Andalusia Province

Andalusia consists of eight provinces:

Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga and Seville.

Capital: Seville

Andalusia is the area of highest population in Spain and the second largest in area. It has varied landscapes and a benign climate with 3000 hours of sun per year. There are many kilometres of sandy beaches and natural ports. The coast of Huelva and Cadiz are on the Atlantic Ocean coastline which is characterised by fine sand. The Mediterranean coast, from the Straits of Gibraltar to Almeria, on the other hand offers a calmer climate with less wind and higher water temperatures. Andalusia is crossed by the Guadalquivir River as well as the high mountain ranges of Sierra Morena and Sistemas Beticos. Andalusia is also home to the Doñana National Park. It is an area of moving dunes as well as marshy regions valuable for its fauna and is located next to the outlet of Guadalquivir River. Other areas important for breeding species of migrant birds, on their way from Eurasia to Africa, is Matalascañas, Acebuche and El Rocio.

Cities:

Seville: The Andalusian capital, the third largest city in Spain. Places to see here are the Arabian bell tower Giralda, the cathedral Torre Del Oro, and the old district Barrio Santa Cruz.

Granada: The Moorish Jewel, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, is a must-see. Most outstanding is the great Arabian palace Alhambra.

Cordoba: The long-time centre of Moorish Spain with its preserved monuments of outstanding importance, amongst them is the Great Mosque of Cordoba.

Malaga: Among its major attractions are the Moorish Alcazaba and the Mediterranean coast known as the Costa del Sol. The area is a great tourist destination with its sandy beaches, and warm climate. Famous centres to be found here are Marbella,Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, and San Pedro de Alcantara

Ronda: A beautiful town, surrounded by an impressive mountain range.

Almeria: Some of the best preserved Moorish cities can be found here. The coast of Costa de Almeria is also a great tourist attraction.

Cadiz: One of the oldest cities in Spain, founded by the Phoenicians. It is typically

Andalusian with whitewashed houses and tropical vegetation.

Huelva: Is an important fishing port and a centre for industry. Christopher Columbus started his travel to America from the nearby Palos de la Frontera.

Costa de la Luz: The “Coast of the Light”, in the provinces of Huelva and Cadiz on the Atlantic Ocean offers beaches of fine sand. Major centres of attraction are Punta Umbria, Islantilla, Isla Cristina, Mazagon, Matalascañas, Barbate, Algeciras, Tarifa, Conil de la Frontera, Chiclana de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Rota, Chipiona, and Sanlucar de Barrameda.

Jerez de la Frontera: Is the hometown of the world-famous Sherry wine. Jerez is the site of a renowned equestrian school. Wine and horses mark the ambience of this manorial town.

Jaen Jaen, located inland, is dominated by its medieval fortress. Additional attractions are the 11th century Moorish baths and the Renaissance cathedral. The nearby Sierra de Cazorla is an outstanding natural preserve.

Food and Cuisine of the Region Famous for fried fish, salmoveio and gazpagio. Seafood, especially shrimp, squid, mackerel and flatfish. Jabugo ham and Sherry wine, tapas jamón Serrano and Trevélez – artisan cheeses – Grazalema.. Arabs introduced rice, lemons, oranges, olives, vines, plus many new vegetables and spices. Andalucia is the third largest exporter of olive oil to the rest of Europe.

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