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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 ...

Hoard of Roman coins uncovered near Seville

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Amphorae insitu containing the Roman Coins found in Tomares Photo: Ayuntamiento de Tomares   Huge excitement here in Seville recently, when an extraordinary hoard of Roman coins was discovered in a park near the city. Workmen were digging a trench to lay pipes using a digger vehicle in the Parque Zaudin in Tomares on Tuesday ...

Tio Pepe en Rama – the wild fino sherry

Friday, April 15th, 2016

As spring arrives in Seville, two weeks after Semana Santa (Holy Week), it's time for Feria. Ladies prepare their flamenca dresses, horses are groomed, carriages polished, and Seville's vino-gastro crowd waits expectantly for the big pre-Feria sherry event. Tio Pepe on the iconic hat style table Every year, for the past four ...

Route of Casas Palacio in Seville: the “New Rome”

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

[caption id="attachment_5025" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Casa de Pilatos, one of the casas-palacio on the new route in Seville. Photo: Michelle Chaplow[/caption]   After the excitement of the opening last week of Las Duenas, the Duquesa de Alba's palace, a new route in Seville has been announced of palaces and casa-palacios. Individually, these 23 palaces ...

Palacio de las Dueñas, the Duquesa de Alba’s home, opens to public on 17 March

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

    Next week one of the most hotly-anticipated new attractions in Seville opens its doors - the Palacio de las Duenas, favourite residence of the late Duquesa de Alba. From 10am on Thursday 17 March, you'll be able to see inside the home of one of Spain's most famous aristocrats, the most ...

New regulations on rental accommodation in Andalucia

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

A large proportion of visitors who come to Andalucia for their holidays rent a self-catering apartment or villa, whether by the beach or inland; in a city or in the mountains. New regulations for tourist accommodation (BOJA Decreto 28/2016) came into force this month (February 2016) to stipulate formally what property owners are obligated ...

Review of 2015

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Today is the last day of the year, and the time when we look back over 2015 to see what's happened during the last 12 months. Here is our pick of the blog posts from the past year, celebrating the best of Andalucian scenery, festivals and produce. A new documentary about sherry was ...

Cultural and spectacular Christmas 2015 in Seville

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

The Christmas season is always a good time to be in Andalucia, and especially Seville, with over 200 streets lit up merrily by colourful lights, Christmas trees in various designs bedecking  city centre, belenes (nativity scenes) in every available space, and lots more. Two of the main areas to visit traditionally ...

The Alcazar goes to Oz

Monday, November 16th, 2015

 Emerald City, the new NBC fantasy drama series, will be filmed in various location around Andalucia.  The series is based around The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum.  Seville's Alcazar will be one of the filming locations. For the Alcazar of Seville, the filming of fantasy TV series Game of Thrones  in the palace a year ...

Seville International Film Festival: 6-14 November

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

[caption id="attachment_16990" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Seville International Film Festival[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_16993" align="aligncenter" width="240"] The Lobster is a truly international film, with Greek director and writers, and Irish, English, French and American actors.[/caption] This year's XIIth Seville International Film Festival, which aims to promote European cinema, takes place from 6 to 14 November. More than ...