Between modernity and tradition
Entrance door to Europe and point of juncture between Mediterranean sea and Atlantic ocean, Andalucía appears to the visitor’s eyes with a range of possibilities; flowing from the splendorous Nasrid legacy in Granada, Córdoba or Jaén to the spellbound of jasmine lying behind the wrought iron doors in
sevillian patios. Andalusian seaside surrounds sublime landscapes, such as the huge Cádiz beaches, made of pure gold sand, hides the Europe-unique ecosystem in Parque Nacional de Doñana in Huelva, spatters the Málaga coast with white tiny villages, and draws a contrasted relief in the Almeria shore.
Velázquez, Murillo and Picasso’s homeland, Andalucía is a modern community, provided with great infrastructures and worried about an extreme care in preservation of their traditions, as well as their enormous cultural and monumental heritage that they have inherited from their ancestors. Their thousandyear-
old history has left as a mark a precious legacy of Islamic, renaissance and baroque architecture. But it is in the vast majority of its towns and villages where you can see on your own a still representation of the all-time best moments of the andalusian artistic life.
If we could define the Andalusians people with one single word, this would definitely be JOY. Sociable, and optimistic people, who appreciate and who are proud of their traditions, and who also know how to enjoy life’s small pleasures of life.
We recommend that you enjoy typical Andalusian tapas, gazpacho, salmorejo and ajoblanco, fried fish, migas, or stews such as bull tail. And also its excellent olive oil and its Jerez or Manzanilla wines.
We should never miss a typical flamenco show or dressage with Andalusian horses’ dressage. The Holy Week processions, the pilgrimages, the April Fair or the carnivals, are festivities lived intensively in Andalusia.