Scribbler in Seville

Traditions

A feast of tuna in Conil

As a foodie living in Andalucia, and writing about its manifold gastronomic delights and attractions, experiences and peculiarities for visitors, I am regaled with missionary fervour about everyone’s must-tries – from sweet, nutty jamon iberico (Iberian ham – no chance, I’m a…

The Biggest Misconceptions about Seville

You may (or indeed, may not) have noticed that lately, my blogging has been sporadic at best – not that I’ve ever been a strict twice-a-week kind of girl, if you know what I mean. Over the past few months, a…

Celebrating Seville’s azulejo heritage: a sneak preview of Centro Ceramica Triana

Seville is known for many things – the old cliches of tapas, flamenco and bullfighting, orange trees and the Giralda, but also a ubiquitous feature of the city which you’ll see inside every house, on the walls of every patio,…

El Rocio 2013: La Salida de Sevilla

Amidst all the excitement of Ferias around Andalucia every spring, another major celebration takes place near here: El Rocio. For over 200 years, every Whitsun, pilgrims have walked to this small town in Huelva to worship the adored Virgen del…

Purple passion: Las Cigarreras on Jueves Santo

This year, Semana Santa here in Seville was, yet again, adversely affected by the weather. The processions which fill the city with statues, hooded penitents, incense, and devotion during Holy Week, were curtailed by rain, as so often happens –…

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