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Hidden gems of andalucia


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In this presentation I aim to offer some alternatives to the highly saturated touristic offering in Andalusia. Most foreign tourists only know a few places in Andalusia, mostly for sun, beach and Golf. There is much more than that!!

There is actually so much that I could only include here very few of them. I have focused on the east part of Andalucia as it is where I am from and, hence, I know better. There is spectacular places also in western Andalucia.

There are still a few hidden gems in Andalusia that are beautiful and full of our culture. That doesn’t mean you are not going to find other tourists, or that there will be no good hotels or facilities. It just means it will be less crowded, and you will be able to experience a bit more of the Andalusian spirit. The ones in this presentation are some of my favourites out-of-the-beaten-track places! Enjoy!

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Hidden gems of andalucia

  1. 1. Hidden Gems of the South of SpainBecause there is more than Flamenco, beach and Paella By @Jesus_MGarcia
  2. 2. Andalucía?
  3. 3.  One of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain  Formed by 8 of the 50 provinces in Spain  8.5 million people – most populated region of Spain  It’s 87,270 km² (Ireland island is 84,420 km²)Sierra de Grazalema: Tabernas Desert:rainiest point of the The only true Desert inwhole peninsula Europe.2,200 mm Less than 250 mm
  4. 4. The hidden places • Úbeda y Baeza Tabernas and Alpujarra Sorbas Granadina • • El Chorro • Ronda •
  5. 5. Úbeda y Baeza • Úbeda y Baeza
  6. 6. Úbeda y Baeza Location: Both cities from the province of Jaén Added to the World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO Best representation of the Spanish Renaissance The province of Jaén is the producer of the best Olive Oilin the world Natural monuments in the surrounding area: “La CañadaReal del Paso” or “la Dehesa del Moro”.
  7. 7. Úbeda y Baeza UNESCO added both of them to the World Heritage Sites
  8. 8. Tabernas Desert and Sorbas Tabernas and Sorbas •
  9. 9. Tabernas Desert  Location: Province of Almería Only true Desert in Europe < 250 mm of rain a year  Setting for many Hollywood and Spaghetti Western films Mini-Hollywood •
  10. 10. Tabernas Desert
  11. 11. Sorbas Caves One of the ONLY Three Gypsum Karst Caves in the world.Very good English web about Almeria:http://www.unique-almeria.comWebsite for tours in the province:http://www.james-cook.esWeb of Cuevas de Sorbas:
  12. 12. Alpujarra Granadina Alpujarra Granadina •
  13. 13. Alpujarra Granadina  Location: Provinces of Granada  Route of the Alpujarra’s White Villages  Villages of Barranco de Poqueira (Poqueira’s Gorge) Capileira Pampaneira Bubión
  14. 14. Alpujarra Granadina Hiking Eating RelaxingCheck this websites: Fuente Agria – A natural source of sparkling water
  15. 15. Ronda Ronda •
  16. 16. Ronda Location: Provinces of Malaga About 100 km from the capital A town built on a canyon Three main bridges over the canyon: • The New (Puente Nuevo) • The Old (Puente Viejo) • The Roman (Puente Romano)
  17. 17. RondaEl Tajo de Ronda “Balcon del coño”
  18. 18. El Chorro El Chorro •
  19. 19. El Chorro Near Antequera. One of the best Rock Climbing Spots in Europe Caminito del Rey (King’s Little way) it’s considered one of most dangerouspathways in the world. Watch this:
  20. 20. El ChorroIf you are not in adventurous mood – Guadalhorce artificial Lake
  21. 21. Final Notes  Best time to go to Andalucía: April – June (or Septmber – November)  City tourism: Seville, Córdoba, Cádiz, Granada… etc.  Other places worth visit: • Sierra de Grazalema, and the white villages route • Antequera: The city, El Torcal and the Dolmens • Caves of Nerja • Parque Natural de Doñana • Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata • Sierra de Cazorla • and 1,000 more!!
  22. 22. Thank You!For more info: