Immersed in a rich Moorish culture and historical influences, Andalucía’s architecture and cuisine takes you on an exotic journey through time and the land of The Stories of Thousand and One Night.
Seville, Córdoba, Granada, Cádiz, Huelva and Málaga are cities that will embark you on a journey of changing faces, yet keeping the charm that inhabits its magnificent buildings, narrow alleys and scented gardens transporting you back to the Moorish allure of the past while engaging in the true luxuries and amenities of the present.
Throughout Andalucía visitors can enjoy a variety of colorful landscapes depicting a mood which inspired the many famous works of the great Picasso.
Experience skiing down the slopes of the Sierra Nevada, where Europe’s most southerly ski resorts offer one of the longest ski seasons. Pack your bikini and head down to the western coastline of the Costa de la Luz. The sand here is finer and more golden than in the neighboring Costa del Sol. Explore the many hidden coves with crystal-clear turquoise waters, soft sands and hip bars.
The architectural expression of the Islamic civilization will transport you back in time embracing the greatness of the Alhambra, the beauty of the double arcades columns and horseshoe arches of the Mezquita, as well as the majestic gardens of the Real Alcázar. Your expert IKON guide will uncover these and many more architectural wonders as you meander down cobbled narrow streets.
Enjoy a day at a ´caseta´ in the Feria de Abril in Seville or ride on a horse-drawn carriage and see women dressed in bright flamenco dresses in the Feria de Jerez. Your private IKON guide will unlock the secrets of this pluralistic society, giving you an intimate glimpse of Spain’s ever changing faces. The passion embodied in the toreros while facing the fierceness of toros bravos at a performance, ´corrida´ at Plaza de la Maestranza would leave you expectant of what is an unfolding of skills, color and bravery. Follow the singing, hand clapping and finger snapping at a flamenco show and be mesmerized in this deeply rooted art form.
Enjoy fresh local produce in abundance, from delectable seafood, savory cheese, outstanding olive oil and world renowned Sherry wines. Vibrant vegetables used to produce famous dishes such as gazpacho, salmorejo and ajoblanco. And don’t leave without feasting on retinto beef in Cádiz and cured hams in Huelva.
Al-Andalus, awaits you.