The Andalusian wine, a culture of life

Vino

Andalusia has an ancient tradition in the culture of the grapevine and in the production of wines of great prestige and fame around the world. The topography, geology and climate of the Andalusian soils are excellent for the cultivation of the grapevine. The Mediterranean climate and the different microclimates, the mild average temperatures (16°C), the […]

7 traditional winter dishes in Andalucia

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The Spanish food of the Costa del Sol is not limited to spit and little fish, traditional Andalusian food culture is rich and varied and at this time, nothing better than warm recipes to take care of the throat and comfort the body. We teach you seven traditional winter dishes of Andalucia, that also take […]

Alternative plans to enjoy the Easter holidays

Andalucía

In Andalusia already smells of incense and melted candles. The Brotherhoods finalize the details before taking its steps to the streets and Andalusian still work excepting those deserved days off. Easter week gives us the opportunity to enjoy an unusual leisure. Easter in Spain has processions, services of religious worship and much devotion in the […]

Cadiz Carnival, a unique event to enjoy the ‘art’ of Cadiz

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In February, Cadiz becomes a party. It’s Carnival time. The joy of the carnival fills the streets of Cadiz. The city becomes a stage and its people the main actor because Don Carnal arrives. The whole town is committed to the carnival, it is a perfect opportunity to know and enjoy the wit and grace […]

The European anchovy, the protagonist of the Málaga cuisine

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During a visit to Malaga, there are a number of places worth visiting. In addition to touring the streets of the old town, some of the sites that are well worth a visit are the Alcazaba, the Cathedral and its Museum, the Roman Theatre, the renovated Port, museums like Picasso and Thyssen or the Castle […]

(Español) ¿Cómo celebran la Nochevieja en el mundo? Te contamos las tradiciones más curiosas

Feliz fin de año

(Español) Si vives en España, seguro que ya tienes preparadas las 12 uvas, el champán y alguna prenda de color rojo para recibir el año nuevo. Pero, ¿te has parado a pensar cómo celebran la Nochevieja en el resto del mundo?   Atento porque quizá te plantees incorporar nuevos rituales a la celebración de esta noche tan mágica. […]

The ‘zambombas’: the most genuine party of Andalusian folklore

Zamboba flamenca de Jerez

The traditional wines, pastries and “flamenco style” carols are the ingredients of the “zambombas” held in December and celebrated in every corner of Jerez de la Frontera. Since the eighteenth century on the eve of Christmas Day, friends, neighbours and relatives gather the patios and house gardens. They form a circle around bonfires, where they […]

The Route of Mantecado: the sweetest taste of Andalucia for Christmas

Mantecado

When Christmas gets closer the smell of mantecado (shortbread) covers the streets of Andalucia. These season sweets are one of the most popular demands by tourists in southern Spain, especially in Estepa, Antequera and Rute, all cities which have mastered the art of mantecado. We suggest a special route for you to visit mantecado factories, […]

The siesta: the healthiest Spanish tradition. Here are ten benefits of a nap after lunch

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The siesta is the quintessential Spanish custom and many studies have shown that, performed correctly, it can offer a number of advantages. The origin of this short midday nap comes from the ancient Roman Empire where at the “sixth hour” (which would be two in the afternoon), all work would stop to rest gather strength. […]

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

Virgen del Carmen

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 […]

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