Climate in Andalusia
Andalusia sits at a latitude between 36Â° and 38Â° 44' N, in the warm-temperate region. In general, it experiences a Mediterranean climate, with dry summers influenced by the Azores High, but subject to occasional torrential rains and extremely hot temperatures.2728 In the winter, the tropical anticyclones move south, allowing cold polar fronts to penetrate the region. Still, within Andalusia there is considerable climatic variety. From the extensive coastal plains one may pass to the valley of the Guadalquivir, barely above sea level, then to the highest altitudes in the Iberian peninsula in the peaks of the Sierra Nevada. In a mere 50 km (31 mi) one can pass from the subtropical coast of the province of Granada to the snowy peaks of MulhacÃ©n. Andalusia also includes both the dry Tabernas Desert in the province of AlmerÃa and the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park in the province of CÃ¡diz, which experiences Spain's greatest rainfall.29303132
Annual rainfall in the Sierra de Grazalema has been measured as high as 4,346 millimetres (171.1 in) in 1963, the highest ever recorded for any location in Iberia.33 Andalusia is also home to the driest place in continental Europe, the Cabo de Gata, with only 117 millimetres (4.6 in) of rain per year.
In general, as one goes from west to east, away from the Atlantic, there is less precipitation.33 "Wet Andalusia" includes most of the highest points in the region, above all the Sierra de Grazalema but also the SerranÃa de Ronda in western MÃ¡laga. The valley of the Guadalquivir has moderate rainfall. The Tabernas Desert in AlmerÃa, Europe's only true desert, has less than 75 days with any measurable precipitation, and some particular places in the desert have as few as 50 such days. Much of "dry Andalusia" has more than 300 "sunny" days a year.
The average temperature in Andalusia throughout the year is over 16 Â°C (61 Â°F). Averages in the cities range from 15.1 Â°C (59.2 Â°F) in Baeza to 19.1 Â°C (66.4 Â°F) in AlmerÃa.34 Much of the Guadalquivir valley and the Mediterranean coast has an average of about 18 Â°C (64 Â°F). The coldest month is January when Granada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada experiences an average temperature of 6.4 Â°C (43.5 Â°F). The hottest are July and August, with an average temperature of 28.5 Â°C (83.3 Â°F) for Andalusia as a whole. CÃ³rdoba is the hottest provincial capital, followed by Seville.35
Malaga - worth to see
The old historic centre of MÃ¡laga reaches the harbour to the south. In the north it is surrounded by mountains, the Montes de MÃ¡laga (part of the Baetic Cordillera) lying in the southern base of the AxarquÃa hills, and two rivers, the Guadalmedina ? the historic center is located on its left bank ? and the Guadalhorce, which flows west of the city into the Mediterranean.
The oldest architectural remains in the city are the walls of the Phoenician city, which are visible in the cellar of the Museo Picasso MÃ¡laga.
The Roman theatre of MÃ¡laga, which dates from the 1st century BC, was rediscovered in 1951.19
The Moors left posterity the dominating presence of the Castle of Gibralfaro, which is connected to the Alcazaba, the lower fortress and royal residence. Both were built during the Taifa period (11th century) and extended during the Nasrid period (13th and 14th centuries). The Alcazaba stands on a hill within the city. Originally, it defended the city from the incursions of pirates. Later, in the 11th century, it was completely rebuilt by the Hammudid dynasty.20 Occupying the eastern hillside that rises from the sea and overlooks the city, the Alcazaba was surrounded by palms and pine trees.
An unforgettable taste of Spain
Many travelers said that in Spain you can find everything what is needed to gather wonderful memories from the trip. It turns out that the country enchants all comers not only how their pleasantly warm climate, but also the cultural rich and tasty kitchen, concealing the fruits of the sea, sweet oranges and hundreds of other celestial even ingredients. To all this experience, you just have to embark on a journey to Spain! Today let us see to it that our vacation was spent right there! Let's hurry, because volunteers do not miss, and yet surely each of us wants to have a place in a beautiful luxury hotel located on the sea ...