Tag Archive: Andalucia

Semana Santa, Holy Week in Spain

This week many places around the world will mark the Catholic feast of Holy Week to celebrate Easter.   In Spain,  predominantly a Catholic country, the stunning spectacle of Semana Santa is participated… Continue reading

Montefrio’s Amazing Views

Montefrio is a striking whitewashed Andalusian town with a Moorish heritage surrounded by valleys, upon valleys of Olive groves.  At Montefrio’s highest point there is a ruined Moorish fortress and church.  We made the climb… Continue reading

Ruta del Gollizno, Moclín

The Ruta del Gollizno is an example of one of the many fantastic walking routes that you can find in the vast province of Andalucia, Spain. Moclín is a small, typical Spanish hillside village… Continue reading

Las Fuentes Viejas

In 1940 extremely heavy rain caused a landslide which devastated the town of Fuentes de Cesna, many were killed, the town re-built but then a second landslide in 1963 led to the planning… Continue reading

Valentino the Shepherd

We met Valentino when we were out for a walk with the boys, down at Rio Pesquera, near to the small village of Zagra, in the Granada Province of Andalucia, Spain.  We have… Continue reading

Comares

The traditional village of Comares, in the Malaga Provence, Andalucia is known as the ‘balcony of the Axarquia’, famed for its stunning views and mountain top location.  Less than an hour’s drive from… Continue reading

Fun at Torrox Costa

The boys had a great time playing on this new huge Gaudi-esq undulating tiled installation which spreads along the the Carr. de Algeria and Av. de Andalucia in Torrox Costa, Malaga, Andalucia. This… Continue reading

Nerja Town, Beaches & Caves

Nerja is one of the Costa del Sol’s most beautiful costal towns, within easy reach of the bustling city of Malaga.  Just fifty kms from Malaga, along the N340, a picturesque stretch of coastal highway,… Continue reading

Sierra de Loja

If you are brave enough you can drive up the steep, unsealed track to visit the Sierra de Loja.  As we see the wind turbines from miles away, we were keen to take… Continue reading

Señora Gato

Loja, in the Granada province of Andalucia, is our nearest big town and has a wonderful Moorish quarter.  You enter the Barrio de La Alcazaba hrough a Moorish horseshoe arch.  The neighbourhood has… Continue reading