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Andalucia's top attractions

Andalucia's top attractions

This list shows about 40 of most popular attractions in Andalucia - including palaces, museums and fortresses - by number of ticketed or recorded visitors each year.

In Andalucia many monuments are important historical, architectural and cultural landmarks, such as the Alhambra and Mezquita, and a number are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Others are relative newcomers - the restored Caminito del Rey has only been open, in its new incarnation, since 2015, though the spectacular walkway dates from 1921 originally.

We first compiled and publised this list in 2018 because a comprehensive list had not been published before. We have compiled this top 40 from a variety of sources, mainly media reports, from when individual monument caretakers proudly announce an annual increase in visitors. Decreases are rarely announced.

If you know any other attractions in Andalucia, that should be on this list, please let us know via the 'Contact us' at the bottom left of this page.

Open attractions such as Plaza de España in Seville or Puente Nuevo and Tajo in Ronda, Alhameda in Malaga, are naturally not included in the list.

Visitors per year Monument / Museum City Year
2.615.188 Alhambra & Generalife Gardens Granada 2016
1.676.833 Mosque - Cathedral Cordoba 2015
1.621.355 Real Alcazar Sevilla 2016
1.565.723 Cathedral & Giralda Sevilla 2016
650.320 Alcazaba Malaga 2017
635.891 Picasso Museum Malaga 2017
585.525 Synagogue Cordoba 2015
515.322 Gibralfaro Malaga 2017
505.022 Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Malaga 2017
476.983 Alcazar Cordoba 2015
469.106 Cathedral Malaga 2017
386.811 Cuevas de Nerja Nerja 2017
385.111 Capilla Real Granada 2015
290.000* Caminito del Rey Ardales 2016
284,763 Alcazaba Almeria 2017
255.053 Archivo de Indias Sevilla 2016
245.199 El Torcal Antequera 2017
220.000 Real Maestranza Sevilla  
220.000 Muelle Carabelas Huelva  
180.000 Museo Bellas Artes Sevilla  
169.768 Medina al-Zahra Cordoba 2015
168.143 Pompidou Centre Malaga 2017
166.000 La Gruta de las Maravillas Aracena 2016
157.334 Teatro Romano Malaga 2021
157.128 Baelo Claudia Bolonia  
156.580 Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga 2017
151.636 Museo Bellas Artes Granada 2014
150.000 Italica Santiponce  
150.000* Metropol Parasol Seville  
140.000 Museo Ruso Malaga 2015
135.000 Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Sevilla  
132.000 Casa Pilatos Sevilla  
128.599 Casa Natal Picasso Malaga 2017
109.587 Palacio Viana Cordoba 2015
99,331 Dolmens Antequera 2021
85.000 Museo Rio Tinto Rio Tinto  
82.993 Malaga Musem Malaga 2021;
76.000 Torre de Oro Sevilla  
71.000 Automobile Museum Malaga  
69.768 Museo Arqueológico Cordoba 2015
56.950 Museo Julio Romero de Torres Cordoba 2015
55.143 Baños Califales Cordoba 2015
56.763 Museo Bellas Artes Granada 2015
49.772 Arab Baths Ronda 2021
14.919 Acinipo Ronda 2021
? Bullring Ronda  
200.000 Gonzalez Byass Bodegas Jerez  

*denotes estimated
Sourse: Andalucia.com compiled, see note above.


Putting this in a world perspective, the highest claimed visitor attraction worldwide is The Strip Las Vegas estimated at 40 million per year, the Niagara Falls is also an estimated 22m. Perhaps the highest ticketed attraction is Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California at 16m. The most visited monuments are The Forbidden City in Beijing at 15m or Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris at 15m. Other notable attractions are Disneyland Paris 11m, Sydney Opera House 8m, Eifel Tower 7m, British Museum 6,7m, MOMA New York 6m.


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