Southern Spain has only one name: Andalusia.
With the footprints of many great cultures that
have populated it, the Andalusian region rises rich and diverse, remote and present, elevating the
beauty of its contrasts. If the country house around the countryside is the first attraction, the second are
the Andalusian people who are as warm and friendly as those the traveller would find at home.
The rich nature in Andalusia offers the traveller snow and sea,
mountains and plains, cities and towns enveloped in a historical ambience that,
at times is as magical as the legends.
And the light. Andalusia is above all, light. Under her, the cuisine, the folklore,
the tradition, and the rites heighten until converting into a privileged land.
Perfectly communicated since the World Exposition of Sevilla in 1992, Andalusia is
a map that familiarizes us with the most hidden and isolated places
without having to improvise anything during the trip.
Scattered with hotels, restaurants and other services necessary on a trip,
to travel through it is one of the most exciting and fulfilling experiences.
Because of its position between the parallels 38º44' and 36ºN
it is the most southern part of the Iberian peninsula and is only 14
kilometers away from Africa by way of the Strait of Gibraltar. This
implies that it has always acted as a bridge between Europe and Africa. This
explains the North African influence, overall the Moslem.
The fact that Andalusia is a short distance to go from the Atlantic to the
Mediterranean has historical consequences as well as geopolitical.
Lastly, Andalusia is included in the most Southern part of the temperate
zone. Because of its latitude it has an extreme Mediterranean climate that
is accented with hot summers and temperate winters.
The 14 kilometer separation between Africa and Andalusia has set forth an
exchange of flora and fauna with North Africa as well as some tropical
elements. Overall, Andalusia is a sample of a rich biogeographical area.