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Atmosphere at the Seville Fair

Perhaps the best time to visit Seville is for the Spring Fair. Each year in April, thousands of people visit the largest and most celebrated festival in Andalusia. The Seville Fair; or as the locals call it – Feria de Abril.

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Santo Domingo Cruz de Mayo Realejo Granada piccavey

In May we celebrate the Crosses festvial but this month is especially lovely in Andalusia as Oranges trees waft the scent of orange blossom through the air. Plants and flowers all are lush and green. The weather begins to get

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Murcia Catafalco

Burial of the Sardine in Murcia Murcia, a city in Southeastern Spain celebrates the end of Lent with a huge fiesta. Last April I was invited to attend this colourful event. Part of the Spring Fiestas in Murcia or Fiestas de

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View of Granada Crosses Flamenco Festival

The traditional flamenco dress is mainly worn at Andalusian Festivals. The Spanish are a lively lot and enjoy celebrating at parties, fiestas, ferias and even some weddings. The main festivals in Andalusia concentrate around Spring and Summer. I’ve visited quite

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Murcia Catafalco

I cannot possibly cover the whole Spanish culture in one blog post. So here is a quick overview of some curiosities and things to look out for on your next trip to Spain. With many flights out to Spain every

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Gay friendly Granada Alhambra palace

This Granada calendar includes the main festivities and most popular dates in the cultural agenda. Dates may change slightly as some celebrations may move to the weekend. This perpetual Granada calendar may vary slightly year to year but generally the

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Albaicin Lemonade by piccavey

  Albaicin Lemonade This Summer I was handed a glass of Albaicin lemonade. A refreshing spritzer style drink, like a fruit punch with apple in it. I thought it was a lovely drink for summer but didn´t think to ask

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Lanjaron Spa Waters Granada Spain

Lanjaron Spa Town in Granada province I love Lanjaron Spa town, a quaint location just South of Granada, below the Alpujarra villages. It´s been a destination for tourists from Spain and Europe for many years, attracted by the 5 natural mineral waters that

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