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Flora Urbana 2011, urban gardening show in Seville this spring

Flora Urbana 2011, urban gardening show in Seville this spring

This national exhibition of urban gardening, landscaping and green cities will be celebrated in the town of Espartinas from the 31st of March to the 3rd of April. This lovely municipality, situated on the outskirts of Seville is covered with a magnificent olive grove, and appearing on the backdrop of the town landscape are marvellous rolling hills and sloping hillsides. more ...

Seville Spring Festival

Seville Spring Festival

This year the famous and fabulous Feria de Abril in Seville, which needs no introduction, will be taking place from the 3rd to the 8th of May 2011. This comprises one of the largest celebrations in the Andalusian Capital and one of the greatest opportunities to experience real Andalusian culture and tradition, in addition to catch a glimpse of the city at its very best. All throughout the festival there will be singing, dancing, comedy, and some gorgeous flamenco dresses amongst many other activities and events, in addition to an overall fiesta, because if anyone knows how to party, it’s the Sevillians. more ...

Seville Antique Fair 2011

Seville Antique Fair 2011

We are still in the midst of Christmas celebrations, the New Year is approaching, and Kings’ Day is still on the agenda which is when the Spanish exchange gifts unlike in England where the main celebrations take place on Christmas Day. However, Seville the city that likes a good fiesta has other events lined up following the end of festive season. Not quite the big party you were expecting (they’re saving that for April) but still interesting and a good excuse to go shopping. We are referring to none other than the second edition of the Seville Antiques Fair taking place this February in the Fibes Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre. more ...

Apartments close to Plaza Nueva in Seville

Apartments close to Plaza Nueva in Seville

As mentioned previously, Seville at Christmas is just stunning, as the centre, buildings, and orange trees lining the main street Avenida de la Constitucion are adorned, decorated and spectacularly lit up in honour of this festive holiday season, and the Sevillians celebrate this season the only way they know how, with a family fiesta and lots of good food. In addition, to all this lovely Christmas preparations there are numerous events and traditional celebrations taking place such as the Nativity Fair, parties and churros at the New Year, Kings Day, and the Cirque Style Balagan coming to town this January meaning that its going to be a long festive season this year. There is one place in particular that is the focal point of all these festive activities and that is Plaza Nueva where the City Hall is situated, and where many locals and visitors alike gather together with their grapes to see in the New Year. more ...

Carmona town, in the province of Seville

Carmona town, in the province of Seville

Seville, in all its beauty is blessed with other little towns surrounding the city, which are as equally enchanting and full of culture. You can travel just 30 minutes out of the charming Andalusian capital and find yourself in some of the most stunning and interesting places in the south. One town we would particularly like to mention is the small but picturesque town of Carmona located on a low hill overlooking the Guadalquivir Valley in the north-east of the city of Seville. more ...

Seville brands: La Cartuja and Asunción Peña

Seville brands: La Cartuja and Asunción Peña

Seville is not just about parties, drinking, and tapas. Seville has generated a solid base of culture associated with Andalusia that goes beyond this superficial and party image that the Andalusians have in general. This verifiable fact is demonstrated in the various brands that have been born and spread around Seville, whether its promoting the typical image of Andalusia and maybe something really kitsch, or alternatively manufacturing quality products that have a place in the most elite markets for their beauty, distinction, and of course their quality. In our previous post about brands in Andalusia, we mentioned some brands that are dedicated to quality material and to producing an unrivalled product in all of the peninsula, on par with famous brands amongst young and modern ones such as Camper. more ...

Cirque Style Balagan coming to Seville in January 2011

Cirque Style Balagan coming to Seville in January 2011

Cirque du Soleil is currently in Barcelona, however as mentioned previously they have plans to visit Madrid and Seville, as well as other parts of Spain. We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, not quite Cirque du Soleil, but as equally as entertaining is the Cirque Style Balagan by producer Misha Matorin, creator of some of the most astonishing acts in the Canadian circus and street performance show that is Cirque du Soleil, and member of this magnificent event for several years. Cirque Style Balagan will be coming to Spain for the first time in 2011, from the 19th to the 23rd of January to be more precise, for those of you lucky enough to be visiting Seville this winter season. more ...

SICAB: Seville Horse Show to be celebrated this November

SICAB: Seville Horse Show to be celebrated this November

El Salón Internacional de Caballo SICAB, or the Seville Horse Show is a unique event and those lucky enough to be in Seville between the 23rd and the 28th of November will be able to attend this exciting show hosted by the Andalusian capital featuring only Spanish Purebred Horses. This event is exclusive to Seville and is a perfect opportunity for horse lovers and specialists to admire these beautiful and graceful creatures. This festival comprises one of the best horse shows in the world, and will include excellent examples from Andalusian stables, as well as all kind of equestrian events. more ...

17th International Contemporary Dance Show in Seville

17th International Contemporary Dance Show in Seville

From the 29th of October to the 21st of November, the 17th International Contemporary Dance Show will be taking place in Seville. This event will comprise an entire month of dance and will be centring on the relationship between dance and technology. This thought provoking theme has been chosen to encourage people to consider the advantageous, enriching, and paradoxical link between the two so that a programme can be created including performances intertwined with technology, in addition to an extended programme, as well as videocreations, and educational activities completing the line up for this Show. more ...

Italica, the old Roman City in Seville

Italica, the old Roman City in Seville

As mentioned in our Seville “Tourist attractions for dummies”, this enchanting city has a rich cultural heritage and varied historical past after being conquered by the Romans, the Moors, and the Greeks, amongst others. This is demonstrated in what has been left behind, and in the way that the architecture has been influenced down to the fragments of roman ruins dotted around the city, which are casually located on main roads in the middle of the typical Sevillian districts that characterise this charming Spanish city, an indication of the city’s imperial past. An example includes the stunning roman aqueducts located on Calle de Luis Montoto (near the El Prado bus station) which are no longer complete as they fell victim to the urbanisation of the city, however there are other less well-known and even more stunning evidence that the Romans once conquered Seville, which comprises the old Roman city, Italica. more ...

Seville 2010 Biennial Flamenco Festival

Seville 2010 Biennial Flamenco Festival

Once again we return to Andalusian territories, where what can we say, there is a jam-packed programme of things to do, events to see, festivals to attend, and all this autumn and Christmas fiestas to really get you into the spirit of things. And as the cherry on the cake Seville is currently hosting the Biennial Flamenco Festival, which as its name indicates is only celebrated once every two years. Those lucky enough to be in Seville at the moment have the opportunity to attend this fabulous fiesta which will be taking place from the 15th of September to the 9th of October, and featuring some of the most talented musicians and flamenco dances on the national scene of this genre. more ...

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