Andalucia - Malaga - Álora


Andalusia has beautiful cities:

  • Málaga; has more than half a million inhabitants stat for a large part in the sign of Picasso. Its port used to attract Phoenicians, Romans and Moors, but nowadays countless art lovers come to Málaga to enjoy its museums, restaurants, tapas bars and beaches. It is a cheerful city and the Malagueno exuberance reaches its peak in August.
  • Antequera; it seems appropriate that the city in the geographical heart of Andalusia also has the largest number of churches in Spain. Prosperous Antequera is located in a special place, between the spectacular rock formation El Torcal in the south and the most important dolmens in Europe.
  • Seville; is a city with 700,000 exuberant inhabitants who love bullfighting, flamenco, processions, parties and tapas. The city centre, with its colourful baroque church and orange trees, seems to have been designed especially for postcards. Chapels and tiled courtyards bear witness to a more intimate life, but the most obvious feature is openness and conviviality.
  • Ronda; is situated on both sides of a ravine, on rocks that rise 100 m above the river Guadalevin. Across the kloff (El Tajo), is the Puente Nuevo, or "New Bridge", which connects the two parts of the city. It is relationship new, as it dates back to the 18th century. The popular city has extensive tourist facilities, including numerous "antique" shops, but the old core has retained its own atmosphere. 
  • Cordoba; has a very special atmosphere. The centre is a maze of streets with whitewashed houses, flower-filled courtyards and idyllic corners, and includes one of Spain's greatest monuments: the Mezquita. The immediate area is filled with souvenir shops, but if you explore, you will discover quaint old tavernas, flamenco dancers, craftsmen's workshops and the true soul of Andalusia.
  • Granada; in the 19th century, the image of Granada as a distinctive oriental city first entered the western imagination. This was partly due to the American writer Washington Irving, whose Tales from the Alhambra inspired a series of writers and artists to record the wonders of Granada's palace, the Alhambra. Behind the city, the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada rise up.
  • Almería; from the top of the massive Alcazaba, Almería resembles North Africa, with an ochre-coloured desert in the background and a mishmash of traditional flat-roofed houses and high-rise concrete flats. Contemporary architecture is mainly to be found in the port area.