Andalucia is known for traditional Spanish villages high in the mountains, sunny seaside resorts of southern Spain and a Moorish inheritance and influences.
The sandy beaches of the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca are a tourist's paradise. Malaga is a lively coastal resort with a distictive Moorish past. Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, and there are various art galleries where you can see in his paintings. Torremolinos is a place to come for affordable, 24-hour entertainmnet and water sports. Marbella offers a more refined atmosphere, and an interesting medieval center to explore, a casino and a marina full of luxury yachts.
Go inland for historic delights. Granada is home to a mysterious palace of the Alhambra. This fortress is impressive, a great example of Moorish architecture, filled with complex decorations and fountains in the courtyard. A string of pretty white towns and villages are located north of Cadiz and offer an attractive base for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. The Moor built fortress town of Gaucin is a fascinating place to spend an afternoon, explore the narrow cobbled streets to view traditional architecture and a welcome number of tapas bars.
The historic city of Seville is built on the banks of the River Guadalquivir. Famous landmarks include the cathedral, the Alcazar and the Maestranza Bullring. Seville is the original birthplace of tapas; enjoy delicious dishes such as meatballs in tomato sauce, serrano ham and juicy shrimp with garlic. Seville is also famous for its oranges which are beloved by the British made intio a sharp marmalade. Outside the city, visit the Sierra Aracena National Park to hike through a lush forest, or try fishing in Lake Aracena.
Book a villa or apartment in Andalucia to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of southern Spain.
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