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5 Things I’ve Noticed as a Repatriated Spanish Expat

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Guest post: Andrés Lopez Sheridan My name is Andrés and I have just returned to Málaga after living abroad for nine years. I grew up in a bilingual home in a small town 80 km away from Málaga. When I turned 18 I moved to the capital to study journalism at ...

12 places to visit in Andalucia in 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Andalucia is full of cultural and gastronomic treasures, from Moorish castles to the best prawns in Spain. Some of these are, at long last, starting to receiving wider recognition, with international attention being focussed on our diverse landscapes, extraordinary monuments and unique culinary history. Across the region's eight provinces, each with its ...

Literary Andalucia

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

An invaluable companion for anyone who is interested in the literature of Andalucia. Andalucia – A Literary Guide for Travellers by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards (IB Tauris) This is a thoroughly-researched, comprehensive guide to every major writer who has ever lived, or spent time, in Andalucia. From Miguel de Cervantes to Michael Jacobs, ...

Personal account of the Cascamorras Festival in Baza

Friday, September 16th, 2016

  Journalist Anastasia Sukhanova and Sarah Gatward with her GoPro were thrilled to run alongside anther 12.000 in the Cascamorras, Baza.   Personal account of the Cascamorras Festival in Baza   Guest post by Anastasia Sukhanova   6th of September is an important day for Baza – the whole town and its 20.000 inhabitants are brought ...

Is the future of bullfighting, and other taurine events, in doubt?

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

If you've been following the Spanish news over the summer - wherever you may have spent the last couple of months - or indeed if you've been reading the international press, you may have noticed a glut of stories on injuries and deaths from bull-related events here in Spain. A total ...

Feria! The season starts in Seville

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Women in the Feria, with red striped casetas to the right. Every town throughout Andalucia holds its own party between April and October - throughout spring, summer and autumn, from small villages to large cities, such as Malaga, Cordoba, Jerez and Granada, hold their feria (Here is our list). And the ...

Happy 19th birthday, andalucia.com!

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_16351" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Andalucia.com is 19 years old!"][/caption] On Friday 17  April Andalucia.com celebrates its 19th birthday - the website was founded by Chris Chaplow on 17 April 1996. Andalucia has established itself as the leading website about the region, with visitor statistics which have grown exponentially, as southern Spain is a ...

Semana Santa in Seville 2015: a whole Holy Week of sun!

Friday, April 10th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="414" caption="Band of Las Cigarerras of La Carreteria procession in Seville takes up the entire street."] [/caption] No celebration in Spain is as weather-dependent as Semana Santa. At the Feria de Abril, you can duck inside a nearby caseta to avoid a rain shower, nibbling some tasty queso ...

A black-faced apology from Canal Sur

Monday, January 5th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Canal Sur's apology video - two men are packing coal for the channel - given to naughty children instead of presents by the Three Kings."] [/caption] As you will have read on our previous blog post by Chris Chaplow, New Year's Eve here in Andalucia was unexpectedly ...

Review of 2014’s blog posts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

This year, here on the Andalucia.com Blog, as always, we've covered a wide variety of topics - from culture and gastronomy to local news - everything from International Sherry Week to the Seville Film Festival, Spain winning top place as the world's number one wine producer, and Andalucia as Trip ...