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Andalucia.com Blog

Welcome to the Andalucia.com blog. In this section we feature newsy and quirky stories that we hope you will find of interest. They are written by our Editor Fiona Watson-Flores or a guest blog post writer.
Andalucia has long been a favoured location for TV and film productions, thanks to its wide-ranging landscapes, from mountains and beaches to desert, notably HBO's hugely successful series Game of Thrones.   Scenes from the medieval fantasy series's seventh and final season were shot at Roman…
Written by Sevillanos, the guide covers places to eat, listen to live music, and see the city as enjoyed by locals. Last week, the first-ever guidebook compiled using content provided by Facebook users was launched. The 52-page guidebook to Seville features places for tapas, dancing swing and…
The programme has theatre and music performances in Seville from May to November 2018. After two major art exhibitions, showing both his paintings and those which were influenced by him, the celebrations for Año Murillo - the 400th anniversary of Seville's most famous painter - are changing…
  Cristianos y Musulmanes based on Murillos Santa Justa and Santa Rufina This year Seville celebrates the 400th anniversary of the birth of the baroque painter, Esteban Murillo. His emotive, endearing works feature subjects such as St Joseph with a chubby-cheeked toddler Jesus in a flowing frock…
  Playa de Bajondillo, Torremolinos. Photo by Sophie Careful   Today it was announced that Spain has taken the number 2 spot in most-visited countries in the world. Previously, the US was the second-most visited country, but as of 2017, Spain has knocked los Estados Unidos off the silver podium…
    Last month, the prestigious travel guide publisher Lonely Planet named Seville as the Best City in the world to visit next year, as part of its annual Best in Travel list. A great honour for the city, this will bring even larger numbers of visitors to the city in 2018. With new hotels and…
Aponiente's listing in the Michelin online guide, showing the pescatarian restaurant's coveted three-star ranking. When the Michelin stars for Spain and Portugal in 2018 were announced earlier this week, there was some exciting news for Andalucia: the region added to its tally in the most…
A multi-charity Christmas fair, organised by the Anglican Church in the Costa del Sol, will be held in Estepona on 25 November. Entrance is free, and visitors can enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the day, as well as Santa’s Grotto, face painting, magic shows, bouncy castle, classic…
This is the fourth annual Sherry Week, taking place in 26 countries. Anyone who enjoys drinking Sherry, the versatile fortified wine from the town of Jerez de la Frontera (Moorish name: Xerez, pronounced Sheresh), will be delighted to hear that this week is Sherry Week! The annual worldwide…
La Maestranza de Sevilla by Mariano Fortuny A new exhibition at CaixaForum in Seville, Andalucia in the Imagination of Fortuny, examines the Granada period of Catalonian painter Mariano Fortuny. Fortuny (1836-1874)  is considered by many the greatest 19th-century painter after Goya, and one of…