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Chipiona

URBAN BEACHES

URBAN BEACHES

Towns and villages turn into beach without making a big song and dance about it. Walk down to the end of a shopping street, and there’s the sea; Eat fish, and there’s the sea; Sort out your car tax in Cadiz, load up with plants at…

Making a Splash!

Making a Splash!

There is no better place to be on a hot summer day in Cadiz than in or on the water. There is the sea, obviously, lapping against 260km of coast, and over 80 beaches to choose from. But there are also natural swimming pools in icy rivers, reservoirs and municipal…

MOSCATEL REVELRIES

CHIPIONA. Aug 13-16. The 35th annual celebration of Moscatel kicks off with a wine-tasting event on the Thursday night at 10pm in the Plaza de Andalucia (wines from Bodega Cooperativa Católico-Agrícola…

LIKE FISH?

Between June 30 & September 27, CHIPIONA. This is both a new attraction and a very ancient one. Fishing using corrales, or tidal traps, is the oldest method in Europe, and continues today in Chipiona…

ROUTE OF THE SNAIL

May 29-June 14, CHIPIONA. No, not a minor road to the coast, but the second Ruta del Caracol, in which 15 bars and restaurants across Chipiona will be offering snail tapas each weekend, for a maximum of €2 each. Following on from last year’s success, the aim…

GOT THE BUG

MAY 29-JUNE 14, Chipiona…

ENDED: ROMERIAS CONTINUE

MAY 28 & 29, CHIPIONA. The romerías celebrating rural life and bounty and the patron saints who made it all possible continue. While not quite as monumental as the procession to El Rocio, Chipiona’s Romería de Nuestra Señora de Regla del Pinar is a joyous…

ARCHIVE: SEMANA SANTA, PROCESSIONS

29 March-5 April 2015. The Easter processions in Spain are intense, mesmerising, and loaded with religious iconography and traditional rites. There are a lot of them, and in the larger cities, they attract enormous crowds. Getting the timing right and finding the right viewpoint can be a tricky business…

ARCHIVE: MARCH SAETAS

Easter processions become more frequent at the tail end of Lent, as do performances of saetas, the raw and haunting devotional songs. They are all about suffering, and extremely moving indeed. They are not to be missed…