Due to the celebration of the Day of Andalusia on Friday the 28th of February and taking into consideration how much most of you love our region, this week we wanted to share with you a few interesting facts about Andalusia you might not know:
- Andalusia is the Spanish region with the greatest number of inhabitants. It is also the second in surface.
- There are more than 70 bullrings in Andalusia. The most important one is the Real Maestranza in Sevilla.
- Sherry wine comes from Jerez de la Frontera in Cadiz, a place also famous for its beautiful horses.
- The town of Jabugo, in Huelva, is the most famous place in Spain and Andalusia for its high quality and delicious ham.
- Christopher Columbus started in Huelva his travel to America.
- Are you aware you can ski in Andalusia? Sierra Nevada (Granada) is Europe’s most southerly ski resort.
- The Mulhacen in Sierra Nevada is the highest peak on mainland Spain at 3478 metres above sea level.
- The Grazalema area in Cadiz is the place in Spain where it rains the most.
- In Andalusia there are 111 golf courses, of which 66 are in the Malaga region. Malaga is the province with more golf courses in Spain and Andalusia.
- Tarifa is a surfers’ and windsurfers’ paradise due to its windy nature.
- One of the world’s biggest bird migrations takes place each spring in Andalusia when thousands of birds cross the Strait of Gibraltar.
- It is not difficult to see dolphins and whales off the coast of Andalusia as the population of both species is quite large here, especially on the Coast of Malaga, Cadiz and Huelva.
We know you do not need many reasons or excuses to visit Andalusia, but we are certain that after reading all these interesting facts now you can’t wait for your next holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola.