Andalucia, in the deep south of the Iberian Peninsula bewitch its visitors since ever ago. The region, a little more largely than Austria, was formed by the Moorish conquerors. Cities like Sevilla and Cordoba, Jerez and Cadiz and last but not least Granada reflect the cultural influence of the Moors again. Also the landscapes are very high-contrast here. The Costa de la Luz, with the fantastic broad Atlantic beaches fascinate exactly the same as the famous Costa del Sol, with the holiday destination Terremolinos and Marbella the town of the rich and beautiful people. The back country, with the Sierra Nevada, which the highest mountains of Spain is famous for its "Pueblos Blancos" those often stick at the steep rocks like bird nests.
In the autumn, we flew to Marbella, the town of the "rich and beautiful ones". We were inspired immediately of its Flair. Beautiful houses and places, smelling orange trees, small parks with tiled banks, good, typically restaurants and of course, the bright weather contributed to our very best holiday feeling.
One of our short trips was a visit to the "Pueblo Blancos" the famous white villages Andalucias. Ronda, with the oldest bull-fight-place of the world is situated on a high plateau and is very interesting. From the Puente Nuevo, you look down into the deep ravines of the Tajo River, nothing for weak nerves.
From Marbella we went by a rented car to Granada, where we spent 3 nights. The landscape on the way is formed by a lot of enormous Olive trees, cotton fields and big estates.
very fascinating. In the reign of the Arab and Berber (over well 700 years) were
built the famous Alhambra, the
Alcazaba, the Palacio Nazaries (Nasrid Palace) and the Generalife gardens.
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