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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Andalucia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the Alhambra's perfect blend of architecture and nature, visit the Spanish Royals' residence at the Alcazar and hike to the rugged cliff-top town of Ronda - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Andalucia and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Andalucia: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, religion, cuisine, politics Over 50 maps Covers Seville, Huelva, Sevilla, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Malaga, Almeria, Granada, Jaen, Cordoba, Tarifa, Ronda, Baeza, Ubeda, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Andalucia is our most comprehensive guide to Andalucia, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Spain for an in-depth look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.



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Date de parution 01 janvier 2019
Nombre de lectures 8
EAN13 9781788681681
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 34 Mo

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Plan Your Trip

Welcome to Andalucía
Andalucía Map
Andalucía’s Top 17
Need to Know
What’s New
If You Like
Month by Month
Eat & Drink Like a Local
Travel with Children
Regions at a Glance

On The Road

La Campiña
Parque Natural Sierra Norte de Sevilla
Cazalla de la Sierra
El Pedroso
Seeing Flamenco
Huelva & Around
Lugares Colombinos
Huelva’s Costa de la Luz
Isla Cristina
Parque Nacional de Doñana & Around
El Rocío
Northern Huelva Province
Minas de Riotinto
Sierra de Aracena
The Sherry Triangle
Jerez de la Frontera
El Puerto de Santa María
Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Cádiz’ White Towns
Arcos de la Frontera
Zahara de la Sierra
Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema
Southeast Cádiz Province & the Costa de la Luz
Vejer de la Frontera
Los Caños de Meca
Zahara de los Atunes
Parque Natural Los Alcornocales
Costa del Sol
Torremolinos & Benalmádena
The Interior
Serranía de Ronda
El Chorro
Paraje Natural Torcal de Antequera
Laguna de Fuente de Piedra
East of Málaga
La Axarquía
Southern Córdoba Province
Parque Natural Sierras Subbéticas
Western Córdoba Province
Parque Natural Sierra de Hornachuelos
Northwest Jaén Province
Desfiladero de Despeñaperros & Santa Elena
Parque Natural Sierra de Andújar
Eastern Jaén Province
Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas
La Vega & El Altiplano
Sierra Nevada
Los Cahorros
Mulhacén & Veleta
Las Alpujarras
Barranco de Poqueira
La Tahá
Eastern Alpujarras
Costa Tropical
Almuñécar & La Herradura
Teterías & Hammams
North of Almería
Desierto de Tabernas
Las Alpujarras de Almería
Laujar de Andarax
Costa de Almería
Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar
Los Vélez
Vélez Blanco
Cuevas del Almanzora


Understand Andalucía
Andalucía Today
Andalucian Architecture
Landscape & Wildlife
Arts & Culture

Survival Guide

Directory A-Z
Customs Regulations
Discount Cards
Internet Access
Language Courses
Legal Matters
LGBTIQ Travellers
Public Holidays
Safe Travel
Tourist Information
Travellers with Disabilities
Women Travellers
Getting There & Away
Getting Around
Map Legend
Behind the Scenes
Our Writers
Welcome to Andalucía

The scent of orange blossom, the swish of a flamenco dress, the glimpse of a white village perched atop a crag: memories of Andalucía linger.

The Essence of Spain
Immortalised in operas and vividly depicted in 19th-century art and literature, Andalucía often acts as a synonym for Spain as a whole: a sun-dappled, fiesta-loving land of guitar-wielding troubadours, reckless bullfighters, operatic heroines and Roma singers wailing sad laments. While this portrait might be outdated, stereotypical and overly romantic, it does carry an element of truth. Andalucía, despite creeping modernisation, remains a spirited and passionate place where the atmosphere sneaks up and envelops you when you least expect it – perhaps as you’re crammed into a buzzing tapas bar or lost in the depths of a flamenco performance.

A Cultural Marinade
Part of Andalucía’s appeal springs from its peculiar history. For eight centuries it sat on a volatile frontier between two faiths and ideologies, Christianity and Islam, and underwent a cross-fertilisation that threw up a slew of cultural colossi: ancient mosques transformed into churches; vast palaces replete with stucco work; a cuisine infused with North African spices; hammams and teterías (teahouses) evoking the Moorish lifestyle; and lofty white towns that dominate the craggy landscape, from Granada’s tightly knotted Albayzín to the hilltop settlements of Cádiz province.

