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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 ...

Best wishes for 2014, and a look at 2013’s blog highlights

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Wishing all our dear readers a very happy Noche Buena - New Year's Eve - from the team here at May your 12 grapes, eaten on the strokes of midnight, slip down easily, along with plenty of cava! From everyone here in our Estepona offices, we want to wish ...

Noche en Blanco Seville 2013

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12053" align="aligncenter" width="408" caption=" Noche en Blanco is a night of cultural events and activities on Friday 4 October"]

UNESCO, Seville and contemporary architecture in historic cities

Friday, September 27th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12021" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="This view of the Seville skyline shows the Giralda (left) and Puerta Triana (centre) dwarfed by the Pelli tower"] [/caption] Last week, I attended a three-day UNESCO "International Meeting" (ie mini-conference) in Seville on "Contemporary Architecture in Historic Cities", with speakers from the UK, USA, Netherlands, China, ...

(Not the Bienal de) Flamenco season in Seville

Friday, September 6th, 2013

On even years - 2010, 2012, next year 2014 - Seville hosts one of flamenco's most important festivals, the Bienal de Flamenco, featuring performances by all the biggest stars, as well as workshops. Now, for those who experience flamenco withdrawal in autumn without a great series of stars to watch, a ...

A sherry tasting in Seville

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11379" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="The ten glasses, filled with sherry and ready to be tasted."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_11377" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Master Winemaker Antonio Flores seduces us with tales of his love for sherry."][/caption] Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to a sherry tasting by Bodegas Gonzalez Byass, which took ...

Summer cultural highlights in Seville

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

As always in the hot months of the Andalucian summer, the cultural programme in Seville moves outside and into the sultry late night. Here are some of the best events taking place in Seville this summer - outdoors, long after the sun has set, in historic settings. Also don't forget to ...

Zurbaran’s Virgin Saints, and their modern-day modistas

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11141" align="aligncenter" width="289" caption="A new perspective on Golden Age art: Zurbaran's virgin saints, and the contemporary fashion they inspired."][/caption] Spain's Golden Age, in the 16th and 17th centuries, produced some of the world's greatest painters: Zurbaran, Murillo, Valdes Leal. They painted Virgins, saints, and other religious figures, feeding the demand ...

‘Bang & Olufsen by the Sea’ Event

Friday, May 17th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10786" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Tiny patisserie treats for high tea"] [/caption] GUEST POST: MORWENNA FRANCIS Last night had the pleasure of attending Bang & Olufsen by the Sea, a "champagne afternoon and high tea party" held at La Cabane Beach Club in Marbella. The event was to celebrate the product world ...

Top 10s of Andalucia

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10375" align="aligncenter" width="317" caption="We'll be bringing you lists featuring the best of Andalucia."] [/caption] Here on the AC blog, and on the website itself, our aim is to keep you, our audience, updated on what's happening here in Andalucia. We want you to enjoy the latest and best of ...