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Genuine Andalusia is now a certified Sherry Educator by the Sherry Regulatory Board!

The Sherry Regulatory Board organizes an intensive course twice a year with specialized theoretical and practical lessons about Sherry. It is the so-called “Sherry Educator course”. This 3 day course is open to people who work on a regular basis in wine-related training activities. These include giving lectures or courses, holding guided tasting sessions and teaching in specialized environments. […]

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Celebrating our 3rd anniversary by taking you on a food tour of Cadiz!

Hi! Welcome to the 3rd anniversary celebration of Genuine Andalusia! Thank you for coming! We hope you’re hungry because we’ve prepared a surprise for you! A special party where food and food bloggers from the province of Cadiz will be the stars! Get ready because we are taking you on a food tour of the province where Genuine Andalusia was born! We love […]

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Genuine Andalusia, Tour Operator of the Year by The Luxury Travel Guide

We have been named Tour Operator of the Year by the Luxury Travel Guide in their European Awards! We are extremely excited with this thrilling news and we can’t be thankful enough to all the voters who have thought of Genuine Andalusia for this award! It was last September, when the team of the Luxury […]

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We are now official bloggers for Sherry Wines!

Genuine Andalusia is now an official blogger for Sherry Wines! As we explain in this post, Genuine Andalusia is a project that was born in the Sherry town of el Puerto de Santa María. “El Puerto”, as it is locally known, forms the so-called Sherry Triangle together with the towns of Jerez de la Frontera and Sanlúcar […]

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Celebrating our second anniversary by sponsoring a beautiful project!

We are celebrating the second anniversary of Genuine Andalusia! It is extremely beautiful and rewarding to look back at these past two years and remember all the wonderful guests we’ve had so far from so many different countries. We are most thankful to all of them because they have made this project possible. Genuine Andalusia […]

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Genuine Andalusia shortlisted for the Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2016!

We have been shortlisted for the Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2016! This is excellent and very exciting news! We recently knew through the team of the Luxury Travel Guide that we’ve been nominated as a potential winner in the 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards: “The Luxury Travel Guide are pleased to announce Genuine Andalusia has […]

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A very special custom tour for a very special group

In Genuine Andalusia, we get all excited when we receive a request for a custom tour. We always encourage people to open up and tell us not only what they want to do during the tour, but also what they want to get out of it. Reading or listening to people’s wishes, then feels as […]

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Sounds from Cadiz: a celebration of Music from SouthWest Spain

Versión en español aquí Hello! You made it! Fabulous! Thanks for coming and welcome to the first anniversary party of Genuine Andalusia!. The party has just started and it is now warming up. Get ready because we have invited some wonderful local musicians from the province of Cadiz! You’ll be able to meet them, listen to […]

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A dream for art and architecture lovers in Seville

A historical Carthusian monastery featuring evidence of 19th century industrial architecture and that today hosts exhibitions of contemporary art? Yes! It is not a dream of an art and architecture lover. It is a reality and it is in Seville. Let us tell you more about it… The banks of the Guadalquivir river have been […]

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Traditional Christmas sweets from Andalusia: a visit to Estepa

As Christmas approaches, families in Andalusia start to stock their food cupboards with some very special treats that are later shared with great joy during the festivities. Some of these foodie treats are mostly eaten during this time of year and they come from very specific areas. One of the best examples is the case […]

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Examples of beautiful simplicity in Andalusian White Villages

The Andalusian White Villages, in South West Spain, are lovely examples of beautiful simplicity. The beauty of these White Villages starts in the richness of the nature that surrounds them, in the lovely landscapes that they offer and of course in their charming historical and architectural heritage. The windy and steep streets of these villages […]

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Magical discoveries: hidden architecture gems of Andalusia

In Genuine Andalusia we are big fans of architecture, so we are often out exploring the countless beautiful buildings that Andalusia has to offer. On one of our recent exploration journeys, we decided to visit the former monastery of San Isidoro del Campo, just outside Seville. It is a construction dating from the 14th century […]

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A historical Tuna-fishing ceremony: “La levantá”

Genuine Andalusia recently witnessed one of the most historical and spectacular Tuna-fishing ceremonies in South-West Spain: “la levantá del Atún” (The Raising of the Tuna). Along their Spring migrations from the North Sea towards the Mediterranean, some Tuna are intercepted by a complex labyrinth of nets, previously set along the coast of Cadiz, in South […]

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Cadiz: “mucho ARTE”

Versión en español aquí There’s something special about the province of Cadiz, in South West Spain, that has locally taken the concept of Art to a whole new level. In this part of Spain, “Arte” is not only the expression or application of human creativity but also a way to cope with and solve things. […]

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Andalusian Spring Fairs: The Magic Behind the Flamenco Dress

Versión en español aquí Spring is the season of festivities here in Andalusia, the most vibrant and electric being the Feria; a spectacular celebration of the incredible weather, lifestyle and culture heritage that this area has to offer. Feria is a 4 to 7 day explosion of joy and colour, taking place in different towns […]

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Guiritanas: female foreigners living in Cádiz

Versión en español aquí “Guiri” is a friendly term used in Spanish to name people from Northern European and American countries. “Guiris” still draw people’s attention and curiosity because of different “guiri” factors that are not so commonly found amongst Spanish natives. “Gaditana” is the word that describes a female native from the province of […]

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Go Jerez! Life in the Sherry capital.

Versión en español aquí. Many people recall the same image when they hear the word Sherry. Very often this image features a smiley elderly woman sipping sweet wine happily from a small glass. However Sherry comes from Sherisch, the name that the Southern Spanish city of Jerez once had in the medieval times. From Sherisch, […]

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Top 10 genuine things to experience in the province of Cádiz

Version en Español aquí There are always certain things that make places unique and that are filled with the magic of authenticity. They have the power to make people feel an intense connection to the essence of the area. To experience these things can feel like finding a missing piece we had been searching for ages. They […]

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