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10 things to do in Andalucia when it rains

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

- Contemporary art at the CAC Malaga. While we are lucky to have sunshine most of the year round in Andalucia, paradise is never perfect. We need rain to feed our lakes, rivers, reservoirs and our precious crops of olives, grapes, almonds and many more besides. The rainiest months are November and ...

Contemporary Photography Show in Seville

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

by Fiona Flores   [caption id="attachment_17676" align="aligncenter" width="578"] (From top, L to R) Eduardo D'Acosta - curator of the Spin Off exhibition, the artists, Michelle Chaplow with the Pool of Life, and the facade of the Fundacion Valentin Madariaga[/caption]   Seville is not known for its contemporary art scene – Malaga has long had ...

Cultural and spectacular Christmas 2015 in Seville

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

The Christmas season is always a good time to be in Andalucia, and especially Seville, with over 200 streets lit up merrily by colourful lights, Christmas trees in various designs bedecking  city centre, belenes (nativity scenes) in every available space, and lots more. Two of the main areas to visit traditionally ...

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 ...

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 ...

3rd Edition of Foro La Zagaleta: “The Brand of the 21st Century”

Monday, June 9th, 2014

GUEST POST BY SOPHIE CAREFULL [caption id="attachment_14037" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="The team behind a very successful Foro La Zagaleta 2014, the luxury brand forum held in Marbella."] [/caption] Last Friday 6 June, for the third year, some of the biggest names in the international business world came together at the Marbella Conference Centre ...

Festival of Colors in Sevilla!

Monday, May 19th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13772" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The crowd at the Festival of Colors in Seville last Saturday."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_13788" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Poster advertising the Festival of Colors - the second-ever in Spain."] [/caption] Spain, and especially Andalucia, is well known for its colourful festivals, with clothes and adornments in a range of bright ...

A sunny Semana Santa!

Friday, April 18th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13650" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Christ paso of La Sed in Plaza de España on Palm Sunday."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_13651" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Virgin of Las Aguas at the Puerta del Principe, the main gate of the Cathedral."] [/caption] This year, for the first time since 2011, all the pasos in Seville's ...

Spring, Seville and Semana Santa

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13307" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption= "Orange blossom, which gives Seville its deliciously unmistakeable sweet spring-time scent."] [/caption] This is a very special time of year in southern Spain: spring. As the skies finally clear after what seems like months of rain (actually, they were), through the warm spring air wafts the ...