Ten Keys To Knowing Flamenco

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Flamenco is one of the most important musical components of Spain’s rich cultural history and folklore, considered a universal art and designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (2010). Its origins are found in the late eighteenth century in Andalucia  and is especially associated with the Gypsy population, who gave it a defined genre identity. […]

Halloween Or All Saints Holidays? We’ve Gathered The Five Most Famous Traditions In Spain For Celebrating The Day Of The Dead

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Vampires, witches and the undead await just around the corner as we celebrate the Anglo import that is Halloween night. However, what about our own traditions when it comes to All Saints Day? Have we forgotten it all? The answer is “no”. As Spaniards, we stick to our habits and remember those that have passed […]

Necro-tourism? Here Are seven Cemeteries You Can’t Miss In Andalucia

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Each November, we have a tradition that sends us to visit our cemeteries to remember those who have passed. However, beyond their obvious function, many of these cemeteries stand out for their architectural and monumental value. In Europe, visiting these locations is increasingly known as “necrotourism” and Spain has many examples to consider. We’ve gathered […]

The Most Authentic and Typical Product of Malaga: The Raisin

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If there is one local product that signifies the ecological identity and quality craftsmanship of Malaga, it has to be the area’s raisins. This has been so widely recognized that the European Union recently granted the product a protected food status under an established designation of origin of ‘Malaga Raisins’. The Malaga raisin in the […]

The Yusto/Giner Gallery – A Room For Art In Marbella

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The Yusto/Giner Gallery in Marbella was introduced to the art world just a year and a half ago, but has already become a highlight among younger artists on the international level. It has attracted new and promising artists who could- and why not? – become the next Picasso or Dali. The gallery is located in […]

The Charm Of The Andalucian Patio Courtyards in Beautiful Conil

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The Andalucian patio possess art, charm and history. Each year, thousands of visitors are drawn to the area to discover these spaces that play with light, air, architecture and where plants play the lead role. Despite this popularity, not everyone knows just where these spaces came from. The Andalucian patio has two origin stories, descending […]

The History, Language and Uses of a Fan: What Do You Mean With A Fan?

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In Spain, fans are used by men and women alike, offering a popular amenity that help beat the heat in a simple and sustainable way. Today on the Fuerte Blog, we talk with a crafter of fans who has offered to share her secrets. Born in Bilbao, Ana Bruno operates a stall in the craft […]

Ancient Traditions: Don’t Go Swimming Until El Carmen!

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There was once a tradition in Spain that people did not take their first swim in the sea until the procession of the Virgin del Carmen on the 16th of July. As tradition dictated, once the procession of the Virgin passed, our ancestors were threw themselves into the water. The belief was that the waters […]

‘Sensitive Material’ art exhibition in Conil de la Frontera

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The Fuerte Foundation’s Cultural Area has organized and is promoting the ‘Sensitive Material’ art exhibition at the Hotel Fuerte Conil, featuring the works of artists Pacciollo Enrrico, Sandra Hoyos and Joseph Aniés. The exhibition will open on July 20th and will run trhrough September 27th. These three artists have been heavily influenced by the surroundings […]

Once again, Ronda becomes a land of bandits and adventure for romantic travelers

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The first weekend of June will witness a Southern Spanish treasure when “Romantic Ronda” returns life to the 18th century.

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