One week till Moorish Moon!

Only one more week to go and it’s…  Luna Mora! Mark the date, Don and Doña: September 9th and 10th.  Under a half moon and in the light of candles, our whole valley celebrates the one and only traffic jam of the year and the longest queues ever. Pardon, that’s obviously not what we celebrate, these are the […]

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Why do we take a siesta?

A common side effect of living in Spain is finding yourself succumbing to ‘the Siesta’, according to some people the greatest human invention since the wheel. Especially during the hot Summer, getting out of the heat and letting your body rest for a couple of hours during the day is said to be beneficial to productivity […]

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Musuem profile: The Picasso Museum

It’s not a greatly known fact that one of history’s most well-known and well-loved artists, Pablo Ruiz Picasso, was born right here in Málaga and, in the busy central streets of the city, you will find the official Picasso Musuem. The museum includes famous works of art such as ‘Olga Kokhlova with Mantilla’ (Barcelona 1917), ‘Mother […]

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The Moroccan Influence in Andalucia

In the year 711AD the great Moorish general, Tariq ibn Ziyad, accompanied by an army of 7,000 soldiers, crossed the stretch between the north of Africa and Spain. During this time the Spanish government, directed by King Rodrigo was in a weak state. Africa had found out that at that moment in time the Spanish people […]

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