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Summer in Seville 2016

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

  The night concerts in the Alcazar start on on 14 July. As the mercury soars into the low 40s (low 100 F), nightlife and cultural activities move outside and upwards - onto terraces, often on rooftops, to catch any possible slight evening breeze; and into gardens, to be near shady green plants and the refreshing sound ...

Special Hotel Collection

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="575" caption="Our new Special Hotel collection only features the finest establishments which we recommend personally."] [/caption] When you're booking your holiday in Andalucia, you want to make sure that you're getting the best hotel in the best location. With such a vast array of places available, how do you ...

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 ...

Burladero and Hotel Colon – the rebirth of a classic from Expo 29

Friday, March 28th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_123" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="The beautiful glass dome of the Hotel Colon, which opened in 1929."][/caption] This year, indeed this very week, an institution in Seville celebrates its 85th anniversary: the Hotel Colon. When this revered establishment opened on 29 March 1929, as the Hotel Majestic, it was the grandest and ...

A cold and windy puente? Hit the spa (with the kids)!

Monday, March 4th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9948" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption=" A Thalassotherapy spa uses water taken from the sea, with all its wonderful curative properties."][/caption] It's a new month on the blog today, and here in Andalucia we're struggling to start the week after a four-day weekend (to celebrate the anniversary of the region gaining its ...

A historic hotel reopens in Sevilla

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_5529" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="New for spring, the Alfonso XIII's terrace, part of its 20-million-euro refurbishment."][/caption] One of the most famous hotels in Andalucia, the Alfonso XIII reopens to the public today after a nine-month, 20-million-euro refurbishment. A landmark in Sevilla, it is a huge, imposing building situated next to the ...

Seville and Malaga: the star performers

Monday, January 30th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_4949" align="aligncenter" width="189" caption="The Giraldilla, one of Seville's most important symbols. She is normally seen atop the Giralda, the cathedral's minaret-tower."][/caption] Late last year, I did a post about Seville's positive tourism figures - airports and hotels were seeing record numbers of visitors. It goes without saying (but I'll say ...

And the award goes to…

Thursday, September 29th, 2011



Nuns with a web

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

POST BY GUEST BLOGGER CATHERINE CUNNINGHAM A night in a convent for only 15 euros The Monasterio Santa María del Monte Carmelo is perched on a hill outside Estepona; its accommodation is basic and clean, with a shared bathroom, communal kitchen, lounge and ample parking. The Mother Superior and sisters Gracie ...

Life in the fast lane

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

After living in the western Andalucian countryside for three years, in a fairly quiet area with very few foreign people around, coming to the Costa del Sol is a shock to the system. I went down there for a work meeting this week, and felt like the country mouse in ...