Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of Andalusia and of the province of Seville. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir. The inhabitants of the city are known as Sevillanos. Seville is more than 2,000 years old. The passage of the various civilizations, instrumental in its growth, has left the city a distinct personality, and a large and well-preserved historical center. Although it has a strong medieval, renaissance and baroque heritage, the city received heavy influences from Arabic culture.
Ronda is located at the most northwest side of the province of Malaga (Andalusia - Spain), at a basin surrounded by mountains standing together and with a middle altitude, giving to Ronda a magical character, that, together with its climatic, hydrologic, vegetation and ground characteristics has influenced it among its rich and diverse history.
Its origin, according to archaeological findings in the old city space belongs to the Neolithic age. Despite of this, the presence of the human being in this land can be explained at a previous time. A proof of this are the sites found at caves, being the most important the one found at the Pileta's Cave, which is one of the best cave's paintings examples of all the Paleolithic age in Andalusia.
During the recent Prehistory a lot of human settlements are founded. This fact is proofed by the existence and conservation through the time of archaeological rests that can still be admired nowadays, being represented by some of its most relevant and monumental artistic examples, like the megalithic Necropolis: Dolmen of El Chopo and Encinas Borrachas among others. It will be also at that time when the most important human settlements of the region will be well defined: Acinipo and Ronda, but its rise and important time will arrive later. The time of Acinipo will be at the Roman Empire Age and the Ronda time will be at the Middle Age.
Cordoba, once capital of Moorish Spain, is now the main city of this province in the centre of Andalusia. The Guadalquivir River, flowing slower here in its middle section, crosses the province from east to west, irrigating a broad plain that is home to crops of cereals, vines and olives. Towards the north, the Campiña region of countryside rises towards the last peaks of the Sierra Morena Mountains, with thick forest and prime hunting areas. To the south, the Campiña again gains altitude as it approaches the mountains of the Subbética range. This limy terrain is the setting for extensive olive groves and stately white towns and villages with beautiful Baroque architecture.
The mountainous landscape provides shelter to a varied array of fauna. The province of Cordoba contains the remnants of its Iberian, Roman and Moorish past, and is rich in traditions; it has a wealth of monuments and heritage, and its gastronomy has undergone a considerable renaissance in recent years, recovering a range of traditional cuisine.
Granada is the capital of the province Andalusia and has 250,000 inhabitants. Granada means in Spanish pomegranate, and this fruit is the symbol of the city. Granada is beautifully situated on hills at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and has a turbulent history.The city was founded in the 8th century by the Moors. When they lost a large part of their conquests in Spain in the 13 th century, Granada became the capital of what remained of Moorish Spain. It was the beginning of a period in which Granada became the Centre of art, culture and science.
Malaga La Bella, Malaga the Beautiful as the city is known, stands at the centre of the basin of the same name, between the mountains, the River Guadalhorce and the coastal strip which leads to the Axarquia region. Throughout Malaga's history, its privileged geographic situation has attracted travellers, merchants, settlers and warriors who have left their mark on what is now a cosmopolitan, universal, open, relaxed and hospitable city.
Its places of interest are far too numerous to mention in detail, but here is a brief summary: