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Las Fallas de Valencia, Spain’s firework and monument festival

Las Fallas is a historial, religious and comedic monumental celebration. Firecrackers, fireworks, bonfires, loud music and much more. Ninots are paper-mâché and cardboard figurines made to look somewhat ‘cartoonish’. They depict people, events, memories of the past year, often with a humorous twist. These ninots are paraded alongside fireworks, firecrackers and loud street music. All […]

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Córdoba’s colorful “Festival de los Patios” and cultural heritage

Córdoba, in Andalucia, is known for its ‘Feria de los Patios’ that takes place in May. Flowers, colours and aromas that brings the city of Córdoba to life. Because of the hot Mediterranean climate many houses in Andalucia are built with a central “patio” (courtyard). This is a custom that dates back to the Romans, […]

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Andalucia, land of exotic fruits, tapas, flamenco and much more

Entitled as the “land of the light”, Andalucia’s twelve months of sun a year is a reality. Known for its beautiful landscapes and near idyllic beaches, Andalucia is also home to exotic fruits, the origins of tapas culture and flamenco, and much much more. Many of you may know or have heard of Costa del […]

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Tapas culture, how and where to experience it

Tapas bar crawl in any Spanish town will satisfy any traveler’s desire in adventure and hunger. It’s all part of the ‘Spain experience’, sharing both food and chatter, with many welcomes from locals and smiles combined. Many describe ‘Tapas’ as what Spain is all about. Standing whilst eating and drinking is a foreign concept to […]

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Pamplona, come to the city of the San Fermín bull chase

Every July, the famous San Fermín festival takes place in Pamplona, located in the province of Navarra. It is in the honor of the patron saint of the city that this bull frenzy is based upon. Amerinca Nobel Prize winner and novelist Ernest Hemingway describes that there was “the sound of a rocket exploding that […]

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Event: Flour Carnival in Alozaina, but you won’t be baking

Alozaína is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. This small town hosts an unusual festival where one throws flour, and bags of flour, at neighbors and visitors alike — so beware! Some get dressed in traditional fancy dresses, a custom that originates […]

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Event: Photographer Richard Kern exhibits “The Naked and Famous” in Málaga

First time in Spain, photographer and filmmaker Richard Kern exhibits and exposition composed of naked and famous human figures. As a portraitist, Kern sheds light on the darkness and more complex areas of human nature, psychologically, and conveying it via image and film. Celebrities, poetry, fiction, raw reality, transgression, underground (street) art — words of […]

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Santa Cruz, Tenerife’s Capital: where to Go & what to See

Tenerife was an extremely popular destination in the 80’s and is still very well-known today. However, statistically, in the last few years, Tenerife has not had as many visits as one may think. An island with exotic parks and chic restaurants, quirky and sleek architecture and very interesting museums and galleries — you would think […]

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Semana Santa, Spain’s most prestigious (and religious) party celebration

Spanish Semana Santa, Holy Week, is a religious public festival. In difference to Holy Weeks in central Europe, with strict reflection and fasting, Spain celebrates the reawakening of nature after winter, a story originating from the Christian story of the Resurrection — combined they have developed into artistic spectacles; processions and celebrations in the streets […]

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Are you a lover of sport and sun? Marathon in Sevilla, Andalucia’s capital

If you’re a sport lover and planning to come for a Spanish getaway, we welcome you to join Sevilla’s 42 km Marathon taking place on the 23rd of this month, February 2014. However, if sports is not your thing, and you wish to visit Sevilla anyway, here are some facts about the beautiful city; where […]

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Where to go for a good flamenco show in the Madrid capital

Madrid, capital of Spain, is located in the heart of the country. A metropolitan city for singles or families, for students for everybody. Madrid has a bit of everything — even flamenco! Even though Flamenco is more from Andalusian culture, it is still a widely recognized folk dance art nationally and big part of Spanish […]

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Spain’s finest Sherry and Grape harvest Celebrations in Andalucia

Sherry is made from the Palamino grape, a grape that grows extremely well on chalky soils found in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia. Jerez has been titled European Wine City 2014. What is done with these grapes to make Sherry, is truly interesting. Fermented to give a dry white wine, which is then fortified 16% […]

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Barcelona’s Art: architecture, artists and museums

Barcelona, a beautiful city rich in culture, arts and stunning architecture. If Barcelona is a city you wish to visit, them you’re in luck. This article will finely describe some of Barcelona’s artsy features and must-see’s. Barcelona’s modernism, Antoni Gaudí You may already know about Antoni Gaudí and his modernist architecture. Waking Barcelona by foot […]

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‘Sevillanas’ is flamenco that anybody can dance, come to Sevilla’s Feria in May

Easter, known as ‘Semana Santa’ is the most prestigious (and religious) holiday in Spain. That is why two weeks after Easter, Seville kicks up a storm and the Feria begins! Normally celebrated in April, this year’s late Easter dates have forced the move of Sevilla’s April feria to May, still two weeks after Easter. Starts […]

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Visit Andalusia and experience a Flamenco! Shows in Málaga, Córdoba and Jerez.

Many say that you either learn about Andalusia through Flamenco or you learn Flamenco through Andalusia. There are endless places where to go and experience ‘Flamenco’. Hotspots in Costa del Sol for Flamenco and it’s culture, here are some great places where to experience some real Flamenco! MALAGA Kelipe Malaga (City center) TICKETS Kelipe is […]

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