Do you want to find out some little-known interesting facts about Andalucia’s most famous towns, cities and pastimes? Which films were shot in Seville, why the Mezquita was built with its pillared arches, which Beatle loved Almeria, who brought golf to Andalucia?
Our Fascinating Facts series are five snippet-sized unusual pieces of information about well-known places you’re likely to visit while you’re in Andalucia.
Did you know that a English landscape artist whose paintings are in Tate Britain lived in the hilltown? More >
A German prince set this glamorous resort with famously clement climate on the road to fame and fortune. More >
From the Romans to the Moors, the Spanish Inquisition, and two Expos: Andalucia’s capital city has seen it all. More >
Being banned under Franco wasn’t enough to stop one of Andalucia’s craziest parties.
A new mosque has revived the city’s links with its Muslim past, where baths bloomed and the Alhambra’s designs carried messages. More >
As well as the castles and Picasso, did you know there’s an English cemetery where writer Gerald Brenan is buried? More >
Andalucia’s least-known provincial capital, renowned for its olive oil, still has its Moorish baths. More >
This unspoiled beach town with vast prehistoric caverns is close to the Axarquia’s pretty hilltop villages. More >
Natural and historical wonders in and around this medieval hill town, from dolmens to flamingoes. More >
Over 100 golf courses, from desert to mountain to seaside; and (like football) it all started with the Brits in Huelva. More >