Introducing the Andalusian Cultural Spaces Network – RECA! In 2023, RECA drew in a whopping 5.2 million visitors, marking a 12% increase from the previous year. The incredible growth of 1.1 million visits compared to 2022 was reported in the latest monthly data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA). 68.9% of these visits were to one of the eight cultural ensembles that are part of the network.

Leading the pack of most visited ensembles is the Alhambra of Granada, boasting 2.61 million tourists, a remarkable 9.5% more than the previous year. Meanwhile, iconic venues such as the Alcazaba of Almería and the Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra in Córdoba also experienced significant boosts in visitor numbers.

But the excitement doesn’t end there! The major attractions span across Andalusia, from the Roman Theatre of Málaga to the Synagogue of Córdoba and the Roman Theatre of Cádiz, each boasting an impressive and increasing number of visitors.

«Visitors are flocking to Andalusia due to the significant investment in these monuments and sites, as well as the proactive marketing initiatives targeting emerging markets in Asia-Pacific, USA, Canada, and Latin America,» shared Arturo Bernal, the Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sports. He stressed that the region’s unique cultural heritage has been at the forefront of numerous activities and campaigns aimed at increasing public awareness about its preservation and social value.

The Andalusian Cultural Spaces Network comprises 33 ensembles and 25 sites spread across the eight provinces. From the Alcazaba in Almería to the Dolmens of Antequera in Málaga, and the City of Itálica in Sevilla, the rich cultural tapestry of Andalusia is just waiting to be explored.

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