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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.

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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.

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    Places in and around Andalusia

    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.

    • Hospes Palacio del Bailío, Córdoba

      Hospes Palacio del Bailío

      First Class

      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.

    • NH Collection Amistad Córdoba, Córdoba

      NH Collection Amistad Córdoba

      Medium

      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.

    • Hotel Las Casas de la Judería de Córdoba, Córdoba

      Las Casas de la Judería de Córdoba

      Medium

      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.

    • Hotel Alhambra Palace, Granada

      Hotel Alhambra Palace

      First Class

      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.

    • Parador de Granada, Granada

      Parador de Granada

      First Class

      With its unparalleled location right within the complex of the captivating Alhambra, the Parador de Granada is surrounded by Moorish wonder and history.

    • Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula, Granada

      Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula

      First Class

      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.

    • Marbella Club, Marbella

      Marbella Club

      Deluxe

      With an impressive range of facilities and an ideal beachfront location, the Marbella Club offers refined, relaxed luxury in a tropical garden setting.

    • Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa, Marbella

      Puente Romano

      First Class

      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.

    • Gran Hotel Miramar, Malaga

      Gran Hotel Miramar

      Deluxe

      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.

    • Vincci Estrella del Mar, Marbella

      Vincci Estrella del Mar

      Medium

      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.

    • Finca Cortesin, Casares

      Finca Cortesin

      Deluxe

      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.

    • Hotel Palacio Villapanés, Seville

      Hotel Palacio Villapanés

      Deluxe

      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.

    • Vincci La Rábida, Seville

      Vincci La Rabida

      Medium

      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.

    • Hotel Mercer Sevilla, Seville

      Mercer Hotel Sevilla

      Deluxe

      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, Seville

      Hotel Las Casas de la Judería

      Medium

      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.

    • Corral del Rey, Seville

      Corral del Rey

      First Class

      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.

    • Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville

      Hotel Alfonso XIII

      Deluxe

      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.