Tag Archive: Sevilla

Churros y chocolate: warming up the winter in Spain

The traditional Spanish treat of ‘churros y chocolate’ is the perfect way to warm up during the cold winter months. Churros are similar to a fried doughnut, but long and thin and dusted in sugar – with an addictively crunchy and chewy texture. They are very popular and abundantly available, sold on the street in […]

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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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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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Seville: a city portrait

Seville, the capital of Andalucia…the name conjures images of fiery flamenco, stunning architecture, colorful festivals, and fragrant orange blossoms… But there’s much more to discover in Seville than one could even imagine. A city worth celebrating According to legend, Seville was founded 3,000 years ago by the Greek god Hercules, who sailed through the Strait […]

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The Feria de Abril: Southern Spain’s wildest party

They say you know that Spring has sprung in southern Spain when Seville’s Feria de Abril (April Fair) kicks off. This vibrant, traditional and highly colorful weeklong Spanish shindig draws visitors from near and far to eat, drink, dance and make merry each year. If you’re in town, you won’t be able to miss the […]

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The Silver Way: Spain from bottom to top

Starting in Seville, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region, the Silver Way (Via de la Plata) passes through the regions of Extremadura and Castilla y Leon before finishing at Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. This astounding route reveals the true richness and diversity of Spanish culture and nature to trekkers. The long history of […]

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Spain: the little-known opera destination

Spain is widely celebrated as the land of flamenco, and one can hardly imagine the country without a soundtrack of strumming guitars and furiously clacking heels. But the Spanish music scene has much more to offer than just the “cante jondo”, especially when it comes to opera. Opera with Spanish flair The earliest Spanish operas […]

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