Relaxing on golden sandy beaches, visiting cities with a fascinating history, hiking in nature parks or discovering ancestral traditions … Each season offers a unique experience of Andalusia. The details of the climate, the weather and the festivities, to choose your travel dates according to your wishes for adventure.
Although Andalusia can be visited all year round, the best months to discover southern Spain are April, May and June, as well as September and October, when temperatures are mild and the landscape is colorful. The climate along the coast is temperate, while the winters inland are harsh and the summers hot. In July and August, temperatures can easily reach 36 ° C in Seville and Cordoba. From December to February, the thermometer shows 16 ° C on the coasts and 13 ° C in Granada.
Visit Andalusia in the spring
Spring is one of the best seasons to visit Andalusia. To Grenade, where temperatures fluctuate between 18 ° C and 25 ° C from March to May, you can discover the Alhambra, a symbol of Andalusian history and culture. Take a walk through the city streets, get lost in the narrow passages of the Moorish neighborhoods of Albaicín and Sacromonte, and end your visit with a stop at the Mirador de San Nicolás, from where you have a fantastic view of the city. The mild climate, the sunny days and the various festivities do Seville a perfect destination in April where the thermometer shows 24 ° C. You can discover the city’s monuments, including the Cathedral of Santa María de la Sede, the Giralda and the Real Alcázar, which are located in the same area. Take a walk through María Luisa Park and watch the sunset over Plaza de España, Seville’s most beautiful square. You can also take part in the Semana Santa processions, which take place from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Fifteen days after this “Holy Week”, the Sevillians celebrate the Feria de Abril, a very popular festival that lasts a week with traditional costumes, dances, flamenco and street parades.
Going to Andalusia in the summer
The tourist activity is in full swing in the summer. Temperatures are around 36 ° C, although they are generally milder along the coast due to the wind blowing almost constantly. To Huelva and in its province you can visit the Marismas del Río Piedras nature reserve and relax on the beaches of El Rompido, Punta Umbría and Matalascañas in Almonte to escape the overly suffocating heat of the city center. On the way south you will find the coast Cadiz and the stunning beaches of Zahara de Los Atunes, Caños de Meca, Faro de Trafalgar and Valdevaqueros. By taking advantage of water at 23 ° C you can practice windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing, especially in Tarifa, a city famous for its fortress. In August became Costa del Sol draws travelers to the beautiful beaches of Marbella, Puerto Banús, Fuengirola, Benalmádena and Torremolinos to the west. To the east, the towns of Torre del Mar, Torrox, Nerja, the beaches of Maro and the picturesque white village of Frigiliana are also worth a visit. Do not miss participating in Feria de Malaga ! September is ideal for visits Almeria and its province, which offers more than 100 km of spectacular beaches and coves, as well as a magnificent natural park, Cabo de Gata.
Travel in Andalusia in the fall
The Andalusian autumn is characterized by pleasant temperatures that fluctuate between 20 ° C and 25 ° C. Largest protected area in Spain, l, in the province Jaen, offers spectacular hiking trails. Visit Sierra Norte Nature Parkstroll along the fabulous Vias Verdesand head out into the Sierra de Hornachuelos, in the province of Cordoba. If you are in Granada, you can visitAlpujarra , a 70 km wide valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, packed with villages of authentic charm. As in the spring, the cities are particularly pleasant to visit and retain all their character.
Visit Andalusia in the winter
In December, all the cities of Andalusia are decorated with Christmas lights and decorations. You will be able to taste the typical delicacies at this year’s closing party, such as polvoronerthem mantecados and turrones… Visit in January Sierra Nevada National Park, in the province of Granada, where the temperature is around 15 ° C. What is the largest national park in Spain is also the southernmost protected area in Europe, where you can admire magnificent snowy landscapes while skiing and snowboarding. Do not miss to discover the villages of Ubeda and Baeza, both classified as World Heritage Sites by Unesco.