Andalucia & Costa del Sol Travel Tips
With strong Islamic roots and a history of unrelenting poverty, Andalucia is perhaps the least European part of western Europe; but the region's heritage is Spanish as well as Moorish. It gave us Velazquez, Picasso and Lorca, and is also a hotbed of flamenco, fiesta and bullfighting.
Although Andalucia still lags behind the rest of Spain, poverty is down, education is up, and tourism and gradual industrial growth are giving the region a welcome prosperity.
Spain has its fair share of must-not-miss pueblos, and Andalucia’s Ronda undoubtedly holds a firm spot in the top five. This pueblo blanco, or white village, dates back to the Neolithic Age, and ...
Written by Erin R, January 2013
If Tarifa is known for nothing else, then it’s known for its wind. Indeed, being situated at the point where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean is the perfect recipe for blustery beaches, wavy ...
As Spain’s second-largest autonomous community, Andalucia is not only full of Iberian soul (flamenco anyone?) but also some really taste-worthy wines. Indeed, Spain’s southernmost continental ...
Written by Seville Expert: Marta, Spain, February 2011
This impressive square, that was the pavilion of Spain for the American exhibition held in 1929, is a symbol of Seville.
After 9 years of work, partial closures and restorations, can now be seen ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, March 2012
Don’t you hate going out to eat and having to choose between all those delicious things on the menu? That’s the genius of tapas: you can choose lots of little dishes instead of just one big one. It ...
Written by Seville Expert: Marta, Spain, March 2011
Spring is the most beautiful season in Seville. Although officially the opening is on 21 March the mild climate of Seville makes spring coming a month earlier.
It is without doubt the best time ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
It’s one of the most visited tourist sites in Spain and with good reason. The Alhambra palace and fortress complex in Granada is both beautiful and historically fascinating for its combination ...
Written by Seville Expert: Marta, Spain, July 2011
We can start our tour in the Plaza de la Encarnacion radically transformed by the shopping center Parasol, better known as the mushrooms. Its architecture design leaves no one indifferent. In the ...
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