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gibraltar/malaga Bullfighting and flamenco rhythms are first associations that come to mind while mentioning Andalusia. Any holiday can’t be held here without national music and performances of professional dancers; performances of matadors have long been a favorite pastime of the indigenous population. Several matador schools, where boys are trained from an early age, are situated in Andalusia. Naturally, their trainings take place without bulls; latter are replaced by special carts with horns screwed on them.
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Some arenas are open to public access, so tourists can watch future champions training. Boys chase each other with amazing carts, but it seems to be a simple and meaningless lesson only at first glance. Workouts require huge force; only a few of young matadors will perform in the arena with bulls.
Andalusia is known as a major center of olive oil production; cultivation and processing of olives also remains an important national craft. Andalusia is the largest oil producer in the world. Every year in mid-November, locals celebrate the Festival of olives. The festival is held Baena that is proudly called the capital of olives. Copyright
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The program of the festival lasts for three days; it includes a lot of entertainment activities. Guests will know how to cultivate olive trees and how to take care of them; visitors would be invited to interesting workshops and tastings of delicious dishes. Chefs would demonstrate dishes, which couldn’t be cooked without olives and olive oil of good quality. Bruschetta and savory pasta, delicious pizzas and sauces deserve the highest praise; olives grown in Andalusia are considered to be among the best in the world. The festival also features immense fair. It’s also worth noting that there is a very interesting Museum of olives in Baena.
Roman Brigde. Guadalquivir river. Córdoba. Andalusia A very interesting event is taking place in mid-June in Almeria. During this period, locals traditionally celebrate the Holy Virgin Carmen being the patron saint of fishermen. Early in the morning, there is the solemn procession and it is a great honor to participate in it. This holiday is always accompanied by vivid music, dances and culinary events.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Andalusia
♥   Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Córdoba, 37.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Andalusia
♥   Castle 'Castle of Zuheros' Córdoba, 36.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos' Córdoba, 37.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Arcos' , 39.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Almodóvar del Río' Córdoba, 39.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castillo de Iznájar' Córdoba, 48.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castillo de Bujalance' Córdoba, 49.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Alcaudete' Jaén, 56.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Traditions and festivals in cities around Andalusia

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