The Flamenco dress has transformed and evolved time after time through the ages, but at the same time maintained the old. Its origen dates back to the old cattle markets where the travelling women, most of Romani heritage, came dressed in these simple ensembles with a few ruffles and an apron. In this way the … Continue reading Dressed in Flamenco
Seville and Triana, a love divided in two: two banks, two cities. Triana has long been considered its own city and when crossing the bridge you don't head to the other side but to Seville. According to legend, the goddess Astarté, who was being pursued by Hercules, who was blinded by love for her, escaped … Continue reading Triana
The bullfighting season has started here in Seville along with the Seville Fair and will be ongoing until autumn. However, it's not without resistance. There has been a long standing debate about bullfighting in Spain where the opinions have divided the people into two almost equal parts: those who are in favour and those who are against. … Continue reading Bullfighting
From the 30 of April to the 6 of May Feria de Abril takes place in Sevilla this year. This means bullfighting at La Maestranza and celebrations in the Feria area. In this area gazebos are built in the style of small houses, casetas, are built and fit with a bar and dance floor. This … Continue reading Feria – The Seville Fair
Thankfully, Seville is about an hour from the coast and the beautiful beaches of Cádiz and Huelva since it's one of the hottest cities in the Iberian peninsula. The coastline called Costa de la Luz is where many Sevillians escape in the heat of summer when the temperature reaches up to 45 degress (in the … Continue reading Costa de la Luz
When visiting Seville and talking to its locals it's almost inevitable to be asked (or ask) which of the teams you (or they) support. Seville is renowned for the passion of its football fans. However, you either wear the white and red of Sevilla or the green and white of Real Betis, there is no middle … Continue reading Sevilla or Betis?
Legend has it that the demigod Hercules founded Seville, in addition to stealing an orange ("golden apple of immortality") from the garden of the Hesperides. Whether this is true or not, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Seville is abundant with orange trees, over 40 000 that is. The real truth is that the … Continue reading Forbidden fruit is the sweetest?
Sevilla pa Svenska recieved Princeton High School Choir this rainy weekend for their coming trip singing around Andalusia. After arriving in Málaga, with a pit stop in Osuna for dinner at Hotel Palacio Marqués de la Gomera, the choir arrived safely in Seville. The next day, over a hundred Americans wandered around Seville in the rain and … Continue reading Come rain or song!
The typical features for a Spaniard are hospitable, talkative and proud of their culture. Therefore, having the possibility to get to know their culture, traditions and cities is a valuable thing. Once you get to know a Spanish person they'll want to teach you everything they know about their city, then and now, and show … Continue reading How to meet Sevillians
It wouldn't be unfair to call the Swedes health freaks. Always adhering to the latest food trends like sourdough bread, veganism or superfoods. In Spain, this way of living hasn't quite been taken on yet but people mainly stick to the more traditional cuisine. Most food is home made using a host of vegetables and fruit … Continue reading From health freaks to the obliviously wholesome