A Brief Guide To Andalucia Spain

A Brief Guide To Andalucia Spain



Andalucia is​ probably one of​ Spain's most varied areas with its mountainous regions leading down to​ the Costa del Sol, Costa Tropical, Costa de Almeria and to​ the far west bordering Portugal, the beautiful Costa de la Luz. it​ is​ ideal for a​ holiday in​ winter as​ well as​ summer as​ there is​ skiing in​ the Sierra Nevada.

An Andalucia vacation has much to​ offer from its National Parks to​ a​ visit to​ Jerez for some sherry tasting. Also not to​ be missed are a​ day out to​ the wonderful city of​ Granada with its Alhambra Palace, Jaen or​ similarly Cordoba which also has much Moorish history.

The white towns (pueblos blancos) named because of​ the Moorish tradition of​ whitewashing the buildings are a​ glance back in​ time to​ traditional Spain. Towns such as​ Ronda, Gaucin and Jimena de la Frontera to​ name but a​ few.

Inland, rural Andalusia has three wonderful cities to​ explore, namely Cordoba, Granada and the capital of​ the region - Seville. in​ addition to​ these historic cities with their Moorish past, there are many traditional and picturesque whitewashed villages to​ visit, as​ well as​ nature reserves or​ simply walking or​ hiking in​ the scenic countryside.

Western rural Andalusia is​ home to​ the wonderful city of​ Ronda. it​ has a​ spectacular setting being located on a​ huge outcrop of​ rock. it​ is​ also famous for its bullring, which is​ the oldest in​ the country. The Punte Nuevo - 'the New Bridge' spans the gorge and links the old part of​ Ronda with the new. This part of​ Andalusia is​ also home to​ the whitewashed villages - pueblos blancos - of​ Gaucin, Jimena de la Frontera as​ well as​ picturesque towns and villages such as​ Alhaurin el Grande, Alhaurin de la Torre and Coin. Also in​ this area near the village of​ El Chorro is​ the geographical wonder of​ the Garganta del Chorro, a​ vast natural chasm in​ the limestone mountain. The national park of​ El Torcal is​ also popular with walkers, hikers and nature lovers.

In the east of​ the Malaga region Antequera is​ a​ busy market town within easy reach of​ Malaga for a​ day trip. it​ is​ a​ more traditional town and is​ well known for producing olive oil. it​ is​ possible to​ walk around the walls of​ the 13th century hilltop castle from where there are wonderful panoramic views over the surrounding area.

Some of​ the smaller rural villages in​ this area are Villanueva de la Concepcion, Alcaucin and the pretty white village of​ Competa. Here and in​ similar villages you will find a​ wealth of​ culture and a​ taste of​ real Spain. We have many holiday fincas and cortijos to​ rent as​ well as​ charming village houses all set in​ rural andalucian locations, yet the sea in​ most cases is​ within an​ hours drive. if​ you are looking for a​ vacation rental to​ get away from it​ all, then this is​ the area of​ choice.




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