Tag Archives | Andalucia

“Gambas blancas de Huelva” – Huelva’s delicate and delicious white prawns

  There are multiple varieties of prawns, of many different qualities, in Spain. The highest quality, with great gastronomic value, are the prawns from Costa de Huelva, in Andalucía, southern Spain – known as ‘Gambas de Huelva’ in Spanish. Also called ‘Gambas Blancas de Huelva’ (‘blancas’ means white), this crustacean has a long and well […]

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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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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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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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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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Spaniards love tomatoes so much they have a tradition named ‘Battle of Tomatoes’ — dare to join?

Still today we are split by the on-going (but friendly) battle of whether tomatoes are considered a fruit or a vegetable. That’s not what we’re here to talk about today. This is a different type of battle, a summer event were we suggest you wear nothing more than old ragged clothes. Every year thousands of […]

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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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