At the very south of Spain there is the region Andalusia. Andalusia is specially popular among tourists due to its numerous bays and beaches. Approximately 800 kilometres of coastline attract numerous visitors to Andalusia every year, in order to enjoy the sun, the sea and the Mediterranean atmosphere, specially at the Costa del Sol.
But Andalusia has much more to offer beside its dream beaches. Enjoy wonderful, diverse landscapes. The river valley of the Guadalquvir, the mountain regions, the volcanic landscapes, like the Tabernas Desert or the snow-covered hills of the Sierra Nevada: Nature lovers get their money's worth in Andalusia
And culture lovers will not be left out in the region either. Numerous cities and villages in Andalusia invite to city tours and historical time travel in order to learn more about the region, the country and the people.
Facts & Figures: Andalusia is one of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain. The capital of the region is Seville. Andalusia extends on an area of approximately 87.300km² and has approximately eight million inhabitants. The official language is Spanish.
Andalusia Places of interest: Andalusia is rich in places and buildings worth seeing. The Rock of Gibraltar is certainly one of the classics with its 150 or so inhabitants. Discover for example the "white villages" along the Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos, or the many sights in the cities of the region, such as Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Málaga, Ronda or Cádiz. Or how about a visit to the megalithic tombs at Cádiz or Antequera? There is much to discover in Andalusia!
Specialties: Jamón (ham from the Alpujarra villages), migas (roasted bread cubes with olive oil and garlic), espetos (sardines), tortilla al Sacromonte, gazpacho, potaje andaluz (stew), riño al Jerez (kidneys with sherry), olive oil and sherry from the so-called "sherry triangle"