The glistening white villages, long sandy beaches, charming towns such as Malaga, Ronda and Marbella, Andalucia offers a wonderful holiday for the whole family.
The south side of the Sierra Nevada is a green valley dotted with forests, terraces and Pueblos Blancos, the white villages that characterise this region. To the west of this mountain range you will find the best of Andalusia. Alhambra in Granada, a complex of palaces, is one of the most beautiful jewels of Spain. Ronda is a beautiful and ancient city, a must to visit, perched on the El Tajo gorge which is about 100 metres deep, in the province of Malaga north of Marbella.
Spend the holidays at sea if you like but Andalucia has it all. In Marbella, for example, you will find many chic resorts, a pretty harbour full of luxury yachts and pleasant squares, churches and coffee. Worth a visit is the city of Malaga, surrounded by mountains and rich cultural attractions such as the ‘Alcazaba’ or Arab Castle ‘Castillo de Gibrafaro’. You should see the ‘Carihuela’ and ‘El Bajondillo’ of Torremolinos. Enjoy the good life here on the Costa del Sol in Andalusia.
Average summer temperature: 28 degrees
The Alhambra is one of the most beautiful Arab heritages of Spain
Green valleys, whitewashed villages and endless beaches
Gazpacho, tapas, pimientos (marinated peppers) and boquerones (anchovies)
Castanets (castañuelas), the Sevillanas dresses, ceramics, leather accessories
Vejer de la Frontera, called by the Spaniards El Pueblo Blanco (White Village), is located 200 metres above sea level, 10 km from the coast. The beach that is part of Palmar, is a symbol for surf lovers and for those who love diving.
The busiest shopping street of Seville is located in the district of El Centro. In the streets of Sierpe, Cuna, Velazquez and Tetuan all the international brands are there as well as local crafts. In Plaza de la Magdalena and in the Plaza de la Victoria there is the popular shopping centre El Corte Inglés.
Just 3 kilometers from the centre of Nerja are the famous caves of Nerja. What makes them so special? Their size: a complex that stretches for almost 5 km where you can see cave paintings from more than 20,000 years ago and the largest stalagmite in the world, 32 metres in height.
One of the most famous dishes of Andalusia is the Jamon Iberico ham which is salted and left to dry for eighteen months. The Iberian ham is more than just a food product, it has many health benefits. The meat from the low calorie intake reduces cholesterol and is rich in all the vitamins and folic acid.