Spain In Focus – Derek Evans


La Feria de los Pueblos

Right now we are in the middle of Marbella’s San Bernabé feria, so our thoughts turn to the many and varied ferias which take place in Southern Spain.

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Feria de Abril de Sevilla

The feria season is upon us – the first big feria of the year (and one of the biggest in Spain) is the ‘Feria de Abril de Sevilla’ (Seville April Fair).

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Visit to Zoo Castellar

Our latest ‘Spain in Focus’ is all about a place which has become very dear to those of us associated with MarbellaAzul.com. Zoo Castellar is a very special place. It is no ordinary zoo, rather a rescue centre for wild animals of all shapes and sizes.

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Beware of blazes!

This is a very special post written by local resident Vladimir Solomatin (aged 10) – accompanied by Derek Evans’ photographs for Spain in Focus. Now we are entering the period of very high risk of fire here in Spain, so it is a good time to remember the terrible fire of summer 2012.

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Marbella Fishing Port

Once upon a time (long before the advent of Price Hohenlohe and Europe’s ruling elite transformed Marbella into an international tourist destination) our cosmopolitan city was a small fishing and farming village with only 900 inhabitants.

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Cordoba

If you are looking for an Andalucian city to visit in spring look no further than Cordoba.

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The Andalucian Horse

Horses have always been linked to Spanish history and culture…from the strong, swift warhorses of the conquistadors through the brave, tragic horses of the bullfights to the dazzling dancing horses of the Spanish dressage shows.

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Camino de Santiago

It is spring … the weather (according to Marbella Azul) is warmer and a young (pious) man´s fancy turns to pilgrimage. And Spain is home to the daddy of all pilgrimages – the world famous Camino de Santiago.

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The rain in Spain

During the last few weeks we have had our share of the wet stuff falling from the sky. Rain…we may not like it, but we really need it. During the long, dry months of summer, drought is an ever present threat here in southern Spain.

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Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air…and arriving early this year. Not only have we already heard the chattering of cicadas, but take a short drive up La Concha – Marbella’s mountain – and you can experience the stunning sight and delicious smell of the first almond trees in bloom.

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