With its passionate blend of historic cities, inspiring architecture, fiery flamenco dancers and fabulous beaches, Andalucia is, unsurprisingly, one of the most favoured regions in Spain.
12 hours a day of solid, unfaltering sunshine sound good? Then come to Andalucia! Seville, the region’s capital, has been nicknamed “the frying pan of Europe” for its soaring summer temperatures. On the coast, the Costa de la Luz and the Costa del Sol offer sun-baked sands from Playa de Islantilla, near Portugal, to the Gulf of Almeria.
Andalucia is home to the Sierra Nevada National Park; the second-highest mountain range in Europe after the Alps. A hiker’s paradise, it boasts steep-sided gorges dropping into beautiful mountain lakes, a mesmerising variety of plant and wildlife, and the pretty Alpujarras villages which cling to the cliffside.
Andalucia is spoilt with historic cities. Three of its most glorious form Spain’s Golden Triangle: first is Granada, with its iconic Alhambra palace; second is Cordoba, with its spectacular Mezquita church; and third is Seville, with the Alcazar castle. And on the coast, the urban splendour continues in the picturesque port cities of Cadiz and Malaga.
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