Andalucia Spain Video – Winter Holidays 2017 / 2018
Andalucia is an autonomous region of Spain.
Andalusia (or Andalucia or even Andaluzia) is a large autonomous region of hills, rivers and farmland bordering Spain’s southern coast. It was under Moorish rule from the 8th-15th centuries, a legacy that shows in its architecture, including such landmarks as the Alcázar castle in Seville, the capital city, as well as Córdoba’s Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral and Granada’s Alhambra palace.
There is so much to see and do in Andalucia, some fantastic cities that are steeped in history. Places like Antequera, Ronda, Granada, Cordoba and more. Great writers have written about being here, such as Hemingway, Durrell, George Orwell and of course, Laurie Lee, just to name a few. Welles is buried on his friends ranch near Ronda.
Orson Welles’ ashes were interred in a dry well on the Spanish estate of his good friend, matador Antonio Ordonez. Welles was a great fan of Bullfighting and so, had many friends in the business.
Andalucia by Car
Andalucia is a beautiful, majestic, sometimes rugged, sometimes harsh region of Spain. You can ski in the Sierra Nevada mountains after breakfast and have dinner on the beach of the Costa del Sol in the evening.
Touring Andalucia is a joy, the roads are easy to use and you are never more than an hour or so away from something great to see.
Alhambra Palace in Granada is a “must see” attraction. Alhambra Palace is massive but beautiful. Ronda and its “Puente Nuevo” or “New Bridge”
The Puente Nuevo is the newest and largest of three bridges that span the 120-metre-deep chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda, in southern Spain. The bridge is featured in the novel “For Whom the Bells Toll”
Andalucia Spain Tourism
With so much to see and do, so many places to visit, I could be writing this Blog post for the rest of the year. I think, along with the Andalucia Video, the best thing would be a link.
There are many great websites available for you to choose from. I, personally, would recommend Andalucia.org as the best of a great bunch of sites.
Also, check out that site if you are coming to Andalucia. You can plan your holiday in advance, it will save you a lot of vacation time and it is very little effort.
We look forward to seeing you in La Nava. If there is anything you would like to know about the Malaga area, just ask us.