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Which Cities In Andalucía, Spain Are The Best For Sightseeing?

Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain
Sevilla, one of the best cities for sightseeing in Andalucía, Spain [Image by 12019 from Pixabay]
Spain has many beautiful and exciting cities to visit in all its provinces. However, Andalucía has many iconic cities to visit for culture and history. The renowned travel blog, Planet D, has revealed a list of the 16 best cities for sightseeing in the country, with Sevilla, Malaga, Cordoba and Granada among the best.

Best cities in Andalucía, Spain for sightseeing

According to Planet D, four Andalucían cities come up tops in their report, including Sevilla, Malaga, Cordoba and Granada. Moreover, it states that these four destinations not only contribute to Spain’s rich history but also come out tops as must-see tourist destinations. Here, we explore these four iconic cities and the architectural and cultural treasures that make them unique.

– Sevilla – history and flamenco

Alcázar, Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain
Alcázar, Sevilla [Image by Charles from Pixabay]
Pictured top and above, the city of Sevilla (or Seville in English) is world-famous for being one of the cradles of classical flamenco. According to the report, the Triana neighborhood in the city is one of the best places to experience authentic flamenco.

Among the tourist attractions that The Planet D highlights in Seville is the Alcázar. Built by the Moorish Almohad dynasty the building features a fusion of elements from different historical periods, all combined into a unique and striking building. The best way to enjoy it is on a guided tour, where visitors can explore without queues and learn the history of the area.

Moreover, the city boasts the Maestranza Bullring and the city’s cathedral. Meanwhile, an exploration of the streets of the city reveals many attractions to experience.

– Malaga on the Costa del Sol

Museums and art galleries on the Costa del Sol in Spain
Visit museums and art galleries in Malaga on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain [Image by Enrique from Pixabay]
Nestling on the Costa del Sol, Malaga is an exciting city that not only houses the international airport for the area. The city is a mix of idyllic beaches and water sports but also boasts great museums and art galleries to explore. Moreover, the city has many beautiful hotels which welcome many tourists all year round.

The city was the birthplace of Picasso, and travelers can visit the famous artist’s home in the city, and also explore his paintings in the Picasso museum in the city. Meanwhile, Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas also boasts Malaga as his birthplace, so visitors occasionally get lucky and see the handsome actor in the streets.

– Cordoba and its Roman and Moorish history

Cordoba, Spain
Cordoba – one of the best cities for sightseeing in Spain [Image by campunet from Pixabay]
Next in line is the iconic and beautiful city of Cordoba which takes visitors on a journey through the ages. The city was key during Roman times and many sights from that era can be seen here. However, it was also an important Moorish city during the Middle Ages, traces of which can still be seen today.

A visit to the mosque is a definite must, which was built in 784 AD. Meanwhile, this beautiful architecture has seen changes, as it was converted into a Catholic church in 1236. Following this in the 17th century, the current church was built.

Moreover, visitors can experience the cultural richness of Cordoba, with its beautiful architecture and great restaurants serving local fare.

– Granada and the Alhambra

The Alhambra in Granada, Spain
The Alhambra, Granada [Image by Enrique from Pixabay]
The emblematic city of Granada is an exciting and historic city offering amazing views of the Alhambra and is backed by the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Naturally, the Alhambra is a must-visit, a famous fortified complex with its Alcazaba, Generalife Gardens and palaces. However, it is best to book a guided tour, as the site is popular and visitors are limited.

Meanwhile, the streets are full of fine restaurants and tapas bars, as well as lively nightlife. Also, once the city has been thoroughly explored, visitors can enjoy daytime hikes in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. In winter, these mountains are covered in snow, making it the perfect place to ski.

Make sure to visit these historic and beautiful cities on your next visit to southern Spain.


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