Andalusia, located in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, is one of the largest and most frequently visited by tourists regions of Spain. It offers beautiful beaches and a climate that allows sea bathing almost all year round, as well as wonderful monuments of Moorish art and architecture.
For almost 800 years, until the second half of the 15th century, Andalusia was under Moorish rule. They created here many magnificent fortresses, palaces and mosques, which after reconstruction were transformed into the seats of Christian rulers and churches. The most magnificent monuments of this period are the Mezquita in Cordoba, the Alhambra in Granada and the Alcazar in Seville.
Andalusian cities are real mines of monuments, while smaller towns captivate with white buildings and location in mountainous surroundings. There are also places associated with the most famous Spanish dance, flamenco - Cadiz, where this dance was born in the Barrio de Santa María district, and Granada, where its shows take place in the Gypsy district of Sacromonte.
The south of the region is a beautiful coast, of which two parts of the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz are considered next to the Costa Brava as the most popular holiday destinations in Spain. The center of tourist traffic here is Malaga, and the most famous resorts are Marbella, Torremolinos and Nerja.