Axis between Europe and Africa and meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, this region has been coveted by many different cultures throughout history and prehistory.
The region of Andalusia has a surface area of 87,268 km² and represents 17.3% of Spain. It is, on its own, larger than countries like Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Austria or Switzerland.
The diversity of landscapes and geographical terrain gives rise to an array of environments that go from the heat of the Guadalquivir River valley through to luxuriant mid-mountain areas, volcanic landscapes such as the Tabernas desert, and the snow-capped peaks of Sierra Nevada.
The Guadalquivir is Andalusia’s most important river and brings life to many areas in its journey across the region.
In barely forty kilometers you can go from Alpine mountain landscapes to tropical areas on the shores of the Mediterranean. The coast of Andalusia stretches for almost 900 kilometres and is home to a large number of cities, towns and beaches that are a delight to visit.
The whole ensemble represents a range of attractions for tourists that goes from impressive monuments in large towns to typical small villages, which have provided a constant source of inspiration for all kinds of artists.
Andalusia today is a modern region with well-developed infrastructure. It offers a warm welcome to visitors and, while conscious of the need to modernise and move forward with the times, it is also careful to take care of its roots and maintain its important cultural heritage and monuments, legacy of the region’s ancestors.
Andalusia is the main holiday destination for Spanish nationals and one of the principal destinations for overseas tourists. Don’t miss it. Andalusia loves you…
For more information visit: www.andalucia.org and www.juntadeandalucia.es/turismoycomercio/opencms/
JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA - CONSEJERIA DE TURISMO Y COMERCIO,
Calle Juan Antonio de Vizarron s/n
Sevilla 41092 Spain
telephone +34 955 06 51 00
CONTACT PERSON 1:
Sistema de Análisis y Estadística del Turismo de Andalucía (SAETA) Empresa Pública Turismo y Deporte de Andalucía
Consejería de Turismo y Comercio Junta de Andalucía
CONTACT PERSON 2:
Manuel Nogales Orozco
Unit on European Funds
Ministry of Tourism and Sport
Nov 27, 2017
Which is the Role of Regions and local communities on the development of Sustainable Religious Tourism? Mr Patrick Torrent, Catalonia Region intervened during the International Congress on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, organised in Fatima by the UNWTO in the framework of the International Year on Sustainable Tourism Development (IYSTD) 2017.
Nov 27, 2017
The MOVE Conference 2017 has been the opportunity for NECSTouR to transmit what its members are doing for the development of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Tourism, sharing and influencing regional policies when it comes to implementation to SDGs.
Nov 10, 2017
On the 8th of November, the three leading regions of the initiative "Digitalisation and Safety for Tourism" had the opportunity to attend the 2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation organised in the framework of the Conference GROW your REGIOn on the 8-9 November in Valencia.