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Region in Spain

Breathtaking natural scenery and influences from the medieval Arab world fill this historic and sensuous land of flamenco, troubadours and Moorish architecture.

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Ronda, Andalucia

Why move to Andalucia?

Medieval cities, unspoiled towns and glamorous coastal regions make for some very good living in this sun-drenched land of flamenco, Moorish architecture and excellent food and drink.

Andalucia is a vast region in Southern Spain and is the area that best embodies what we have come to associate with Spanish culture. The birthplace of flamenco, this ancient sun-drenched land of wild olives, orange blossoms, romantic troubadours, daredevil bullfighters, and haunted, wailing voices retains a classically Spanish character. These classical ‘Spanish’ elements are themselves the result of a fusion of cultural influences – for 8 centuries Andalucia fermented a strange brew of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The Moorish influence was especially potent, spreading its motifs and intricate patterns across the region’s architecture, suffusing the food with North African spices, and inspiring the development of flamenco music with Arabian stringed instruments and poetry. The blend of Moorish, Christian, and Jewish influences can still be felt in the region today, especially in Andalucia’s ‘Golden Triangle’ (Seville, Cordoba, and Granada).

With such a rich history, it’s no wonder the region is bursting with museums, with collections spanning archaeology, art, history, science, sport, and even wine. Andalucia also has seven world heritage sites, including beautiful palaces, medieval cities and towns, and ancient burial sites.

Lovers of sport can take part in a vast array of sporting activities offered throughout the region, but golfers, in particular, are well-advised to consider relocating here as Andalucia is one of Europe’s foremost golfing destinations.

With warm weather year round, and more than 500 miles of coastline (70% of which is comprised of sandy beaches) Andalucia is perfect for those seeking a place in the sun. The region is also filled with historic cities and unspoiled villages and towns. Getting around is easy, with excellent public transport links including high speed rail, and modern, comfortable, inexpensive buses running through even the more remote areas. Travelling by train is another brilliant option, with very good rail infrastructure in the region, reliable services, and modern, comfortable trains.

Where to live in Andalucia

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Cadiz Province

Province in Andalucia

Discover historical Spain in this Andalucían province of ancient cities, pretty whitewashed towns, rugged mountains and majestic coastline.

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Malaga Province

Province in Andalucia

Discover gorgeous beaches and luxurious living along the Costa del Sol, and edgy urban arts and cutting-edge cuisine in Malaga city.

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Almeria Province

Province in Andalucia

One of Europe’s most unique regions, with a rich landscape, deep history and dozens of lesser known towns and villages; in Almeria you’ll discover a new side of Spain.

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Granada Province

Province in Andalucia

Granada’s diverse landscape and climate means you can ski on the snowy mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada in the morning and sunbathe on the Costa Tropical in the afternoon.

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Costa del Sol

Costa in Malaga Province

The vibrant city of Malaga, famous resorts, glitzy Marbella and pretty white inland villages – the ‘Costa’ has so much to offer.

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Costa Tropical

Costa in Granada Province

You’ll never get bored of this varied landscape of golden beaches, rugged cliffs, and snow-capped mountains, where tropical fruits grow in abundance and the sun shines 320 days a year.

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Jaen Province

Province in Andalucia

Tucked away in inland Andalucia, the fertile province of Jaen is famous for its olives, which produce some of the finest olive oil in the world.

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