Photo Guide To Andalusia

Andalusia is located in the South of Iberian peninsula. It is one of the most beautiful and most popular regions in Spain. Tourists are attracted to Andalusia due to its history, amazing architecture, culture, and food. For those who still wonder if Andalusia worth your time I wrote an article “Photo Guide to Andalusia” for your better understanding of what you might see if you travel to my favorite region in Spain.

Photo Guide To Andalusia

Seville

Seville is the capital city of the Andalusia region. It is also one of the most popular cities to visit among international and local tourists.

Seville is famous for its architecture, especially one particular site which has become the most recognizable place among international tourists – Plaza de Espana.

Andalusia In Photos: Seville, Plaza de Espana

Plaza de Espana is a combination of different styles, including a traditional Andalusian style (Moorish style) plus Baroque Revival, and Renaissance Revival.

Seville, Plaza de Espana

Plaza de Espana has even been used as a location for many famous movies, one of which is “Star Wars”.

Andalusia In Photos: Seville, Plaza de Espana

Exploring Plaza de Espana is one of the must do things in Seville. It is not possible to visit all the rooms, but you can have a walk along the first floor and explore a part of the second floor.

One of the most popular attractions at Plaza de Espana is a boat ride along the canal. It is a fun activity and you can take very cute photos from the boat.

The Real Alcazar , Seville

Like many other Andalusian cities, Seville has its own Alcazar. The Real Alcazar (Royal Alcazar) was built on the remains of the Arabic fortress.

Andalusia In Photos: The Real Alcazar , Seville

The Real Alcazar was built under a strong Moorish influence.

One of the best parts of the Alcazar in Seville is its gardens. It is a breath taking place that you need to see while exploring Seville.

Seville cathedral is one of the many gems in the capital of Andalusia. It is also one of the most crowded places in Seville.

Seville cathedral

While visiting the Seville cathedral you can see one of the cathedral’s treasures – the tomb of Christopher Columbus.

Photo Guide To Andalusia: the tomb of Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus wasn’t buried in Seville, but his remains were brought here and placed in a coffin that is carried by the four kings of Spain.

Seville is not just a home to old traditional architecture. In 2011 a new amazing construction was built in the center of the city – Metropol Parasol.

Photo Guide To Andalusia: Metropol Parasol

There are two things that you need to know about the Metropol Parasol: the whole construction is made out of wood, and that you can actually climb up this construction (well, take an elevator up), and have a nice walk at the top of the Parasol.

Ronda

Ronda is yet another Andalusian city that worth visiting. It is quite famous among tourists due its beautiful 120 meter tall bridge – Puente Nuevo.

Photo Guide To Andalusia

Puente Nuevo is built over deep gorge, and connects the old and the new part of the city.

Photo Guide To Andalusia

Puente Nuevo might be the most famous site in Ronda, but it is not the only one worth seeing.

Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda

The Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda is another site that you can’t miss in Ronda. There is a museum within the walls of the bullring that you can visit, plus you actually can go out on the arena and explore the bullring from there.

Ronda

Besides the Puente Nuevo and the bullring, Ronda has many other places to visit: Mondragon Palace, Arab Baths, Casa de Don Bosco, Palacio del Rey Moro y La Mina, and many other interesting places.

Cordoba

Cordoba is located 40 minutes away from Seville. It is a great place either for a day trip, or for staying a few nights.

Photo Guide To Andalusia

Cordoba is famous for its Mosque-Cathedral. The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is the first place you need to visit in this city. The interior of this now Catholic church is breathtaking. We are definitely lucky that the interior of the Mosque wasn’t ruined and rebuilt, but rather implemented into the cathedral.

Photo Guide To Andalusia: The Mosque-Cathedral

Although Cordoba has a beautiful Alcazar as well I would suggest getting lost in an old part of the city, so you can find some hidden gems of Cordoba.

Cordoba

Granada

Granada is the second must visit place in Andalusia region after Seville, although it is actually my favorite city in all Spain!

Photo Guide To Andalusia Granada

Granada is an amazing city for travelers in every way.

Photo Guide To Andalusia: Granada

In Granada you will find amazing Moorish architecture all over the place. One of the most famous palaces in Spain – Alhambra, is also located in Granada.

Photo Guide To Andalusia Granada

Together with the Alhambra you can visit the Granada cathedral, and many Moorish palaces that are located all over the city.

Photo Guide To Andalusia

Besides the marvelous architecture, Granada is famous for its delicious and free tapas.

Photo Guide To Andalusia

Tapa culture in Granada is like nowhere else. You might have tried tapas in Seville, or even Ronda, but over there you have to pay for your tapas. Granada serves their tapas free as an addition to any drink purchase. Therefore, if you love socializing, bar hopping in Granada is one of the things to do.

Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez de la Frontera is a small city in the Andalusian region. Jerez de la Frontera is not one of the cities in Andalusia that is famous for its architecture, however there is a beautiful Alcazar, and a magnificent cathedral that you should visit while exploring Jerez de la Frontera.

Jerez de la Frontera

The main highlight of this city is SHERRY. Jerez de la Frontera is one of the three Spanish cities that form the Sherry Triangle.

Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez de la Frontera is full of old bodegas that you have to visit and try their product.

Lustau Jerez

Photo Guide To Andalusia