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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.
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…
5 Things I’ve Noticed as a Repatriated Spanish Expat 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…
Outdoor events rule the scene in summertime Seville, as temperatures climb to the 40s on a regular basis (105F). Here are some of the cultural events on during July and August, from music, theatre and dance to outdoor cinema. One of the most long-standing events is the Noches en Los Jardines del…
  The exhibition is on until 15 October.   For all garden lovers, this art exhibition - Sorolla: Un Jardin Para Pintar - is a treat. The show of paintings by the Valencian artist, which has just opened at CaixaForum, a major new cultural centre in Seville. runs until 15 October. Joaquin…
This month music fans in Torrox Pueblo and Estepona have a treat in store. American child prodigy Mozart Dee is playing two concerts: at La Casa in Torrox Pueblo on 28 June, and at the Fuerte Hotel Estepona on 30 June. (Info about Concerts) These appearances are part of the 16-year-…
This fascinating book ofers an in-depth look at the Spanish monarchy, from Alfonso XII to King Felipe. For anyone with an interest in modern Spanish history - the ups and downs, the trials and tribulations of the Spanish Royal Family, from Alfonso XII in the late 19th century, through his son…
  About to head up into the mountains - the van's roof window was an instant hit.   We all have our lists of places we want to visit – in Andalucia, top of mine for some years has been the Alpujarras, the mountainous region south of the Sierra Nevada in Granada and Almeria provinces. I read the…
  This year's Feria portada (gateway) celebrates the 25th anniversary of Expo 92, and the Murillo 400th Anniversary too.   Big changes are afoot at one of Seville’s biggest annual events, the April Fair, known in Spanish simply as "La Feria". As well as the Fair starting two days earlier –…
  The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 ranked Spain as the world's top tourism destination. (Source: World Economic Forum)   For the second time, Spain has been ranked as the world’s top tourism destination, above France and Italy. Among the country’s key strengths recognised were…