Obama sprinkles stardust on Seville tourism conference (and Spain Savvy)

The following is a guest post written exclusively for Spain Savvy by travel journalist Fiona Flores Watson  Spain Savvy and Barack Obama at the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit in Seville Sarah Gemba, director of Spain Savvy, with 44th US President, Barack Obama. Tourism’s most important annual event, the WTTC Global [...]

Murillo IV Centenary in Seville

This exhibition, Murillo IV Centenario (4th Centenary), closes Murillo Year.   The following is a guest post written exclusively for Spain Savvy by Fiona Flores Watson. After a full year of events commemorating the 400th anniversary of the baroque painter Murillo, celebrations finish on a high note. The final show of Año Murillo is [...]

By |2019-03-08T13:37:29+00:00January 11th, 2019|culture corner, Seville|0 Comments

Spain Savvy on Enjoy Living Abroad Blog

We were thrilled to be featured on Karen McCann's "Enjoy Living Abroad" blog where we discussed what it's like to visit Seville in winter.  Karen also interviewed our founder Sarah Gemba on what brought her to live abroad and how she enjoys life here! Check it out at this link: Sarah & Seville: A Love [...]

The Spain Savvy Guide to the Seville Spring Fair

The following is a guest post written exclusively for Spain Savvy by Fiona Flores Watson Have you ever seen a photograph showing a group of Spanish women dancing in a long, brightly-colored, figure-hugging frilled dress, and flowers in their hair? Most likely the image is from the Feria de Abril, Seville’s biggest and most colorful [...]

By |2018-05-08T07:24:41+00:00April 11th, 2018|culture corner, Seville, travel tips|0 Comments

The Drama and Spectacle of Seville’s SEMANA SANTA

The following is a guest post written exclusively for Spain Savvy by Fiona Flores Watson A spine-tingling melee of high-pitched brass bands, trumpets glinting in the sunlight, clouds of incense, and mysterious candle-lit images swaying gently as they pass: this is Semana Santa, the biggest annual religious event in Spain, and one of the most [...]

By |2018-05-08T07:25:43+00:00March 22nd, 2018|culture corner, Seville|0 Comments

Spain Savvy Partner: Meeting Point Sevilla

We are pleased to bring you today's guest post from Spain Savvy partner, Meeting Point Sevilla! TRIANA: SEVILLA’S BARRIO AZUL One thing that Sevillan locals and tourists adore in equal measure, is the unique and intoxicating neighborhood of Triana. Triana is one of 11 districts in the municipality of Sevilla. Once a Roman [...]

2018: The Year of Murillo in Seville

The following is a guest post written exclusively for Spain Savvy by Lucy Williams In 2018, Seville is celebrating the Year of Murillo. But, who was Murillo and why is he important? Murillo was a Spanish Baroque painter, born in Seville 400 years ago this year. He was best known for his religious paintings, but he [...]

By |2018-05-08T07:34:33+00:00December 26th, 2017|culture corner, Seville, travel planning|0 Comments

Spain Savvy Partners: The Essence of Flamenco in Triana at Baraka

In a corner of Seville, in the magical Triana quarter (where many would say flamenco was born), our friends at Baraka Flamenco opens their doors to anyone who wishes to be moved by this provoking art form.  Flamenco is a very distinctive style of music and dance, characteristic of the Andalusian gypsies, strongly rhythmic and [...]

By |2018-05-11T11:10:59+00:00November 14th, 2017|culture corner, gastronomy, partners, Seville, travel tips|0 Comments

Spain Savvy Culture Corner: Halloween in Spain

As today is a National Holiday in Spain, All Saints' Day or Día de Todos los Santos, we thought it's a perfect time to explain what you can expect if you travel here around Halloween.  Every year the celebration of Halloween, from the Anglo-Saxon perspective, is becoming more and more popular.  It's a special night for [...]

By |2018-05-11T11:24:03+00:00November 1st, 2017|culture corner, travel tips|0 Comments

Spain Savvy Culture Corner: The Mirroring Minarets of Spain & Morocco

There's nothing like learning a little bit of architectural and cultural history as it relates to travel.  Spain and Morocco are two countries bound by many centuries of history reflected in their modern culture.  At one time the southern region of Spain was called "Al-Andalus". These photos of minarets are a perfect example of this. [...]

By |2018-05-11T11:18:33+00:00September 22nd, 2017|culture corner, Morocco, Seville|0 Comments


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