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12 places to visit in Andalucia in 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Andalucia is full of cultural and gastronomic treasures, from Moorish castles to the best prawns in Spain. Some of these are, at long last, starting to receiving wider recognition, with international attention being focussed on our diverse landscapes, extraordinary monuments and unique culinary history. Across the region's eight provinces, each with its ...

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, ...

Seville Tourism Week

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

  [caption id="attachment_17729" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Sevilla Tourism Week was a four-day conference looking at the present and future of this key industry in the city.[/caption] A couple of weeks ago, a new tourism conference was held in Seville, organised by dynamic Tourism Director Antonio Jimenez. Based around talks and round-table discussions, with plenty ...

Finos Palmas and poetry in a Sevillano palace

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

  FINOS PALMAS 2016 – the finest sherry in a rarefied Sevillano setting   Pedro Rebuelta of the Gonzalez Byass family, Cayetano Martinez de Irujo, the Casa de Alba, Antonio Flores, Chief Winemaker at Gonzalez Byass   The launch of this year’s Coleccion Finos Palmas, four very special Sherries from the Tio Pepe bodega, chosen ...

Contemporary Photography Show in Seville

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

by Fiona Flores   [caption id="attachment_17676" align="aligncenter" width="578"] (From top, L to R) Eduardo D'Acosta - curator of the Spin Off exhibition, the artists, Michelle Chaplow with the Pool of Life, and the facade of the Fundacion Valentin Madariaga[/caption]   Seville is not known for its contemporary art scene – Malaga has long had ...

Seville Feria will now last seven days, starting on Sunday

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

  Qu 1: Seville residents, would you like the Feria to start on a Sunday (so you can have a big night on Saturday)? A2: Er, yes please!   Qu 2: Seville residents, would you like there to be a holiday during Feria)? A: See above.   Los Remedios, the residential district closest to the ...

Game of Thrones Season 7 to film in Andalucia again

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The Alcazar as seen in Game of Thrones - the palace of Prince Doran, ruler of the Kingdom of Dorne. (Photo: HBO) For the third season running, HBO's globally successful, multi-award-winning fantasy drama series Game of Thrones will be filmed in Andalucia. Season seven will be shot in various locations around the ...

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 ...

First-ever transatlantic solar electric flight to land in Seville

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

  Solar Impulse 2 is a solar-powered electric plane currently crossing the Atlantic.   In a few hours, at around 5am tomorrow, Thursday 23 June, a historic event will take place at Seville's San Pablo airport. The first ever flight in a solar-powered electric plane across the Atlantic, with no fuel and no emissions, is due ...

A mosque in Seville at last?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

For a number of years - over a decade - the Islamic community has been trying to build a mosque in Seville. As anyone who has ever visited the city will be aware, during the 500-year period when the Seville was an Islamic city, it had a number of mosques, including the ...