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Historic houses opening to the public in Seville this autumn

Friday, July 17th, 2015

If you are planning a visit to Seville once the intense summer heat has dissipated, then you may be pleased to hear that, from this autumn, two important historic monuments with aristocratic heritage will be available to visit for the first time. One is the Palacio de las Dueñas, the home of the late Duquesa ...

Foodie news from Andalucia: royal olive oil and officially recognised tortas

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11226" align="aligncenter" width="435" caption="Ines Rosales is one of Andalucia's export success stories, and these tortas de aceite now have their own recognised classification>."] [/caption] Lately the foodie spotlight has been firmly focussed on Spain, more specifically the north - Catalonia and Pais Vasco, where three of the world's top 10 ...

Casa de Alba puts on a historic show

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_4787" align="aligncenter" width="250" caption="Titian's painting of the Gran Duque de Alba, who started the Casa De Alba's art collection, now one of the most important private collections in the world."][/caption] The Casa de Alba - whose head, the redoubtable Cayetana, 18th Duquesa de Alba, recently wed for the third ...

How the other half lives

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Salvados interview with Cayetano Martinez de Irujo. The Spanish generally enjoy a good relationship with their aristocracy - they tolerate their picadilloes and foibles, discussing them in animated chat shows, poring over them in the prensa rosa, and treating them like a live telenovella (soap opera) created for their own ...