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Andalusia Cities - Always Worth a Visit

A holiday in the Andalusian cities is always worthy of consideration. Andalusia is a richly diverse place with each old town offering you something new to discover from times as far gone as the Bronze Age and the Middle Ages. From the Plaza de España in Seville, the Jewish quarter in Granada to the El Tajo Gorge in Ronda, you will always find a hidden gem in a town in Southern Spain.


Andalusia - So Much More than the Costa del Sol

The highly popular Costa del Sol is just a small section in this vast paradise. Andalusia - the part of the Iberian Peninsula, which borders the Mediterranean sea - is a veritable treasure chest filled with fiestas, incredible architecture, colourful horse shows, history and culture.

Best explored during a visit to the Alhambra in Granada, with the mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada in the background, and a walk through the Mezquita in Cordoba, a building of Moorish architecture dating back to the 8th century.

Special fiestas are plentiful in Andalusian cities. The Feria de Abril in Sevilla is an event worth attending. Watch the traditional processions of Semana Santa (Easter) and delight in the jolly flamenco music. Marvel at the stunning views from the white towns, such as Arcos de la Frontera. Visit the Cadiz cathedral and walk through the streets of the Barrio de Santa Cruz in Sevilla.

Whatever you decide to do, Andalusia has a very ancient history incorporating the Moorish invasion and the Spanish reconquest. The architecture, therefore, is as magnificent as it is divers, with its awe-inspiring cathedrals, mosques and palaces.

The Most Beautiful Andalusian Cities

There are indeed many lovely cities in Andalucia with everything any traveller might be looking for - explore the old town of each city, relax on stunning beaches, enjoy the tapas ... Some of the most beautiful towns in this location are :-

  • Sevilla

  • Malaga

  • Granada

  • Cadiz

  • Jerez de la Frontera

  • Arcos de la Frontera​


There are also thriving cities and towns, like Tarifa, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, with miles of unblemished sandy beaches. You can travel inland and marvel at the ancient town of Ronda. Visit the old city of Cordoba, once the capital of Al-Andalus.

A definite "must visit" amongst the cities in Andalusia is the picturesque town of Nerja on the Costa del Sol with its mystical and magical Balcon de Europa.


There is so much to see and do: The Plaza de los Naranjos in Marbella, the Alhambra in Granada with its views over the Sierra Nevada, the Doñana Natural Park near Seville, the Plaza de las Flores in Estepona and even a racetrack in Jerez de la Frontera.

Saunter down the well preserved old cobbled streets, and venture into the tapas bars, with their local Andalusian cities' specialities. At Jerez de la Frontera, you should visit the bodegas and taste the sherry this town is famous for.

  • Plaza de Espana - Seville

  • Cobbled Streets - Antequera

  • Malaga Cathedral

  • Alhambra - Granada

  • Noche de San Juan - Province of Malaga & Cadiz

  • Feria de Caballo - Jerez de la Frontera

This area of southern Spain also boasts the beautiful Royal Alcazar of Seville, a palace dating back to the 10th century and a World Heritage site. Just 1 minute away on foot, is the golden tower of La Giralda, built in the 12th century, where the Moorish influence is evident.

Make sure to visit the Alhambra palace in Granada, also of Moorish origin from the 9th century, with its beautiful grounds and the backdrop of the striking Sierra Nevada mountains.


In Cordoba, you can really go to town on a culture trip. Visit Medina Azahara, the breathtaking Mezquita (now a cathedral), one of the best displays of Moorish architecture in any city of southern Spain and the Marqueses de Viana Palace of Cordoba.

You must visit the Andalusian cities and towns to explore the history, culture and people of the South of Spain. This is the only way to understand how this part of Europe became what it is today - not just beautiful beaches, the sea and a city like Malaga to fly to, but a famous and stunning cultural hub of the world!

Cities in Andalucia - Jerez de la Frontera & More


What cities make up Andalusia?

The cities in Andalucia are plentiful. Amongst others you've got Jerez de de la Frontera, Malaga, Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz, Nerja, Antequera and many more towns and cities, all worth a visit.

How many towns are in Andalucia?

There are 56 cities in Andalucia with even more smaller towns that didn't have enough inhabitants to make the list. Malaga, Seville, Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz are just a few examples.

Which cities in Andalucia should I visit?

All of the cities and towns of southern Spain are worth a visit. It really depends on what you want to see and do. Explore the old town of Cordoba to get the most out of the history. Visit Malaga and its many art museums. Granada and the Alhambra should also be on your list ...

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