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Discover Andalusia

Andalusia is the meeting point of two continents, Africa and Europe, as well as the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. It is located at the south of the Iberian Peninsula and is the southernmost point of Europe. To the south, the waters of the Atlantic Ocean wash the shores of Huelva and Cadiz provinces, while the Mediterranean meets the coast in the provinces of Cadiz, Malaga, Granada and Almería. Let’s know more about Andalucia:

The amazing rail network well-known for the two high-speed lines connecting Madrid with Sevilla, Málaga and Córdoba. Air traffic in Andalusia has modern, large airports, offering an array of flights to and from the main Spanish, European and American cities along with many destinations around the world. Andalusia’s strategic position at the meeting point of Atlantic and Mediterranean make its ports, especially Algeciras, major hubs for international maritime traffic. The ancient history of this land inhabited since prehistoric times has left behind an immense legacy of artistic heritage throughout Andalusia

The following are declared World Heritage Sites: Alhambra, Generalife and Albaycín de Granada; the Alcázar, the Cathedral and Seville Indias Archive ; the Great Mosque and Córdoba's historic center; and the Renaissance Cities Úbeda and Baeza. All with one common point: they are unmissable!


Experience a very rich historical city and famous for its flamenco, tapas bars and orange trees, Seville is an ideal short break destination, especially in spring. Please do not miss to explore the narrow streets of the Santa Cruz quarter and the breathtaking Alcázar Palace. Soak up the atmosphere on the banks of the Guadalquivir, and admire the views from the Giralda.

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Huelva is a true paradise of flavour that will enchant all your senses. Vegetables garnished with spectacular olive oils complement seafood and meats and vinegars, which washed down with excellent Condado wines and followed by exquisite fruits and Andévalo sweets. Iberian pork holds a place of honour in local cuisine; the crown jewel is our Jamón de Huelva (Ham of Huelva) with the Protected Designation of Origin)

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Málaga Province has a wealth of landscapes and cultures that are bound to have an impact on you. Come to discover them! It is not only Costa del Sol, it is so much more. Inland and Málaga city has much to offer. The unique beaches with an incredible lively atmosphere; the excellent national and international food in its many eateries. 24 hours in the old and modern city with an eclectic style is a must when travelling to Andalucia. It is all in one: Museums, the Shopping offer, the ancient architecture integrated in the modern buildings of the brand new port area.

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Strategically located on the north bank of the Guadalquivir River, Córdoba was the Roman and Moorish capital of Spain, and its old quarter, clustered around its famous Mezquita, remains one of the country's grandest and yet most intimate examples of its Moorish heritage. Once a medieval city famed for the peaceful and prosperous coexistence of its three religious cultures—Islamic, Jewish, and Christian—Córdoba is also a perfect analogue for the cultural history of the Iberian Peninsula.

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To the east of the city of Almeria we find the protected natural maritime park of Cabo de Gato – Nijar with its beautiful rugged and natural coastline. Much of the coast has restricted road access, so getting down to beach is usually on foot, but its worth it to experience some of the idyllic secluded bays with crystal clear waters, perfect for bathing and for scuba diving enthusiasts, untouched beaches and sand dunes, tiny fishing villages and sweeping headlands offering fabulous views to the Mediterranean sea and coastline. The area is one of the most natural and ecologically rich coasts along the western Mediterranean and is perfect for hikers, nature lovers and bird watchers.

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At the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, between the rivers Darro and Genil, lies one of the most interesting cities in Eastern Andalusia. As well as its impressive Al-Andalus heritage, there are Renaissance architectural gems and the most modern facilities, fit for the 21st century. Granada has an unmistakable Moorish essence, due to the fact that it was the last city to be reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492. The gastronomy, craftwork and urban planning are influenced by its glorious past. Fountains, viewpoints and "Cármenes", houses surrounded by typical gardens of this city, create unforgettable corners in the city. It is no surprise that one of its old neighbourhoods, the Albaicín, has been awarded the World Heritage designation, together with the Alhambra and Generalife. It was an important cultural center for many centuries, under the Moors and the Christians too, and nowadays it boasts a broad cultural and leisure programme. Film, music or theatre festivals are complemented with permanent or travelling exhibitions on all fields of knowledge. Old Renaissance palaces hold seminars, conferences and discussions, while the most innovative infrastructures are prepared for great events.

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Olive oil, which is delicious and in abundant supply throughout, gives flavour and personality to this original cuisine. Our Liquid Gold is possible here due to the geographic profile of the province of Jaén, in which flat areas of fertile countryside with gentle contours alternate with zones of ridges and craggy mountain ranges, offers a landscape of imposingnatural beauty, in which olive groves occupy two thirds of the cultivable land.

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Let´s focus on the pic, this is Tarifa, don't miss the chance to visit some places that are unique in the world and full of charm. A great host of possibilities is open to travelers who visit this emblematic part of the world. Two seas, two continents. Beaches like, Valdebaqueros, where the sportsmen of the sea do different kinds of surfing. This beach is also a protected area where a huge dune is the protagonist.

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