The birthplace of flamenco dancing, Andalusia boasts breathtaking typography and a rich cultural identity. Andalusian hotels are abundant in the province and perfectly encapsulate the unique charm of this beautiful region. Boasting the hottest summers in Spain thanks to its sun-kissed Mediterranean climate, endless mountain ranges and a wealth of cultural attractions, the region welcomes millions of visitors every year. With centuries-old experience of treating travelers to food and lodging, paradores hotels continue the glorious tradition of hospitality. Other popular destinations for paradores are northern Spain and Galicia.
Paradores in Andalusia: Most important cities at a glance
Galleries, museums and festivals in Malaga
Costa del Sol is well-known for its sun-drenched beaches, palm-lined streets and azure blue sea. Some of Spain’s most beautiful scenery is encapsulated in the Costa del Sol, which stretches for 159 kilometers. The city of Malaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso, plays host to the Spanish Film Festival and boats numerous cultural attractions such as the Center of Contemporary Art Museum (CAC) and the Picasso Museum. April is a great time to visit the region as this is when the Malaga Fair and the Easter Week take place.
World Heritage attractions in Seville
Located on the southern bank of the Guadalquivir River, Seville is the largest city in Andalusia and boasts luxury paradores that reflect the historical, monumental and cultural heritage of the city. Shaped by the Moorish invasion and trade boom of the 16th Century, Seville sparkles with orange tree-lined streets, souring churches, and ancient history. There is no better way to experience the unmatched hospitality of Seville than by rubbing shoulders with the locals over a glass of wine, tapas or flamenco dancing. Lively streets and squares in Triana and La Macarena are beset with traditional culture. The cathedral, the Reales Alcázares Palace and the General Archive of the Indies all enjoy UNESCO World heritage designations.
Moorish flair and eco-tourism in Granada
Where else but in Granada can you ski while enjoying views of the ocean? Boasting both coastline and snow-capped mountains, Granada has a distinctive natural setting and is home to nature parks of which the Sierra Nevada National Park is the most well-known. Nestled snugly at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, Granada is a great hiking, skiing and eco-tourism destination. Like Seville, Granada also has an unmistakable Moorish charm, and boasts Renaissance architectural gems alongside modern infrastructures and an abundance of historic hotels. Enjoy Granada’s flair in one of its famous teahouses, survey the beautiful Moorish architecture in the winding streets of Albaicín, one of the oldest cultural centers, or explore the sprawling Alhambra palace and the stunning Generalife gardens.