Many artists have one thing in common – they seek places that are doused in inspiring light. Gauguin on the South Sea island of Tahiti, Van Gogh in Arles, the South of France, Monet in Giverny – they all sought the perfect light.
Dominated by the Spanish Muslims, for many centuries Andalucía and the Alpujarras were considered to be the poor man’s part of Spain, owned by absent landlords. Poor farmers had a tough life on the land. In more recent times, however, the Alpujarras’ fortunes have changed and the area is known for its wonderful landscape, likened
The sun-scorched lands of Andalucía in southern Spain are brimming with secret gems, quirky sites and off-the-beaten-track delights. Vintage Travel explores some of Andalucía’s lesser-known treasures. Cave houses You may not fancy living in one, but the cave houses of Andalucía are well worth a visit. You can stand on a hill amongst numerous white
Panoramic vistas, traditional culture, the iconic Puente Nuevo 18th Century Bridge, and a dramatic gorge formed by the Guadalevin River are just some of the things that make the hilltop town of Ronda a ‘must see’ Andalusian destination. The gorge is 100 meters deep, and synonymous with this famous historic site.
The city of Granada in Andalusia is an incredible place to visit, with even its name sounding exotic! Though we have to admit, the jewel in Granada’s crown is the Alhambra Palace.
Often described as ‘the most charming city in Spain’, with its unique Moorish and Christian heritage everywhere you look, Seville in Andalusia is a city you simply have to visit. A city of beautiful streets full of culture, a cathedral with its bell tower of Giralda, the stunning Lebrija Palace, the Royal Alcazar Moorish fortress,
After the hot plains of central Spain, coming down to the lush countryside of Andalucía is like entering a different land. A wide vista of green and gold, with olive trees stretching into the distance, it would be easy to imagine that you are entering a dreamy land where nothing much goes on. But that
Some cities have a name that just resonates in your imagination, even if you have never been there. Seville is one of them and absolutely must be visited if you are a fan of culture, history and the vibrant Spanish way of life.
Together with Sanlucar de Barrameda, Chiclana, and Puerto de Santa Maria, Jerez forms what is known as the “sherry triangle”. The area is positioned midway between the sea and the mountains, and is perfect for growing white grapes. For anyone who likes a good Sherry, in the traditional tulip shaped glass (Copita), or in any glass for
Spring in Andalucía is like the awakening of body, soul and the land, in the vibrant country of Spain. It is the time of colour and fiestas, where people come together to celebrate the end of winter, not that it was ever that cold! Not only people, but the countryside awakens, it’s time to visit