Articles tagged as "Seville"

Articles tagged as "Seville" : 21 articles

Lonely Planet ranks Seville as best city to visit in 2018

Evocative, historic, unique and fragrant, few cities pull at the heart strings quite like Seville.

Evocative, historic, unique and fragrant, few cities pull at the heart strings quite like Seville.

The jewel in Andalucía’s crown, Seville has been turning heads and leaving jaws agape for decades. Ever since Spain opened up to mass tourism in the immediate post-Franco era, the amazing Moorish architecture, rich Spanish traditions and excellent climate inherent to Seville have given the city a certain kudos among the more intrepid traveller…

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Author: 09/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Three reminders of why the Costa del Sol is so special

Variety, international excellence, affordability, exclusivity and more - the Costa del Sol is a fantastic place in which to buy a property.

Variety, international excellence, affordability, exclusivity and more – the Costa del Sol is a fantastic place in which to buy a property.

As recent news events have shown, Spain’s 17 autonomous regions are rightly proud of their identity, which is wrapped up in everything from cuisine and language to culture and history.

But one of the most famous corners of Spain isn’t an autonomous region whatsoever. The Costa del Sol is a relatively loosely defined slice of southern Spain’s eastern coastline. Much of the area falls under the jurisdiction of Málaga province, but speak to somebody in, say, Manilva whether they feel like they are part of Málaga and they will most likely say no.

All of the Costa del Sol, however, is within the autonomous region of Andalucía – a fact that does give the region a distinctive uniformity in terms of climate, terrain, cuisine.

But drill down to an even more regional level, and the Costa del Sol’s unique strengths become apparent.

Here are three reminders why the Costa del Sol is so special…

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Author: 24/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Mid-October and southern Spain is still enjoying 33ºC temperatures

Temperatures in the mid-30s in mid-October have beckoned people bacl to the beaches in Southern Spain.

Temperatures in the mid-30s in mid-October have beckoned people back to the beaches in Southern Spain.

Hot weather is not the norm for Andalucía in the middle of October. Pleasantly warm temperatures – those around the mid-20ºC mark – are more commonplace, meaning that sun-starved northern Europeans still find that now is a good time to holiday in southern Spain…

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Author: 17/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Is culture really Andalucía’s main draw? Why yes

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More and more British, French, German, Irish and American tourists are discovering the charms of inland Andalucía.

The new Cultural Heritage and Museums Chief for Spain, José Ramón Benítez, recently said that the main reason for people visiting Andalucía is no longer the weather, but the cultural and heritage sites.

According to official data, cultural tourism represented 28.8% of all visits to the southern Spanish region in 2016, which is the first year that “good weather” was shunted from the top spot…

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Author: 21/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Feeling hot, hot, hot as June temperatures soar in Spain

The Spanish heatwave will surely beckon millions to the beach, so be sure to stay hydrated (and pack sun lotion!)

The Spanish heatwave will surely beckon millions to the beach, so be sure to stay hydrated (and pack sun lotion!)

It shouldn’t really be news that June is hot in Spain, but it is newsworthy to report that the country’s AEMET weather agency is this week issuing a rare weather warning as temperatures are set to soar to close to 40 degrees Celsius in 27 of the country’s 50 provinces…

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Author: 14/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Andalucía enjoys bumper year as backdrop for Hollywood blockbusters

Varied, beautiful and nearly always sunny, Andalucia is gaining a reputation as a world-class film and TV backdrop.

Varied, beautiful and nearly always sunny, Andalucía is gaining a reputation as a world-class film and TV backdrop.

Here’s a rather eye-raising fact: Andalucía was used as the filming location for 1,336 films and TV shows in 2016.

This figure represents a 10% increase on 2015, and serves to underline the region’s status as Spain’s very own Hollywood…

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Author: 31/05/2017 [0] Comments 

Three tips for staying cool as summer arrives in Spain

Keeping cool in Spain this summer is as easy as 1, 2, 3...

Keeping cool in Spain this summer is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

As temperatures across much of Europe soared to 30ºC last weekend – with even London joining in – thoughts have inevitably turned to summer: how best to enjoy it, where to spend it, who to spend it with and, for some, how to keep cool during the scorching season.

If you live, own a property, or plan to holiday in Spain this summer then you will know that the country enjoys some of the finest summer weather on the planet. But during the really hot days of late June to August – when the mercury regularly tickles 40ºC – it can often be a chore finding ways to keep one’s cool.

Handily, there are more than 40 million Spaniards at your fingertips who can give you the inside track on keeping chilled; after all, they’ve been doing it for centuries.

And if you don’t have time to ask your favourite Spaniards how they keep their summer cool, then follow these three simple tips instead…

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Author: 30/05/2017 [0] Comments 

Foreign buyers bought 70% of all homes in Malaga province between January-July

The beauty of Malaga and its surroundings is not lost on foreign visitors.

The beauty of Málaga and its surroundings is not lost on foreign visitors.

It has long been known that the Costa del Sol is among Spain’s most popular haunts for foreign tourists and homebuyers. Boasting golden sandy beaches, a varied selection of resorts to suit all tastes and budgets, and some of the finest and most affordable homes in the country, this sunny region can mix it with – and usually beat – the best…

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Author: 11/11/2016 [0] Comments 

As tourists zero-in on Spain, so does the world’s media

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Segovia’s famous Roman aqueduct is listed as just one of the Telegraph‘s 19 reasons why Spain is proving so popular this summer.

For a country as perennially popular as Spain, it remains mildly bemusing just how often the mainstream media “stumbles upon” the country’s many treasures year after year.

Now, of course Spain is never described as a hidden holiday gem tucked away in some obscure but beautiful corner of the continent, but all too often the press will focus only on certain negative aspects of the country’s tourist sector, seemingly willful in their ignorance of its many other qualities…

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Author: 04/08/2016 [0] Comments 

Spain regains its lustre as Hollywood’s favourite backdrop

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Almería was the stand-in location for many US Westerns, and the rest of Spain is enjoying extra screen time across many genres.

During the 1960s, a great deal of the famous Spaghetti Westerns – seemingly depicting the harsh, dry, semi-desert landscapes of the American west – were actually filmed in the arid desert in Almería, southeast Spain…

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Author: 17/05/2016 [0] Comments 
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