By Jeffrey Kennedy

Your convenient consultant to all you must find out about Andalucia and the Costa Del Sol. From altering landscapes to neighborhood city fiestas, the "Top 10" is your crucial consultant to exploring the quarter on any funds for any age. Packed filled with modern lists the consultant offers enormous quantities of pictures, certain maps, and the interior wisdom that would make your journey unforgettable

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Casa del Rey Moro A visit to the gardens of this 18th-century mansion (below), built on the foundations of a Moorish palace, will provide wonderful views. Palacio del Marqués de Salvatierra Another 18th-century mansion sports an ornate façade with a carved stone portal. The upper section is adorned with four squat figures (left) that may represent South American Indians. Puente Viejo & Puente de San Miguel The Puente Viejo (Old Bridge) dates from 1616 and is thought to be a rebuilding of a Roman span, though some say its pedigree is Moorish, like the Puente de San Miguel.

In addition, historic attractions include the longest jetty in the Guadalquivir estuary, known as Turris Caepionis to the Romans and these days as Torre Scipio (see p99). Tarifa Mazagón Mazagón Huelva Province’s Costa de la Luz has several appealingly remote beaches, and Mazagón is one of them. Located 23 km (14 miles) southeast of Huelva City, this low-key resort is surrounded by pines and has lovely dune beaches. Deserted in winter, it comes alive in summer, mostly with Spanish families, but there’s plenty of empty expanse to find solitude.

Andalucía’s Top 10 Moorish scientists excelled in the fields of metallurgy, zoology, botany, medicine and mathematics. Moorish inventors also developed revolutionary devices such as the astrolabe and the quadrant, essential for navigation. Arabic numerals were introduced, as well as algebra (from al-jebr, meaning “reuniting broken parts”) and the algorithm. Baños Arabes, Ronda These Moorish baths feature horseshoe arches, typical of Arabic architecture (see pp24–5). Medina Azahara, Córdoba Sadly now in ruins, this one-time splendid palace epitomized the city’s glory in the 10th century (see p119).

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