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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...
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...
Mezquita cordoba andalucia
The mesmerizing Mezquita (Cathedral / Great Mosque) in Cordoba has been included in the “ Top 25 Landmarks in the World ” list announced by Tripadvisor website today. Ranked at No.6 in the world, Cordoba’s Mezquita is Europe’s highest-placed attraction, beating all of the bigger-name sites like the St Peter’s Basilica and Colosseum (Rome), Duomo (Florence) and the Eiffel Tower (Paris) to the top spot. Two of Andalucia’s other great cultural...
Priego de Cordoba , has been voted by users of Tripadvisor as one of the top 15 most beautiful towns in Spain, in a report published by Viajar magazine (issue 408), one of the country’s leading travel magazines. The article mentions not only the town’s delightful historic centre but also refers to the surrounding Sierras Subbeticas national park and the region’s strong cultural traditions (Easter week etc). Sitting proudly alongside Priego de...