Spring in Andalucia 2023
Welcome to the first in a new series of andalucia.com newsletters. We are delighted to bring you highlights and updates on a variety of destinations in this beautiful part of Spain, together with useful information about the region.
In our quarterly newsletters the team will bring their local knowledge and expertise to help you to get to know Andalucia better and perhaps make some plans for your next trip.
Spring is, in our opinion, one of the best times of year to visit Andalucia, as delicate almond blossom covers the hillsides, and warmer weather draws people out onto the streets. Whether celebrating the spring festivals, discovering the solemn processions of Semana Santa, or lingering on a sunny terraza, there is much to enjoy. Let us be your guide.
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Isla de las Palomas, Tarifa
Discover the southernmost point of mainland Spain, now open to visitors
This tiny island is linked to Tarifa town, on the mainland, by a causeway lying between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Guided tours are now available so that visitors can appreciate the abundant flora and fauna, as well as uncovering the history of this little-known island, located only 11 kilometres across the Gibraltar Strait from the Moroccan coast.
Festivals in Andalucia
Holy Week celebrations in the towns and villages of Andalucia
Throughout Andalucia the observance of Holy Week is an important social as well as religious event. It is a special time to come and visit, with celebrations taking place throughout the region in both cities and most towns and villages. Discover the pageantry, the processions and the flavours of special seasonal dishes..
Discover rustic hideaways and luxury country villas
Immerse yourself in rural Andalucia, choose from a collection of handpicked locations selected by Rustical Travel. Find your ideal holiday accommodation whether you are looking for a family villa with a pool or a romantic cottage hideaway. With both luxurious and rustic options you can be sure to find just the place for your perfect holiday.
“The Leather Alchemist"
José Luis Bazán Fernández
We caught up with the internationally recognised Master Craftsman José Luis in the village of Benaocaz in Cadiz province. In his traditional studio in the Sierra de Grazalema, José Luis produces high quality leather items for his global clientele. He was recognized with the 2021 National Artisan Prize for his constant experimentation with new uses of leather, endeavouring to retrieve traditional techniques, and exploring innovative production methods.
Golf in Andalucia
The Solheim Cup
The international women´s golf tournament comes to Andalucia this year.
Andalucia is a popular destination for golfers in Europe: the clement weather and wide variety of courses attract players all year round. This autumn, the prestigious Solheim Cup will take place at Finca Cortesín, with the European and US women´s teams playing the new specially constructed First Hole. The spectacular par-4 hole has been designed with an L-shaped tee and a challenging water feature to the left of the fairway. It was created with the tournament in mind, accommodating up to 1,000 spectators around the tee, which is guaranteed to create a great atmosphere.
The annual Feria de Abril in Sevilla takes place two weeks after Easter each year, and this year starts at midnight on Sunday 23 April and continues until Saturday 29 April. This highly anticipated week of socialising, dancing, eating and drinking kicks off the Spring festivals in Andalucia. The Feria is a chance to see and be seen for all the city’s population, including those who parade around the Feria in magnificent horse-drawn carriages or on horseback dressed in their Feria finery – both men and women!
Discover 5 Fascinating Facts about this highlight of the Sevilla's social calendar.