The most beautiful cities of Andalusia

The most beautiful cities of Andalusia

The best of the cities of southern Spain

Spain is renowned for its beautiful cities and Andalusia is one of the most beautiful parts of Spain, so there is plenty of sightseeing for city lovers. The most famous are the three cities: Granada, Sevilla and Cordoba, but it is not far from everything that can be seen here.

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Granada
37.177, -3.599
700 m / 2 297 ft

#1 Granada

The most beautiful city of Andalusia

The beautiful city of Granada, located below the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is one of the most visited places in Andalusia. There is also probably the most famous sight of the whole of southern Spain - the Alhambra and the adjacent gardens of Generalife. Then there are, of course, many churches and other historic buildings. But do not count on a super atmosphere because the whole city is literally besieged by crowds of tourists.

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Cordoba
37.88, -4.779
100 m / 328 ft

#2 Cordoba

Pearl of Andalusia

Cordoba belongs to the three most visited cities of Andalusia. You will find here a beautiful cathedral-mosque, a stunning Roman bridge and many other sights in the historic city center.

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Sevilla
37.385, -5.993
10 m / 33 ft

#3 Sevilla

The largest city in Andalusia

Seville is the capital of Andalusia with more than a million inhabitants. Together with Cordoba and Granada, it is one of the most visited cities in southern Spain. Tourists are attracted here by huge cathedral with the famous Giralda minaret, the Royal Palace, interesting Plaza de Espana. Several sources claim that the highest temperature in Europe - about 50 degrees Celsius - has been measured in Seville. In addition, there are huge crowds of tourists in the off-season.

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Carmona
37.471, -5.642
240 m / 787 ft

#4 Carmona

City of beautiful churches

Not even thirty-five kilometers from the magnificent Seville, is located on the rocky promontory, historic town Carmona. It is famous not only for the castle, the royal palace of Don Pedro, but also for a host of beautiful churches including San Pedro with a huge bell tower and many other sights. Thanks to the close Seville there are surprisingly only relatively few of tourists.

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Antequera
37.016, -4.558
510 m / 1 673 ft

#5 Antequera

The picturesque heart of Andalusia

Antequera located in the center of Andalusia is a very picturesque town full of churches, with a typical castle on a hill. Thanks to nearby motorways, it is very well accessible from the larger and more famous cities of Andalusia.

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Álora
36.823, -4.707
240 m / 787 ft

#6 Álora

Typical Pueblo Blanco

Only 40 kilometers from the great Malaga lies the very beautifully situated town of Álora. Typical white houses and a castle on a hill in a nice mountainous landscape are one of the typical faces of picturesque Andalusia

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Ronda
36.741, -5.166
725 m / 2 379 ft

#7 Ronda

Beautiful city on the cliff

The city of Ronda, thanks to its picturesque location on a nearly two hundred meters high cliff and historical monuments, is a popular tourist stop. The biggest attraction of the city is the New Bridge over the gorge. The bull arena and basically the whole old part of town.

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Guadix
37.301, -3.136
915 m / 3 002 ft

#8 Guadix

The city not only of cave dwellings

The district town of Guadix is at first sight like every other city in Andalusia. There is the Moorish alcazaba castle and the nice cathedral with the surrounding historic center. Tourists here are most attracted by the Barrio de Santiago with cave dwellings built in the tuft. Some of them can also accommodate. The beautiful backdrop also makes the ridge of the Sierra Nevada stretching only twenty kilometers to the south.

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Malaga
36.72, -4.42
20 m / 66 ft

#9 Malaga

Air gateway to Andalusia

Malaga is the second largest city in Andalusia. It also famous in the fact that it is the southernmost city of Europe. Thanks to lowcost airlines make it the most frequent gateway to Andalusia for tourists. The city has a nice historic center, a large castle and is located near the beach towns on the coast. So it is definitely worth a visit.

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Almería
36.839, -2.467
15 m / 49 ft

#10 Almería

Eastern tip of Andalusia

Almería attracts tourists mainly with its monumental Arabian castle. In addition, there is a nice cathedral, palm promenade and the long beach Zapillo. It is also a good starting point for the volcanic peninsula of Cabo de Gata or the desert of Tabernas.

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Alcaudete
37.591, -4.086
670 m / 2 198 ft

#11 Alcaudete

Historic city between olive groves

If you want to explore the smaller historical town in Andalusia, where there are not crowds of foreign tourists, Alcaudete is the right tip. Outside of the pretty square there is a well-preserved castle and a pretty church.

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Alcalá la Real
37.465, -3.924
1 030 m / 3 379 ft

#12 Alcalá la Real

City with a mighty fortress

The city of Alcalá la Real is located on an old trade route linking two Andalusian cities - Cordoba and Granada, so it is not surprising to find the huge Moorish fortress La Mota. On the hill of the same name is a huge church, like other city attractions

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36.864, -5.164
575 m / 1 886 ft

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Chipiona
36.731, -6.44
0 m / 0 ft

#14 Chipiona

City with a cathedral on the beach

The city of Chipiona is renowned for its two unique properties - the highest lighthouse in Spain and the cathedral standing directly on the beach. At the same time, it is an interesting starting point for Doñana National Park.

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Ardales
36.876, -4.845
460 m / 1 509 ft

#15 Ardales

Interesting Pueblo Blanco

The city of Ardales is a classic Andalusian pueblo blanco - a white village. It is situated around a significant rock formation on which, of course, the castle remains.

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Castro del Río
37.691, -4.482
235 m / 771 ft

#16 Castro del Río

A town with a picturesque castle

Castro del Río is a small town with a beautiful castle, an interesting church and a traditional picturesque Andalusian white architecture.

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Tarifa
36.008, -5.608
0 m / 0 ft

#17 Tarifa

The southernmost place of Europe

The town of Tarifa is the southernmost point of mainland Europe with a view to Africa. In addition, there are great "endless" beaches and a mighty fortress that is worth a visit.

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Gérgal
37.121, -2.539
760 m / 2 493 ft

#18 Gérgal

The starting point for Calar Alto

Small, little-visited town of Gérgal has a beautiful castle and a large church. It is also a good starting point for the Sierra de Los Filabres, especially to the Calar Alto Observatory (2 168 meters above sea level), which is also the highest point of the mountain range.

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