Puerto El Peral

About Andalucía

In Roman times Andalucía was the most civilised area in the Empire west of Italy. Andalucía was the base for the Muslim Invaders who arrived from Africa in the 8th Century AD. First Cordoba until the 11th. Century, Sevilla until the 13th and Granada until the 15th Century took turns to be the leading Muslim City of Muslim Spain. El Andalus was the official name from which the modern name Andalucía comes.

This large region stretching across southern Spain is one of the country’s most diverse and exciting. Andalucía’s people are more in love with fiestas, music, spectacles and fun than any other Spaniard. This is the home of Flamenco, the guitar, sherry, and the countries most spectacular festivities.
Andalucía has not only a fascinating historic and artistic heritage but also an entertainment scene and a nightlife which carries on all through until early morning.

Geographically seen, Andalucía has two east-west mountain chains, a coastal plain along the Mediterranean, and another one along the Atlantic Coast. There are two mountain chains, the Sierra Morena in the North and the rugged, dramatic Cordillera Bética from the South West to the East. It has mainland Spain’s highest peak, Mulhacén in the Sierra Nevada, south east of Granada. The sierra de Grazalema is the wettest area of Spain and the desserts of Alméria in the east are the driest.

Highlights of Andalucía

Some of the highlights of Andalucía are:

    • Sevilla, the beautiful Capital of Andalucía
    • Malaga, Thriving, cosmopolitan port city, well worth a visit
    • Granada, with the Alhambra and Albayzin
    • Cordoba with its Mezquita and the houses with the lovely patios
    • The snow-capped Sierra Nevada
    • Cabo de Gato, with it’s isolated beaches and dramatic cliffs
    • Costa de la Luz, long, sandy beaches

The Fiestas in Andalucía

Andalucía has a lot Fiestas:

    • Semana Santa in Malaga and Sevilla
    • Carnaval in Cadiz
    • The horse fair in Jerez de la Frontera
    • August Féria in Malaga
    • And many, many more…

When it comes to Semana Santa Processions, Sevilla and Malaga are the most magnificent in the country. Malaga’s August Féria has the biggest parties you ever hope to find.The Romeria del Rocio is the largest festive pilgrimage in Europe.

Since the sixties tourism and the improvement in the Spanish economy have made of Andalucía’s cities, bright, cosmopolitan places. The people well educated, and rural poverty is largely gone by subsidies.

Conclusion

In short, Andalucía, a breathtaking region, where you can spend your holidays making a round trip from city to city, varied with stays in country inns of which Cortijo Puerto el Peral is a beautiful example, considered one of the best in Andalucía.