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Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba.

Today, 20th November 2015, Spain celebrates and remembers the life of Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba. One of Spain´s best known public figures and Spain´s biggest private landowner. The Duchess died in the Palacio de las Dueñas on November 20, 2014, at the age of 88. Doña María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva, 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes, Grandee of Spain (28 March 1926 – 20 November 2014), was  head of the House of […]

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Ronda – Carriage Exhibition, Feria de Pedro Romero 2015

  El Real Club de Enganches de Andalucía staged its annual Horse and Carriage Exhibition as part of the 2015 Feria de Pedro Romero. Entries are by invitation only from the Real Club de Engances de Andalucia and the event takes place on a Sunday morning, the venue being the famous Bull-ring in Ronda. The Carriages are restored to their original splendour especially for use in competitions, ferias and on festive occasions and costumes must suit the date of the […]

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Markets in Andalucia

Markets in Andalucia Andalucia offers a host of amazing, colourful and noisy markets (mercadillos) to visit and enjoy on any day of the week. There is something to be found for everyone from fresh produce grown by local farmers, ceramics and clothes to secondhand furniture – pick-up a bargain or just browse you can be assured of an interesting morning. Below is a list of the most popular markets, times and venues: Monday Marbella – Avenida Arroyo (360 stalls) 9:30 […]