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The Spanish Fly is a nom de plume of Paul Whitelock who first visited Spain at the age of 20. Now more than 50 years later, he has been to most parts of the country, including nine of the 12 islands. He has owned property in Andalucia since 2001 and has lived in the region for the last 15 years. This blog is a Travelogue about some of the places he has visited.

Andalucía is beautiful
Thursday, March 28, 2024 @ 6:57 AM

Five of the 10 "most beautiful" provincial capitals in Spain are located in Andalucía, including the city in first place, according to an opinion poll. 

ElectoPanel surveyed 4,000 Spaniards to find out which capital they find the most beautiful.


The crown jewel is Sevilla, which took first place with 14.4% of the votes. People were impressed by the mix of Moorish and Gothic architecture, as well as the cultural and gastronomic history of the city. 

Granada, with the emblematic Alhambra, the winding streets of the Albaicín and the breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada, received 13.9% of the vote, securing second place.

With 4.5% of the vote, Cádiz came in sixth, closely followed by Córdoba in seventh place. 

And Málaga came in ninth place with 3.6% of the vote.                    Plaza de España, Sevilla


Translated from the original German by Paul Whitelock


Isa Ibáñez

Paul Whitelock

The Olive Press (German version)




Here is the original German version:



By Elsa Ibáñez


Fünf der 10 “schönsten” Provinzhauptstädte Spaniens liegen in Andalusien, darunter der erste Platz. 

ElectoPanel hat 4.000 Spanier befragt, um herauszufinden, wo sie die schönsten Orte des Landes sehen.

Das Kronjuwel ist Sevilla, das mit 14,4 % der Stimmen von Menschen, die von der Mischung aus maurischer und gotischer Architektur sowie von der kulturellen und gastronomischen Geschichte beeindruckt sind, den ersten Platz belegte. 

Granada mit der symbolträchtigen Alhambra, den verwinkelten Gassen des Albaicin und der atemberaubenden Aussicht auf die Sierra Nevada erhielt 13,9 % der Stimmen und sicherte sich damit den zweiten Platz. Mit 4,5 % der Stimmen kam Cádiz auf den sechsten Platz, dicht gefolgt von Córdoba auf dem siebten Platz. 



Und Málaga kam mit 3,6 % der Stimmen auf den neunten Platz.



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