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EXPLAINER: What we know about Andalucia’s three-phase plan for the progressive de-escalation of COVID-19 measures

WITH less than 48 hours for Spain’s coronavirus state of alarm to expire, Andalucia will move into a so-called ‘transition to a new normality’. If...

Coronavirus incidence rate in Spain’s Andalucia drops for fifteenth consecutive day

THE coronavirus incidence rate in Spain’s southernmost region has fallen for the fifteenth consecutive day. For the first time since the start of April, the...

New Animal Welfare Law for Spain’s Andalucia prohibits keeping more than five pets

THE new Animal Welfare Law, pending on final approval by the Junta, will lay down rules to provide greater protection to dogs, cats, ferrets...

HIDDEN GEM: Cadiz’ Jimena is a wonderful weekend escape in Andalucia

Nicola Cowell takes to the narrow lanes of Jimena de la Frontera to discover why the town is such an enchanted retreat for tourists and expats

LET’S EXPLORE SPAIN: How Malaga’s colourful Axarquia region awakened from its slumber

David Baird on why, having lived all around the world, he settled in this quiet corner of Malaga, known as a land of rebellion, resistance and renaissance

SNIFFLING? The things you are doing that may be making your hay fever worse in Spain

Enjoy nothing more than a relaxing evening beverage? Sadly, it may actually be a recipe for sneezing disaster this summer in Spain.

Looking for a low-key cultural getaway now you can travel between Andalucia’s provinces? Check out these six towns

AFTER a year marked by grounded planes, closed borders, and mandatory quarantines, looking for destinations close to home is probably the safest option until...

Andalucia’s Top 20 roadside ventas you NEED to visit as travel between provinces resumes

THEY are as much a part of Andalucia as fish and chip shops in Britain or bistros in Paris. The roadside ventas lining the highways...

Last Laugh: Man behind viral ‘Spanish Laughing Guy’ video dies in Andalucia hospital

THE man behind the 'Laughing Spanish Guy' meme video has passed away in a Seville hospital according to local media. Spanish comedian, Juan...

Travel in Spain’s Andalucia: The 94 towns ‘banned’ by COVID-19

AFTER more than three months of perimetral closure within Andalucia, residents in the region are finally able to move freely. Or almost. There are currently...

Terrorist rabble-rousers arrested in Spain’s Granada for using social media to encourage outrages against France

THREE men have been arrested in southern Spain for using social media to encourage terrorist attacks against France. The men were detained by the Policia...

Valencia-based supermarket chain ‘gets a handle’ on fighting COVID-19 in Spain

THE Consum supermarket chain is putting on a special coating on its trolley and shopping basket handles to virtually eliminate COVID-19 spreading to customers. The...

Coronavirus restrictions update: Andalucia to allow travel between its provinces for first time in three months

THE Junta de Andalucia has announced that from Thursday it will lift restrictions banning movement between provinces, opening up for travel within the region...

Spain’s Andalucia optimistic in opening of mobility between provinces this week

THE Junta has announced that it plans to open up mobility this week. The Junta’s proposal will be put forward in today’s meeting of the...

EXPLAINER: Andalucia tourism coronavirus rescue package – who gets what and why holiday rentals have been left out

THE Junta is going to allocate €72.8 million direct aid for hotels, tourist apartments and rural accommodation in the region—the big loser holiday rentals. The...

Sevilla: What to see in Alfalfa

ALFALFA is a typical Sevilla neighbourhood, filled with narrow streets, independent businesses and fantastic tapas bars.  So fantastic, in fact, that Barack Obama couldn’t help...

98 Municipal borders to close in Spain’s Andalucia, with 33 localities to close all non-essential activities

THE Junta has ordered the perimetral lockdown of 98 municipalities in Andalucia, with 33 localities to close off all non-essential activities. As the fourth COVID-19...

Sevilla: What to see in El Arenal

EL Arenal sits on the banks of the Guadalquivir river and while not so big, features some of the city’s most important sites. Most notable...

SHOT IN THE ARM as Moderna vaccine ingredients will be made in Spain’s Andalucia for export

A Spanish pharmaceutical firm will become only the second European company to make the ingredients for Moderna's coronavirus vaccine. Rovi will join Swiss firm Lonza...

The Junta to propose voluntary vaccination with AstraZeneca for the under-60s

THE Junta is calling for voluntary vaccination with AstraZeneca for the under-60s. Following Spain’s vaccine strategy U-turn on AstraZeneca use last week, the Regional Health...

Ecija: A visit to the charming city known as ‘the frying pan’ of Spain

IT is known as ‘El Sarten’, the frying pan of Spain because it’s location in a dip surrounded by the olive groves of La...

Junta to decide on further COVID-19 restrictions in Spain’s Andalucia this Wednesday

THE Advisory Committee on High Impact Public Health Alerts will meet this Wednesday to decide on further COVID-19 restrictions in Andalucia. According to Junta chief,...

FOOTLOOSE: Neanderthal footprints 106,000 years old found in Spain

IT is one of the most famous and popular beaches on Southern Spain’s Atlantic coast. Its kilometres of white sandy beaches have proven to be...

The photos of Semana Santa in Sevilla that show what a difference Covid makes

IN normal years it would be true to say there is nothing quite like Easter in Sevilla. The heavy scent of incense wafted from...

Why the ‘fools’ in the Spanish town of Lepe had the last laugh

Any Spanish joke requiring a ‘fool’, people look no further then the people of Lepe

TAXING TIMES: Post-Brexit taxes for British resident and non resident property owners in Andalucia

After the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union, the right of free movement is not the only thing to have changed for Brits...

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EXPLAINER: What we know about Andalucia’s three-phase plan for the progressive de-escalation of COVID-19 measures

WITH less than 48 hours for Spain’s coronavirus state of alarm to expire, Andalucia will move into a so-called ‘transition to a new normality’. If...