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Books about Andalucia

Andalucia, or is it Andalusia? Anyway, where do I start? Every year millions of people come to Andalucia to holiday in the virtually all year round sun. The majority probably do not venture far from the coast. On the other hand many do come for walking holidays (out of season!), visit cultural delights such as the Alhambra, the Grand Mosque in Cordoba or The Giralda in Seville, come for birdwatching and other activity holidays. In fact, Andalucia is full of cultural heritage and treasures.

There are hundreds of books about Andalucia, its provinces and cities and Offside stocks many of them and here we provide a small selection of our favourites, from crime fiction and novels to books about Andalucia’s history and culture and also a few of our favourite guide books.

Guide and Holiday Books about Andalucia


Andalucia – Footprint Travel Guide
Get to the heart of Andalucia with Footprint’s critically acclaimed, fully revised and updated 7th edition guide. Taking you through gleaming hill-top towns and on to quiet windswept beaches, while sampling some of the tastiest tapas and sweetest sherry on offer. Whether you want to experience authentic flamenco and fiesta’s aplenty, or just sit back and relax, this guide covers it all.

Málaga – Footprint Focus Guide

Málaga is best known for the legions of sun worshipers that visit each year, but there is much more to this cosmopolitan province. Gaze in to the dizzying depths of El Tajo gorge when you visit Ronda, enjoy the charm of white-washed villages where time has stood still, and admire the surreal rocks of the inland mountain ranges which have been twisted into odd shapes and sizes. Footprint Focus Málaga covers all the little-known gems that are often overlooked in this popular province, as well as popular destinations. Includes detailed information on sights and attractions and fascinating insights into the history and culture of the province. Only £3.49 with free local shipping!

History and Culture of Andalucia

Andalucia by Michael Jacobs

In this masterly book, now in a revised and updated fifth edition, Michael Jacobs looks with fresh eyes at all the traditional delights of Andalucia while doing full justice to the lesser-known aspects of the region. He examines the underrated local food and drink, the extraordinarily varied natural scenery, the composers and writers who created the romantic myths and legends of the nineteenth century, the strange legacy of Lorca and the Spanish Civil War. Andalucia’s Moorish remains, its outstanding prehistoric and classical heritage and its exuberant Renaissance and Baroque monuments make it one of the richest regions of Europe for the visitor. Nearly a hundred Andalucian villages and towns are described in the gazetteer, some of which – Seville, Granada, Cordoba and Cadiz – are as lovely and as haunting as anywhere in the world.

Offside has thousands of books in English about Spain, from books about Travels in Spain to Novels and Crime Fiction set in Spain and books for your Spanish Holiday requirements. Naturally we also have books about Spanish history, the Spanish Civil War, Flamenco, Learning Spanish and much more.

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