5 places to enjoy the bellowing of the deer

Now that it gets dark sooner, and this is the beginning of the rainy season, the phenomenon of the deer’s bellowing begins. In autumn from September in some cases and continuing throughout the month of October, male deer prepare for zeal.

The male deer, begin with their songs known as rascal to attract all possible females. They show their male credentials with their horns well developed and formed and whose songs can be heard for miles around.

The activity of the males in heat with their songs is extended throughout the day although they can be heard more at dawn as in the evening, in some cases, nights of great noise.

After the bellowing, the males fight among themselves to obtain the right to have all the possible females as a harem and to mate with them being pregnant and later giving birth at the end of the following winter.

Likewise the voices of the bellow resound, you can also hear the noises of the horns crashing, often giving bloody battles in which the loser ends up in some cases badly wounded, however the winner gets the prize of all the females.

Andalusia, is where the deer lives, known as deer in these areas, and there are numerous natural areas where they live and you can contemplate this annual phenomenon of nature:
Natural Park Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas (Jaén): in the 70s, the documentary series “The Man and the Earth” by Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, showed these ungulates in the process of rutting, in the area of Swamp del Tranco. Today you can see the largest population of deer congregated in this area from the peaks, where live the vultures and the bearded vulture, which surround these waters belonging to the Guadalquivir river, where they come down to drink.
Natural Park Alcornocales (Cádiz / Málaga): This natural area is the highest concentration of Cork oaks in Europe, and because of its orography and proximity to the Strait of Gibraltar, affected by humidity and west winds, it is an area of ​​birds such as Aguilar real, griffon vulture, and other raptors. It is also the only example of European subtropical forest, in the valleys where humidity condenses giving rise to laurel forests, and insect species in some cases endemic. In this unique space, there are about 35,000 deer that show their bellowing between the area of ​​the port of Galiz and the Sauceda. Lacking natural predators, hunting is allowed in the established time.

Natural Park of the Sierra de Hornachuelos (Córdoba): The last and supposed redoubt of the Iberian wolf in Andalusia (there is no record of its presence for decades), the deer also performs its rutting activity specifically in the area near the banks of the Bembézar reservoir. According to the water, we can see more deer approach, but as in Tranco marsh, they meet in that area to drink and also to procreate.
Natural Park of the Sierra de Norte de Sevilla: The last redoubt corresponds to an area known as dehesas (cattle grazing area with Mediterranean forest), world heritage site, where deer also live with pigs. It is more common to see these animals in the process of bellowing between dusk and dusk since the rest of the day and due to the heat, they just rest. In the area near Almadén de la Plata, from the village itself, it is a spectacle to hear the deer’s songs throughout the night as a scandal of nature itself.

We advise for these activities not to approach the animals and to stay on the sidelines as not to feed them and limit the use of perfumes so as not to confuse them.

The bellows, represents one of the natural spectacles offered by nature in Andalusia.

The White Night arrives in Seville

This year will be the seventh edition of the White Night of Seville, this next October 5, with more than 160 activities that will be spread around different parts of the city.
In past editions the success has been spectacular, this year also being the year Murillo some activities will focus on the Sevillian painter, touring his work from different ways to discover it and get to know it more closely.
One of the most visited places whenever this event takes place is the Cathedral of Seville, the Alcazar or the Archivo de Indias.
The House of the Province or the Faculty of Fine Arts will also open their doors for this occasion.
The Museum of the Port of Seville, the Palace of the Marquises of La Algaba, the Museum of Ceramics of Triana, the Lope de Vega Theater or the Church of San Luis de los Franceses will be other places that will receive many visitors.
While in the “Mushrooms” we can enjoy the dance, with different performances.
In the Museum of Fine Arts in Seville, you will visit the cloisters and the Sala V, where the Murillo Exhibition is located.
In the Museum of Arts and Popular Customs there will be a concert and a wine tasting.
In the Archaeological Museum the rooms of Rome, with guided tours that include monologues about Rome and music abroad.
At the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art with guided tours.
In CaixaForum we can also enjoy different activities such as: Building new worlds, Encounters with Flavita Banana, New images for new worlds, Face to Face, to name a few.
In the Navigation Pavilion the visitor will be able to see his permanent exhibition.
In the Association of painters of Seville and other arts – Crafts in Altozano, in the craft market where many activities such as painting a picture, mold with clay, work sheet metal, goldsmithing, macrame, sewing handbags, crochet …
In the Aquarium of Seville you can make a night visit, with its sharks, clown fish, green iguana or jellyfish, discovering from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean, from 20 hours to 00 at night.
For lovers of literature there will be many activities such as the one that will be carried out by the Open Seville Initiative Association with Cosmopolitan Publishers Night, with literary evenings from 20:30 to 00:30.

