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Sightseeing in Andalusia - what to see. Complete travel guide

Travelers associate Andalusia with beautiful medieval fortresses and Arab towers, elegant cathedrals and marvelous mountain scenery. Andalusia is the sunny area of Spain rich in natural attractions; incomparable Seville is its capital.
Andalusia is a real gem for discerning gourmets and those who enjoy interesting local food. Coastal areas of Andalusia are rich in fish delivered to all cities of the region and mountain … Open
Santa Cruz district, the old Alcazar fortress built by Arabs in the middle of the 14th century, The Giralda mosque, magnificent temples and monasteries deserve special attention. Fans of scenic walks would enjoy the island of La Cartuja located just off the coast of Seville. There is a beautiful park on the island, where the full diversity of flora and fauna of these places are represented. The Spain Square is considered the symbol of the capital; it is surrounded by a number of beautiful arches with coats of arms of Spanish provinces. Next to it there are many beautiful architectural complexes, such as the House of Pilate and the building of the military administration. Maria Luisa Park is next to the square; it is a great place for hiking, where you can hide from the hot sun.
In the piedmont region there is another attractive city, Granada. Its main attraction is the fortress of the Alhambra located on a steep ridge. The area in front of the fortress is adorned with beautiful fountains, pools and statues. The building has perfectly preserved to these times; it never ceases to amaze visitors with its grandeur. Near the castle there is Palacio de Generalife built in the 13th century. This attraction also strikes with its luxury, refinement of forms and unusual design of the surrounding area. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Bullfighting and flamenco rhythms are first associations that come to mind while mentioning Andalusia. Any holiday can’t be held here without national music and performances of … Open
A trip to Andalusia should include a visit to Cordoba. The beautiful palace of the caliphs, gardens with fountains and amazing beauty of the mosque make excursions in Cordoba very diverse. There are several archaeological sites in suburban areas; findings of scientists can be seen in the Archaeological Museum of Cordoba. Beach goers are attracted by the picturesque town of Malaga, which offers a rich cultural program in addition to its beautiful beaches. Those are several cities of Andalusia, which have to be included in the tour.
Besides invaluable historic monuments, Andalusia is famous for its popular beach resorts. The Costa de Almeria is distinguished by the most modern tourist infrastructure and a great variety of hotels. It is interesting to vacation here with children. At the coast, there are water sports centers, so active tourists often come here. Those who prefer vacationing in an uncrowded atmosphere should visit Costa de la Luz. There are wonderful beaches with golden sand. The travelers can combine their recreation with exploring interesting archeological districts. In this resort area, there are also prestigious golf clubs.
Andalusia is the tourist region of the country; a huge amount of important sightseeing objects can be found there. The world famous palace complex of Alhambra that has become synonymous with … Open
One of the most popular places for beach recreation is Costa del Sol. This region is famous for its mild climate. The sun shines 325 days a year here. Shallow and calm beaches are perfect for vacationing with young children. It is almost not windy and not rainy at the coast. Those who want to relax in an unusual exotic atmosphere should pay their attention to the district of Costa Tropical. It is characterized by the mild climate too. It has made this resort an excellent place for setting up orchards. Most of them welcome tourists now. They can go sightseeing here, as well as see and taste fruit right from the branches.
Andalusia has a lot of interesting national symbols. One of them is corrida. Many travelers think that this performance is quite cruel so they visit the corrida arena just once. There are such arenas in many big cities. They all are open for tourists.
Andalusia occupies a vast territory, so its guests won’t experience lack of entertainment options. There are both charming beaches and picturesque mountains suitable for hiking and … Open
The most famous food symbol of the region is cold gaspacho soup cooked of fresh tomatoes. Despite the fact that the recipe of this dish is quite simple, it is cooked differently in different cities. Fans of beer should certainly taste popular Cruzcampo beer produced at the historic brewery in Seville. It is also interesting to vacation in Andalusia in winter. On the territory of the region, there is a famous ski resort called Sierra Nevada. It suits professionals but there are also several routes for beginners.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Andalusia
♥   Castle 'Castle of Zuheros' Córdoba, 36.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos' Córdoba, 37.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Arcos' , 39.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Almodóvar del Río' Córdoba, 39.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castillo de Iznájar' Córdoba, 48.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Andalusia
♥   Cave 'Cueva de la Pedriza' , 45.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sierra de Hornachuelos' , 62.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sierra de Cardeña y Montoro' , 82.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Montes de Málaga' , 84.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sierra Norte de Sevilla' , 96.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Andalusia from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Caminito Del Rey

From the series “Best Extreme Places on Earth for Thrill Lovers”
The bridge is at the height of 100 meters above the gorge bottom, the length of the Royal Path is about 3 000 meters. The route has been officially closed for several years. However, this fact does not deter the courageous adventurers. After more than a century, the path is greatly dilapidated. In some places there is no concrete anymore, so you have to go on the narrow and rusty rails. Most travelers do not dare to walk on the concrete remnants, can collapse into them at any time. The tourists who have gone to the Royal Path can be proud of themselves. Not all experienced mountaineers and athletes dare to overcome the dangerous path. … Read further
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