The southern coast of Portugal offers a wide variety of beaches on a vast coastline. Albufeira, Faro, Lagos and Tavira are some of the towns which make up this area of Spain’s neighbouring country where the rock formations trace out a landscape with large cliffs.
The town of Pera (Portugal) holds the summer-long festival called Fiesa, a curious exhibition of sand sculptures. This event is unique and attracts thousands of visitors every year.
The village of Rocío (in Almonte, Huelva) is where the El Rocío Pilgrimage is celebrated, one of the most famous religious events in Spain, which brings together thousands of people every year about May time. It is a small village with dirt roads, where horses and flamenco singing are the protagonists during the pilgrimage.
The architecture of Seville’s public buildings is down to its significant role throughout history, as a result buildings as important as the Torre de Oro (Golden Tower), Alcázar (Palace), Town Hall, Archivo de Indias (Archive of the Indies), Palacio de San Telmo (San Telmo Palace) and the Fábrica de Tabacos (Tobacco Factory).
The Doñana Natural Park is a mosaic of ecosystems which house a biodiversity unique in Europe. The highlight is the marshlands, of extraordinary importance as a stopover place, breeding ground and winter home for thousands of European and African birds. Unique species live in the park, which are in serious danger of extinction, such as the Spanish Imperial Eagle and the Iberian Lynx.
You can see the park on foot, horseback, camel, 4x4 or segway.
The Castillo de las Guardas Nature Reserve is the habitat of a thousand animals from six continents. There is a train ride or car trip of about 15 km accompanied by lions, bears, elephants and zebras.
The Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Nature Park is located in the far north of the province of Huelva, comprising 28 different municipalities. It is important to visit the Gruta de las Maravillas (Grotto of Marvels), a pretty cave of stalactites with a large underground lake. It is located at the entrance to the town.
Jerez is considered to be one of the birthplaces of flamenco in Andalusia, which also offers fascinating horse shows at the Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art) and interesting wine tours in the famous wine and brandy cellars in Jerez.