With high mountain peaks, miles of beaches and a desert, Andalucía is a region of stark physical contrasts. This natural diversity is matched by its breadth of architectural treasures, from prehistoric structures to Moorish fortresses. Visit ancient cathedrals, castles and palaces, hike through valleys and swim in the Mediterranean Sea.
Andalucía’s cities are filled with a wealth of architectural gems. Go to Guadix to look at its many cave houses and see the megalithic tombs near Antequera. When you are in Seville, tour the cathedral, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Visit Granada for its spectacular Alhambra, a vast Arab fortress that dates back to the 9th century. Look down on the city of Almeria from the Alcazaba, a hilltop Moorish fort.
Every year, millions of tourists head to Andalucía for its beaches. The region basks in the sun’s rays for at least 300 days of the year and so a visit to the seaside isn’t just for the summer. Among the most popular beaches are Playa Victoria in the old port city of Cádiz and the long, sandy stretches of Marbella, a favorite destination of the rich and famous.
Close to the border with Murcia is the naturist beach resort of Vera Playa, which claims to have the only naturist hotel in Spain. If you want to escape the crowds, there are lots of secluded coves all along Andalucía’s large coastline.
The beaches are only one part of the region’s natural charms. Drive through the desert Tabernas, where many westerns were filmed. Trek through the high mountain valleys of the Alpujarras and go skiing in Sierra Nevada, the snowcapped peaks above Granada. Camp under the stars in the Sierras de Cazorla, a vast protected area within Jaen province that encompasses pine forests, mountain ranges, waterfalls and rivers.
There are lots of routes into Andalucía, with many international travelers flying into airports at Malaga, Seville and Almeria. Here, you can enjoy a relaxing vacation of year-round recreational activities and great natural and architectural beauty.
Located in Sur, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Nervion Mall, Plaza de Espana and Alcazar. Seville Cathedral and Maria Luisa Park are also within 1 mile (2 km). Seville San Bernardo Station is only a 5-minute walk and Gran Plaza is 18 minutes.
Located in Bellavista-La Palmera, this family-friendly Seville hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Benito Villamarin Stadium and Virgen del Rocio University Hospital. Plaza de Espana and Maria Luisa Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Located in Central District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Manuel de Falla Museum and Alhambra. Plaza Nueva and Granada Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.
Nestled on the beach, this Torremolinos hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Miguel Archangel Parish and Aqualand Torremolinos. Sea-Life and Malaga Cathedral are also within 12 mi (20 km). Torremolinos Station is 12 minutes by foot.
Located in Historical Center, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Magdalena Church and Museum of Fine Arts. Seville Cathedral and Alcazar are also within 15 minutes. Seville Plaza de Armas Station is 7 minutes by foot and Puerta de Jerez Station is 18 minutes.
Nestled on the beach, this Chiclana de la Frontera hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of La Barrosa Beach, Golf Novo Sancti Petri and Golfo de Cádiz. La Estancia Golf and Cala encendida are also within 3 miles (5 km).
This family-friendly Seville hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Santa Maria la Blanca Church, Alcazar and Seville Cathedral. Giralda Tower and Torre del Oro Watchtower are also within 15 minutes. Puerta de Jerez Station is 14 minutes by foot and Seville San Bernardo Station is 17 minutes.
Located in Beiro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Library of Andalucia and San Jeronimo Monastery. Granada Cathedral and Plaza Nueva are also within 1 mile (2 km). Granada Station is 11 minutes by foot.