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Tourist attractions of Andalusia: what to see in Andalusia

As for tourism, Andalusia is among the most important destinations in Spain. For the tourist, the region is interesting for its particularities, in fact, the Arab influence, the ancient relations with the colonies in Latin America and the artistic contacts with Italian culture make Andalusia a unique region in Spain. The tourist attractions of Andalusia are therefore multiple.

WHAT TO SEE IN ANDALUSIA: THE SEA

The coast of Andalusia, both on the Mediterranean Sea and on the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the main tourist destinations in the region. Along the more than 800 km of coast there are popular tourist destinations such as Marbella, Malaga, Estepona, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Benalmádena and Nerja in the Costa del Sol. Almuñécar and Motril in the Costa Tropical. Almería on the Costa de Almería. Tarifa, Conil de la Frontera, Huelva, Palos de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Cadiz in the Costa de la Luz.

WHAT TO SEE IN ANDALUSIA: THE HISTORICAL CITIES

Among the tourist attractions of Andalusia, important are the historical cities such as Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Malaga rich in first-rate architectural and artistic works, which each alone would deserve a trip.

There are also numerous smaller towns worthy of a visit such as Ronda, Baeza, Guadix, Mijas, Carmona, Ecija, Jaen, Antequera, Úbeda. Or the typical white villages of Andalusia such as Arcos de la Frontera, Vejer de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera, Castellar de la Frontera. Or the characteristic troglodyte villages placed in caves carved into the rock like in Guadix.

WHAT TO SEE IN ANDALUSIA: ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS

Remarkable archaeological remains such as in Itálica and Medina Azahara. Other references may be the places related to the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus such as Palos de la Frontera, La Rábida, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Moguer. Among the tourist attractions of Andalusia there are also the ski resorts of the Sierra Nevada.

WHAT TO SEE IN ANDALUSIA: MUSEUMS AND NATURAL PARKS

Finally, Andalusia is the land of Picasso, Murillo and Velázquez and houses various museums dedicated to these artists. There are numerous protected natural areas in the country, in Andalusia there are in fact 2 National Parks (the Sierra Nevada National Park and the Doñana National Park) and 24 Natural Parks, as well as numerous other protected areas, about 20% of the Andalusian territory is protected area.

WHAT TO SEE IN ANDALUSIA: UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

In Andalusia there are 6 sites declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site: the Alhambra, the Generalife and the Albayzín in Granada. The Renaissance monuments of Úbeda and Baeza. The historic center of Cordoba. Seville Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias. The Doñana National Park. The prehistoric art of the Mediterranean basin in the Iberian Peninsula (numerous sites in different regions of Spain).

The climate.

Official tourism website for Andalusia.

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