What is Andalusia famous for? A guide to a region full of contrasts
What is Andalusia like? What to expect from it? If you are planning a vacation or longer trip to the south of Spain, you are most probably thinking about it. Then get ready for the unforgettable emotions you will experience here, from the cultural life to the natural attractions to the culinary experience. Andalusia is a surprising, unpredictable region and – in a positive sense – full of contradictions, the discovery of which brings new waves of delight. Sea and mountains. History and modernity. Moorish architecture and Picasso painting. The culture of Islam and customs of Western Europe. Folklore of fiery flamenco and paso doble in the bullfight arena. Traditional recipes and non-obvious cuisine with Michelin stars. Crazy nightlife and a paradise for families with children. The idyllic atmosphere of small towns and the hustle and bustle of touristic resorts. You can keep going for a long time. In Andalusia, you can have it all at the same time, as its extremes intertwine at every step. No matter what your interests and expectations are, Andalusia will respond to them with interest. Your adventure is just beginning. Andalusia is the southernmost region in the Iberian Peninsula. It is bordered by Portugal to the west, the Spanish regions of Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura to the north and Murcia to the east, and the English territory of Gibraltar to the south. Thanks to frequent flights, Andalusia is very well connected with the rest of Europe, as well as with Morocco, which can also be reached thanks to numerous ferry connections. It is just 14 km from the North African coast of the Strait of Gibraltar.