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

Culture Corner: La Velá de Santa Ana in Seville

This week in Seville there is a fantastic opportunity for cultural immersion, at La Velá de Santa Ana, a festival taking place just along the Guadalquivir River in the emblematic Triana neighborhood.  You can't miss the green and white awnings so typical of the Spring Fair and other festive celebrations of this region, and where [...]

The New CaixaForum in Seville

La Caixa is one of Spain's biggest private banks and its foundation focuses primarily on public social issues as well as the arts and sciences, research and education.  They have in recent years begun to invest in Spain's cities by opening Caixa Forum cultural centers, many located in Catalunya but there is also one in [...]

Spain Savvy Culture Corner: A Family Paella

Today we'd like to share with our readers a very special family recipe, one we get a lot of inquiries about.  Spain Savvy is proud to present...........the infamous Spanish rice dish, paella! The dish is said to to be a perfect union between the two historical Spanish cultures, the Romans, for the pan and the Arabs, [...]

By |2017-06-22T19:49:23+00:00June 22nd, 2017|culture corner, gastronomy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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