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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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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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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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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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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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