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Picasso Celebration 2023 exhibitions Malaga
Malaga, one of Europe´s top travel destinations in 2023 The Guardian (UK) and Vogue magazine have included Malaga in their “ Where to go in 2023 ” lists of the best places to travel in Europe this year. And it´s all thanks to the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso , who was born in Malaga in 1881 and died in Mougins, France on 08 April 1973. So this year marks the 50th anniversary of Picasso´s death and Spain, together with France (his adopted...
Fortaleza la Mota castle Alcala La Real Jaen
Our Top 10 Favourite places in Andalucia This autumn marks exactly 10 years since we opened the doors of Casa Olea for the first time. We had hoped to be celebrating the achievement with lots special events, but not to be. In the absence of any happy celebrations, we (like many) have been reminiscing lots about the “good times” - favourite holidays, favourite places, favourite meals, funniest memories etc. This is our Best places to visit in...
View of the Mezquita from the Roman bridge in Cordoba Andalusia
Marking the 25th anniversary of Spain´s World Heritage Cities group and 2018 being the European Year of Cultural Heritage , this Saturday 15 September has been declared Noche del Patrimonio or World Heritage Night all across Spain! The Spanish group of World Heritage Cities is made up of 15 cities, all of which have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The cities are Cordoba , Ubeda , Baeza , Alcalá de Henares, Cáceres, Ávila, Cuenca,...
Harrison Ford on vacation in Cordoba Spain abc sevilla
Indiana Jones in Spain - Harrison Ford on vacation in Andalucia One of the world´s most popular actors, Harrison Ford (aka Indiana Jones, Han Solo etc) has just been spotted on holiday in Spain with his wife, Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart . And true to character – Dr Jones being the fictional archaeologist – he visited some of the country´s most fascinating cultural sites along the way. See their route below, from Madrid to Barcelona via...
ubeda parador hotel and salvador church
A new motorway has just been opened between the city of Jaen and the UNESCO towns of Ubeda and Baeza . The 50km stretch of new road is apty named the Autovia del Olivar (Olive Motorway) as it winds through Spain´s largest olive belt in the heart of Jaen province. Reducing the journey time to Ubeda from Jaen by around 40%, this new motorway helps open up two of Andalucia´s finest (yet least known) historic towns to visitors – making it now...
view of the mezquita and roman bridge cordoba spain
Where to go in Spain in 2016… Tired of the crowds in Tuscany; feel like you have “done” the Dordogne; or don´t really fancy Turkey right now? Then Spain should be high on your bucket list. So, what are best things to see and do in Spain this year...? Once popular for little more than Sol y Playa and Golf, Spain is at last becoming known for its dynamic cities & historic towns, arts & culture, food & wines, nature & outdoor...
View of Antequera Andalucia lovers rock and dolmens unesco sites spain
Andalucian sites added to the new UNESCO World Heritage List 2016. El Torcal national park along with the Peña de los Enamorados (Lovers Rock) and the Megalithic dolmens of Menga, Viera and El Romeral , near Antequera, have been added to this year´s UNESCO´s World Heritage List , just announced on 15 July . The five sites - three cultural and two natural - are described by UNESCO as: “The Antequera dolmens are outstanding examples of megalithic...
craft beers spain el cabo microbrewery cabo de gata andalucia
Artisanal Andalucia: on the Craft Beer Trail in Spain… Over the past couple of years, the number of Spanish microbreweries in Andalucia has doubled ( see map ) The region´s been slow to catch on, but now Andalucian craft beer is here to stay...! Spain is the 3 rd largest producer of beer in Europe (behind Germany & UK), with a monopoly of giant-brewers Mahou, San Miguel, Cruzcampo (owned by Heineken) and Estrella Damm etc. But there has been...
El Torcal karst landscape Andalucia Spain setting for Emerald City
Emerald City & Game of Thrones 6 filming in Andalucia The dramatic karst scenery of El Torcal national park in Andalucia has been chosen as a key filming location for the new NBC fantasy drama series, Emerald City , to be based on L. Frank Baum´s classic novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Filming will begin in El Torcal next week , with other destinations in Andalucia expected to be Cabo de Gata National Park near Almeria; the Castillo de...
Picasso Celebration 2023 exhibitions Malaga
The Guardian (UK) and Vogue magazine have included Malaga in its “ Where to go in 2023 ” list of the best places to travel in Europe this year. And it´s all thanks to the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso , who was born in Malaga in 1881 and died in Mougins, France on 08 April 1973. So this year marks the 50th anniversary of Picasso´s death and Spain, together with France (his adopted home), have put together an impressive year of 50 special...

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