The autonomous community of Andalusia is also known as Andalucia or Andaluzia and it is the second largest region in the country. Also, it is the most populous community, having more than 8.5 million inhabitants. Andalucia includes 8 provinces: Seville or Sevilla, Malaga, Huelva, Granada, Jaen, Cordoba, Cadiz and Almeria. The capital of Andalusia is Sevilla, which is a great city that was built on the Guadalquivir River. This region is a perfect combination between the holiday resorts that are simply breathtaking, the cultural mix, the astonishing architecture, the luxury and the picturesque landscapes of the coast.
According to the historic sources, Andalusia has been inhabited since the prehistoric times, due to its natural treasures such as the fertile lands and the mineral deposits, but also to the advantageous position that offered access to both Europe and Africa. The battles between the Christians and the Muslims, the fight for sovereignty and the desire of building strong faiths and ideologies in Andalusia represented an important reason to build monuments, churches, impressive buildings, shrines and palaces. These buildings are standing tall and imposing and can be admired by the travellers from the 4 corners of the world today. There are prehistoric traces and archaeological proof of the existence of the previous generations, too, and those who are curious enough, can easily discover them.
Andalusia’s top destinations are Seville or Sevilla, the capital of the region, Marbella, Malaga, Granada, Nerja and Benalmadena. Sevilla is one of the richest cities in Andalusia when it comes to touristic attractions. Plaza de Espana, an architectural masterpiece, Alcazar, a unique palace where the gardens are simply amazing, Barrio Santa Cruz, a popular area near Alcazar, where the tourists can take endless walks, Casa de la Guitara, Catedral de Sevilla, which is the third largest cathedral in the world, Giralda Tower, Parque de Maria Luisa, the largest park in the city, Hospital de los Venerables, Banos Arabes and many more.
Marbella is another popular city in the community of Andalusia, where the coastline, the beaches and the historic quarter are intoxicating. Those who will chose this destination for a few days will have the opportunity to enjoy the modern facilities and the large number of attractions in the area. Avenida del Mar, Puerto Banus Marina, Alameda Park, Museo del Bonsai, Avenida Ricardo Soriano, Murallas del Castillo, are only a few of the places where the tourists can discover the Spanish culture, history and art.
There are plenty of outdoor activities that can offer the travellers a wonderful time. The local organizations will recommend the mountain adventures, the jeep tours, yachting, Segway tours, bike tours, golf, flamenco, diving and many more. Andalucia’s cities, villages and beaches are perfect for those who want to spend a relaxing time, away from the daily routine, while being charmed by the natural environment. There are modern and traditional services in this region that suit the tourists’ desires of spending a high quality time in the company of friends, family, lovers or groups.