Ronda in Andalusia

12 October 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  12 minutes

Puente Nuevo bridge © TheBoxagon

Puente Nuevo bridge © TheBoxagon

Ronda is a village in the Spanish province of Málaga. It is located about 105 km (65 mi) west of the city of Málaga, within the autonomous community of Andalusia. Its population is about 35,000 inhabitants. It now is one of the towns and villages that is included in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park and is the largest town among the White Villages of Andalusia.   read more…

Portrait: Pablo Picasso, painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright

22 April 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Portrait Reading Time:  5 minutes

Pablo Picasso in 1962 © Argentina. Revista Vea y Lea -

Pablo Picasso in 1962 © Argentina. Revista Vea y Lea –

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a dramatic portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by the German and Italian airforces during the Spanish Civil War.   read more…

Puerto Banús, Europe’s largest marina

10 October 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels Reading Time:  5 minutes

© Maximo88/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Maximo88/cc-by-sa-3.0

Puerto José Banús, more commonly known as Puerto Banús is a marina located in the area of Nueva Andalucía, to the southwest of Marbella on the Costa del Sol. It was built in May 1970 by José Banús, a local property developer, as a luxury marina and shopping complex. It has since become one of the largest entertainment centres in the Costa del Sol, with 5 million annual visitors, and is popular with international celebrities. Developed around a coastal village in the Mediterranean architectural style, Puerto Banús contains expensive shopping malls, restaurants and bars around the marina.   read more…

Pablo Picasso’s hometown Málaga

21 May 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

Constitution Square © tadekk

Constitution Square © tadekk

Málaga is a city and a municipality in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 568,305 in 2009, it is the second most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth largest in Spain. This is the southernmost large city in Europe. It lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean Sea, about 100 km (62.14 mi) east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km (80.78 mi) north of Africa.   read more…

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