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perseids meteor shower andalucia spain
This year´s Perseid meteor shower promises to be one of the most spectacular shows ever, thanks to a new moon on August 14 creating the perfect conditions for watching the shower of shooting stars. The Perseids, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occur every year between July 17 and August 24. This year, the best nights are expected to be tonight and tomorrow ( 12 & 13 August ), due to the extra-dark skies just before the new...
dinner with view olive groves andalucia casa olea spain
Sampling the true flavours and aromas of a country is such a big part of the overall travel experience these days. What you ate, where you ate it and what you drank with it are so often those indelible memories you take with you from a special holiday, family vacation or romantic short break. As food has often dominated our own travel experiences, we appreciate just how important that side of a holiday will be for many of our guests. This is why...
chef angel leon poniente restaurant michelin star andalucia spain
Andalucia emerges as gastro-destination Andalucia in southern Spain has long been derided for its poor cuisine by foreigners, ever since the Romantic travellers returned with tales of “culinary abominations” like cold, thick soup (gazpacho) and the lingering taste of oil and garlic! Even within Spain, Andalucia has been sneered at as the “land of the fried fish” for its perceived lack of culinary creativity. And this North/South divide has...
Casa Olea olive oil andalucia
In addition to tasting great, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a proven super food capable of helping to control cholesterol levels, stave off heart disease and help prevent skin, breast and colon cancer. Well, studies also show that it may be good for a healthy libido too! Filled with antioxidants, olive oil can boost circulation to all areas of the body as well as enhance testosterone levels and hormone production. Plus, US Travel guides Fodors have...
Malaga Cultural City Break Alcazaba view
Founded by the Phoenicians, the historic city of Malaga has for so long been overlooked as simply an airport gateway, or written-off entirely - tainted by its proximity to over-developed, package-holiday neighbours like Torremolinos. And yet, this vibrant port city is undoubtedly now one of Spain´s top cultural destinations for the Arts and should be added to anyone´s bucket-list of must-see attractions in Andalucia – even if it´s for a night...
Exodus Gods & Kings movie Christian Bale
Photo: Christian Bale in Exodus: Gods & Kings (2014) © 2013 - Twentieth Century Fox. Ridley Scott´s biblical epic about Moses, Exodus: Gods & Kings , just made its Spanish release this weekend. Filmed in the stunning arid desert mountains of the Sierra Alhamilla in Almeria, the film is set to be one of the biggest releases this Christmas – in Spain 05 Dec, in the USA & Canada 12 Dec and in the UK 26 Dec 2014. The main set for the...
mosque cathedral cordoba
Exactly 30 years ago , Cordoba´s mesmerizing Mosque – Cathedral (The Mezquita) was designated a World Heritage Site. Ten years later, the Historic Centre surrounding it was added to the list. So, there´s never been a better time to visit one of Andalucia´s cultural jewels to celebrate their big UNESCO anniversies... 30 years : The Mosque - Cathedral of Cordoba (UNESCO Nov 1984). 20 years : The Historic Centre of Cordoba (UNESCO Dec 1994). Here´s...
montilla vineyard tour
Foodie Weekend break – a taste of Andalucia in Autumn - 07 to 09 Nov 2014 Create your own pre-Christmas, foodie escape to southern Spain… Join us pick our olives and see how our amazing olive oil is produced at the local mill. Learn how to cook the Perfect Paella, or find out how Claire prepares some of our most popular Tapas dishes. Or, if you fancy something different, get your hands dirty at a goats cheese-making workshop in Zuheros; or visit...
La Vuelta tour of Spain cycle race
Cultural Events & Activities in Andalucia, Spain this Autumn... Well it´s been a busy summer with an amazing number of local fiestas and events here in the Subbetica, including La Vuelta (the Tour of Spain cycle race) which departed from Priego de Cordoba one day and passed through the tiny white village of Carcabuey and Sierra Subbetica mountains en route to Ronda on Stage 5 of the race. All very exciting for our local town, Priego, and a...
Casa Olea B&B Andalucia Spain
TAPAS TASTING DINNER: New Year´s Eve in Andalucia! Looking to do something different for New Year´s Eve this year? Then head to sunny Spain for a long weekend away at Casa Olea for some tasty home-cooked tapas, wintery walks in the hills, bike rides through olive groves and cosy log fires and under-floor heating at night... Celebrate Noche Vieja (New Year´s Eve) in style with a special Tapas Tasting dinner, plus the traditional grapes and cava...

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