Tag: visiting Andalucia

Costa del Sol

| January 15, 2012
Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol or “Sun Coast”, one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world due to its natural beauty and infrastructure, extends along the entire coast of the province of Málaga and the Mediterranean coast of Cádiz. Continue Reading

Malaga, capital of the Costa del Sol

| December 30, 2011
Malaga, capital of the Costa del Sol

Vicente Aleixandre, the distinguished Nobel prize-winning poet, described Málaga as the “City of paradise. You seem to reign under the heavens, over the waters, between the air”; a city in which different peoples and cultures have left an imprint of their rich historical and cultural heritage. Continue Reading

4-Day Spain sightseeing tour to Cordoba, Seville and Granada

| December 24, 2011
4-Day Spain sightseeing tour to Cordoba, Seville and Granada

Head on out of Madrid and spend four days exploring Andalucia’s most popular cities: Seville, Cordoba and Granada. You’ll visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Alhambra and discover the rich history of this beautiful Spanish region. Continue Reading

Things to do in Granada

| December 20, 2011
Things to do in Granada

Situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucia, Granada is a smallish city of fewer than half a million. Yet there are more things to see and do here than in some cities ten times its size. Once part of the kingdom of Castile, it is now one of Spain’s best tourist meccas. Continue Reading

Things to do in Ronda

| December 11, 2011
Things to do in Ronda

For those who enjoy touring religious and historical architecture, there’s no finer spot in Andalucia than Ronda. Filled with fascinating structures from throughout the town’s long history, the city is quite simply entrancing. Walk across the Puento Nuevo, completed in 1793 (during the reign of Felipe V) and head backwards in time. Continue Reading

Things to do in Andalucia

| December 5, 2011
Things to do in Andalucia

Madrid, Barcelona. These are among the most well-known and sought after vacation spots in Spain. But there is another region, one on the Mediterranean that deserves equal time: Andalucia. Here, tourists will find a golden land, filled with things to do that even experienced travelers will find new and surprising. Continue Reading

Semana Santa in Andalucia

| November 24, 2011
Semana Santa in Andalucia

While Americans and others may celebrate Easter only on a Sunday, that occasion is marked in Spain by an entire week of festivities known as Semana Santa, or Holy Week. The Holy Week festivals that take place all over the country are especially marked in Andalucia. Here, the emphasis is less on doleful repentance and more on celebration of the central figures of Christianity. Continue Reading

Things to do in Sevilla

| November 19, 2011
Things to do in Sevilla

As the capital of Andalucia, Sevilla has enjoyed a colorful history stretching back over 2,500 years. Whether strolling around the gardens of Casa de Pilatos or looking up in awe at Alcazar, it isn’t hard to believe. Continue Reading