Metropol Parasol Wows Locals and Visitors to Seville Reply

Seville Metropol Parasol

By Marcia Argyriades for–What is there not to like about Metropol Parasol?  The waffle-like crown structure in Seville, Spain was finally completed in April 2011 after a competition held by the city of Seville in 2004.  Located at Plaza de la Encarnacion, the stunning sequence of undulating parasols comprises the world’s largest wooden structure.

The Metropol Parasol project was part of the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon, designed by J. MAYER H. Architects. This project becomes the new icon for Seville, a place of identification and to articulate Seville’s role as one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations. More…


Take a Fresh Look at Sweet Spain Lapsed and Tilted 1

Sweet Spain

This little jewel is an almost-three-minute video by Joerg Daiber aptly entitled “Sweet Spain.” Shot in Seville, Madrid and El Chorro using time-lapse and tilt-shift photography, it offers a fascinating twist to the usual video work we see on touristic subjects.

The time-lapse intervals vary according to the subject matter and the effects desired, and the tilt shift introduces a quirky shallow depth of field which adds to the unique effect. Enjoy this refreshing video creativity applied to familiar Spanish subjects. More…

Pure Bred Spanish Horses on Show in Seville 3

Spanish Thoroughbreds 2013

This is the horsiest week of the year in Seville as they host the XXIII edition of the International Salon of the Purebred Spanish Horse 2013. (Salón Internacional del Caballo de Pura Raza Española, SICAB). This breed has traditionally been known as the “caballo andaluz,” “the Andalusian horse,” and there is now a movement to restore that name. The origins of this wonderful animal date from the misty annals of pre-Roman Spain. Today the world census numbers some 180,000 examples, resident in more that 50 countries. This annual horse show has become Seville’s most important yearly event after the April Fair and Holy Week and horse lovers come from around the world to see and participate in it.  More…

Take a Quick Timelapse Trip Around Andalusia Reply

Seville horse carriage

This four-and-a-half-minute timelapse video from the Spanish Tourist Office takes us  on a trip round Andalusia, Spain’s largest and southernmost region, focusing  on its culture, important cities, picturesque towns, accommodation and entertainment, and its modern range of services for visitors. Most foreign travelers consider Andalusia the most “typical” and most enchanting of the Spanish regions, as it offers what most people expect to find in Spain: sunny beaches, fiestas with girls in frilly flamenco dresses and gentlemen on horseback, and some of the finest tapas bars in Spain.This video includes: