Andalusia in Autumn is a Soul-Soothing Experience!
Driving through pretty countryside, stopping at a rustic eatery in a traditional white-washed village, sampling cheeses, olives, and rich velvety red wine. Does it get much better than this?
The weather is perfect, the crowds have diminished and there is plenty to explore. With a base in Marbella, you can get to know other parts of this charming Spanish region without commitment, and autumn is the ideal time – thanks to the clement weather.
Here are just some of the things that get us feeling emotional about Andalusia in the autumn.
Andalusian Architecture Complemented by a Perfect Sunset
The architecture in Andalusia is some of the most beautiful in the world. The Alhambra in Granada is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-see. The palace was built by the Moorish rulers of Granada and is an excellent example of Moorish architecture. The Mezquita in Cordoba is another example of the varied architectural influences present in Andalusia. The Mezquita was originally a mosque built by the Moors but was later converted into a Catholic cathedral.
Visit when the weather is arguably at its best and combine it with a picturesque sunset and you’re on to a winner!
The Alhambra Palace in Granada- Can you resist its charms?
Romantic Road Trips
There is something about a road trip that makes us feel young and free. Driving around the area is so much fun thanks to the variety on offer: Andalusia has a rich and complex history dating back centuries. From the Roman Empire to the Moorish Kingdoms, Andalusia has been a crossroads of cultures. This history is evident in the architecture, art, and food of the region. A walk through any city in Andalusia will transport you back in time but in autumn, the temperature hits that sweet spot where walking is more comfortable but the sun is shining.
Where should you go on your road trip? We recommend driving to a white-washed village in the hills or why not try a ride up to beautiful Ronda? Here is even more inspiration: 5 Scenic Drives From Marbella.
For the Love of Wine: Vineyards and Bodegas of Andalucía
If you love wine, or simply just want to see a pretty vineyard, then consider visiting one of the many you’ll find in Andalusia’s wine country. You’ve probably heard of Jerez, home of sherry but how about the hidden gem of Montilla in the Cordoba area? There’s actually a gorgeous wine route between Montilla and Puente Genil, steeped in history with plenty of wineries and bodegas to experience.
Andalusian Food is the Way to Our Heart
The food in Andalusia is mouth-wateringly good. From fresh seafood caught daily to traditional Spanish dishes like paella and gazpacho, there is something for everyone. Be sure to try a glass of fino sherry with your meal- it’s a regional specialty, and in autumn make sure to experience the delights of the harvest: seasonal vegetables, fruit and warming stews.
We still love the simple things in life, so sipping on chocolate con churros really fills our cup, in more ways than one! If you fancy doing this you won’t even need to leave Marbella: Take a walk around the dreamy old town and you will find plenty of venues for this delicacy on a crisp but sunny morning.
Andalusia is a place that will capture your heart. With its rich history, beautiful architecture, and delicious food, you might only be looking for fun but you’ll end up falling head over heels! You can grow fond of this special place at any time of year, but autumn is a magical season like no other.
If you want to organise a day trip, go exploring or learn more about Andalusia during your Swish holiday, we will be only too happy to help.
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