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Andalucía’s natural jewel, Doñana National Park

It is fact that almost a fifth of Andalucia is unspoiled nature and beautiful countryside. Together with a sun shining so bright, stunning flora and diverse fauna, Doñana National Park is one of the most important protected natural areas in Europe. ‘Parque nacional y natural de Doñana’ (in Spanish) is one of the largest heronries […]

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Olive oil cultivation in Andalucia; qualities, varieties and benefits

Olive oil is a component based on the Mediterranean diet and is considered by many as the healthiest in the world. Science has investigated all its positive aspects and has been named as Spain’s ‘golden liquid’. Not only does it make ordinary bread something special, but it truly makes your taste buds pop in flavour. […]

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Asturia’s cider and the art of pouring it

Spain is known and famous for it’s red wines. Region of Asturias is renown for its cider and cider pouring. But Asturias is also land of many other landmarks and heritages. Apart from cider, Asturias is a region well-known for its green spaces. Spectacular natural ‘paradises’ and scenery with legendary sites such as Covadonga Lakes, […]

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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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Spanish wines and regions and how Spain got to Nº1 Wine Producer in the World

First time ever, in 2013, Spain was named the Nº1 Wine Producer in the World.
 With a production mass of 50,5 millions of hectoliters, a staggering 41% more than in previous years, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Spanish Wine Market Observatory. Beat famous wine producers France and Italy to first place, Spain’s vine harvest […]

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Jerez’s Flamenco Festival

The world’s leading Flamenco festival is back in town! Starting on the 20th February all the way through to 7th March, come and enjoy some colorful and soulful performances by world famous flamenco artists; dancers, guitarists and singers. It is fact that Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, was where the vibrant art of Flamenco all […]

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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: Event: Brian Duffy exhibits Rock Star “David Bowie Series” in Málaga

Brian Duffy has portrayed celebrities like John Lessnon, Brigitte Bardot, Julie Andrews and Sidney Poitier. He has come to Málaga to exhibit his works made for and of Rock Star David Bowie titled the “David Bowie Series”. His works vary from portraits, photojournalism and advertising images for brands such as Benson & Hedges, Smirnoff, between […]

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Ways to order and drink Spanish coffee

Madrid’s Mayor invites you all to come enjoy a ‘café con leche’ in Madrid’s Plaza Mayor. This proves just how much coffee means to Spaniards, it’s almost considered part of cultural heritage, considering the Mayor even mentions it. Back to coffee, and how it’s drank. There are multiple ways Spaniards prepare their coffee, you are […]

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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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