Andaluc锟絘 is a Spanish region comprising eight provinces: Almeria Cheap Jerome Boateng Jersey , C锟絛iz, C锟絩doba, Granada, Huelva, Ja锟絥, M锟絣aga Cheap Javi Martinez Jersey , and Seville. Each province has its own culture and unique traditions.

Andaluc锟絘 is fascinating with its impressive Moorish monuments steeped in culture, beautiful towns set against the white hill backdrop, shining blue seas, sandy beaches, and imposing mountainous countryside.

Malaga and Seville compete with each other to gain the title of major city of Andaluc锟絘. Cordoba and Granada, meanwhile Cheap James Rodriguez Jersey , revel in the magnificence of their respective treasures, the Grand Mosque and Alhambra.

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Andaluc锟絘 has been mainly occupied by the Moors, who were mixed descendants of the Arabs and the Berbers. The Moors have been living on the Al-Andalus for almost 800 years. They refined their civilization during the Middle Ages, focusing on the three provinces of C锟絩doba, Granada, and Seville. Every province in Andaluc锟絘 has an eclectic blend of Muslim and Christian influences.

Highlights of Andaluc锟絘

Each province has something unique on offer. Here are some of the worthy highlights: Granada has preserved its Moorish monuments beautifully and the Alhambra Palace Cheap Franck Ribery Jersey , particularly, reflects the strong Muslim influence; and, Seville hosts some of the most breath-taking Gothic cathedrals in the world.

The fishing port of Huelva is extremely important to the region. Its towns boast quaint whitewashed buildings juxtaposed with the natural beauty of the mountains. The tantalizing home cooked food and the awesome, historical Moorish and Christian castles are also worthy of note.

Trekking is plentiful in the Sierra Nevada and Sierra Morena mountains. In the winter, skiing is a popular sport for both locals and tourists. For those who prefer a more relaxing pastime, there is always the beach. Tarifa and Cadiz offer some of Spain锟絪 most beautiful Atlantic coast beaches. With consistent strong winds Cheap Felix Gotze Jersey , Tarifa boasts the finest wind surfing in Spain.

Take the time to visit Coto Donana, Spain锟絪 biggest nature reserve, which is located near Cadiz.

Andaluc锟絘 is Spain锟絪 most spirited region, as it is filled with flamenco dancing, elaborate carnivals and celebrations, and bull-fighting.

Calendar events at Andaluc锟絘

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