There's no better way to experience the true traditions of Spain than in the beautiful Andalusia region. Enjoy the mesmerising art of flamenco where romance and passion is embodied through dance and music. You should be able to find performances in the popular touristic areas like Costa del Sol. Watch the gypsy dresses twirl to the sounds of an acoustic guitar as they dance on tablaos. Visit the region's capital in Seville to see the beautiful, gold trimmed, Maestranza bullring that dates back to 1762. Wander through the 16th century iron gates and explore the iconic, gold sand bullring. The huge arena accommodates an audience of 14,000 and was specifically designed to have exceptional acoustics. Another huge part of Spanish culture, and arguably the most important, is the delicious food. Enjoy a traditional Spanish feast of cured ham and the egg and potato based tortilla Espa ñola. Or if you're staying by the coast, try clams and grilled squid. While paella originally comes from Valencia, over half of Spain's rice is grown near Seville, so it's a great location to sample the popular dish or have a local version called arroz con mariscos. You'll find an abundance of first class restaurants wherever you choose to stay in Andalusia.