Andalusia is one of the best regions you should not miss visiting while you are traveling in Spain. It has plenty of beautiful things to offer to every traveler and tourist who come to visit Spain. You will find history, delicious food, friendly people, nice weather and the most important is the most beautiful golden sand beaches. In this article, I am going to share with you my top 3 cities in Andalusia and why you should visit them.
The capital of Andalusia is a city that is rich in Moorish heritage. This is evident in everything from the colorfully painted tiles that adorn many buildings, to the lobed arches of the palaces and of course the iconic Giralda tower, which was once a minaret. Three of the things most commonly associated with Spain are also typically Sevillian: Flamenco, tapas and toros! Come in the spring, when the scent of jasmine and orange blossom spends the wind, and you can catch the atmospheric ceremony of Semana Santa or the raw cheerfulness of the Feria de Abril.
There are a lot of places to visit and explore while you are in Seville such as Seville Cathedral, La Giralda, Real Alcázar, and Plaza de España… Keep in mind that Seville is home to tapas, and the alleys and winding streets around the cathedral, the Ayuntamiento building, and the river have tons of tapas bars.
What’s nice is the way many of these joints will have one or two specialties, so an evening can be a crawl from bar to bar, with something delicious to try at every stop. So, make sure to take tapas and enjoy it till the fullest.
Granada, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, lies in the heart of Andalusia, which was ruled by the Moors for centuries. Dripping in history and with an intoxicating mix of cultures, represented in the old streets of the city, you can bathe in the spectacular Islamic architecture for a minute, explore a subsequent Catholic monastery and later watch a gypsy Flamenco show.
A beautiful place full of beautiful old buildings and winding cobbled streets, exploring Granada is a magical experience. There are some great places that offer breathtaking views of the city. The undisputed highlight is, of course, the Alhambra, which was the last Moorish stronghold in Europe. With its intricate designs, beautiful carvings and spectacular architecture, it reflects the pinnacle of Moorish civilization in Andalusia. With so much to see and do in Granada, visitors will never be disappointed.
There are many places to explore while you are in Granada, and the most recommend place to see and you should not miss is Alhambra, make sure to see that fantastic place. Also, you can visit Cathedral of Granada, Basilica San Juan de Dios, and Mirador de San Nicolas. That last will offer a beautiful view of both Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada mountain range and it is worth 45 minutes’ walk or you can take the bus to the top of the hill.
If you are looking for a destination with culture, action, beach, countless shopping options, and sun? Then definitely visit Malaga! This city on the Spanish Costa del Sol is ideal for a city trip thanks to the pleasant climate, the interesting history, the delicious tapas and the abundance of shops! With sights such as the Alcazaba Castillo Gibralfaro and a museum about Picasso, it is a destination not to be missed! You will never feel bored while you are in Malaga.
Malaga was often overlooked not long ago by tourists who traveled to the Costa del Sol. However, the city has been booming a lot in recent years. Every year millions of tourists arrive at the international airport of Málaga. They used to ignore the city as a point on their way to the more popular destinations on the Costa del Sol.
However, a lot has changed, because tourists are increasingly aware that Málaga itself has a lot to offer. It is a beautiful city that is still very traditional Andalusian and also very cheap. You will find some very fun activities there, even if you travel on a limited budget. Many of those activities are free of charge.
Sometimes the weather in Malaga can be bad but this is not the end of the world because there are plenty of things to do while it rains, such Picasso Museum. In this museum, you will learn everything about the life and work of Picasso. In addition to the museum, you can also visit the Museo Casa Natal in Malaga. This is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Another great museum is the Museo de Arte Flamenco. The Flamenco dance is originally from Andalusia. Then Andalusia is of course also the best place to find out everything about this dance. This is perfectly possible in this museum that is entirely devoted to Flamenco.