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Flamenco at its finest: La Bienal 2018

Seville offers its visitors countless sights, sounds and experiences, but the Andalusian metropolis may be best defined by one thing in particular – the city lives and breathes flamenco music and dance. Not surprisingly, charismatic Seville hosts the world’s biggest flamenco event: La Bienal. As the name suggests, this three-week flamenco festival takes place every […]

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City Portrait: Girona

Nestled into the hills and rivers of Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia lies Girona. This picturesque little city is filled with cultural treasures and surrounded with exceptional natural beauty. Many visitors to Catalonia choose to bypass its cobbled streets, heading directly to bigger and flashier Barcelona…but those who make the stop are glad they did! […]

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The Guggenheim Bilbao: 20 years of contemporary art

The Guggenheim Bilbao: 20 years of contemporary art Since its opening on the 19th of October 1997, the Guggenheim Museum has represented cultural life of Bilbao. Today, after 20 years of world-class contemporary art, the Guggenheim has helped put Bilbao on the map as one of Europe’s most vanguard art destinations. In honor of its […]

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City Portrait: Toledo

Known in the Middle Ages as the ‘City of Three Cultures’, Toledo is a place where Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities peacefully coexisted. This unique cultural synthesis is modern Toledo’s biggest attraction – the city has an architectural offering that few can match. With arched mosques, Sephardic synagogues and Gothic cathedrals – as well as […]

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World Tapas Day – a taste of Spain

Spain is famous for many things, and tapas are among the most delightful. It’s not just the diversity of this miniature cuisine, but also the culture of going de tapeo – wandering from bar to bar on a balmy night with friends and family, and enjoying drinks, great conversation, and of course lots of tapas, […]

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Spanish guitar: The sound of Spain

For most people, the mention of Spain calls to mind images of medieval castles and sun-soaked beaches, golden paella and cool red sangria, bullfights and flamenco dancing – and these images are probably accompanied by the passionate strumming of Spanish guitar music. As one of Spain’s iconic symbols, the Spanish guitar and its rich history […]

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Jerez: La Fiesta de La Vendimia

Jerez de la Frontera, located in the Cadiz region of southwestern Spain, is a picturesque city surrounded by sprawling fertile land. This has provided the ideal conditions for two things the region is most famous for: vineyards and horses. Add the third – flamenco – and you have La Fiesta de la Vendimia de Jerez. […]

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The year of Murillo: Seville honors a great painter

Seville will pay homage to one of its great artists, Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), with the project “Murillo and Seville. 400 years since the birth of a painter”. The project goes well beyond an exhibition of the Baroque painter’s works, and Seville will offer diverse cultural and social activities centered on Murillo, his art, and […]

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Huelva: Spain’s Gastronomic Capital 2017

Huelva has long been recognized for its cuisine of diverse ingredients and exceptional quality. This year, it’s official – Huelva has been awarded the prestigious title of Spain’s Gastronomic Capital 2017. The city is ready to reign, and is bringing gastronomy to the centre stage of all its festivities, along with a variety of special […]

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Sherry, Horses, Flamenco and Tapas: Feria del Caballo

The Jerez Horse Fair, (Feria del Caballo) is one of three major traditional festivals held in Andalucia, in Southern Spain.  This year’s festival takes place from 13 – 20 May with events kicking off at 10pm on the Saturday evening. For a whole week, the streets of Jerez are overtaken over by parades of beautiful […]

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