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Andalucia

The Andalucians are renowned for their exuberant nature, and this is reflected in the grandiose architecture of Seville, as well as the bold flavours of their food.

A few hours drive from the coastal resorts, Seville has a distinctively historic feel. The Moorish influence is easy to spot in the stunning architecture, and its buzzing network of tiny streets make it an explorer’s paradise. The sheer variety of buildings here represents how often Seville changed hands, and its significance as the economic hub of the Spanish empire. The main exports nowadays are the famous bitter Seville oranges, and of course – Flamenco.

Not only is Seville a stand-alone must see, but it serves as the gateway to the striking Andalucian region. If you can drag yourself away from Seville’s fragrant orange blossom gardens, the South of Spain plays host to a number of tourist-free hamlets, the so-called “white villages” which offer tranquility and incredible, authentic food options.

Further afield lies the ancient city of Córdoba – a vital Roman settlement, the capital of a Muslim emirate and hub of learning and education. At one time it was the largest city in Europe, and is perhaps best known for La Mezquita, an enormous mosque built in 784 AD, resplendent with Byzantine mosaics. Another Andalucian must-see is Grenada – home to the celebrated Alhambra – a palace and fortress complex constructed in 889 AD, and one of the last surviving example of Islamic Architecture in the region, complete with the modern addition of much photographed reflective pools.

 

What you’ll love most about Andalucia

  • Take a stroll through the charming streets and alleys of the Albaicin district in Granada
  • Visit the famous Plaza de España and Alcazar in Seville, and wander through the winding streets of the Santa Cruz neighbourhood
  • Experience the vibrant culture and food scene in Malaga, including the Picasso Museum and the Mercado Central de Atarazanas
  • Hike in the Sierra Nevada National Park, including the Mulhacén, the highest peak in mainland Spain
  • Visit the picturesque white-washed villages such as Ronda, Mijas, and Frigiliana
  • Explore the beautiful landscapes and quaint towns of the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park

Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Seville’s weather patterns

Where to Book

  • Gardens of Generalife, part of Alhambra

  • Apartments in Duquesa Port, Costa Del Sol

  • Village of Mijas, Costa Del Sol, Andalucia

  • Puente Nuevo in Ronda, Andalucia

  • Typical white village home frontage, Costa Del Sol

  • Torre Del Oro, Seville

  • Alhambra of Granada at twilight

  • Mesquita Cathedral at sunset, Cordoba

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 16℃
  • 18℃
  • 21℃
  • 22℃
  • 26℃
  • 32℃
  • 36℃
  • 35℃
  • 32℃
  • 26℃
  • 20℃
  • 17℃
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 6
  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 5
  • 5
  • 6

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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