Andalucia has a lot of offer: the fine cities of Cordoba, Seville and Granada, The Sierra Nevada, Spain’s highest mountain range and beaches on the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts. The popular Spanish images of flamenco, bullfights, sherry and ruined castles are at their strongest in Andalucia.
Cordoba. Seville. Cordoba.
Easter is the biggest celebration in Andalucia. Semana Santa (holly week) sees massive parades and celebrations across the region. The unique processions of costumed priests are a spectacle worth seeing. However, during Easter week accommodation in any of the cities are large towns is very difficult to find. Staying in smaller towns are travelling to the parades is often a better option. Camping also gives more options during this time.
The Alhambra palace in Granada, the Mezquita in Cordoba and the Alcazar in Seville are the finest Moorish monuments in Spain.
The Sierra Nevada is Spain’s highest mountain range, and an impressive sight. There is a ski season between December and April with equipment for rent. From March the weather is often good enough to ski in the morning and then drive to the south coast to swim and sunbathe in the afternoon. There are many great walks not only in the Sierra Nevada but also in the Sierra Morena, south of Seville.
The coast de la Luz has good surfing potential, especially during the winter months.