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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.
The Christmas season is always a good time to be in Andalucia, and especially Seville, with over 200 streets lit up merrily by colourful lights, Christmas trees in various designs bedecking  city centre, belenes (nativity scenes) in every available space, and lots more. Two of the main areas to…
Help Syrian refugees at a fun day in Seville this Saturday As Christmas draws closer, weekends are full of fun festive attractions like medieval markets and belenes vivientes (live nativity scenes). This Saturday, 12 December,  in Seville you can go to an entirely different event, but one which…
The latest edition of the gourmet bible, Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal 2016, was published on 25 November. The new Michelin guide for Spain and Portugal, 2016 edition, has been published, with four new stars for Andalucia: three in Malaga province, and one in Huelva. All the newly starred…
 Emerald City, the new NBC fantasy drama series, will be filmed in various location around Andalucia.  The series is based around The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum.  Seville's Alcazar will be one of the filming locations. For the Alcazar of Seville, the filming of fantasy TV series …
Seville International Film Festival The Lobster is a truly international film, with Greek director and writers, and Irish, English, French and American actors. This year's XIIth Seville International Film Festival, which aims to promote European cinema, takes place from 6 to 14 November. More than…
  In total 20 galleries from around Andalucia and beyond showed their works at Artsevilla.   A week ago Seville held its first-ever contemporary art fair, Artsevilla, on 15-18 October. Previously, three BIACS festivals (Bienale Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo de Sevilla) took place in the…
    Order a dish, and help fight hunger. Seville is always a great city to go out and eat - this is where the tapa was invented, after all - and this autumn, a number of events and festivals are offering even more opportunities to enjoy the gastronomic experience. A recent report said that 10…
As English speakers, I often feel we have an unfair advantage over our hispanophone friends and neighbours here in Spain. They speak the language of their birth, which does them well at home, and all over Central and South America. But for us, our idiom is the one most widely spoken around the…
After the excitement of Game of Thrones Season 5 being filmed in the Alcazar palace in Seville last October, and subsequently in Osuna's bullring,  the limelight has transferred to Almeria province this year, where filming of Season 6 will take place next month on the Almeria coast and in the…
If you've been following the Spanish news over the summer - wherever you may have spent the last couple of months - or indeed if you've been reading the international press, you may have noticed a glut of stories on injuries and deaths from bull-related events here in Spain. A total of 12 people…