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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 ...

Murillo moves to the street

Friday, May 4th, 2018

[caption id="attachment_18308" align="aligncenter" width="578"] The programme has theatre and music performances in Seville from May to November 2018.[/caption] After two major art exhibitions, showing both his paintings and those which were influenced by him, the celebrations for Año Murillo - the 400th anniversary of Seville's most famous painter - are changing ...

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, ...

The Reign in Spain – the Spanish Monarchy in the 20th century

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

[caption id="attachment_17994" align="aligncenter" width="313"] This fascinating book ofers an in-depth look at the Spanish monarchy, from Alfonso XII to King Felipe.[/caption] For anyone with an interest in modern Spanish history - the ups and downs, the trials and tribulations of the Spanish Royal Family, from Alfonso XII in the late 19th ...

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 ...

Filmoteca revives Andalucian Super-8 home movies

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/embed/IHtNn-tcCns[/embed]   A new project by La Filmoteca Española aims to collect and digitalise home movies made by Andalucians in the 1960s and 1970s. The idea behind Proyecto Mi Vida is to create a digital archive of family films, showing regional travel, customs and fiestas to form part of a collective memory - an Andalucian ...

Dolmens of Antequera win UNESCO World Heritage status

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Map of Dolmens de Antequera, shown as  small red dots (C)Instituto de Estadistica y Cartografia de Andalucia As expected, Andalucia's latest UNESCO World Heritage site was confirmed recently: the Dolmens of Antequera were inscribed on the list earlier this month at the committee meeting in Istanbul. We've mentioned this topic a few times on ...

Andalucia’s monuments on the world stage: from prehistoric to islamic

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

The interior of the Mezquita of Cordoba, Europe's fourth-top attraction, according to Trip Advisor users. Trip Advisor has just released its top ten landmarks in Europe, as voted by users of the frighteningly influential reviewing website. Two of these, both in the top five of the list, are in Andalucia. Number 2, rather ...

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 ...