Andalucia is the beating heart of Spain. There’s an atmosphere here like nowhere else – the charm and tradition is unmistakable whether you’re marvelling at colossal Moorish monuments in one of the spectacular cities, watching a fiery flamenco performance in a cave house or wandering around a sun-dappled olive grove estate.

In Inland Andalucia, the region’s 500 miles of coastline gives way to huge forests, rolling hills and mountain peaks. Things take on an epic scale. There’s the remarkable Alhambra palace and fortress; the dramatic city of Ronda, dramatically perched across a deep gorge; and Spain’s highest mountain range: the soaring Sierra Nevada. Then there’s the food. Andalucia’s diverse landscape means there’s plenty of variety and chefs in the region pride themselves on mouth-watering local produce like Iberian ham, fried fish, sherry and, of course, the finest olive oil. With so much to see, experience and taste, Andalucia is one of those places that gets under your skin.