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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 ...

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 ...