Andalucia and Costa Del Sol by Jeffrey Kennedy PDF

By Jeffrey Kennedy

ISBN-10: 1405302704

ISBN-13: 9781405302708

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D Map C3 Sierra Nevada Spain’s highest mountains and Europe’s southernmost ski resort can be found in this national park. It’s a wonderful area for hiking, horse-riding and mountain biking (see pp32–3). Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Park This part of the Sierra Morena in Huelva Province is very rural in character; traditions cling tighter here, notably the culinary techniques that give rise to its worldfamous ham, jamón ibérico. Sierra Nevada 44 Parque Natural de la Sierra de Cardeña y Montoro This beautiful park is home to prolific forests of holm oak, cork and pine.

The arches provide shade for a number of cafés and tapas bars, where you can sit and admire the brick façades with their wroughtiron balconies. d Map D3 Plaza Nueva Plaza Nueva, Granada Located at the base of both the Alhambra hill and the Albaicín (see pp8–13), and providing views along the banks of the river that runs beneath the city, this is a great place to while away the time. There are street performers, an endless stream of people and plenty of cafés with tables on terraces. d Map Q2 Paseo de la Constitución, Baeza Plaza de la Corredera Baeza’s hub for strollers and café-goers is all along this oblong central promenade.

Moorish inventors also developed revolutionary devices such as the astrolabe and the quadrant, essential for navigation. Arabic numerals were introduced, as well as algebra (from al-jebr, meaning “reuniting broken parts”) and the algorithm. Baños Arabes, Ronda These Moorish baths feature horseshoe arches, typical of Arabic architecture (see pp24–5). Medina Azahara, Córdoba Sadly now in ruins, this one-time splendid palace epitomized the city’s glory in the 10th century (see p119). Almonaster La Real The village’s mosque is one of Andalucía’s finest, with great views from the minaret (see p90).

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