Culture in the alternative
Costa del Sol

The Axarquia has plenty of culture for anyone looking for a more interesting type of holiday.

Evidence of a rich history influenced heavily by the Moorish occupation from 711 to 1492 is dotted around the region from the white villages with their typically confusing mazy winding streets to the fortresses and coastal watchtowers, and most stunning of all, the Moorish palaces of Granada and Malaga. Following the Moors the Catholic Kings gave rise to a variety of quaint churches and stunning cathedrals. See our sightseeing guide for more information.

Coastal Watchtower The deeply religious culture still predominates today and is celebrated in glorious style at the various town ferias. To make sure that you don't miss out on the opportunity to join in the fun click on our fiestas page.

The Spanish love the arts and most towns have opportunities to enjoy concerts etc. locally. The sensuous traditional dance steps of the gypsies from Seville have developed Flamenco into the most internationally recognised image of Spain.

If you would like more information you should visit the esflamenco web site for the definative guide to Flamenco.

Flamenco dresses

For more information on how to enjoy Flamenco or the arts in the Axarquia see our destination guides.