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Filmoteca revives Andalucian Super-8 home movies

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

[embed][/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 ...

New regulations on rental accommodation in Andalucia

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

A large proportion of visitors who come to Andalucia for their holidays rent a self-catering apartment or villa, whether by the beach or inland; in a city or in the mountains. New regulations for tourist accommodation (BOJA Decreto 28/2016) came into force this month (February 2016) to stipulate formally what property owners are obligated ...

Spain still top summer holiday destination for Europeans

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Beautiful Estepona Beach For a large majority of Europeans, Spain is still the top country of choice for the big annual holiday, according to YouGov. And among the Brits, one favourite area is Andalucia. The survey asked 7,562 people in seven different European countries, both northern and southern - the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Italy ...

Review of 2014’s blog posts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

This year, here on the Blog, as always, we've covered a wide variety of topics - from culture and gastronomy to local news - everything from International Sherry Week to the Seville Film Festival, Spain winning top place as the world's number one wine producer, and Andalucia as Trip ...

On your bike – around Andalucia! Plan Bici 2020

Friday, January 24th, 2014

This week, the Junta de Andalucia (Andalucian Government) announced the "Plan Andaluz de la Bicicleta". This ambitious but admirable project aims to complete a network of over 5,000km of cycle lanes and routes throughout the region, in cities and countryside. The investment is 420 million euros, with benefits including job ...

Best wishes for 2014, and a look at 2013’s blog highlights

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Wishing all our dear readers a very happy Noche Buena - New Year's Eve - from the team here at May your 12 grapes, eaten on the strokes of midnight, slip down easily, along with plenty of cava! From everyone here in our Estepona offices, we want to wish ...

Merry Christmas from Andalucia!

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12822" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Christmas lights in Seville.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12823" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Orange and lights - Christmas in Seville[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12838" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Singing zambombas, Christmas songs, in the street.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12826" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Holy family in belen (nativity scene), found across Spain in homes, schools and offices.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12827" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Part of ...

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 ...

A useful video for those buying property in Spain

Monday, February 25th, 2013

If you've ever considered buying a property here in Spain (or anywhere else abroad), or perhaps you're in the process now, the FCO (UK Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office), in association with property media expert BuyAssociation, has produced an excellent video which covers all the key aspects. As with many such ...

12 October bank holiday: where are you going?

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_8325" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Playa de Carbon in Almeria."][/caption] To the beach? [caption id="attachment_8319" align="aligncenter" width="463" caption="A town in the Sierra de Cadiz."][/caption] To the mountains? [caption id="attachment_8320" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Alhambra in Granada."][/caption] Or to a city? Whatever you do, wherever you go, have a great long weekend!