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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 ...

Me Vuelves Lorca: summer cultural festival in Alpujarras open-air theatre

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

  Me Vuelves Lorca 2016   A couple of years ago on this blog, I interviewed a dynamic and enterprising Brit called Anna Kemp, who was organising a project to build a mountainside open-air theatre in the tiny Alpjuarras village of Laroles (population: 600). The aim was to bring visitors to a stunningly beautiful, if ...

Andalucia’s monuments on the world stage: from prehistoric to islamic

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

The interior of the Mezquita of Cordoba, Europe's fourth-top attraction, according to Trip Advisor users. Trip Advisor has just released its top ten landmarks in Europe, as voted by users of the frighteningly influential reviewing website. Two of these, both in the top five of the list, are in Andalucia. Number 2, rather ...

New regulations on rental accommodation in Andalucia

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

A large proportion of visitors who come to Andalucia for their holidays rent a self-catering apartment or villa, whether by the beach or inland; in a city or in the mountains. New regulations for tourist accommodation (BOJA Decreto 28/2016) came into force this month (February 2016) to stipulate formally what property owners are obligated ...

Record tourist numbers for Spain, world’s no3 tourist destination, plus Andalucia has top national attraction

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

[caption id="attachment_13639" align="aligncenter" width="515"] Fabulous seaside resorts and beaches are one of Spain's biggest draws for international visitors.[/caption] More foreigners visited Spain than ever before in 2015, as unsettled situations in North African countries caused European holidaymakers to take their holidays nearer to home. Record visitor numbers again - Spain is third-most-visited country ...

Landscapes of Andalucia

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Clockwise Sierra de Ronda near Gaucin. wetlands of Doñana Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Almeria’s desert landscape, used as a location for Series 6 of Game of Thrones. Los Muertos beach in Almeria, with volcanic cliffs. Those of us who are fortunate enough to live here in Andalucia will be ...

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 ...

Joe Strummer: the Spain years. “I Need A Dodge!”

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15481" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Joe Strummer, lead singer of the Clash, in Granada in 1984/5 - a still from the documentary."] [/caption]   Here at the Andalucia.com blog, we're always interested in quirky stories about the British in Andalucia, such as an English soldier who fought against Napoleon for Spain, buried near Seville , ...

Games of Thrones fifth series to be filmed in Andalucia

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13871" align="aligncenter" width="396" caption="Game of Thrones is watched by millions worldwide."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_13834" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="One of the three possible Andalucian locations for Games of Thrones Season 5: the Alhambra in Granada, which the production team visited last week."] [/caption] The media here in Andalucia has been abuzz with excitement ...