The best places to travel in Andalusia, Spain

Articles Sep 16, 2020 12:26

The travel experience below will help you learn about Andalusia – the land of interesting and rich history of Spain.

Spain is one of the countries having the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The north and the south of Spain are very different and each has its own unique charms. Andalucia is the most visited region here and nowhere else in Spain has this fascinating combination of cultural, artistic and natural heritages.

Top tourist spots to visit in Andalusia

The best places to travel in Andalusia, Spain

The city of Seville is the capital of Andalusia, which is a must-visit place in Southern Spain. Located on the iconic Guadalquivir River, Seville boasts one of the most impressive cultural heritages in Andalucia. It also used to be one of the wealthiest towns in Spain, as its port was the trading hub for all ships from the Americas. The best thing to do is walk around its narrow streets and admiring the rich heritage of almost every building you come across in the heart of this old city.

The famous neighborhood Triana is said to be the birthplace of the flamenco. Some restaurants specialize in flamenco performances combined with traditional Andalucian meals.

The best places to travel in Andalusia, Spain

Malaga city is located on the famous Costa del Sol. It is the largest city in the southernmost part of Europe. The town boasts one of the nicest climates in Europe year-round and is the birthplace of the legend Pablo Picasso and actor Antonio Banderas. While Seville is all about Andalucian unique cultural pride, Malaga is more "open" to foreign influences due to its long history as a harbor. Overall, the atmosphere here is very lively and everyone is very welcoming.

The best places to travel in Andalusia, Spain

It is hard to find an Andalusian city with a culture as rich and diverse as Granada, the old capital of the Moorish Al-Andalus empire. Granada has a combination of cultural heritages of the Arab people, Jewish influence and Renaissance architectural gems.

If you visit Calle Elvira, the historic city center packed with tea shops, leather shops, and more, you will think that you are in Morocco. The most prominent attraction of the city of Granada is undoubtedly the Alhambra and Generalife.

The best places to travel in Andalusia, Spain

Cadiz City has vast beaches, lush green mountains, a brilliant culture and history, sherry, white villages ... and delicious seafood tapas. This makes it one of the most popular Spanish tourist destinations. Did you know that Cadiz is the oldest city in Western Europe? It was founded 3000 years ago and Cadiz's role in Spanish history is very important. Besides flamenco, delicious tapas, Cadiz is a great place for nature lovers.

The best places to travel in Andalusia, Spain

The city of Cordoba is a UNESCO World Heritage. Therefore, Cordoba is indispensable in any Andalusian tourist itinerary. It boasts a unique historical and cultural value that is hard to find in any other town. Today Cordoba is mainly famous for the Mosque of Cordoba, the symbol of the town. Nearly 1000 pillars inside the mosque create the famous "pillar forest".

The best places to travel in Andalusia, Spain

Located in the southeastern part of the Iberian Peninsula, Almería is one of the most contrasting things you can find in Andalusia and it definitely deserves to be on the list of best places to go in Spain. With a limited area, the province of Almería boasts the most fertile agricultural region in all of Europe. Meanwhile, the Las Tabernas desert of Almería has been used as a filming site for a number of Cowboy-Western films.

Huelva may not be the most visited province in Andalusia. However, it has some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches of the area. On the Atlantic coast, also known as the Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light), you'll discover traditional fishing villages, unspoiled beaches, and typical natural Mediterranean landscape.

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