Aerial Tour of Andalusia
Andalusia is a historical and official region of Spain, its southernmost. Andalusia was the center of Muslim (Berber) rule in Spain, which began in the 8th century and didn't fully end until the end of the 15th. Contributor Hamza_Mujtaba created this epic aerial tour of the region with a drone, which includes aerial footage of Malaga, Almogia, Granada and Cordoba. Andalusia has been used extensively as a filming location for HBO's Game of Thrones, notably in Seville and Cordoba.
Grenada's Alhambra Fortress
Contributor and drone pilot Eminorcks created this spectacular aerial video of one of the great fortresses of Europe. The Alhambra of Granada lies in the province of the same name, one of the eight which make up the Andalusia region of Southern Spain. It is the site of one of the more notable historical events of the second millennium AD: in 1492, Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella gave the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus the go-ahead for his first great voyage.
Málaga's Cliff City, Ronda
Contributor 91 Kilometers brings us this beautiful aerial video of the city of Ronda in southern Spain, in the Málaga province of Andalusia. Like much of southern Spain, this area has been inhabited since pre-historic times. Ronda also has a place in literature. The city on the cliff (in disguised form) was the setting for one of the most well known passages of 20th century literature: the famous execution scene in Chapter 10 of Ernest Hemingway's classic For Whom the Bell Tolls, first published in 1940.
Racing in Ronda
The city of Ronda, Spain is the scene of this epic video of Nissan GTR's tearing through the roads of southern Spain. Ronda is a town in the province of Malaga, which is one of the two southernmost provinces of Spain's Andalusia region. Like most of southern Spain, it's blessed with myriad gifts of natural and cultural beauty. Top contributor Robinmaeter, who was featured on Drone Dish, managed to capture this epic scene from a drone and stitch together this incredible production.
Cordoba: Castillo de Almodóvar del Río
If you have seen HBO's Game of Thrones, you've seen the Castillo de Almodóvar del Río, the castle in southern Spain which was the shooting location for part of the show's seventh season. The 8th century Moorish (Muslim) castle is situated in the province of Cordoba, part of Spain's semi-autonomous Andalusia region. In this video, contributor Eminorcks gives us an epic bird's eye view of this castle, which was an important center of rule during Spain's period under Islam.
The Desert of Almeria
Almeria is one of the provinces of Spain's Andalusia region in the southern part of the country. Its inland territory is extremely dry and mountainous, which has made it an attractive filming location, beginning with the 1966 classic The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and more recently in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Contributor Sartanafc created this epic drone video of the region, which was also the home of the Dathraki horsemen in Seasons 5 and 6 of HBO's Game of Thrones TV series.
Atlantic Beach, Cádiz Province
Despite being the second largest country in Western Europe by land area, Spain has only a modestly long Atlantic coastline. The southern portion of the coastline runs from the Portuguese border in the north to the Straits of Gibraltar in the south, all of which is in the Andalusia semi-autonomous region. The Andalusian province with the longest section of this coastline is Cadiz. In this video, contributor Jonatan_Joy brings us a bird's eye view of Cadiz's Atlantic coastline.
Malaga's Sierra del Torcal Mountains
Spain's Malaga province is situated along the country's southern Mediterranean coastline in its autonomous Andalusia region, just to the east of the Cadiz province. The inland portions of Malaga include the Sierra del Torcal Mountains, a range which is known in part for its magnificent karst rock formations. In this video, contributor Jonatan_Joy brings us an epic drone video of El Torcal de Antequera, a large nature reserve in these spectacular Andalusian mountains.
City of Cadiz, by Drone
Cadiz is an important and VERY old port city on Spain's southern Atlantic coastline. It is the capital of the province of the same name, one of the eight provinces which make up the semi-autonomous Andalusia region. Contributor EBM Drone brings us this beautiful drone's eye view of this city, which has been inhabited since at least 3,000 BC. In fact, Cadiz is believed by many to be the oldest city in western Europe which has been continuously inhabited.
