The Essential

Seville, Granada, Cordoba and Malaga are four superb Andalusian cities which boast elegant buildings and gardens highlighting the importance of the Hispanic-Moorish period in Spain. Beautiful Cadiz on the Atlantic coast is proud to have witnessed the departure of Christopher Columbus on his voyages of discovery, while Jerez de la Frontera is home to Flamenco dancing and the famous sherry.
On a different note, Andalusia also attracts sun-lovers and party-goers to the famous seaside resorts of its Costa del Sol, such as Marbella.
If your preference is for peaceful natural surroundings, then you’d do better to head to the tranquil footpaths of the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas natural parks (the latter is one of the wildest areas in Spain). Or why not take a stroll through one of the pretty Andalusian villages, exploring their paved narrow alleyways and tiny squares which so often lead to a traditional house painted in dazzling white, a finely worked fountain, Baroque church or a bar frequented by locals, giving you a glimpse of everyday life in Andalusia.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Andalusia

Nasrid palaces Nasrid palaces
Nasrid palaces
The Nasrid palaces, which comprise three
Alhambra Alhambra
With its fascinating architecture,
Cathedral Cathedral
"Let us build a church so grand that
Alcázar : palatial buildings Alcázar : palatial buildings
Alcázar : palatial buildings
Modified and added to over the centuries
Mirador San Nicolás Mirador San Nicolás
Mirador San Nicolás
The view from the terrace of the church
Santa Cruz district Santa Cruz district
Santa Cruz district
This is the heart of Seville: it is