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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 ...

Record tourist numbers for Spain, world’s no3 tourist destination, plus Andalucia has top national attraction

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

[caption id="attachment_13639" align="aligncenter" width="515"] Fabulous seaside resorts and beaches are one of Spain's biggest draws for international visitors.[/caption] More foreigners visited Spain than ever before in 2015, as unsettled situations in North African countries caused European holidaymakers to take their holidays nearer to home. Record visitor numbers again - Spain is third-most-visited country ...

Games of Thrones fifth series to be filmed in Andalucia

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13871" align="aligncenter" width="396" caption="Game of Thrones is watched by millions worldwide."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_13834" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="One of the three possible Andalucian locations for Games of Thrones Season 5: the Alhambra in Granada, which the production team visited last week."] [/caption] The media here in Andalucia has been abuzz with excitement ...

The Alhambra is fourth-most popular tourist attraction in Spain

Monday, February 20th, 2012

I was very interested to see a list of the top four tourist attractions on a blog about Spain recently. The list quoted was as follows: 1 City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia 3.7 million visitors 2) Sagrada Familia, Barcelona 3.2 million visitors 3) Prado, Madrid 2.9 million visitors 4) Alhambra, Granada 2.3 ...

The lions get their roar back

Monday, January 16th, 2012

One of the most famous parts of the Alhambra, the Patio de los Leones, has finally got its central feature back in full working order after ten years. The 14th-century sculpture in its centre, of 12 white marble lions holding a duodecagonal (12-sided) basin, was returned to its rightful spot last ...