The beautiful countryside in Andalucía or Al-Andaluz, from the Arabic “Land of the Light”, with its majestic mountains and a long Mediterranean coastline, it’s a quintessentially Spanish portal into our Iberian imagination.
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The powerful images of flamenco, tapas, fiestas, bullfighting and raw passion inspired the famous operas Carmen and Don Juan. Andalucía gave birth to Pablo Picasso, Federico Garcia Lorca and Diego Velazquez, and it held an enduring fascination for Ernest Hemingway and Ava Garner. It is also a unique place where east meets west in an exotic melting pot of Jewish, Roman, Moorish and Christian cultures.
The History in Andalucia
The history in Andalucía is full of battles and invasions, and whose historic sights include Spain’s most beautiful bullring. One way to discover the culture of Andalusia is by exploring the sites which have been awarded the UNESCO World Heritage designation.
In Granada, you’ll see the Alhambra Palace, the Generalife gardens and the mediaeval Albaicín neighbourhood; in Cordoba, its historic centre with the great Mosque; in Seville, the cathedral, the Alcázar palace and the Indies Archive; and in Jaén, the monumental sites of Úbeda and Baeza.
You’ll also be able to experience festivals such as Easter Week, the Carnival in Cadiz, the Rocío pilgrimage in Huelva and the April Fair in Seville.