were an open door and its legions first appeared during the III century B.C, and formed part of the great civilised world for seven centuries. After their arrival in the year 711, the Moslems began a prodigious stay in the region and for eight centuries they developed the area with agricultural techniques, botanical and scientific knowledge, poetry and intellectual progress.

The Caliphate’s breakdown was used by the Christians for the Reconquista and the last stronghold, the Kingdom of Granada, was conquered by the Catholic monarchs in 1492. The 20th century began with the goal of regeneration. However, the persistence of social instability gave way to the Civil War of 1936 and its aftermath. After the remarkable economic and social transformation of the sixties and seventies, democracy returned to Andalusia once again and it was declared an Autonomous Region in 1981.
With a size of 87,268 square kilometres, Andalusia is the largest autonomous community in Spain. Its topography is marked by the depression of the Guadalquivir Valley, which runs between two mountainous areas: the Sierra Morena mountains to the north and the Betica ranges to the south. Within forty kilometres it is possible to travel from this alpine landscape to the tropical shores of the Mediterranean. The Andalusian coast, almost 900 km long, is home to a large number of towns and beaches. Andalusia generally has a mild winter; except in mountain areas, and very hot summers with temperatures often well above 30ºC.

 

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Cuisine

Andalusian gastronomy is heavily influenced by the Arab cooking of Al-Andalus. Vegetable and pulse stews, game dishes, together with the different forms of preparing fish, are the essence of their cookery. The best known Andalusian dish, famed for its nutritional value as well as ease of preparation, is gazpacho, a tomato-based cold soup containing cucumber, pepper, garlic, oil and vinegar. Other Andalusian dishes include: gachas (pancakes) from Almeria, the sardinas (grilled sardines) from Malaga, the excellent seafood from Cadiz, the rabo de toro (bull’s tail) typical from Cordoba or the huevos a la flamenca from Seville. Andalusia is also famous for quality cured meats such as jamón de Jabugo (cured ham) considered the best in Spain, excellent olive oil and sherry that comes from Jerez de la Frontera. Sweetmeats are also remarkable such as cabello de angel (angel´s air) and borrachos (drunkards).

Festivals

  • February: Carnival in Cadiz
  • Easter: Major celebrations happen throughout Andalusia but especially in Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Baeza, Ubeda and Malaga.
  • April: Feria de Abril in Sevilla (from the 16th on). Coloured tents, festive lights, non-stop merrymaking, flamenco and daily bullfights.
  • May: Horse Fair in Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz) featuring riding exhibitions, competitions and a livestock show.
  • August: Horse races along the sands of Sanlucar de Barrameda (Cadiz).

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Accommodation in CADIZ AND106 Central Hotel w/ pool
AND240 Central Hotel
PAR44 PARADOR Paradors w/ pool

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Accommodation in Seville AND11 Central Hotel
AND151 Central Hotel
AND183 Central Hotel
AND210 Central Hotel w/ pool
AND211 Central Hotel
AND229 Central Hotel
AND24 Central Hotel
AND26 Central Hotel
AND263 Central Hotel w/ pool
AND268 Self Catering
AND280 Central Hotel
AND289 Central Hotel
AND30 Central Hotel
AND47 Central Hotel w/ pool
AND57 Central Hotel
AND59 Central Hotel
AND76 Central Hotel
AND86 Central Hotel w/ pool
AND94 Central Hotel

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Accommodation in Cordoba AND12 Central Hotel w/ pool
AND13 Central Hotel
AND162 Central Hotel w/ pool
AND21 Central Hotel
AND251 Central Hotel w/ pool
AND255 Central Hotel
AND50 Central Hotel
AND82 Central Hotel
PAR17 PARADOR Paradors w/ pool

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Accommodation in GRANADA AND110 Central Hotel
AND128 Central Hotel
AND129 Central Hotel
AND15 Central Hotel
AND16 Central Hotel
AND194 Central Hotel
AND197 Central Hotel
AND219 Central Hotel
AND248 Self Catering
AND265 Central Hotel
AND285 Central Hotel
AND43 Central Hotel
AND44 Central Hotel
AND78 Central Hotel w/ pool
PAR19 PARADOR Paradors

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Accommodation in CARMONA AND72 Central Hotel w/ pool
PAR16 PARADOR Paradors w/ pool

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Accommodation in NERJA AND152 Self Catering w/ pool
AND154 Central Hotel w/ pool
PAR22 PARADOR Paradors w/ pool

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Accommodation in RONDA AND175 Central Hotel w/ pool
AND176 Central Hotel
AND51 Central Hotel w/ pool
AND52 Central Hotel
PAR25 PARADOR Paradors w/ pool

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Accommodation in UBEDA AND60 Central Hotel
PAR26 PARADOR Paradors

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Accommodation in ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA AND02 Country House
AND97 Country Hotel
PAR14 PARADOR Paradors

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Accommodation in MALAGA AND178 Central Hotel
AND28 Central Hotel
AND29 Central Hotel
AND35 Central Hotel w/ pool
PAR34 PARADOR Paradors w/ pool
PAR55 PARADOR Paradors w/ pool

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Accommodation in Jerez de la Frontera AND56 Central Hotel

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Accommodation in Agua Amarga AND01 Country Hotel w/ pool

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Accommodation in Grazalema AND17 Self Catering w/ pool

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Accommodation in Tarifa AND138 Central Hotel w/ pool

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Accommodation in Puerto de Santa Maria AND27 Central Hotel w/ pool

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Accommodation in JAEN PAR24 PARADOR Paradors w/ pool

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Accommodation in Ayamonte AND96 Central Hotel
PAR40 PARADOR Paradors w/ pool

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Accommodation in Cazalla de la Sierra AND07 Country House w/ pool

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Accommodation in Vejer de la Frontera AND46 Country Hotel

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Accommodation in Conil de la Frontera AND55 Country Hotel w/ pool

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Accommodation in ANTEQUERA PAR38 PARADOR Paradors w/ pool

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Accommodation in Cazorla PAR47 PARADOR Paradors w/ pool

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Accommodation in Mazagon PAR57 PARADOR Paradors w/ pool

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Accommodation in MOJACAR PAR58 PARADOR Paradors w/ pool

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Accommodation in Sanlucar de Barrameda AND41 Country Hotel

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Accommodation in Benahavis AND133 Country Hotel w/ pool
AND220 Self Catering w/ pool

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Accommodation in Baeza AND125 Central Hotel
AND144 Central Hotel

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Accommodation in Estepona AND141 Central Hotel w/ pool
AND143 Central Hotel w/ pool

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Accommodation in Rota AND137 Central Hotel w/ pool
AND158 Central Hotel w/ pool
AND172 Central Hotel w/ pool

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Accommodation in Chiclana de la Frontera AND68 Central Hotel w/ pool

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Accommodation in Marbella AND120 Central Hotel w/ pool
AND167 Central Hotel

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Accommodation in Gibraltar GIB01 Central Hotel w/ pool
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