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Spanish sweet pea Lathyrus odoratus - Guisante de olor © Michelle Chaplow
Flora & Fauna - Wild Flowers of Andalucía
Andalucia is host to a very rich variety of wildflowers in widely diverse habitats, some species growing nowhere else. Here we present a brief list of some of the more common wild flowers found in...
Iberian Fritillary - Fritillaria lusitanica © Tony Hall
Wild Flowers - Iberian Fritillary - Fritillaria lusitanica
Iberian Fritillary - Fritillaria lusitanica by Tony Hall A lovely little plant that I always look forward to finding while out botanising, particularly in the mountains. However, considering that it...
Baena boasts many fine monuments and produces superb olive oil ©Michelle Chaplow
Cordoba Province - Baena
BAENA by Saskia Mier As well as being a beautiful town, Baena is also an excellent base for exploring the Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park. Anyone keen on walking in these Sierras should...
Fiestas in Estepona, Malaga, Spain © Michelle Chaplow
Estepona - Festivals
Estepona Traditional Festivals Estepona is a lively fishing town with numerous cultural and social events going on all the time in addition to important festivals and fairs that take place around the...
Try to get a good vantage point, such as a balcony  © Michelle Chaplow
Semana Santa - Practical Tips
Practical Tips for Semana Santa (HOLY WEEK) in andalucia By Fiona Flores Watson Be aware that streets, especially in large cities, can get extremely crowded during the afternoons and evenings...
The white village of Alozaina © Michelle Chaplow
Málaga Province - Alozaina
Alozaina The municipal district of the village of Alozaina, some five kilometres in area, sits between the distinct geographic regions of the Guadalhorce Valley and the Serrania de Ronda. This gives...
The town hall of Benameji © Michelle Chaplow
Córdoba Province - Benamejí
BENAMEJÍ by Saskia Mier Benamejí sits curiously on the edge of an immense crack that has grown over the years, causing many houses to disappear. Despite its dangerous implications for...
Andalucia offers some ideal cycling routes © Fuerte Grazalema
Hotels - Cycling Hotels in Andalucia
Cycling Hotels in Andalucia by Max Phythian These are a selection of hotels which are based in ideal locations for keen cyclists, usually in a rural setting close to popular cycling routes. In this...
Friends hiking © iStock
Hotels - Walking Hotels in Andalucia
Walking Hotels in Andalucia by Max Phythian A selection of hotels which can be found in locations that have good walking or hiking routes available nearby. Andalucia has many ranges of hills and...
Mediterranean Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Marbella Costa del Sol
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) on the Costa del Sol
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) on the Costa del Sol Paddleboarding is the water sport where one is supported lying, kneeling or standing on a paddleboard or surfboard in the water, propelling oneself...
>> 22 years - 22nd Anniversary 2018
HAPPY 23RD BIRTHDAY ANDALUCIA.COM! It´s our 22nd birthday today and we could not have done it without you. Thanks so much! cumple su 22 aniversario hoy, y no lo podríamos haber hecho...
>> on very useful site for Southern Spain - about
Information about Andalucia, the "Information about Andalucia" website, was founded in 1996 by Chris Chaplow. It was the very first site on the Internet to offer travel information...
The Alcazar (of the Christian Kings) © ANDALUCIA.COM
Cordoba City - Alcazar
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos The Alcazar (of the Christian Kings) features a castle, its own delightful gardens and a moorish bathhouse. This is a very popular monument. A Muslim Alcazar once...
Madinat al-Zahra © Michelle Chaplow
Cordoba City - Madinat al-Zahra
Madinat al-Zahra By Denyse Lamprière Madinat al-Zahra was declared a UNESCO world heratige site on 1st July 2018 We are in the year 400 of the Hegira, 1010 AD of our era. On the southern...
>> 19th Birthday - Anniversary 2015 was founded on 17 April 1996 was founded by Chris Chaplow in 1996. On 17 April 2015 the website celebrated its 19th birthday. Southern Spain's most-visited...
>> celebrating 20 years online - 20th Anniversary 2016 - founded on 17 April 1996 - celebrates twenty years, the most-visited and longest-established website about Southern Spain, celebrated its 20th anniversary on 17 April...
Cordoba's Mezquita is a Blend of Moorish and Christian Architecture © M Chaplow
Cordoba City - The Mosque – Cathedral of Córdoba
The Mosque Cathedral The Mezquita (Mosque) dates back to the 10th century when Córdoba reached its zenith under a new emir, Abd ar-Rahman III who was one of the great rulers of Islamic history...
>> celebrating 21 years online - 21st Anniversary 2017
HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY ANDALUCIA.COM! On 17 April 2017, we at are delighted to celebrate our 21st birthday. Back in 1996, Chris Chaplow was a true internet pioneer in setting up an online...
>> 23 years - 23rd Anniversary 2019
HAPPY 23RD BIRTHDAY ANDALUCIA.COM! It´s our birthday today and we are celebrating, by doing what we love, adding new updated content to A heartfelt thanks to our readers, friends,...
Game of Thrones
Film Production - Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones filmed in Andalucia Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of novels, the first of...

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