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New guide to film and TV locations in Andalucia, including BBC 4’s The Plague

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Andalucia has long been a favoured location for TV and film productions, thanks to its wide-ranging landscapes, from mountains and beaches to desert, notably HBO's hugely successful series Game of Thrones. Scenes from the medieval fantasy series's seventh and final season were shot at Roman site Italica, near Seville earlier ...

First-ever Facebook guide – to Seville!

Monday, June 18th, 2018

    Written by Sevillanos, the guide covers places to eat, listen to live music, and see the city as enjoyed by locals.   Last week, the first-ever guidebook compiled using content provided by Facebook users was launched. The 52-page guidebook to Seville features places for tapas, dancing swing and tango, and hunting ghosts, all suggested ...

Murillo from another perspective: what would he have have painted today?

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

  Cristianos y Musulmanes based on Murillos Santa Justa and Santa Rufina   This year Seville celebrates the 400th anniversary of the birth of the baroque painter, Esteban Murillo. His emotive, endearing works feature subjects such as St Joseph with a chubby-cheeked toddler Jesus in a flowing frock, ethereal Virgin Marys in pretty blue ...

Seville – Best City to Visit in 2018, and Año de Murillo

Friday, December 15th, 2017

    Last month, the prestigious travel guide publisher Lonely Planet named Seville as the Best City in the world to visit next year, as part of its annual Best in Travel list. A great honour for the city, this will bring even larger numbers of visitors to the city in 2018. With ...

Fortuny’s vision of Andalucia at CaixaForum Seville

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

[caption id="attachment_18158" align="aligncenter" width="578"] La Maestranza de Sevilla by Mariano Fortuny[/caption] A new exhibition at CaixaForum in Seville, Andalucia in the Imagination of Fortuny, examines the Granada period of Catalonian painter Mariano Fortuny. Fortuny (1836-1874)  is considered by many the greatest 19th-century painter after Goya, and one of Spain's most important artists, ...

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, ...