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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 ...

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 ...

Chef del Mar wins Andalucia’s first-ever three Michelin stars

Friday, November 24th, 2017

[caption id="attachment_18210" align="aligncenter" width="575"] Aponiente's listing in the Michelin online guide, showing the pescatarian restaurant's coveted three-star ranking.[/caption] When the Michelin stars for Spain and Portugal in 2018 were announced earlier this week, there was some exciting news for Andalucia: the region added to its tally in the most impressive and ...

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, ...

20 years of Andalucia.com

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Treasure hunt between Estepona and Casares Back in 1996, in the early days of the internet - when WIFI, twitter and touch-screen smart phones were but a far-off futuristic dream - a tech-savvy young British engineer living in southern Spain had an idea: to register the domain andalucia.com. Chris Chaplow, along ...

The “Chef del Mar” gets his second Michelin star

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15784" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Fish chef Angel Leon as seen on the website of his two-Michelin-star restaurant Aponiente in El Puerto de Santa Maria."] [/caption] Last week the Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal 2015 was launched, with the announcement of the all-important stars. Andalucia still has seven restaurants with one Michelin ...

Orange Days are here again!

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13218" align="aligncenter" width="351" caption="A feast of orangey tapas at over 30 bars and restaurants in Sevilla, until this Sunday."] [/caption] Every year around this time - January and February - the newspapers are full of recipes featuring Seville oranges, the small, bitter fruit so highly valued by the British for ...

Top 10s of Andalucia

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10375" align="aligncenter" width="317" caption="We'll be bringing you lists featuring the best of Andalucia."] [/caption] Here on the AC blog, and on the website itself, our aim is to keep you, our audience, updated on what's happening here in Andalucia. We want you to enjoy the latest and best of ...

Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 11th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9777" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Alhambra Palace in Granada is one of the most romantic buildings in the world - viewed like this, and to visit."] [/caption] So this Thursday is Valentine's Day, or Dia de los Enamorados (Lovers' Day) in Spain. Many hotels and restaurants around Andalucia will have special ...

Cordoba olive oil wins top British award

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Anyone who lives in Andalucia, or who is an aficionado of Spanish food, will be well aware of the leading role played by "liquid gold" - olive oil - in the region's cuisine. An Andalucian breakfast is toast with jamon serrano, tomato and olive oil drizzled liberally all over it; it's ...