Having a surface area of over 8,769 km2, Almeria
is the most Easterly Province of Andalucia. It´s
coastline stretches for 214km and consists of
many isolated beaches and makes up a approximately
25% of the whole coastline of Andalucia..
Not an actual Province of Andalucia but Included
due to its unique geography and landscape
The Alpujarra is a range of mountains and valleys
of outstanding natural beauty and ecological diversity
with a long historic past, (the most influential
being the occupation by the Moors some 700 years
Occupying the southernmost part of Spain, the Andalucian province of Cadiz is a little known area of contrasting delights. The Costa de Luz - the Coast of Light - makes up Cadiz´s coastline with 138km of often vast, unspoilt beaches and charming, low key resort towns frequented by Spanish tourists.
This fascinating province takes up the central northern part of Andalucía. Landlocked and bordered by the provinces of Malaga, Sevilla, Bajadoz, Ciudad Real, Jaen and Granada, the province is split in two by the huge Rio Guadalquivir, on whose banks stand the city of Cordoba. A city bursting with history, Cordoba in its heyday was a tribute to the technological and cultural advancement of the Moors and still standing as testimony to this is the magnificent Mesquita, the Great Mosque, which has dazzled visitors from across the world for centuries.
Granada Province not only includes the
provincial city of Granada but Andalucia´s highest
mountains, the snow capped Mulhacen and Veleta
peaks of the Sierra Nevada with the magnificent
Las Alpujarras to their south. To the west is
the scenic back road to Malaga and the Axarquia
region and to the east amongst dusty hills lies
Guadix, famous for its cave dwellings and on to
The smallest of Andalucia´s eight provinces is
known as "the gateway to the Costa del Sol" due
to the proximity of the city's airport. It includes
the provincial capital that is the second largest
city in Andalucia and possibly one of the most
vibrant, atmospheric and historic in Spain, with
its centre with wide leafy boulevards, endearingly
dilapidated streets and buildings, museums and
monuments all set against the backdrop of the
sparkling blue Mediterranean.