Tag Archives: South West Spain

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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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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