There is a region of Spain where traditional customs live on, a place that retains the authentic Spanish charm of past times, and that place is Andalusia.
Its many UNESCO World Heritage Sites bear testimony of the cultural richness and past historic importance of cities like Granada, Sevilla and Cordoba, where Arab, Christian and Jew cultures lived together for centuries.
Monuments not to be missed are the vast Gothic Cathedral of Sevilla, with its lovely Patio de los Naranjos and its old Arab Minaret, the Giralda, and the Reales Alcázares, a royal palace which many rooms, magnificent halls and romantic courtyards enclosed behind the walls boast an impressive Mudejar decoration.
In Córdoba you must see the Great Mosque-Cathedral, comprised of nearly one thousand columns, is regarded as the one of the most accomplished examples of Islamic arquitecture.
Majestic Granada is one of the most striking capital cities in Spain. Its most emblematic monument in the city is the Alhambra, a sumptuous palace that has been the inspiration for many songs and stories for decades. The city has many other places of interest though, meriting an unhurried visit
Andalusia is also where the marked Spanish character and its devotion to enjoyment and pleasure in outdoor living finds its purest expression.