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.
  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…
Guest post: Andrés Lopez Sheridan Andalucía is well known for its authentic and traditional parties and celebrations. If you thought everything was over after the high summer season season, think again - Welcome to September! Cascamorras Festival I have just discovered one of the coolest…
“I look forward to playing in front of the Spanish fans.” [caption id="attachment_1834" align="alignnone" width="640"] Jon Rahm will make his first professional appearance in Spain at Valderrama. ©Getty Images[/caption] Rising Spanish golf star Jon Rahm will make his first professional appearance…
Guest post: Andrés Lopez Sheridan My name is Andrés and I have just returned to Málaga after living abroad for nine years. I grew up in a bilingual home in a small town 80 km away from Málaga. When I turned 18 I moved to the capital to study journalism at Málaga University. During my student years…