Andalusia

Sustainable tourism: Book local!

Sustainable tourism: Book local!

Do you know that you can contribute to the sustainable development of Andalusia's countryside? How? Simply by booking your next cycling or walking holiday with us! Because if you book your trip with us as an Andalusian inbound travel agency, you can be sure that all the money you pay really goes to Andalusia... All our walking and cycling holidays take place in the rural part of Andalusia, where we cooperate with local small-scale family businesses and independents for your…
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The cobbled streets of Granada: mosaic of pebbles

The cobbled streets of Granada: mosaic of pebbles

If you visit Granada you will certainly walk on the typical cobbled streets with different mosaic of pebbles, above all in the neighbourhood of the Albayzin, but you can find them as well in the Alhambra, and in other parts of the historical centre of Granada. Most of the mosaic designs on the streets represent only geometric or vegetable forms. Do you know why? A bit of history The first culture to use stone pavements was the Aegean culture (Neolithic Period…
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Why should you come to Andalusia?

Why should you come to Andalusia?

  Bridge between East and West Andalusia’s position between Europe and Africa, a bridge between East and West, has made it home to a rich and varied mix of cultures. Our region always managed to conquer the hearts of those who conquered her, and they stayed. History is our collective memory and our identity. Averroes, Maimónides, Ibn al Jatib, Falla, García Lorca, Picasso, Machado...the people of Andalusia have a history of openness and forward thinking, keen to embrace the world.…
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The rain in Spain falls mainly…

The rain in Spain falls mainly…

"The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain" is a song from the musical My Fair Lady. It is a one-liner to practice the correct way to pronounce the diphthong “ai" and has nothing to do with the reality of rainfall in Spain... Do you know where we have the highest and the lowest rainfall in Spain? Exactly, in Andalusia! Andalusia includes the area with the highest rainfall of Spain in the Grazalema Nature Park in the province of…
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Mozarab Way to Santiago de Compostela (St James)

Mozarab Way to Santiago de Compostela (St James)

Pilgrims traditionally started their journey to Santiago de Compostela from their own home, so different Caminos (Ways) emerged over the years. Probably one of the most ancient Pilgrim’s Ways in Spain is this one: The Mozarab Way. Christians who were living in the Muslim territory of Al-Andalus were called Mozarabs. Some of them risked their lives to travel to Santiago, on the immense distance that separated the South to the remains of the Apostle. They not only had to cross…
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