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Andalucia Highlights 2022

Welcome to the Andalucia Highlights 2022!

Andalucia.com is dedicated to southern Spain, where visitors and locals enjoy lots of sunshine each year, life is lived outdoors, and fiestas are celebrated merrily with local food and wine, all the year round, in every village, town and city, to celebrate everything from food harvests to religious pilgrimages. Andalucia is one of the most varied regions in Spain, with every type of scenery from wetlands to deserts, mountains to beaches.

Most of the 10.000 pages on Andalucia.com are read by searching for information on a specific subject or by navigating from the main menu above.

The Andalucia.com highlights are an opportunity to read the website like you would a magazine, simply scroll down this page and click on an article that interests you. We are adding several new articles at the top of the list each week. The page features a mix of articles timed to coincide with an event or news story and timeless classics.

When you reach the bottom of the page, which is the beginning of this year, explore another year.

Welcome to the Andalucia.com highlights of 2022.

Francisco Carrera Iglesias - Gold Embroidery

Francisco Carrera Iglesias is a master embroiderer, continuing the five-centuries-old tradition of intricate gold embellishment in his Seville workshop. Velvet gowns worn by Virgin Mary statues in Holy Week processions are gloriously embellished, exquisite limited-edition scarves are painstakingly decorated for couture houses, and evening gowns are bejazzled with sequins. At the height of his profession, this charming, cultured artisan is the youngest Sevillano ever to have a street named after him

Francisco de Zurbarán

Francisco de Zurbarán was born in Extremadura but settled in Seville in 1629 where he had a very successful career accepting large commissions for the wealthy religious order. He was in Madrid from 1634 - 6 in the service of King Philip IV and on his return to Seville he began painting commissions for Spanish American clients.

Ronda

Despite being a growing town, Ronda retains much of its historic charm, particularly its old town. It is famous worldwide for its dramatic escarpments and views, and for the deep El Tajo gorge that carries the rio Guadalevín through its centre. Visitors make a beeline for the 18th century Puente Nuevo 'new' bridge, which straddles the 100m chasm below, before taking in the views from the Alameda out over the Serranía de Ronda mountains.

Zahara de los Atunes Beaches

Although Zahara de los Atunes lies within the municipal district of Barbate, these beaches are so good that they deserve their own dedicated page. Playa de Zahara de los Atunes is one of the most well-known beaches in the area, and beyond. Famous for its 6.3km-long shoreline of virtually untouched sand, this beach stretches from the little fishing village of Zahara de Los Atunes all the way south to Cabo de Plata.

Jardines de la Concepción

Just outside Malaga, "La Concepción Jardín Botánico-Historico de Málaga." is a magnificent botanical garden. There are regular guided tours of the gardens which pass through exotic trees and plants, Roman sculptures and a waterfall. There is also a beautiful mansion that once belonged to the creators of the gardens, the Marquis of Casa Loring and his wife, and several panoramic view points to enjoy.

Malaga City

It is easy to understand why Malaga City is capital of the Costa del Sol. Once considered the poor cousin of Andalusia’s capital city, Seville, it now competes successfully for attention, thanks to its profusion of quirky museums, delightful pedestrianised centre, innovative restaurants and stylish hotels, many featuring trendy rooftop terraces with bar, pool and stunning views.

in Andalucia wear sunscreen

"Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '99 Wear Sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists." Sunscreen is also known as sunblock and suntan lotion. It is a lotion, cream, spray or gel that absorbs and reflects some of the sun's ultraviolet light (UV) radiation and helps protect against sunburn.

Restábal

Restábal is one of three villages that were merged in 1972 to form a municiap district called El Valle. The other two villages are Saleres and Melegís. Restábal as the larger and being located between the other two is 'capital' village and is where the town hall offices are located.

Saleres

Saleres is one of three villages that were joined together in 1976 to be part of a single municipality called El Valle. The other two were Restábal and Melegís. Restábal being the larger and the centrally located became the 'capital' where the town hall office is located.

Restábal

Restábal is one of three villages that were merged in 1972 to form a municiap district called El Valle. The other two villages are Saleres and Melegís. Restábal as the larger and being located between the other two is 'capital' village and is where the town hall offices are located.

Saleres

Saleres is one of three villages that were joined together in 1976 to be part of a single municipality called El Valle. The other two were Restábal and Melegís. Restábal being the larger and the centrally located became the 'capital' where the town hall office is located.

Mosque / Cathedral of Córdoba city

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. At this time Córdoba was the largest, most prosperous cities of Europe, outshining Byzantium and Baghdad in science, culture and the arts. The development of the Great Mosque paralleled these new heights of splendour.

 

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