Andalusia, aroma of incense and orange blossom

Each Easter, the Andalusian streets make vibrate the senses and the beaches, parks and heritage cities are getting ready to receive their visitors. Breathe in the subtle aroma that permeates the city of Malaga, a mixture of incense and orange blossoms and experience the deep routed tradition of andalusian Easter processions.

With the arrival of spring Andalusia transforms and the Andalusians get out into the streets to celebrate the “Passion” in the midst of popular fervor. Religious images of great artistic wealth are carried through the streets amid the warm light of candles during the easter processions.

The traditional, multitudinous “Madrugá” in Seville is a unique experience; live the passion with “El Cautivo” in Malaga; go after the passing of “Christ of the Gypsies” in the hills of Sacromonte in Granada; witness the solemnity of the Good Friday with “Santo Encierro” in Huelva; witness the departure of “El Abuelo” from the cathedral of Jaen; feel the passion and commitment of brotherhood and fraternity in Cadiz; walk the streets of Cordoba among the silence and the song of a “Saeta” or witness meetings of the brotherhoods of Almeria.

The traveler who chooses to stay in Andalusia during the Holy Week has a host of proposals to enjoy a memorable vacation. The plurality and complementarity of tourism offers, climate, communications and hotel infrastructure and the hospitality of the people have converted Andalusia into one of the preferred tourist destinations in Europe.

Andalusia, with more than 800 kilometers of coastline, reveals beaches which are amazing for their variety of landscapes; from the wide sandy beaches of the provinces of Cadiz and Huelva, to the cliffs and hidden bays between the coast of Granada, Costa del Sol or Almeria.
Moreover, the diversity, size and the environmental wealth of the Andalusian territory are impressive. In Andalusia are situated the highest peaks of the Iberian Peninsula in Sierra Nevada; extensive wetlands and the marshes of the Guadalquivir; the dense forests of the Natural Park Sierra de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas or the volcanic deserts and uninhabited stretches of coast, like the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata in Almeria.

The cultural wealth of Andalusia will transport you to the earliest ages, with an important archaeological heritage of different cultures and civilizations which settled in this beautiful and rich land of southern Spain.
The Alhambra in Granada, the Mosque of Cordoba and the Giralda in Seville are monumental milestones of mankind, a vast artistic legacy inherited from an ancient history. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy either the cities of Ubeda and Baeza in Jaen, both World Heritage Sites, or towns like Arcos de la Frontera in Cadiz, Ronda in Malaga and Moguer in Huelva.

And if your passion is golf, Andalusia is the best Spanish region to practice this sport. The excellent climate allows you to play golf during all months of the year. The fields are located in privileged areas, with landscapes of great beauty or nearby tropical beaches.

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