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.
  Me Vuelves Lorca 2016   A couple of years ago on this blog, I interviewed a dynamic and enterprising Brit called Anna Kemp, who was organising a project to build a mountainside open-air theatre in the tiny Alpjuarras village of Laroles (population: 600). The aim was to bring visitors to a…
Yesterday, 23 June 2016, British people voted to leave the European Union. The final share of the Brexit Referendum was Leave 51.9% (17.4 million votes) and Remain 48.1% (16.1 million votes). This morning, acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy made this statement (this is an edited version; you can…
  Solar Impulse 2 is a solar-powered electric plane currently crossing the Atlantic.   In a few hours, at around 5am tomorrow, Thursday 23 June, a historic event will take place at Seville's San Pablo airport. The first ever flight in a solar-powered electric plane across the Atlantic, with no…
For a number of years - over a decade - the Islamic community has been trying to build a mosque in Seville. As anyone who has ever visited the city will be aware, during the 500-year period when the Seville was an Islamic city, it had a number of mosques, including the Grand Mosque built by the…
The interior of the Mezquita of Cordoba, Europe's fourth-top attraction, according to Trip Advisor users. Trip Advisor has just released its top ten landmarks in Europe, as voted by users of the frighteningly influential reviewing website. Two of these, both in the top five of the list, are in…
Amphorae insitu containing the Roman Coins found in Tomares Photo: Ayuntamiento de Tomares   Huge excitement here in Seville recently, when an extraordinary hoard of Roman coins was discovered in a park near the city. Workmen were digging a trench to lay pipes using a digger vehicle in the…
Treasure hunt between Estepona and Casares Back in 1996, in the early days of the internet - when WIFI, twitter and touch-screen smart phones were but a far-off futuristic dream - a tech-savvy young British engineer living in southern Spain had an idea: to register the domain andalucia.com. Chris…
As spring arrives in Seville, two weeks after Semana Santa (Holy Week), it's time for Feria. Ladies prepare their flamenca dresses, horses are groomed, carriages polished, and Seville's vino-gastro crowd waits expectantly for the big pre-Feria sherry event. Tio Pepe on the iconic hat style table…
Casa de Pilatos, one of the casas-palacio on the new route in Seville. Photo: Michelle Chaplow   After the excitement of the opening last week of Las Duenas, the Duquesa de Alba's palace, a new route in Seville has been announced of palaces and casa-palacios. Individually, these 23 palaces and…
    Next week one of the most hotly-anticipated new attractions in Seville opens its doors - the Palacio de las Duenas, favourite residence of the late Duquesa de Alba. From 10am on Thursday 17 March, you'll be able to see inside the home of one of Spain's most famous aristocrats, the most…