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Things to do in Andalucia

Things to do in  Andalucia

Welcome to Andalucia

Architectural marvels, bright blue oceans, dramatic hills—to visit Andalucia is to just scratch the surface. From the iconic streets of Seville to the historic walls of the Alhambra, Andalucia is packed full of architectural marvels and beautiful landscapes. The region’s arabic history and proximity to the ports of northern Africa give Andalucia a wholly unique feel both culturally and culinarily, with no shortage of things to do for both first-time and repeat visitors.

Top 10 attractions in Andalucia

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Alhambra (Alhambra de Granada)

Alhambra (Alhambra de Granada)

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Built on a hill overlooking Granada and set against a backdrop of the Sierra Nevada, the Alhambra (Alhambra de Granada) is a sprawling complex of intricately decorated palaces, pristine gardens, and a once-mighty fortress. This UNESCO World Heritage site was constructed during the Nasrid Dynasty and later partially destroyed and rebuilt by King Charles V. With its mix of Renaissance and Moorish architecture, the Alhambra Palace is the most sought-after attraction for visitors to Granada, sitting high on most must-see lists for Andalucia and Spain as a whole.More
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El Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey

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One of Andalucia’s top attractions, El Caminito del Rey is a narrow hiking path known for its nearly 2-mile (3-km) stretch of man-made boardwalks and glass footbridges that hug the sides of sheer cliffs and hang over river gorges. The roughly 3-hour hike takes you on paths 350 feet above the Guadalhorce River, offering stunning views of the Gaitanes Canyon (Desfiladero de los Gaitanes).More
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Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla)

Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla)

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Sights across the entire Spanish south have been shaped by centuries of Moorish and Catholic influence, and in few places is this more evident and captivating than at the Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla). This UNESCO World Heritage Site’s sprawling complex is made up of several features; the most picturesque is arguably the Patio de las Doncellas, with its tranquil ponds that reflect the intricate mudéjar plasterwork for which the palace is especially noted.More
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Ronda

Ronda

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Perched on El Tajo canyon, Ronda is set on one of Spain’s most dramatic landscapes and possesses a rich history documented by ancient rock paintings, towering stone bridges, and 14th-century ruins. Today, the city’s dramatic cliffs, local wineries, and rustic charm make it an ideal mountain getaway or day trip destination.More
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Mezquita (Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba)

Mezquita (Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba)

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Originally the site of the Christian Visigoth Church San Vicente dating back to AD 600, the Mezquita (Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba) stands as the city's most proud monument and one of the most exquisite Islamic structures in the Western world. Learn about its rich history while taking in the 850 columns of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite.More
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Plaza de España

Plaza de España

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Designed for the Ibero-American Exposition in 1929, Seville’s grandiose Plaza de España is a semicircular public square brimming with brick and tile fountains, canals, and foot bridges, giving it the nickname Venice of Seville. Renaissance and neo-Moorish towers sit at either end of the plaza, which is situated within Maria Luisa Park.More
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Museo Picasso Málaga

Museo Picasso Málaga

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Museo Picasso Málaga, situated in the city of the master’s birth, showcases a collection of more than 200 pieces donated to the museum by Picasso’s family. While the Blue and Rose periods are missing, the collection highlights the artist’s personal side, with works he painted for his family or kept for himself.More
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Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede)

Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede)

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The world’s largest Gothic cathedral, built atop the remains of a mosque, the Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa Maria de la Sede) features a spectacular gold altarpiece in its main altar depicting 36 scenes from the life of Christ, as well as the tomb of Christopher Columbus, works by Goya and Murillo, and the dramatic Giralda Tower.More
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Generalife Gardens

Generalife Gardens

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The 13th-century Generalife served as a summer retreat for Nasrid kings when they needed a break from palace affairs. From its perch on Cerro del Sol (Hill of the Sun), the series of terraces, promenades, and gardens spread across 74 landscaped acres (30 hectares) of the Alhambra complex afford some of the best views over Granada.More
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Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs (Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos)

Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs (Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos)

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Guarding the southwestern corner of Cordoba’s Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs (Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos) is among the city’s most memorable monuments. The Moorish-style fortress has a history dating back to Roman and Visigoth times, before it was transformed into a Christian palace by Alfonso XI in the 13th century.More

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Top activities in Andalucia

Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
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Granada Day Trip from Seville

Granada Day Trip from Seville

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Arabian Baths Experience at Malaga’s Hammam Al Andalus
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Skip the Line: 1 Hour Flamenco Show Ticket in a Cave-Restaurant in Granada
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Recent reviews from experiences in Andalucia

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No regrets.
Henry_C, Sep 2021
Paella Showcooking Experience on a Rooftop
Good English spoken , subtle , humorous, yet plenty of Iberian passion.
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Ronda trip
Vivienne_F, Feb 2020
Ronda Day Trip from Seville
It is quite a long day, but you do get to see a lot, and the white villages and Ronda do not disappoint.
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The best experience
EninaAyu_A, Oct 2019
Alhambra: Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Ticket with Audioguide
The audio was great, I didn't have to follow tour guides with bad english.
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If you are in Andalucia, you have to...
Thomas O, Oct 2017
Malaga to Granada: skip-the-line at Alhambra & Nasrid Palace - for cruisers only
If you are in Andalucia, you have to visit this place.
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One of the highlights of Andalucia...
Steven C, Mar 2017
Jerez and Cádiz Day Trip from Seville Including Sherry Tasting, Andalusian Horse Show and Ferry Ride
Fascinating city where I got to see the real Spain.
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Granada day trip, the amazing visit to the legendary alhambra palace
hmosli, Dec 2019
Granada Day Trip from Seville
Spain is blessed to preserve such Islamic monuments in Granada and Cordoba and many other places as they ate major touristicattractions.
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our guide Theresa was very...
Michele_M, Oct 2017
Alcazar of Seville Early Access with Optional Santa Cruz, Cathedral and Giralda
our guide Theresa was very knowledgable and spoke excellent English.
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Hi. A well worthwhile trip-such a...
Ann D, Nov 2017
Las Alpujarras Full-Day Tour from Granada
A well worthwhile trip-such a stunning area to visit-even though it was raining.
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Our tour guide, Luca, was awesome...
Michael V, May 2017
White Villages Guided Day Tour from Seville
During the drive out to the white villages he provided us a wealth of information about each of the towns we were about to visit, as well as telling us about the people and culture of Andalucia.
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We enjoyed the tour very much. The...
Ned L, May 2016
Jerez and Cadiz Day Trip from Seville
His English was excellent given that the tour was both in Spanish and English.
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First of all, the stops we went to...
Nicole O, Mar 2017
White Villages and Ronda Day Tour from Seville
I was on a tour with both English and Spanish speakers and he took the time to both explain things in both languages but also translate so our group could bond and communicate with each other.
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A brilliant trip! In fact, the...
Neil P, Jun 2016
Granada Hot-Air Balloon Ride
The balloon team from Gloobo were excellent, and although most on the trip were Spanish, our pilot spoke fair English and took the trouble to include us in everything that was happening.
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It was a huge pity that the weather...
MRSMLGODFREY, May 2013
Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
At the beginning of the tour we had our doubts because of the large number in the group (30 English speakers) but there was no problem because we had earphones so that we could hear Antonio very clearly all the time.
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Excellent way to see Andalucia more...
Elina K, Aug 2010
Ronda & Setenil from the Costa del Sol
Excellent way to see Andalucia more widely with reasonably price.
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