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.
 Sevilla Tourism Week was a four-day conference looking at the present and future of this key industry in the city. A couple of weeks ago, a new tourism conference was held in Seville, organised by dynamic Tourism Director Antonio Jimenez. Based around talks and round-table discussions, with plenty…
  FINOS PALMAS 2016 – the finest sherry in a rarefied Sevillano setting   Pedro Rebuelta of the Gonzalez Byass family, Cayetano Martinez de Irujo, the Casa de Alba, Antonio Flores, Chief Winemaker at Gonzalez Byass   The launch of this year’s Coleccion Finos Palmas, four very special…
  Huelva CG logo   In a country which takes its food culture as seriously as Spain, to be chosen as Capital Gastronomica (Gastronomic Capital) is an honour indeed. And gastronomy is often quoted as a main reason why visitors choose to come to Spàin for their holidays, whether weekend breaks or…
by Fiona Flores   [caption id="attachment_17676" align="aligncenter" width="578"](From top, L to R) Eduardo D'Acosta - curator of the Spin Off exhibition, the artists, Michelle Chaplow with the Pool of Life, and the facade of the Fundacion Valentin Madariaga[/caption]   Seville is not known for…
  Qu 1: Seville residents, would you like the Feria to start on a Sunday (so you can have a big night on Saturday)? A2: Er, yes please!   Qu 2: Seville residents, would you like there to be a holiday during Feria)? A: See above.   Los Remedios, the residential district closest to the recinto (…
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/embed/IHtNn-tcCns[/embed]   A new project by La Filmoteca Española aims to collect and digitalise home movies made by Andalucians in the 1960s and 1970s. The idea behind Proyecto Mi Vida is to create a digital archive of family films, showing regional travel,…
  Journalist Anastasia Sukhanova and Sarah Gatward with her GoPro were thrilled to run alongside anther 12.000 in the Cascamorras, Baza.   Personal account of the Cascamorras Festival in Baza   Guest post by Anastasia Sukhanova   6th of September is an important day for Baza – the whole town and…
The Alcazar as seen in Game of Thrones - the palace of Prince Doran, ruler of the Kingdom of Dorne. (Photo: HBO) For the third season running, HBO's globally successful, multi-award-winning fantasy drama series Game of Thrones will be filmed in Andalucia. Season seven will be shot in various…
Map of Dolmens de Antequera, shown as  small red dots (C)Instituto de Estadistica y Cartografia de Andalucia As expected, Andalucia's latest UNESCO World Heritage site was confirmed recently: the Dolmens of Antequera were inscribed on the list earlier this month at the committee meeting in Istanbul…
  The night concerts in the Alcazar start on on 14 July. As the mercury soars into the low 40s (low 100 F), nightlife and cultural activities move outside and upwards - onto terraces, often on rooftops, to catch any possible slight evening breeze; and into gardens, to be near shady green plants…