Visit Andalusia, Spain
Culminating at the point where the Mediterranean brushes North Africa, Andalusia was the last part of Spain to be reclaimed from the Moors. Centuries later, their influence is still apparent in the region’s cities, citadels, azulejo street signs and its architecture at large. Our specialists have spent time in this sultry southern part of Spain. They can arrange for you to tour Córdoba’s Mezquita mosque-cathedral, the Alcázar of Seville and, of course, the Alhambra, the last seat of the Moors in Granada. But, that’s just one part of the whole.
In places like Córdoba and Seville, Andalusia’s Jewish legacy is as apparent as its Islamic past, where the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarters lie in the shadows of Moorish relics. Flamenco also took shape in the concealed courtyards of Andalusia’s Roma communities. On an evening in Seville, you can discover this art form, which combines dance and song, before sharing in one of the Andalusia’s other great joys, its food. The region’s tapas culture spotlights sherry and jamón Ibérico, but the sea and plains also yield olives, seafood and sub-tropical fruits. And, with its following of foreign notables (Ernest Hemingway, for one), the gorge-split town of Ronda, on the edge of El Tajo Gorge, is the worthy finale to a drive into the mountains of Andalusia’s Sierra Nevada.
Places to visit in Andalusia
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Andalusia, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itineraries featuring Andalusia
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Andalusia, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Andalusia
Places & hotels on the map
Places in and around Andalusia
- Córdoba Andalusia
- Costa del Sol Andalusia
- Granada Andalusia
- Ronda Andalusia
- Seville Andalusia
- Toledo 324 kilometers away
- Ávila 381 kilometers away
- Madrid 392 kilometers away
- El Escorial & Valle de los Caídos 392 kilometers away
- Cava wine region 394 kilometers away
- Salamanca 400 kilometers away
- Segovia 428 kilometers away
Photos of Andalusia
Accommodation choices for Andalusia
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Andalusia. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Just around the corner from La Mezquita, the NH Collection Amistad Córdoba offers a comfortable, modern place to stay in the heart of the city’s historic quarter, along with a good-sized swimming pool and plenty of character.
Located in the heart of Córdoba, just steps from the city’s main sights, the Casas de la Judería is a distinctive boutique hotel. Spread across a 16th-century palace and five adjoining houses, which are all linked by a series of small patios and terraces, it makes for an ideal base.
Set inside a grand 16th-century palace, Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailío offers classical elegance with a touch of modern flair, as well as a small outdoor pool, large spa, outdoor courtyards and gardens.
With its unparalleled location right within the complex of the captivating Alhambra, the Parador de Granada is surrounded by Moorish wonder and history.
Well located for exploring Granada’s many sights, the Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula is a charming converted convent that offers high levels of comfort in the heart of the city.
Overlooking the city of Granada and just behind the Alhambra, the Hotel Alhambra Palace offers elegant luxury in an excellent location for exploring the city’s most famous landmark.
With an impressive range of facilities and an ideal beachfront location, the Marbella Club offers refined, relaxed luxury in a tropical garden setting.
Echoing the feel of an Andalusian village, the Puente Romano is a leafy retreat of scattered rooms and villas surrounded by botanical gardens on the Marbella waterfront along the Costa del Sol.
Overlooking the Málaga waterfront the Gran Hotel Miramar is a refined hotel in easy walking distance of the city’s sights and offering plenty of facilities for a relaxing stay.
Surrounded by greenery and boasting a selection of outdoor pools and a waterfront beach club, the Vincci Estrella del Mar offers a restful getaway on the Costa del Sol close to Marbella.
An upscale countryside retreat with Michelin-starred dining and a championship-level golf course, Finca Cortesin offers the height of luxury and elegance on the Costa del Sol.
Corral del Rey is an elegant, centrally located boutique hotel within easy walking distance of the main sights of historic Seville. With just 17 rooms, the hotel’s attention to detail and levels of service are very high.
Opened in 1929 to accommodate visitors to the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition, the grand Hotel Alfonso XIII is a landmark in its own right. Well located, and featuring elaborate neo-Moorish decor, the hotel is just minutes from some of Seville’s best sights.
Set in the refined elegance of an 18th-century palace, with original marble arches and tranquil courtyards, the Palacio Villapanés provides a sumptuous stay with easy access to the heart of historic Seville.
Ideally located for exploring Seville, Vincci La Rábida also offers a comfortable stay. It’s just minutes from the cathedral, which you can see from the hotel’s panoramic roof terrace.
Well located for exploring the city, the Mercer Hotel Sevilla offers an elegant and comfortable stay among the historic sights of Seville.
Hotel Las Casas de la Judería offers a characterful, historic stay in the heart of Seville’s former Jewish quarter. While quiet, the hotel is mere minutes away on foot from the best sights and sounds of Seville.