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The Big Weekend: Seville


It’s still mid-morning, so walk north past the huge wooden Metropol Parasol (aka the mushrooms of Seville) and into the barrio of Macarena. Once the poorest slum in Spain, it’s nevertheless full of riches: the Convento de Santa Paula, where nuns will show you the altarpiece of St John, created by Alonso Cano, the Michelangelo of Andalusia (entry with donation; Santa Paula 11); the Mercado de la Feria, where traders cook tapas on the back terrace; and antiques shops such as El Pianillo, selling exquisite 18th-century tiles from Triana (Feria 15).


It’s best done as a half-day private tour with Gerry Corbett, an impressively well-connected guide.


Chris Haslam, 21 January 2018, The Sunday Times


Snapshot from Seville by Gerry Corbett


You’re missing the point of Seville if you just join the masses, ticking off the big monuments and eating in the city-centre tourist traps. Visit the cathedral, the Alcazar palace and the Plaza de España, by all means (the first two are quietest at lunchtime; the last is best after dark when it’s all lit up), but also spare some time to discover the city’s secrets….


Do not miss the Palacio de las Dueñas, former home of the late Maria del Rosario Cayetana Paloma Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Fernanda Teresa Francisca de Paula Lourdes Antonia Josefa Fausta Rita Castor Dorotea Santa Esperanza Fitz-James Stuart — aka the 18th Duchess of Alba. Before she died, aged 88, in 2014, she had more titles than the Queen and, allegedly, could walk from Galicia to Andalusia without setting foot outside her own lands. She dedicated her entire, scandalous life to the pursuit of pleasure and the locals adored her. Her palace is now open to the public: it’s gorgeous, art-filled and, like the duchess, totally bonkers.


Gerry Corbett, January 2019, The Sunday Times


Pure Andalusia was featured on the television programme “Global Passport” with Christina Cindrich in October 2019.


We had the pleasure of showing Christina some snapshots of Andalusia including fields of magical sunflowers, Andalusian horse breeders, the magic of Ronda as well as a truly amazing winery where we listened to flamenco and enjoyed the warmth of Spanish hospitality at its best.