Located in the extreme south of Spain, Andalusia offers a pleasantly surprising change of scenery due to its African influences. On the one hand, the mosaics, the lush gardens, the narrow streets of the medinas and the imposing alcazabas bear witness to the Arab influence of the region, while on the other, the party culture, the castles and the many places of worship remind us of the rest ofSpain. In fact, it was in Ronda, in the province of Málaga, that the rules of modern bullfighting were established, and it can be seen in various villages from May onwards. Halfway between these two influences is the bewitching Flamenco, which has been declared an intangible heritage of humanity, and which can be sung, danced and, above all, felt. With 320 days of sunshine a year on its coastline, this destination is best discovered with a glass of tinto de verano in one hand, a delicious drink made of red wine and lemon soda, and a fan in the other. Although the temperature rarely drops, the diversity of the landscape is such that it is possible to ski in the Sierra Nevada in the morning and sunbathe on the beach in the afternoon, a delight. This tour guide will lead you through the narrow streets of Seville, Cordoba, Granada or Malaga in search of the most typical and unforgettable address.

What to visit Andalusia?

When to go to Andalusia?

Andalusia attracts tourists all year round. The coasts are of course more sought after when the heat arrives, often in addition to a visit to a city. In addition, each major event in a city, Holy Week, Grand Prix sportif, feria..., attracts a greater number of visitors. Holidays are to be checked before you leave, depending on whether or not you want to be in the crowd. Also be aware that more and more hotels are making a price difference between the cheaper week, from Sunday to Thursday, and the more expensive Fridays and Saturdays. Another variable to consider is location.

On the coast. High tourist season: July and August. Mid season: from mid-March to June, September and October. Low season: from November to mid-March.

In the land. High tourist season: June and September. Mid season: from mid-March to May, July, August and October. Low season: from November to mid-March.

How to go to Andalusia? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Andalusia being a very popular destination for the French, many tourist tours are available. As the region is very large, it can be the subject of a trip of two to three weeks on its own. However, it could be combined with a visit to Gibraltar or the Algarve in southern Portugal.

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It is very easy to go alone to Andalusia, the road, bus and air transport network being very developed, organising itself on the spot will not pose any particular problem. Moreover, Andalusians are welcoming and have an easy conversation and the region benefits from a level of security similar to France.

Between cities, bus journeys are very popular in Andalusia. The Andalusian road and motorway network is quite developed and of good quality overall, and most of the expressways (four lanes) are not toll roads (except the A7 from Malaga to Estepona and the A4 from Seville to Cadiz).

In the city, Malaga, Seville and Granada have metro-tram lines with attractive season tickets (bonobus) for stays of several days.

Prepare for your trip Andalusia

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

Andalusia attracts tourists all year round. The coasts are of course more sought after when the heat arrives, often i...
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Weather forecast

If you have the opportunity to choose, the best times to visit Andalusia are spring and autumn. You will thus enjoy t...
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Budget

Prices tend to soar in season and in cities but by going a little off the beaten track, we will sometimes still be su...
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Formalities

For Andalusia and Gibraltar, EU members only need a valid identity card or passport. Don't forget your driver's licen...
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Health

The frequent problems that travellers in Andalusia may encounter are sunstroke, remember to have a bottle of water on...
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How to travel by yourself?

It is very easy to go alone to Andalusia, the road, bus and air transport network being very developed, organising it...
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How to get organized?

Andalusia being a very popular destination for the French, many tourist tours are available. As the region is very la...
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Getting around

Between cities, bus journeys are very popular in Andalusia. The Andalusian road and motorway network is quite...
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