Overview

Introduction

One of the best known and loved regions of Spain, Andalucia is an autonomous community with a total area which is 10% larger than that of Scotland and the northern islands or 4 times the size of Wales.  It has a population of 8.5 million and represents 17.84% of the land area of Spain. It is the most populated region in the country.

This is an area that has, over time, come under the influence of Iberians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Visigoths, Byzantines, Moors and of course the catholic kings who finally expelled the Moors, who had occupied the region for 500 years, in 1492.

On its Mediterranean coast, the region encompasses one of the most popular sun and beach locations in Spain, namely the Costa del Sol in the province of Malaga, including Marbella and Puerto Banus.  On the Atlantic Coast is the Costa de Luz, within the Cadiz province, which is one of the least known coastal stretches and one definitely worth exploring.

But it is the culture and physical beauty of inland Andalucia which attracts the more discerning traveller.  There are mountain ranges like the Sierra Morena, Sierra Nevada and the Sierra Blanca.  National parks include that of Sierra Grazalema, Donana, Los Alcornocales, Sierra Nevada, Sierra de las Nieves, Alpujarras in Granada Province and Cazorla Natural Park in the province of Jaen.

Andalusian towns and cities are a stunning melting pot of Roman, Medieval, Moorish and Christian influences. Names like Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Jaen, Cadiz, Jerez de la Frontera, Almeria and Huelva are particularly well known.  However, it is the many small ‘white villages’ like Arcos de la Frontera, that capture the imagination and romantic towns like Ronda and Ubeda which are all there to be explored.

Don’t forget, that Andalucia was the birthplace of Flamenco, the pure bred Andalusian horse, the source of Sherry wines and, some say, tapas.

This is an enormous and diverse region.  Some parts are well known yet others not known at all and there to be explored and enjoyed.

Read more

Activities in Andalucia

Alhambra Palace Tour - Granada

No visit to Granada is complete without a tour of the fabulous Alhambra Palace, one of the most fascinating monumental sites in the world.  Divided into four main areas – the Palaces, the Alcazaba, the Medina and the Generalife Estate, either a full morning or afternoon visit is recommended to really appreciate this wondrous monument.
 
Reachable on foot (1.6km) or by public transport, due to its popularity and limited visitors per day, it is recommended to pre-book visits to the Alhambra in advance.

Prices on request.

Useful information

Talk to one of our experts

020 8758 4722

We're open today till 5:30 PM

Get in touch

Malaga and Cadiz are filled with unspoiled countryside, historic towns and main cities. Whilst the province of Malaga offers a dramatic mountainous backdrop, as you drive in to the province of Cadiz the mountains give way to hills. This is an area filled with history, delicious gastronomy, a relaxed pace of life and some of the best beaches in Europe.

Yasmin Zaidi
Yasmin Zaidi
Best time to go
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC
Time Difference

GMT + 1 hour

Currency

Euro

Language

Spanish

Average flight times

2 hours 20 minutes

  • Average temperature

    Average rainfall

Talk to our Andalucia expert

Yasmin Zaidi
Yasmin Zaidi

Malaga and Cadiz are filled with unspoiled countryside, historic towns and main cities. Whilst the province of Malaga offers a dramatic mountainous backdrop, as you drive in to the province of Cadiz the mountains give way to hills. This is an area filled with history, delicious gastronomy, a relaxed pace of life and some of the best beaches in Europe.

Call one of our experts to discuss your next holiday with Sunvil on

020 8758 4722

We're open today till 5:30 PM

Make an Enquiry

Please use this form to request further information about a Sunvil holiday or destination.

We promise that a member of our specialist reservation teams will reply personally to your holiday enquiry before 5.30pm if received before 12.00pm (Monday to Friday). Enquiries received after 12.00pm will be replied to within 24-hours (excluding Sundays).

If your enquiry is of an urgent nature, please telephone our dedicated reservation teams on the numbers listed below.

Our lines are open from 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday-Friday and from 9.30am to 4.30pm Saturday.

  • Greece: 020 8758 4758
  • Cyprus: 020 8758 4759
  • Portugal, the Azores, Spain, Italy, Sicily and Scandinavia: 020 8758 4722
  • Latin America: 020 8758 4774

Required Information

* Mandatory Information
Title *
First name *
Surname *
Telephone number *
Alternative telephone number
Email address *
Confirm email address
Preferred method of communication *
If you would like to be called during a specific period, please specify

Destination Details

Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain

Andalucia

Preferred departure date *
Duration *
Party size *

Back

  • Adults(12+ yrs)
  • Children(2 to 11 yrs)
  • Infants(Under 2 yrs)
Budget range
Other comments:

Email newsletters

We promise that a member of our specialist reservation teams will reply personally to your holiday enquiry before 5.30pm if received before 12.00pm (Monday to Friday). Enquiries received after 12.00pm will be replied to within 24-hours (excluding Sundays).

If your enquiry is of an urgent nature, please telephone our dedicated reservation teams on the numbers listed below.

Our lines are open from 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday-Friday and from 9.30am to 4.30pm Saturday.

  • Greece: 020 8758 4758
  • Cyprus: 020 8758 4759
  • Portugal, the Azores, Spain, Italy, Sicily and Scandinavia: 020 8758 4722
  • Latin America: 020 8758 4774

Required Information

* Mandatory Information
Title *
First name *
Surname *
Telephone number *
Alternative telephone number
Email address *
Confirm email address
Preferred method of communication *
If you would like to be called during a specific period, please specify
Booking reference number *
Alternatively, please enter your query in the box below:

Email newsletters

Thank you for your enquiry

Thank you for your enquiry. A member of our specialist reservation teams will be in touch shortly.

If your enquiry is of an urgent nature, please telephone our dedicated reservation teams on the numbers listed below.

Our lines are open from 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday-Friday and from 9.30am to 4.30pm Saturday.

  • Greece: 020 8758 4758
  • Cyprus: 020 8758 4759
  • Portugal, the Azores, Italy, Sicily and Scandinavia: 020 8758 4722
  • Latin America: 020 8758 4774

Your details have been saved

Feel free to continue to browse the site and add to your enquiry. Don't forget to send the enquiry before you leave!

My Suitcase

We understand that so much choice can be overwhelming which is why we have developed 'My Suitcase'. This facility allows you to save and compare your favourite holidays, and even allows you to return to your selection at a later stage.

Why not use 'My Suitcase' to compile a wish list of your future Sunvil holidays?

 

Sign in


New to Sunvil?

Create Account


Already have an account?

Password reset

Back

Close

Close