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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.
Tony Bryant's third book focuses on the writer's time in Utrera, a small town in Seville province known for its gypsy flamenco dynasties. For those of us who choose to live in Spain, many aspects of the country and its lifestyle and culture are powerfully seductive. The weather, the tapas, the…
Madonna's bullfighter-themed Grammys 2015 performance, in Givenchy outfit. Photo: madonnaphotos/Flickr The world of bullfighting in Spain, especially here in Andalucia, is one which provokes strong reactions. From the breeding of toros bravos, fighting bulls, specifically for la corrida (…
Beautiful Estepona Beach For a large majority of Europeans, Spain is still the top country of choice for the big annual holiday, according to YouGov. And among the Brits, one favourite area is Andalucia. The survey asked 7,562 people in seven different European countries, both northern and…
Women in the Feria, with red striped casetas to the right. Every town throughout Andalucia holds its own party between April and October - throughout spring, summer and autumn, from small villages to large cities, such as Malaga, Cordoba, Jerez and Granada, hold their feria (Here is our list).…
On Friday 17  April Andalucia.com celebrates its 19th birthday - the website was founded by Chris Chaplow on 17 April 1996. Andalucia has established itself as the leading website about the region, with visitor statistics which have grown exponentially, as southern Spain is a consistently popular…
No celebration in Spain is as weather-dependent as Semana Santa. At the Feria de Abril, you can duck inside a nearby caseta to avoid a rain shower, nibbling some tasty queso and jamon, and sipping some manzanilla sherry until it's clear to go outside again. At a food festival, you're generally…
GUEST BLOG By Chris Chaplow I was interested to attend the launch of a new bank last week - HolaBank by La Caixa. The event, held at the Don Pepe Hotel in Marbella, was attended by around 400 customers, as well as lawyers and estate agents. First to speak was Victorino Lluch, director of Eastern…
If you live in Spain, you'll have noticed banners and posters around towns and cities advertising various political parties. The reason is because this Sunday, 22 March, regional elections will take place across Andalucia. The results - which are impossible to predict, with no clear frontrunners…
In two weeks' time, on 28 March, Malaga province will have two exciting new attractions for visitors. On the Saturday before Semana Santa, one of Andalucia's most intriguing and death-defying attractions reopens to the public after a major refurbishment, the same week as a fourth major art gallery…
During the month of February, one dynamic young Andalucian fashion company has been running a laudable charity initiative. For every article of clothing sold in one of Silbon's eight stores, which are mostly located in this region, and on its online store, the menswear label which makes classic…