15 places where you can see the best sunsets in Andalucia
Few moments make you feel better and more at peace than a good sunset. Andalucia has some beautiful areas which add a special meaning to sunset. The colours bathing the landscape and the majesty of the sunset fill the already-beautiful spots with mystery. If you visit the south of Spain, don’t miss those sunsets which you’ll never forget. Here we recommend ten areas not to be missed before the moon comes out.
Sunsets in Andalucia
1. Mirador de San Nicolas in Granada
Located in the upper part of the Albaicin in Granada, this sunset is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Even the President of the United States (at the time), Bill Clinton, said he had never seen a more beautiful sunset. With stunning views of the Alhambra, this dusk is accompanied by Spanish guitar music, as each evening street performers show their skills to tourists. If you come to Andalucia, make sure you don’t miss this unparalleled view.
2. El Tajo in Ronda
This beautiful city in Málaga is regarded as one of the ten most beautiful places in Spain to see the sunset. Journalists have stated written about the beauty of the sunset in Ronda in the media. From the bottom of the El Tajo canyon, when the bridge and the old town are bathed in mystery as the faint light disappears, the orange tone it adopts transports the viewer to other historical periods. Don’t miss this experience which will give you the best memories of your trip.
3. The beaches of Conil
There is no better sunset than by the sea. The sandy beaches combine with the soundtrack of the waves moving, leaving behind pictures tinted with purples and pinks. Day gives way to night majestically. If you travel to the south of Spain, come to Conil and enjoy the sunset. Then you can also watch the stars in a unique environment which only the Cádiz coast can offer.
4. Marshes at El Rocío in Huelva, Doñana
The Rocío Marshes are found in the Doñana Natural Park. This place is the natural habitat of hundreds of birds and other animals. It is a unique paradise in which to see the setting sun in an unusually wild environment. A charming place to enjoy the beauty that nature offers. Don’t miss this unique sensation if you decide to travel to Andalucia.
5. Islote de Sancti Petri in Cádiz
The sunset which falls on the fabulous island of Sancti Petri is one of the best gifts you can give your eyes. In this idyllic beachfront environment, you can see, bathed in pinks, the fort that was a symbol of the Phoenicians. It’s a perfect place to fall in love in the sunset on the Cádiz coast. The soothing sound of the sea accompanies this beautiful view which you can’t miss if you visit the province of Cádiz.
6. Sierra de Grazalema
The Sierra de Grazalema is one of the most important natural sites in Spain. The sunset tinges the beautiful Spanish fir trees with ochre, leaving behind pure environment for the arrival of the moon. The natural richness and diversity of the fauna in this Andalusian enclave make it a must-see if you come to Andalucia. The low light pollution in the area ensures than, once the light show is over, you can enjoy the stars. A beautiful picture to keep in your memory.
7. Gibralfaro Castle in Málaga
The capital of the Costa del Sol has an enviable location to watch the sunset: the area around Gibralfaro Castle. With Málaga and the Mediterranean Sea at its feet, this intensely beautiful place blends the historical roots that emerge from the fort with the current appearance of the city. It is the ideal time and place to immortalise in a photograph which we can keep forever.
8. La Flecha de El Rompido Natural Park
The natural landscape of La Flecha, where the beach at Nueva Umbria is found, is a stretch of fine golden sand which covers the area between the Atlantic and the Piedras River. It is considered one of the most precious jewels in Spain, surrounded by dunes and pine forests, and is an excellent place to watch the sunset. Such is the reputation that this time of day has here than photographic competitions were even organised to immortalise the beauty of the sunset. Can you afford to miss it?
Paraje Natural de La Flecha de El Rompido
9. El Torcal de Antequera
This unique example of karst topography has one of the most beautiful sunsets in a natural setting. The grey limestone tones are mixed with the purple and orange sunset. If you travel to the province of Málaga you must visit this unique enclave. You can also take advantage of it and go to El Torcal to watch the sunset, and then enjoy one of the organised night tours.
10. Punta Paloma beach, Tarifa
The desert landscape offered by the dunes on Punta Paloma beach in Tarifa is the best complement for an unforgettable sunset. The crystal clear water serves as a mirror for the sun as it goes down, adding pink and purple to the view. The fine white sand is the best place you can sit and listen to the sea and relax before the arrival of the moon. Don’t miss this unforgettable view if you came to the province of Cádiz.
luna. No te pierdas esta estampa inmejorable si viajas a la provincia de Cádiz.
11. Maro Beach in Málaga
The lookout of the magnificent beach of Maro is the ideal place to enjoy of a fabulous panoramic view of the evening watching the sea. Enjoy with your partner or just with friends of the views you have always dreamed of.
Playa de Maro
12. Zahara de los Atunes in Cádiz
The esplanade that joins up with the sand is the right place to delight yourself with an evening that will fill up your soul. From there you will be able to observe the African Coast, but only on the clearest days. This sublime picture is complemented by the remains of the Gibralfaro steam ship, sunk at a few meters from the sand in 1902.
13. Muelle del Tinto
Without doubts, this is one of the most photogenic pictures of Huelva. Also the historic attraction and patrimonial of this place that goes deep into the sea inlet, the site offers some incredible images of the evenings, which colors reflect upon the smooth surface of the water like if it was a mirror only broken by the calm comeback of the ships to the port.
14. Torrox Lighthouse
There’s nothing more photogenic than hundreds of small boats delicately swaying on the sea and reflecting the last sun rays setting slowly on the horizon. Torrox is a great example of the Malagan marine tradition, and its evenings give us pictures that seem anchored to time. A good place to contemplate the sunset is from the lighthouse located on an elevated settlement surrounded by the sea, a settlement that will not leave you desiring more.
15. Comares Tower in Granada’s Alhambra
A sight with reddish tones that takes us directly to XIV century, in all the splendor the castle was, fortress and palace inhabited by Nazarian sultans, court servants, high officials and elite soldiers throughout the centuries.
If you want to give your eyes a treat, don’t stop and think. Go to one of these places at sunset. It’s an ideal time to stop, disconnect and just enjoy the beauty offered by the natural environment.
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