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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...
hiking in sierras andalucia
Andalucia for nature lovers – the best of Wild Spain Wild open spaces, hiking, biking, birding, nature… Not the description you usually associate with Andalucia? We all know the stereotypical image of the Costas - crowded beaches, tacky British pubs and souvenir shops, over-development and endless golf courses - but the untouched interior of Andalucia is a million miles away from all that and genuinely offers the visitor the chance to get off-...
mezquita in cordoba spain
The Google Doodle celebrates the 888th birthday of Averroes , one of the greatest intellectual figures in the history of Islam, born in Cordoba (Spain). As we all know, Google regularly tweaks its logo to incorporate famous people, birthdays, notable dates and historical events etc. Well, today the site decided to pay homage to Averroes, one of the greats of Islamic thinking, and featured the famous horseshoe arches of Cordoba´s mesmerizing M...
roman bridge and mezquita cordoba
Cordoba´s Historic Centre has received the prestigious Europa Nostra award for Cultural Heritage and Conservation in recognition of its recent restoration of the city´s Roman bridge, Calahorra Tower and Triumphal Arch (Bridge Gate). The complex project, which lasted 10 years and is now fully complete, included the long 1st century BC Roman Bridge over the Guadalquivir river; the Puerta del Puente , a renaissance gate which was transformed a...
Best places to go in Andalucia in 2014
Spain has just registered a record year with tourist numbers reaching an incredible 60.6 million in 2013. The Alhambra in Granada also broke its previous best, with 2.3 million visitors last year. So, with Spain back on everyone’s “bucket list”, we thought we’d come up with a tempting “14 Best Places to Go" list for Southern Spain in 2014… Where to go in Spain in 2014 MARCH 1: Art & Cultures of Al-Andalus, the Power of the Alhambra Catch the...
flamenco in cordoba
Football or Flamenco in June…? The World Cup kicks off in Brazil (12 Jun–13 Jul) with Spain one of the favourites to recapture their title, but if you’re keen to escape a summer football overdose , then why not head to Andalucia for an extra dreamy Mid-Summer weekend away… * FLAMENCO FIESTA - 20 to 22 June 2014 Celebrate the Summer solstice (21 June) at a unique flamenco event in the steamy streets of Cordoba, the Noche Blanca de Flamenco , a 24...
Hiking in Andalucia
Looking for a romantic getaway in Andalucia...? Didn’t get the time off for a Valentines escape, and still need inspiration for a romantic break this year..? Well, Andalucia has been listed in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations for 2014 , as one of the most romantic destinations for travelers this year. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon or just looking for a nice romantic weekend away, we think Lonely Planet is spot on when it says...

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