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Andalusia is the largest region in southern Spain. The region has 8 provinces, each of which has its own capital city. Well-known cities in Andalusia are Seville, Málaga, Cadiz, Cordoba and Granada. Many Moorish influences can be found in the region because the Moors used to rule here. Andalusia is best known for its warm climate and many hours of sunshine. There are plenty of different things to do; lie on the beach, visit beautiful cultural cities, relax, eat tapas, enjoy flamenco, and of course not to forget: Andalusia has a vibrant nightlife.  The nightlife most characterizes the Andalusian region for its versatility and is akin to the enchanting Arabian atmosphere.  

  • Spanish nightlife usually starts after 00.00, after late dinner and drinks, and often continues until after sunrise.
  • Because there are many Moorish influences in Andalusia, the nightlife is akin to the romantic '1001 and one night' atmosphere. '
  • Andalusia's nightlife certainly has a different atmosphere from the rest of Spain and has something for everyone. Reasons enough to discover Andalusia's nightlife!

In general, nightlife in Spain is very popular and often takes some getting used to for tourists from northern Europe. In fact, nightlife in Spain often continues until after dawn. Spanish nightlife begins with having aperitifs in restaurants and bars, followed by a late dinner. With friends, you then go to a bar or discotheque where there is partying late into the night. For the diehards, there are then bars and clubs that are open all night, or visit an after-hours or morning club. And to finish, the next morning, have a nice breakfast of churros and chocolate.

In Andalusia, nightlife is not very different, but due to the province's versatility, there is plenty to do. For tourists unfamiliar with Spanish or Andalusian nightlife, going out is an odd and perhaps strange experience. People in Andalusia go out late for a drink with a tapa and then continue partying until the early hours. In Seville and Granada the nightlife goes on all year round because of the many Spanish and international students who live there, but on the coast there is more liveliness in the summer. In Marbella and Torremolinos there are many bars, restaurants and nightclubs. In summer these places are full of tourists which gives a cozy atmosphere.

Andalusia's nightlife is very broad so there is always something for everyone. Inhabiting a flamenco performance in Seville, checking out a student band in cozy Granada, sipping a cocktail at a beach bar with a relaxed surf atmosphere on the Costa de Luz or heading to elegant Marbella where you can spend around 50 euros for a round. For gambling lovers there is also plenty to do in Andalusia, why not spend a night at the casino. Andalusia's nightlife is very much divided into different regions. These regions often have their own age groups and styles, so there is something for everyone!

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