Why a Road Trip in Andalusia ?
Indeed this region of southern Spain is one of the most tourist of Europe and is visited each year by several million tourists. So what is so special about Andalusia?
Part of the charm of Andalusia is its cities. The cities of Andalusia, such as Seville, Cordoba and Granada, to name but a few, are reputed to be among the most beautiful cities in Spain and even in Europe. What makes them so special is the history of this region.
Andalusia saw, in the course of century, succeeding a large number of invaders having each left their traces. In fact Andalusia has seen peoples such as Iberians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths and especially Arabs.
Even today, many monuments bear witness to the presence of these peoples. The Cathedral of Seville, the Alcazar of Seville, the mezquita of Córdoba or the gardens of the Alhambra in Granada recall, in their mixture of styles, that Andalusia was built at the whim of the invaders.
Andalusia is also the cradle of bullfighting, still widely practiced in cities such as Malaga, Seville or La Ronda but also Flamenco, a song and a dance still very popular in this region of Spain.
The Andalusian nature and its landscapes are also one of the assets of the region with the presence of national parks and a very popular seaside. The Andalusian climate is a delight for holidaymakers who spend the summer on the seaside.
Road Trip In Andalusia: Where To Start?
For starters, the first question to ask yourself when planning your Andalusian road trip is: When to go?
For more information on the best time to do a road trip in Andalusia, you can read our paragraph devoted to this question.
To answer quickly we can say that there is no really bad period for a road trip in Andalusia although I recommend the months of July-August because of the often very hot temperatures inland. If your road trip is focused on the coast then this should not be a problem. The best time being spring.
Which route to choose?
Ask yourself now what are the must-haves that you would like to visit in Andalusia? The following paragraph deals with things to do and see in Andalusia. It is common to arrive in one of the big cities of the region like Seville, Malaga even if it is quite possible to arrive in cities such as Granada or Almeria.
Choose the stages of your road trip with the following paragraph.
Flight ticket for Andalusia
As stated just above, Andalusia has several international airports. From the main cities of France you can reach: Seville, Malaga, Granada, Cadiz and Almeria.
You will not really have a choice, which says road trip in Andalusia says car hire. It is essential to reach the different places to see and visit sometimes far from the transit routes of public transport. Note that it is still possible to take the train to the main cities of Andalusia.
Rent a car for 1 or 2 days and stay in major cities in the region or rent a car for the duration of your stay, it's up to you.
Book your accommodations
Another point of attention, housing. Indeed it will be necessary to make sure to book your hotels, especially in the major cities of Andalucia so as not to have any bad surprises. I have devoted two articles to housing in Andalusia, the first will tell you more about where to sleep in Seville, the second relates to housing in Malaga.
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