The dramatic landscape,
baked hard in summer, rises in the north to the snowcapped mountains of the Sierra
Nevada and tumbles down to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic in the east and
is never far away. It's in the great cathedrals and the palaces of the Spanish
Kings, where the conquistadores planned their expeditions to the new world.
at Cadiz, the centre of the Empire's trade in silver and gold. It's at Tarifa,
only 25 minutes away, where the Moors first arrived in Spain in 711 AD and it's
in the Moorish remains scattered throughout Andalucia, including Granada's Alhambra
Palace - one of the seven wonders of the world.