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On the buses… to Malaga’s stunning interior

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9475" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="The comarcas of Malaga province, with its mountains, rivers, and unspoiled hilltowns."] [/caption] If you are a regular visitor to the Costa del Sol, here's a question for you: have you ever visited the interior of Malaga province? This region is the smallest province in Andalucia, but ...

Which is the best beach in Andalucia?

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

[caption id="attachment_4652" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Which is your favourite beach in southern Spain? Many people like to kick back on the white sands of Bolonia (number 2)."][/caption] A (freebie) Spanish newspaper website started a "ranking" of Andalucia's beaches a few weeks ago. The ranking works on a points system - you score each ...

Latest news on new Algeciras-Almeria train route

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_6296" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Algeciras-Marbella section of proposed new high-speed coastal railway, Corredor Ferroviario Mediterraneo."][/caption] The latest plans for the new train route known as the "Corredor Ferroviario Mediterraneo", or Mediterranean Rail Corridor, have been announced. The first project for strategic freight transportation was approved by the Government in March last ...

Malaga city centre declared historic interest

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

[caption id="attachment_6191" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="Malaga cathedral, part of the city centre's conjunto historico."][/caption] The Junta de Andalucia has declared the city centre of Malaga to be a conjunto historico, inscribing it in the Catálogo General del Patrimonio Histórico Andaluz - the General Catalogue of Historic Andalucian Heritage. [caption id="attachment_6190" align="aligncenter" width="578" ...

A tourist in Sevilla

Monday, April 30th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_6142" align="aligncenter" width="435" caption="Rebekah at the Alcazar palace - she was impressed by the Moorish architecture."][/caption] GUEST POST: REBEKAH THOMPSON Living in on the Costa del Sol it has become very easy to take my surroundings for granted; I live just a bus ride away from some of the most famous ...

In the mountains, near the sea

Monday, April 9th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_5949" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The town of Cortes de la Frontera near Ronda has a stunning setting, below steep limestone cliffs."][/caption] After all the hustle and bustle, crowds and excitement, of Semana Santa, my family and I went to the sierra for the last part of the week. I still kept tabs on ...

Semana Santa in pictures

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_5849" align="aligncenter" width="347" caption="A barefoot penitente from the Los Estudiantes (the students) hermandad passes the door of the Fabrica de Tabacos - now the University - in Seville."][/caption] This year, Semana Santa all across Andalucia has, yet again, been adversely affected by the weather. Rain stopped pasos from coming out ...

Carmen Thyssen Museum, Malaga: the one-stop exploration into Spanish cultural history

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

GUEST BLOG POST: MEENA MISTRY Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a press preview at the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga for their new temporary exhibition, which opens on 31 March and runs until 7 October 2012. 43 works will be displayed in a show entitled ‘Paradises and Landscapes in ...

La Gran Ruta de Cine

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Over the years, many hundreds of movies have been shot in Andalucia, due to the extraordinary variety of its landscapes - mountains, deserts, beaches; its magnificent cities, with beautifully preserved period buildings; and its reliable sunshine. Think of the spaghetti westerns of the 1960s and 1970s, shot in Almeria; Hollywood blockbuster ...

Andalucia’s sense of community

Monday, February 27th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_5279" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="One of Andalucia's most famous buildings, and witness to its strong Moorish heritage: the Mezquita in Cordoba."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5277" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="El Rocio, pilgrimage destination for millions every May."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5280" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="Barrels in Bodegas Gonzalez Byass in Jerez - home of sherry."][/caption] Andalucians are prouder of their ...