Curiosities of Malaga: “Art Encounters in Genalguacil”, the village museum

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Art and nature come together in the Malagan town of Genalguacil in Malaga, in the south of Spain, every first fortnight in August biennially with the initiative “Art Encounters in Genalguacil”, that this year will take place from July 31st to August 14th. Various artists from all over Spain and the world, work, create, live together […]

Ten things you didn’t know about olives, one of Andalucia’s most traditional products

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Andalucia’s ultimate natural symbol is the olive. These fertile lands give birth to the olive which comes from the tree of the same name; liquid gold valued throughout the world and the basis of the Mediterranean diet, one of the most important in the world. But Andalucia stands out not just for this emblem. Olives […]

The Best Place In The World To Live, According To The Telegraph, Is Andalucia: 10 Reasons To Live In Southern Europe

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“The Best Place To Live In The World.” This designation was bestowed on Andalucia as a part of the British publication, The Telegraph, list of its top 20 places to live the good life. Ahead of Paris, France, Parma, Italy and a Caribbean paradise, Southern Spain earned a place on top. The region’s climate, cuisine, […]

Processions and saetas. Here are 10 things you should know about Holy Week in Andalucia

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Holy Week in Spain is one of the most important celebrations of the year. It is a religious commemoration for which an enormous range of artistic wealth has been created, greatly developing Andalusian cultural heritage. The passion of Christ is celebrated intensely throughout the Spanish territory but it is in Andalucia where it takes on […]

Native Products Of Malaga: The Secret of Ojen Anis That Its Founder Took To His Grave

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Travelling is not just about visiting a location, but about getting to know a place. Gastronomy and local products are fundamental components of an area’s culture we should see when we visit. So, today I want to present the origin of a “glass of Ojen”, an anis prepared in the wonderful mountain village perched just […]

New Year’s Traditions: Ten Ways To Attract Good Luck For 2014

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We are now coming to the end of 2013 and to the time when Spanish families will start the New Year by making resolutions. Quitting smoking, exercising more and starting a well balanced diet are just some of the most common projects people take on for the next 365 days. However, celebrating the New Year […]

The Ten Most Typical Christmas Treats In Andalucia

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Christmas is here and it is time to start preparing the pantry for the holidays. Whether you live in Andalucia or just find yourself there for a few days to visit, you cannot miss out on trying the famous traditional Christmas sweets that are an essential part of the local cuisine. Below, we present the […]

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 […]

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