Sun and sea
The Alhambra in Granada
Doñana national park
Stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean across the south of the Iberian peninsula, this is Spain’s second largest region and easily the most varied. It is the home to all things “typically Spanish”: sherry, flamenco, guitars, tapas, gypsies, bullfighting, white towns and the Costa del Sol. Blazing Mediterranean sunshine makes it a good place for beach holidays, but it is not short of countryside or grandiose monuments either.
The superb Moorish architecture of Granada’s Alhambra Palace and the Mezquita in Cordoba continue to dazzle visitors.
The region’s landscapes vary enormously from the wildlife refuge of Doñana to Europe’s only desert in Almería.