Category: Spain

Torro! Torro! in Sexy Sultry Seville

Torro! Torro! in Sexy Sultry Seville

Hot, intense and bitter sweet, Seville is famous for passion, for spectacle and theatre, and for song. It’s the greatest city of the Spanish south, the home of such legendary characters as Carmen, Don Juan, Figaro and Columbus, and the city of the Andalucian gypsies and their flamenco culture. It’s an elegant and wealthy city, […]

Sevillian Festivals – The Holy and The Wild

Sevillian Festivals – The Holy and The Wild

Festivals in Seville set the bar for Spanish festivals generally – they are intense and unforgettable. Just make sure you book your travel and hotel or accommodation well in advance, as they get really really packed. Semana Santa Important throughout Spain, Semana Santa, or Holy Week (Palm Sunday – Good Friday), is celebrated in intensely […]

Oranges in Seville

Seville Orange Marmalade

For those with a passion, the annual arrival of Seville oranges in Britain is an eagerly-awaited arrival akin to the first Beaujolais in other circles. They usually make a brief appearance just after New Year and fly off the shelves as cooks seize the chance to make their own home made marmalade. The tart oranges […]

Sightseeing in Seville

Sightseeing in Seville

The Cathedral and La Giralda Probably the most popular attraction in Seville is its enormous cathedral with its gorgeous and dainty Moorish minaret, la Giralda, which is now topped by a renaissance belfry and bronze weathervane (giraldillo) from which it takes its name. La Giralda was originally built in the 12th century as part of […]

Bizet's Carmen

Seville’s Literary Heroes – Don Juan and Carmen

Seville has provided the world of fiction with two of the most passionate characters – appropriate really, from this sultry Southern city. Like the city of Seville itself, somehow they touch a nerve with us and their stories can still be heard, seen and read worldwide today. The legendary Don Juan started from here to […]

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