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Summer in Seville – Pick of the Palaces

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Outdoor events rule the scene in summertime Seville, as temperatures climb to the 40s on a regular basis (105F). Here are some of the cultural events on during July and August, from music, theatre and dance to outdoor cinema. One of the most long-standing events is the Noches en Los Jardines ...

Sorolla’s garden paintings at CaixaForum in Seville

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

  The exhibition is on until 15 October.   For all garden lovers, this art exhibition - Sorolla: Un Jardin Para Pintar - is a treat. The show of paintings by the Valencian artist, which has just opened at CaixaForum, a major new cultural centre in Seville. runs until 15 October. Joaquin Sorolla was an internationally-renowned post-impressionist ...

New caseta for tourists at the Feria de Abril in Seville

Friday, April 28th, 2017

  This year's Feria portada (gateway) celebrates the 25th anniversary of Expo 92, and the Murillo 400th Anniversary too.   Big changes are afoot at one of Seville’s biggest annual events, the April Fair, known in Spanish simply as "La Feria". As well as the Fair starting two days earlier – ...

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 ...