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Across the Alpujarras in a campervan named Pepa

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

  About to head up into the mountains - the van's roof window was an instant hit.   We all have our lists of places we want to visit – in Andalucia, top of mine for some years has been the Alpujarras, the mountainous region south of the Sierra Nevada in Granada and ...

Filmoteca revives Andalucian Super-8 home movies

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/embed/IHtNn-tcCns[/embed]   A new project by La Filmoteca Española aims to collect and digitalise home movies made by Andalucians in the 1960s and 1970s. The idea behind Proyecto Mi Vida is to create a digital archive of family films, showing regional travel, customs and fiestas to form part of a collective memory - an Andalucian ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cultural events in Seville for summer 2015

Monday, June 29th, 2015

In visitor figures released last week for May, Seville's position as number one destination in Andalucia was confirmed, with overnight stays by foreign visitors who stayed a night in the city up by almost 10%. Visitors to the Alcazar are up year on year by 11.5%, with the best May ever, and ...

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 ...

Noche Vieja Campanada Shenanigans on Canal Sur

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Guest blog: Chris Chaplow We hope that those of you who live in Andalucia (or indeed the rest of Spain) managed to celebrate Noche Vieja (New Year’s Eve) in the traditional way with the 12 grapes at midnight. Just before 12pm on 31 December everyone tunes in to the national television channel, ...

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 ...

Experiencing the olive harvest in Jaen

Monday, November 4th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12445" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The cortijo and factory, nestled in rolling hills of olive fields, backed by the Sierra Magina."] [/caption] A few posts ago, I mentioned a new scheme organised by Jaen Tourism - pick your own olives. This puente weekend, I was lucky enough to experience it for myself, ...

Pick olives and make your own oil!

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12082" align="aligncenter" width="218" caption="Cortijo Espiritu Santo is one of the olive estates where you see the olive oil being made, and stay on the farm"] [/caption] This new idea, from Oleotour Jaen, brings together seven almazaras (olive oil mills) in the province, one of which is Cortijo Spiritu Santo near ...