Province of Cádiz: Barbate
Barbate is a small city in Cádiz, the southernmost province of Spain. The town is situated roughly halfway between the province capital (also called Cádiz) and the British-held territory of Gibraltar. While the town dates to Roman times, it became more well known in the 20th century because it was Spanish dictator Francisco Franco's favorite spot for spending his leisure time. See Barabate from a bird's eye perspective in this beautiful drone video, compliments of contributor Davidaguilar.
Andalusia's Castles and Fortresses
Southern Spain's Andalusia region is home to some of the country's most important cultural treasures. The region is known in part for its fortresses and castles, many of which were important centers of power during the country's period under (partial) Muslim rule which began in the early 700's and lasted until the late 1400's. In this video, Hispadrone treats us to bird's eye view of several of these landmarks in Andalusia's inland Cordoba and Jaen provinces.
Over Marbella: La Concha
Contributor Jonatan_Joy used a drone to create this amazing aerial view of La Concha, a mountain which overlooks the Spanish city of Marbella on it southern Mediterranean coastline. Marbella is one of the principal cities of the Malaga province, one of the eight comprising the Andalusia semi-autonomous region. La Concha is one of the main mountains of the Sierra Blanca range which runs through much of the province, whose highest peak is about 1.3k meters (4.2k ft).
Highgarden: Castillo de Almodóvar del Río
Spain's southern region of Andalusia is a kind of heaven for castle enthusiasts. As the center for Muslim power during the reign of Islam over most of what is now Spain, castles were critical tools in the maintenance of rule. PJFDrone created this aerial video of one of the most spectacular of these castles: the Castillo de Almodóvar del Río in the Cordoba province. This castle "played the role" of Highgarden in Season 7 of Game of Thrones, HBO's blockbuster TV series.
Wind Farm in Malaga
Centuries after the days of Don Quixote tilting at windmills in La Mancha, Spain became one of the world's important markets for the modern form of wind power. In this video, contributor and drone pilot gives us a bird's eye view of a wind turbine operation in southern Spain. The Sierra de Arcas Wind Farm is located near Villanueva de Algaidas in the Malaga province of Andalusia. Spain's has some of the world's best wind resources, and the country was #5 in installed capacity in 2016.
Córdoba's Castillo de Zuheros
Contributor Eminorcks used a DJI Mavic Pro to create this videos of three important castles in south central Spain. Castillo de Zuheros sits overlooking a village of the same name in Córdoba, one of the landlocked provinces of Andalusia. Belvís de Monroy is a castle town in Cáceres, which is part of the Extremadura region. The third and possibly most spectacular castle is Belmez, back in Córdoba province. All of these were Moorish castles at one point prior to the Reconquista.
Ronda: Haunt of Hemingway
Contributor Kirstycarmen created this beautiful aerial mini-tour of Ronda, one of the most well recognized towns in southern Spain. It's situated in the province of Málaga, one of the eight provinces which make up the Andalusia region. The city, which has a current population of about 35,000, was frequented by the author Ernest Hemingway and the actor Orson Welles, among other notables. Ronda was one of the last cities in Spain to be abandoned by the Muslims (Moors) during the Reconquesta.
Almeira: Cabo de Gata-Níjar
Cabo de Gata-Níjar is one of Spain's national parks. It's located in the Almeira province, which is part of the Andalusia region of southern Spain. It's home to Monsul Beach, which is sometimes considered the finest beach in Spain. The amazing offshore rocks here caught the attention of the producers of the Indiana Jones film series: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), the third installment of the series. The famous scene where Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) fights off a pursuing Nazi plane was shot here.
Grenada Province: Guadix
Check out this amazing drone video of the "badlands" area in southern Spain. It's near the town of Guadix, in the province of Grenada. The area is on a plateau just below the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains which run through much of the interior of Grenada. Guadix was a filming location for the 1989 movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the third installment of the Indiana Jones series. Much of the movie was filmed in various locations in Andalusia.