Top Sights in Andalusia, Spain
The 8 provinces
Andalusia is an autonomous region in Spain and about the size of Portugal . The region is further divided into eight provinces , each named after the largest city.
The map gives you an overview of the location of the individual provinces in Andalusia. Find out below what there is to discover.
Water sports and beach vacation
According to EZHOUSHAN.NET, the Costa de Luz in Cadíz is known for its long and pristine sandy beaches. There are also optimal conditions for windsurfing, kite surfing and surfing. And don’t forget: Punta de Tarifa is the southernmost point of continental Europe. That’s why Cadíz has a particularly large number of hours of sunshine.
Urban flair on the Costa del Sol
The province of Málaga is located on the Costa del Sol and is home to around 70 percent of all Andalusian residents. In addition to the city of Málaga, the famous mountain village of Ronda and the coastal town of Marbella also belong to the province.
Moorish culture and skiing in the Sierra Nevada
Granada is strongly characterized by Islamic influence, as evidenced by UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Alhambra and the Generalife Palace. With the Sierra Nevada Natural Park, Granada is also home to the highest peaks on the Spanish mainland.
City trips and UNESCO World Heritage
The province of Seville is full of culture: UNESCO World Heritage sites in the capital of the same name, Seville, the city of towers Écija and the Alcázar fortress in Carmona are just a few of the highlights.
Natural parks and sustainable tourism
Almería is home to the Cabo de Gato Natural Park, which is not yet so well known and therefore not overrun by tourist crowds. It is also home to the only true desert in Europe, the Tabernas Desert.
White villages, olive groves and mountains
Córdoba is inland and has a total of three beautiful natural parks (Sierras Subbéticas, Hornachuelos and Cardeña-Montoro). A wonderful contrast to the rugged mountains are the white villages, which of course take their name from the beautiful white houses.
Olive groves, pine forests and Renaissance cities
Jaén is known for one thing in particular: olive oil! Because the groves cover almost all mountain slopes here. There are many forests where you can hike, but also very nice little villages like Úbeda. These are still real traditional cities where you can get to know old Andalusia.
Paradise for hikers and birds
Huelva is the westernmost of the Andalusian provinces and borders directly on Portugal. The most famous attraction in Huelva is the Coto de Doñana Natural Park. It is home to many beautiful bird species and there are great hiking trails.
Our Andalusia highlights
Andalusia has great cities and beautiful nature to offer. It’s really difficult to pick a few highlights from these many wonderful places. We tried anyway, here are our top 5.
The Alhambra is a gigantic palace of the Muslim rulers and the symbol of Granada. It consists of the Nasrid Palaces, the Generalife Gardens and the Alcazaba Citadel.
In addition to numerous other Seville sights , the magnificent Royal Palace is a real must-see. In fact, the Alcázar is still used today as a residence during visits by the Spanish king.
The cathedral is the symbol of Seville. According to legend, the cathedral was commissioned with these words: “Let us build such a magnificent building that those who see it will call us crazy.”
And that describes it very well. The cathedral is absolutely stunning.
In the tranquil village of Ronda there is a gigantic structure: the stone bridge Puente Nuevo is a good 98 meters high and spans the equally gigantic El Tejo gorge .
Caminito del Rey
Nothing for weak nerves
The Caminito del Rey (in English: King’s Path) hiking trail leads through the El Chorro Gorge at a height of over 100 meters. The hiking trail has only existed since 2015, before that the gorge was only accessible to experienced climbers.
The easiest and fastest option is of course the plane. Depending on where in Germany you are departing from, your flight to Andalusia will take around three to four hours.
The largest and best-connected airport is Malaga airport. Seville airport is the second largest and also has flights from Germany. There is also an airport in Granada, but it is only served from other Spanish airports.
In general, flights to Andalusia are quite cheap, unless they are booked at short notice in the high season.