Christmas in Andalucía

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Find out everything you could possibly need to know about the festive period here in Andalucia, from what happens when, to, most importantly, what is eaten when, on our Christmas pages. Zambombas are Christmas songs that you certainly won't hear anywhere else – these flamenco-style villancicos (Christmas carols) are sung by gypsies in the week before Christmas, accompanied by a drum.

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Events for January and February

Find out what's going on around Andalucia as 2010 gets off to a great start, from music to art.

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The Verdiales

Unforgettable flamenco singing and dancing festival in Malaga province, complete with beflowered and beribboned hats – think Morris dancing with castanets.

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Alexa ranking news


At the time of writing, has an Alexa ranking of 64,186. Alexa is the company that ranks the popularity of websites. From the millions of websites globally, we are very proud to say that we are the 64,184th most popular site in the world. We pride ourselves on our ranking, consistently investing in quality content created by professional journalists who are specialists in their field, and offering a one-stop shop for people living, holidaying and investing in Andalucia. If you are interested in following the website's popularity, download your Alexa toolbar here.


Congratulations Maximilian Hagen, winner of the contest. The prize is the book "Tapas, A bite of Spain". Enjoy! If you would like to participate for next season's competition, please fill in our questionnaire.

Editors Corner

By Brenda Padilla

Hopefully you're getting into the Christmas spirit, and are looking forward to enjoying the festivities with friends and family. It seems incredible that we're already heading towards a new decade.

We are proud to say that 2010 will take into its 14th year.

Highlights of 2009 included being awarded Communicator of the Year by fellow journalists at the Costa Press Club.

Our managing director Chris Chaplow delivered an inspirational keynote speech at the Junta de Andalucia's CADE 2009 Costa del Sol Business Awards, and we were honoured to be invited by the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to its headquarters in Marina del Rey, California, where we did some consultancy work for its website.

We developed and launched, a space to publish articles you've written about Andalucia. Share your experiences and visions of Andalucia - write a review or post an excerpt of your favourite book. Enjoy reading more about Andalucia - first hand.

Also launched this year was the beta search engine for the Spanish version of

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I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy festive season and best wishes for 2010, from the team at

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