Seville & Andalusia
A land kissed by the sun, the cradle of flamenco and bullfighting, the last Moorish Kingdom on Iberian Peninsula…
Andalusia is an autonomous community in southern Spain. The climate and the cultural environment here are very different from those in the interior and north of Spain. It is the cradle of many iconic Spanish cultures like flamenco, bullfighting, tapas cuisine, etc. The long white beach in the south of Andalusia, which is called “Playa del Sol” in Spanish, is one of the most prestigious coastal holiday destinations in Europe. In Andalusia it is sunny almost all year round and very hot in summer. Andalusian people are famous for their hospitality and passionate personality.
Seville is the capital and the cultural center of Andalusia. It was certificated as the best city to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. The Moors ruled Andalusia for 8 centuries. Granada and Córdoba were two Moorish capitals. Moors constructed the Alhambra in Granada and they built up the Great Mosque in Córdoba. Both are the most significant architectural heritages the Islamic Kingdoms left on the Iberian Peninsula and were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
You will find that time in Andalusia goes by slowly. So don’t forget to slow down your pace too. When you feel tired, pick a tapas bar randomly, sit down on the veranda, and order some tapas and a cup of Sherry or Sangría like a Sevillian, you will get your energy back immediately.