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Huelva gets its first Michelin Star!

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The latest edition of the gourmet bible, Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal 2016, was published on 25 November. The new Michelin guide for Spain and Portugal, 2016 edition, has been published, with four new stars for Andalucia: three in Malaga province, and one in Huelva. All the newly starred establishments in ...

Madonna goes torera

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Madonna's bullfighter-themed Grammys 2015 performance, in Givenchy outfit. Photo: madonnaphotos/Flickr The world of bullfighting in Spain, especially here in Andalucia, is one which provokes strong reactions. From the breeding of toros bravos, fighting bulls, specifically for la corrida (bullfighting), to the brave men themselves, and the actual fights, visitors to Spain ...

Two major openings in Malaga: Caminito del Rey and Pompidou Centre

Friday, March 13th, 2015

In two weeks' time, on 28 March, Malaga province will have two exciting new attractions for visitors. On the Saturday before Semana Santa, one of Andalucia's most intriguing and death-defying attractions reopens to the public after a major refurbishment, the same week as a fourth major art gallery opens in Malaga, ...

La Isla Maxima – Andalucia scoops the Goyas 2015

Monday, February 9th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_16129" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The Goyas 2015 saw Andalucian cinema triumphant.[/caption] As I mentioned in my last blog post, several films shot in Andalucian were nominated for a total of 29 Goyas this year. In the glamorous ceremony, on Saturday 7 February, they won a total of 17: El Niño: Best Special Effects, Best ...

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 ...

La Vendimia – the grape harvest

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Manilva´s grape harvest takes place every year and is known as the ´Feria de Vendimia. Photo by Michelle Chaplow."] [/caption] The calendar here in Andalucia is very much in tune with nature - marked by harvests of seasonal fruits, vegetables and other crops grown all around this fertile ...

Michelin Guide to Spain 2015 will be launched in Marbella

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_14370" align="aligncenter" width="383" caption="Michelin Guide to Span and Portugal 2014 - the 2105 edition will be launched in Marbella this November."] [/caption] A few days ago it was announced that the Spain and Portugal Michelin Guide 2015 will be launched at Hotel Los Monteros in Marbella on 19 November. Last ...

Are you Happy? Here in Andalucia we are!

Monday, May 5th, 2014

"It might seem crazy what I’m ’bout to say Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break (Let's face it - those words could have been written with Andalucia in mind.) I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space With the air, like I don’t care baby by ...

Bumper Semana Santa in Malaga and Seville

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13686" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="This year's Semana Santa was a bumper one for Malaga. Photo: Michelle Chaplow"] [/caption] All over Andalucia, this year we enjoyed a Semana Santa to remember, as most, if not all, of the processions in cities and towns all over the region were able to come out ...

Andalucia triumphs in Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Spain

Friday, April 11th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13604" align="aligncenter" width="142" caption="Andalucia has half of Spain's top destinations for this year."] [/caption] If you're a Trip Advisor user, and many of us who love to travel are, you'll be interested to hear about the Travelers' Choice Awards for Spain. Out of the top 10 destinations which were voted for, ...