Sevillanas

09Oct

The Fair of Fuengirola continues this week as it is on until the 12th of October.  

As we explained on Friday, during our special activity about the fair, the Fair of Fuengirola is one of the most important in Costa del Sol, and thinking about it is thinking about beautiful flamenco dresses and the sound of “sevillanas” playing in the background.

Although the “sevillanas” is a typical dancing and singing originally from Sevilla it is heard and danced in all fairs and festivals in Andalusia. 

“Sevillanas” is divided in 4 parts and it is usually danced in pairs. The lyrics can talk about many different topics like everyday life or important religious and love events among many other things.

Its origin is set around the Catholic Monarchs times and nowadays it is the most danced regional dance in Spain and abroad.

If right now you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, and have not visited the fair yet, we recommend you do it as there is still plenty of time.

You will surely have fun there and might enjoy seeing locals dancing this mesmerising dance!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Interesting facts about Ronda

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Have you heard about Ronda but you have not visited it yet?  If that is the case, why don’t you add it to your list of places to visit while you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola? If you do you will surely enjoy the experience!

If what you need is a little push before exploring new places these interesting facts about Ronda might make you change your mind:

  • Ronda is one of the most beautiful and famous towns in Andalusia.

 

  • Its Puente Nuevo was built in the18th century. Nowadays this is considered the symbol of this lovely town.

 

  • Ronda is all about the old bullfighting tradition. Its bullring is one of the oldest and most important in Spain.
  • In 1994 in this bullring Queen of Pop Madonna shot her video “Take a Bow”. In it she appeared with Spanish bullfighter Emilio Muñoz.
  • Ronda is also famous for its great cuisine, for this reason in 2010 popular celebrity chef Jamie Oliver visited Costa del Sol and went to Ronda to shoot the first episode of his cooking show “Jamie Does”.   In it Jamie visited the Bullring, had a chat with the master ham cutters from “La Casa del Jamón”, had tapas in local bars and bought delicious “tortas de la virgen” baked by the nuns of Iglesia de la Merced.
  • Famous American writer Ernest Hemingway loved Ronda and he spent there part of his life.
  • Same as Hemingway famous American actor and director Orson Welles also fell in love with the place, for this reason when he died his ashes were scattered there, in the estate of one of his best friends, bullfighting legend Antonio Ordoñez.
  • “Curro Jimenez”, a very Popular Spanish TV show from the 70s, was shot in the Ronda Mountains.

Very interesting, right?

If after reading this post about Ronda you would love to visit, you might be interested in knowing that although Ronda seems quite distant from Fuengirola it is quite easy to get there either by coach or by train. The coach service departs from Fuengirola Bus station while if you decide to go by train, you will have to take it in Los Boliches and get off in Malaga María Zambrano Station. Once there there is a mid distance train to Ronda.

Have fun and make the most of one of the gems of Andalucia!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Traditional Malaga for “foodies”- Part1

26Jan

When you go on holiday, do you enjoy eating in places with charm full of locals?

In general when we are away from home, most of us prefer to go to this kind of place as we all believe nobody knows a town’s secret gems better than its locals.

When we visit a new place we are a bit scared of the unknown as we are out of our comfort zone and we do not really know what to expect or what kind of food or drinks are served in a certain place.

As you know in Hotel Angela we love good food, so because of this we have decided to create a little gastronomic guide you might find useful if you decide to make the most of Malaga’s gastronomic richness.

Here you have our first 3 recommendations:

  1. La Antigua Casa de GuardiaTraditional Malaga for foodies part1 - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

Antigua Casa de Guardia is the most famous and oldest winery-tavern in the whole region as it was founded in 1840. It is located right in the city centre, in Alameda Principal, and it is so old school that the bill still gets written in chalk over the bar.  Its specialities are the famous sweet wine “Pajaretes” and its delicious prawns and mussels.

  1. The tapas stalls in Mercado de AtarazanasTraditional Malaga for foodies part2 - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

This wonderful market is also right in the city centre (very close to Alameda Principal) and it is housed in a beautiful building built between 1876 and 1879. It is a very lively market full of sounds, smells and flavours that apart from having stalls where locals buy fresh fruit, meat and fish now also has some tapas stalls where you can have a delicious little something and a refreshing drink.  Which one is our favourite? The one called Bar Mercado Atarazanas for these 3 reasons: its fish is very fresh and very well cooked and its octopus or prawn skewers are super tasty.

  1. El PimpiTraditional Malaga for foodies - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

El Pimpi is possibly the most legendary place in Malaga. It is a traditional wine bar in the core of the city (Calle Granada) and it one of the favourite meeting points of locals and visitors. Its decoration is stunning and there apart from amazing wines from Malaga you can also have some very tasty tapas and local dishes.   Well this is all for now! If you are planning to come on holiday soon to Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, and you would like to know more about this do not worry, next week we will recommend you some fantastic places in Malaga where you can have nice coffee, tea, cakes and other desserts.

Malaga is not only full of beauty but also full of flavours!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations