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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 ...

A fantastic choice of tours in Seville

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Seville's cathedral is one of the city's most famous monuments which you can see on a guided tour. Photo by Sophie Carefull."] [/caption] If you're visiting a historic city like Seville on holiday, and you only have a limited amount of time to see the highlights, a ...

New app for Seville

Friday, February 7th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13141" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="Contents list for the new Seville app."] [/caption] A large majority of people have smart phones these days, and apps have become part of our everyday lives, especially for finding out information when travelling. So if you're planning a trip to Seville, you'll be pleased to read ...

Spain: the world’s no3 tourism destination

Friday, January 31st, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13102" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Relief ceramic tiles showing Spanish traditions such as bullfighting and flamenco. In El Pimpi, Malaga"] [/caption] Spain's economy may still be struggling, but tourism continues to establish itself as one of the country's main driving forces in keeping the wheels rolling. In fact, this particular Iberian industry ...

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 ...

The English in Andalucia

Friday, July 26th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11518" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="An English soldier who fought with the Spanish forces against Napeoleon's occupying troops, is buried in the Seville town of Alcala de Guadaira, part of the region's close ties with the UK."] [/caption] The history of Andalucia stretches far back to early human habitation, with Copper Age ...

Azulejos: one of Seville’s best-loved handicraft traditions

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11499" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Tiles from the Cartuja monastery, home to the Pickman ceramic factory in the 19th and 20th centuries."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_11496" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption=" Fountain in Parque Maria Luisa, site of the 1929 Expo."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_11479" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Courtyard of the soon-to-open Centro Ceramica Triana, with an original wall ...

A useful video for those buying property in Spain

Monday, February 25th, 2013

If you've ever considered buying a property here in Spain (or anywhere else abroad), or perhaps you're in the process now, the FCO (UK Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office), in association with property media expert BuyAssociation, has produced an excellent video which covers all the key aspects. As with many such ...

On the buses… to Malaga’s stunning interior

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9475" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="The comarcas of Malaga province, with its mountains, rivers, and unspoiled hilltowns."] [/caption] If you are a regular visitor to the Costa del Sol, here's a question for you: have you ever visited the interior of Malaga province? This region is the smallest province in Andalucia, but ...