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Cordoba Patios Spain by piccavey

Cordoba Patios Festival is one of the most coloutful events in the Spanish calendar. Celebrated in one of the most photogenic cities in Spain. Cordoba. Every month of May the city blooms with plantpots crammed into each corner. The Patios

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Santa Maria de la Alhambra Semana Santa in Granada

The Semana Santa of Granada was declared an International interest in 2009. Easter has a special significance in Andalusia and there are many traditions surrounding Holy week. The traditional Semana Santa processions attract huge crowds particularly in Seville, Malaga and

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Organic Strawberries from Huelva Spain

Where is Huelva? Huelva is a lesser known corner of Spain. One of the 8 Andalusian provinces, located on the western tip of the country. Bordering with Portugal the best get to Huelva from abroad would be to fly into

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Antequera Spain by piccavey

Although I have been to Antequera many times. It has taken a while to actually discover everything that this Malaga town has to offer. In November 2017 I revisited Antequera to see the Alcazaba which I not be able to

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Ecija Seville

Ecija is known as the City of Towers. Located in the centre of Andalucia this place in Seville province has a fascinating past. Learn about the Roman history, see its beautiful architecture and taste the fabulous food. Join me on

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Gran Hotel Miramar by piccavey (

Gran Hotel Miramar, Malaga, Spain Gran Hotel Miramar had its official inauguration on 31st October 2017.  An elegant building on the Malaga coastline and a great addition to Malaga city. This building has a curious history. So I went along to discover more about

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Persimmon or Caqui Spanish Fruit

Guide to Spanish Fruit Once the summer fades in Spain, Autumn begins with a bumper crop of Spanish fruit. When you have fruit trees it seems that the whole crop comes at once. In late september and throughout October we

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Spanish caves by piccavey

Natural Caves to Explore in Andalusia Spain Recently I´ve been visiting some natural caves in lesser known areas of Andalusia. Off the beaten track villages and inland towns. Among my discoveries I have learnt quite a bit about the geology of

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Alcala La Real Jaen by piccavey

When most people head off to the beaches and the Costas around Andalusia. I like to explore lesser known towns and villages. So this month I am heading inland to the unspoilt Jaen town of Alcala la Real. Este post

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Beach in Rota Costa Ballena

This article should have been called Why you have never heard of Costa Ballena? but you may know the area so I decided for the Unknown Coastline title instead. After living in Andalucia for many years I am surprised that this

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