Spanish Andalusia: Top 10 Highlights for Curious Travelers with Tiago Neiva

Spanish Andalusia: Top 10 Highlights for Curious Travelers with Tiago Neiva


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Did you know that Andalusia – whose name comes from al-Andalus (the Medieval Islamic Iberian Peninsula) is a region that covers the southern half of modern-day Spain? Together we will explore this highly diverse geographic landscape. We venture from the wetlands of the Doñana National Park, where its great river Guadalquivir flows, through the golden sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Coast, to the high mountain ranges with snow such as the Sierra Nevada or the only desert on the European continent, located in Almeria.

Alongside these remarkable geographic landscapes and treasured Natural Parks, such as Donãna, Andalusia is proud of its traditions. We will learn more about popular cuisines and historical narratives–aspects of daily life that connect the modern residents to ancient civilizations. Many elements of local archaeological and architectural history have gained a UNESCO World Heritage designation and essential aspects of local culture, such as Flamenco or religious processions, were awarded as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

In our seminar, we will explore the most popular destinations in Andalusia, from picturesque villages such as the “Pueblo Blancos” or cave houses; to Renaissance gems hidden among plains and olive groves, such as Baeza and Úbeda; coastal cities once linked to commerce and today to leisure and tourism, such as Malaga or Almeria. From there, we will learn more about the region's historical legacy in cities such as Seville, Cordoba, and Granada–heirs of civilizations as relevant as the Roman, Muslim, or Christian. All of this, of course, is seasoned with good music, delicious cuisine, and rich wines. Together these ingredients make Andalusia one of the must-see regions of Spain for any curious traveler.

Led by an expert on Architecture and Art History, Tiago Miranda Neiva, this interactive seminar will explore the South Spanish Andalusia region. After a first introduction of the History, Traditions, Landscape, and general tips for travelers, we will visit and highlight some of the most relevant places and experiences that make this region so unique and special. Designed to inspire curiosity and future travels, participants will come away with a better knowledge of Spanish Andalusia.

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Tiago Miranda Neiva was born and raised in Lisbon. He studied architecture in Rome and worked later in distinct offices in Portugal and Spain. For several years he was Professor of Arts and Art History, having a Master's degree in Teaching of Visual Arts. He is currently working towards a PhD focused on the Art and Architecture of al-Andalus: the confluence between the Arab, Jewish and Christian medieval world. In recent years he has been working as a tour guide in his hometown, seeking to show and reveal its most intimate secrets through an authentic and passionate local vision.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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B.G. (Madison, US)
A very interesting overview of this part of Spain

A general overview of this area of Spain leading me to do further research on the areas Tiago mentions for our upcoming trip to Spain

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M.V. (Ridgefield, US)
Great informative tour of Andalusia

A lot of great information. He showed great enthusiasm and knowledge on the subject.

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J.E. (Mainz, DE)
Informative

Lots of tips on places to see. As usual, not very good with the time management of the lecture.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
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B.G. (Madison, US)
A very interesting overview of this part of Spain

A general overview of this area of Spain leading me to do further research on the areas Tiago mentions for our upcoming trip to Spain

M
M.V. (Ridgefield, US)
Great informative tour of Andalusia

A lot of great information. He showed great enthusiasm and knowledge on the subject.

J
J.E. (Mainz, DE)
Informative

Lots of tips on places to see. As usual, not very good with the time management of the lecture.