We recently completed a short tour of the Andalusia region, in the south of Spain. What an amazing place! So rich with history, monuments, traditions and wonderful food. We spent most of our time in the three largest and most historical cities of the region: Seville, Córdoba, and Granada. Here are some photos from that trip.
The capital of Andalusia and one of the largest cities of Spain, Seville is an elegant metropolis that completely transports itself into another century during the celebrations of the Semana Santa (Holy Week).
This very ancient city was once the most populous in the world and today sits at the heart of the region. It has a very pedestrian-friendly historical center that is replete with beautiful monuments, above all the Mezquita–Catedral (Mosque-Cathedral), an amazingly harmonious superposition of architectural styles ranging from the Moresque to the Gothic and to the Baroque. It was also once the largest mosque in the world.
Of particular interest to philosophy buffs is the fact that three great philosophers of the antiquity, Seneca, Maimonides, and Averroes, were born in Córdoba
Granada was the last stronghold of the Moors in Spain and only fell in 1492, ending the era of the Muslim kingdoms of Al-Andalus. To this day, it preserves what was certainly the most beautiful example of Hispano-Moresque architecture: the Alhambra Palace.
When in Granada, one should not miss attending a display of flamenco in one of the caves of the Sacromonte neighborhood.
While the three major cities of Andalusia has to offer, there are many other smaller cities that can be equally fascinating, like Malaga, Ronda and the archaeological site of the Medina Azahara.
If you are interested in visiting and photographing Andalusia, why not leave a message through the form below? We are currently in the process of selecting new destinations for our upcoming tours and would love to hear what might interest our customers. This comes with no obligations for you but we’ll be in contact in case we decide to start offering a photo tour of Andalusia.