Andalusia, Spain

United States
January 17, 2016 11:40pm CST
Federico Garcia Lorca, a poet, wrote of Andalusia, that it was a "dry land, quiet land of immense nights." My visit to this area was incredible. The Moors ruled this area for 800 years and their influence is undeniable. Flamenco dancers and singers, which we were able to see in a couple shows, abound here and the Moorish palaces dot the landscape. The Andalusia mountain ranges come down to the Alboran Sea, part of the Mediterranean Sea. We saw almond trees and mimosa trees, which surrounded Ronda, the site of Spain's oldest bull ring Granada was the Moor's last stronghold, taken by Catholic monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, who are actually buried there in the city's cathedral, Alhambra, a Moorish masterpiece of architecture which still stands in Granada, overlooking the city in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. What a beautiful part of this world, Andalusia.
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@JudyEv (136608)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 16
The Andalusian horse originated in this area too as far as I'm aware.