Wild Andalucía
It takes more than a few golf courses to steamroll Andalucía’s diverse ecology. Significant stretches of the region’s coast remain relatively unblemished, especially on Cádiz’ Costa de la Luz and Almería’s Cabo de Gata. Inland, you’ll stumble into villages where life barely seems to have changed since playwright Federico García Lorca created Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding). Thirty per cent of Andalucía’s land is environmentally protected, much of it in easy-to-access parks, and conservation measures are showing dividends. The Iberian lynx is no longer impossibly elusive; the ibex is flourishing; even the enormous lammergeier (bearded vulture) is soaring above Cazorla’s mountains.

One of Andalucía’s most intriguing and mysterious attractions is the notion of duende , the elusive spirit that douses much of Spanish art, especially flamenco. Duende loosely translates as a moment of heightened emotion that takes you out of yourself, experienced during an artistic performance, and it can be soulfully evoked in Andalucía if you mingle in the right places. Seek it out in a Lorca play at a municipal theatre, an organ recital in a Gothic church, the hit-or-miss spontaneity of a flamenco peña (club) or Málaga’s remarkable art renaissance.

Baños de Doña María de Padilla , Real Alcázar, Seville | RONNYBAS/SHUTTERSTOCK ©

Why I Love Andalucía
By Isabella Noble, Writer
I grew up in the whitewashed Málaga province mountain village of Cómpeta, performing flamenco at local ferias , picking up a lifelong malagueño accent, tackling meat-mad menus as a vegetarian and studying maps of Andalucian peaks, parks and rivers, then later lived in Cádiz province. Tarifa remains my favourite place in the world (though Vejer de la Frontera is creeping up behind) and, while Cádiz, Málaga, Córdoba and Seville are all fabulous, there’s no city quite like magical Granada. Andalucía will always be my home, and I love the andaluz zest for life, from late-night tapas crawls to full-family beach expeditions.
For more about our writers
Andalucía’s Top 17

Granada’s Alhambra
If the Nasrid builders of Granada’s Alhambra proved one thing, it was that – given the right blend of talent and foresight – art and architecture can speak far more eloquently than words. With the snow-dusted Sierra Nevada as a backdrop, this towering, hilltop Moorish citadel has been rendering visitors of one kind or another speechless for a millennium. The reason: its harmonious architectural balance between humankind and the natural environment. Fear not the dense crowds: the Alhambra is an essential pilgrimage, and lively Granada is an equally evocative place to explore.

Patio de los Arrayanes | MARQUES/SHUTTERSTOCK ©

Top Experiences
Seville’s Catedral & Alcázar
The 15th-century constructors of Seville’s cathedral wanted to create a church so big that future generations would think they were mad. They gloriously succeeded. Only a bunch of architectural geniuses could have built a Gothic masterpiece this humongous: it’s the largest in the world. Offering greater subtlety and more intricate beauty is the adjacent Alcázar , still a palace for the Spanish royal family, and a spectacular blend of Christian and Mudéjar architecture. The two buildings sit either side of the Plaza del Triunfo in ironic juxtaposition.


Top Experiences
Córdoba’s Mezquita
One of the world’s great works of Islamic architecture, Córdoba’s magnificent mosque is a grand symbol of the time when Islamic Spain was at its cultural and political peak, and Córdoba, its capital, was western Europe’s largest, most cultured city. In the Mezquita’s interior, mesmerising rows of horseshoe arches stretch away in every direction. The most intricate surround the gold-mosaic-decorated portal of the mihrab (prayer niche). While most Córdoba visitors rightly make a beeline for the Mezquita, you’ll find the old city that grew up around it just as fascinating.


Top Experiences
Sierra Nevada
The lofty, white-peaked Sierra Nevada backs one of Europe’s most striking cityscapes, Moorish Granada, and hosts Andalucía’s only ski resort. Much of this mountain range is protected by the 859-sq-km Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada, a high-altitude world best uncovered on hikes that include the chance to scale mainland Spain’s highest peak, 3479m Mulhacén. The white villages beautifying the mountains’ southern slopes are known as Las Alpujarras and are famous for their craft-making, agricultural fertility, hiking and horse-riding opportunities, and Berber-style houses.


Top Experiences
Parque Nacional de Doñana
A figurative biodiversity ‘island’ in the Río Guadalquivir delta, the Parque Nacional de Doñana is one of only two national parks in Andalucía (and 15 in Spain). Along with its abutting parque natural , it forms one of Europe’s largest, most important wetland sites. Long a blueprint for eco-management, the park’s assertive environmental policies have set precedents on balancing the wonders of the natural world with tourism and agriculture. Aside from offering multiple nature excursions, the park is a precious sanctuary for deer, wild boar, migrating waterfowl and endangered Iberian lynx.


Top Experiences
The gaditanos (citizens of Cádiz) are Spain’s great laughers and jokers. Here in the southern city of ancient barrios (districts) and the nation’s

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