Andalucia

53°
51° - January
53° - February
58° - March
63° - April
67° - May
76° - June
82° - July
82° - August
77° - September
68° - October
59° - November
53° - December
Dec avg
$152
Avg Hotel
$1,118
Est. Airfare

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Description

When it comes to most things in life, Moor is usually better. And that's definitely the case in Andalucia. Running along the south of Spain and separated from North Africa by only a few miles, Andalucía is rich in Moorish heritage and architecture lingering from the Moorish rule that ended in 1492AD. It'd be a complete waste to come to Andalucía and stay indoors, so the city provides a number of outdoor adventures that allow visitors to take in the shocking beauty of this coastal European city. Known for its beaches, sunny weather and flamenco, Andalucía also doesn't disappoint when it comes to food, seafood fresh off the boat, olive oil from homegrown olives, and locally produced wine and sherry keep guests bellies happy. And if all of this hasn't convinced you to leave your kids at home and book a flight for two, Andalucía also boasts a family friendly environment with water parks, zoos and wildlife parks.
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles
Photo Credit: Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles

fascinating Andalusia

09/23/13
the most beautiful city? Sevilla, Granada, Malaga? I do not know, they are all beautiful, you have to visit. You'll love everything: cathedrals, Moorish castles, buildings with beautiful architecture, exotic parks ! I recommend going in October and even November, temperatures are only good for walking. try tapas bars, ice cream, fish restaurants, very good food, myammy. The Nerja Feria on the 2nd week of October, traditonal costumes, a superb show.

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Passion in the south

08/30/13
I've led many groups to Andalucia and it never disappoints. Spend your days visiting the incredible monuments, standing testaments to the area's incredible history including things left behind by the Romans, the Muslim Conquests and Spain's golden age when wealth poured back from the Americas. Sevilla's Alquezar gardens & cathedral (home to some highly debated remains of Christopher Columbus), the Mesquita (giant mosque turned cathedral), and the Alhambra are all show stoppers, but are only the beginning of what there is to see. Then spend your evenings bellying up to the bar with the locals for tapas and drinks or taking in a flamenco show. This is the Spain you expect - white buildings, hot days, and if you make it during the ferria de abril, women walking around in flamenco dresses and cries of "ole!" and "guapa!" ringing through the streets. Ski in Europe's southernmost resorts in the sierra navada or relax on the beaches in Cadiz & Tarifa (with views of Africa across the way)... there is something for everyone.
Darcy

Water Parks

Children will love all the rides at these aquatic parks (and young-at-heart adults too), super-fast downhill rides; curvy tube rides, and "black holes", dark slides where you can't see anything until you pop out the other end.
Cost: Varies depending on park
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Theme Parks

Whether you want to educate your little ones, or just let older ones fulfill their need for an adrenalin rush, you can choose from a number of themed parks. In Granada, you and your children can learn about science together at Parque de las Ciencias; in Huelva, they can find out about mining since Roman times, at Rio Tinto Mining Park; while cowboy fans will love Mini Hollywood in Almeria. Tivoli Park on the Costa del Sol there are over 300 rides, and big-name concerts to keep parents entertained too.
Cost: Varies depending on park
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Zoos

Andalucía has a number of zoos and wildlife parks. If you're in the west of the region, La Reserva in Huelva is a wildlife park with a safari train, and bird and sea lion demonstrations; two of the best on the Costa del Sol are Selwo Adventure, in Benaldamena, and Bioparc in Fuengirola. Not for everyone's taste, Crocodile Park in Torremolinos has 300 of the toothy reptiles.
Cost: Varies depending on park
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Language

Spanish

Currency

[EUR] Euro

Airports

Malaga Airport [AGP]