It was colonised by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Tartessians, and then, by the Romans and by the Arabs; Andalusia has been focus of civilization and scene of a millenarian history of coexistence among cultures.
Monuments, historic ensembles, archaeological zones and artistic works are spread all over the region making evident the different cultures that passed through this region. The Roman epoch and above all, al-Andalus, the Renaissance and the Baroque, contribute to this land with the main monuments.
The andalusi inheritance survives nowadays in the language, in several traditional economic activities, in the music and, above all, in the historical and artistic patrimony.
The Mosque of Córdoba, the Palace of Madinat al-Zahra, the citadels of Málaga and Almería, the Giralda and the Alcazar of Sevilla, and the Alhambra of Granada are examples of the best andalusi legacy.