Andalusia is an essential destination for holidays in Spain. You really have to visit the south, because it’s home to some of the world’s most famous historic sites, a really delicious culinary tradition, unique Arab heritage, picture postcard villages of whitewashed houses, a wealth of shops selling artisan products, and a bustling street life with a cheerful atmosphere you won't find anywhere else.
Andalusia is the second largest region of Spain. It measures 500 kilometres from end to end, so it would be impossible to see everything in a week. But seven days is enough to see many of its most famous cities and other charming places
We suggest beginning your journey in Malaga, a lively city and beach resort on the Costa del Sol which makes an ideal starting point. As well as seeing the city, if you plan to spend more time there, you can always spend at least a day soaking up the sun on one of its 16 beaches, such as La Malagueta.
After lunch - we suggest local dishes like gazpacho or tiny fried fish - you could spend the afternoon in one of Malaga’s famous museums (the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the Picasso Museum… Did you know the famous painter Pablo Picasso was born here?). Another option is a visit to the famous shopping street Calle Larios.
Before it gets dark, this is a good time to visit the harbour area and La Farola (a 200-year-old lighthouse), a symbol of the city, which fabulous views from the top. The Centre Pompidou is close by, as is Muelle Uno, a shopping area where you can make any last-minute purchases. As night falls, what could be better than dinner in one of the restaurants by the sea?