Axis between Europe and Africa and meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, this region has been coveted by many different cultures throughout history and prehistory.

The region of Andalusia has a surface area of 87,268 km² and represents 17.3% of Spain. It is, on its own, larger than countries like Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Austria or Switzerland.

The diversity of landscapes and geographical terrain gives rise to an array of environments that go from the heat of the Guadalquivir River valley through to luxuriant mid-mountain areas, volcanic landscapes such as the Tabernas desert, and the snow-capped peaks of Sierra Nevada.

The Guadalquivir is Andalusia’s most important river and brings life to many areas in its journey across the region.

In barely forty kilometers you can go from Alpine mountain landscapes to tropical areas on the shores of the Mediterranean. The coast of Andalusia stretches for almost 900 kilometres and is home to a large number of cities, towns and beaches that are a delight to visit.

The whole ensemble represents a range of attractions for tourists that goes from impressive monuments in large towns to typical small villages, which have provided a constant source of inspiration for all kinds of artists.

Andalusia today is a modern region with well-developed infrastructure. It offers a warm welcome to visitors and, while conscious of the need to modernise and move forward with the times, it is also careful to take care of its roots and maintain its important cultural heritage and monuments, legacy of the region’s ancestors.

Andalusia is the main holiday destination for Spanish nationals and one of the principal destinations for overseas tourists. Don’t miss it. Andalusia loves you

For more information visit: www.andalucia.org and www.juntadeandalucia.es/turismoycomercio/opencms/



Calle Juan Antonio de Vizarron s/n
Sevilla 41092
telephone +34 955 06 51 00



Raquel García Soto
Concejería de turismo y deporte
telephone: +34 662976985 / +34 670943467



Ana Moniche
Sistema de Análisis y Estadística del Turismo de Andalucía (SAETA) Empresa Pública Turismo y Deporte de Andalucía
Consejería de Turismo y Deporte - Junta de Andalucía



Smart Specialisation Platform on Tourism Presented to Innovation Stakeholders from the South-Muntenia Region

Mar 12, 2019


On behalf of NECSTouR, Mrs Marina Delgado - Andalusia Region, Vice-Presidency of NECSTouR - has been invited by the European Commission to present to the Innovation Stakeholders from the South-Muntenia Region the role of NECSTouR in the European tourism policy and its initiative on Digitalisation and Safety for Tourism within the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation.



Entrepreneurial Discovery Focus Group on Tourism and Cultural Identity & Smart Localities


NECSTouR will participate in this event organised by the European Commission's Seville Joint Research Centre (JRC)  in collaboration with South-Muntenia Regional Development Agency  of Romania, in the framework of the project "Targeted Support to Smart Specialisation in Romania" (2016-2019). The project covers all the eight development regions of the country and aims to ensure a sustainable approach to smart specialisation strategies (S3), working along several action lines, tourism among them.

Toward Policy Recommendations on Sustainable Tourism: Shaping the Results of the MED Community


The MED Sustainable Tourism Community will gather on 27-28 March in Split, Croatia, to work together towards the drafting of the policy recommendations. Two workshops have been organised at this purpose, one facilitated by the Community Building team and the other one by the Capitalisation teams of the BleuTourMed project and four external experts.