But if, on the contrary, you prefer the theater, do not worry, you will have multiple shows throughout the night such as the one that took place at the Documentation Center of the Performing Arts of Andalusia with The characters come out of the books, at CUMA Teatro with the Murillo Experience o The green door- A forgotten life …, Night of Repálagos – ImproRepálagos, in the TNT Center with The Dream of a Night of Cabaret and Olé or Molarte- The souls of Seville III “The Enchanted Palace”.
The only thing you need is to get comfortable and go out and explore the city.
Are you going to miss it?

Córdoba and its territory

The archaeological museum of Córdoba offers us a chronological route that goes from Prehistory to the Middle Ages.
With the exhibition called Córdoba and its territory we will discover the Prehistory and Protohistory of the city.
With pieces of Neolithic ceramics discovered in the Cueva de los Murciélagos de Zuheros or campaniform vases of La Rambla, among other pieces.
Beginning in Prehistory we will advance to the Late Middle Ages, knowing chronological data and milestones of each period.
The pieces that are exhibited have their origin in the archaeological sites of the province.
Divided by thematic blocks: Córdoba and its territory, Córdoba, power and centrality and finally living in Córdoba.
In the first block we will contemplate the Roman Cordoba, the evolution of the city, with detailed descriptions found. Architectural elements, statues or portraits. One of the most outstanding images is an athlete Torso, which we can see in the section of Roman Cordoba, another outstanding piece is a sculpture of Aphrodite crouching and the Portrait of Drusus, son of Tiberius.
In Cordoba, between Rome and Islam, we will enter the Visigothic period and as the city changed in medieval times, we will highlight the Capital of the Evangelists with polychrome decoration.
In Qurtuba, we discover the Islamic city, its civil and religious works, green ceramics and manganese and bronze.
In Cordoba of the Late Middle Ages, we will narrate the Christian reconquest and its subsequent transformation, the process that led to Christianity.
In a showcase we will see a large selection of coins, from the republican denarii of the Treasury of the Almadenes, coins of the Roman or Andalusian Empire.
In the museum we will also find a statue of Mitra, a deity who received cult in different oriental religions reaching the Roman religion.
In the basement of the museum are the remains of the internal structures of the Roman Theater of Córdoba and different stages of the site.
These pieces are part of the Route of the Caliphate and Roman Route.

Sports activities this autumn in Andalucia

Now that summer is over, although temperatures will still be high in Andalusia, it is a time for sports activities taking advantage of the numerous natural and in some cases urban areas of our region.

For some years now, sport has been a tourist activity in areas where the sun and beach season ends but also in natural and urban interior areas. More and more tourists are looking for more active and adventurous activities taking advantage of the landscape, nature and why not the urban space.

Andalusia offers numerous offer and places for outdoor sports activities to enjoy as a family, for competition and simply as fun. These activities can be carried out freely but there are also numerous companies specializing in active and sports tourism activities.
We started talking about sports activities in urban space, being the most popular, the urban race, either in its form of Marathon, or half marathon that since the 80s increasingly increases its users and followers. This activity derived from athletics, combines sport of important hardness and an urban circuit where you can enjoy the view of the main monumental and historical areas. In Seville, in the month of February and in Malaga, in the month of November, the international marathons are celebrated of which they are part of the IAAF as an international circuit and that every year attracts thousands of runners. Other cases are the Half Marathon of Córdoba or Jerez and if a different space is sought, the cross of Italica, in the cross country with the background of the ruins of the Roman city of Itálica.
Another sports activity or active tourism that attracts thousands of followers are water sports, such as surfing, wind suf or kite surfing that fills the beaches close to the Strait of Gibraltar all year round, of sportsmen due to the presence of strong winds and waves that delight fans. The sail also has in its different modalities followers of high purchasing power that not only make regattas in summer but also in times of inclement weather.
However, water sports are accessible to all budgets in a modality born years ago, canoeing by kayak. The kayak can be used in single, double or four people taking advantage of the sea or the numerous river areas such as the Guadalquivir River on its way through Seville or Cordoba or in natural areas such as the Hurones marshes in Cádiz, Zahara de la Sierra Reservoir , Pantano de Iznajar in Córdoba. Although of all we recommend a kayak ride along the Guadalquivir to the height of the Doñana National Park, with the possibility of seeing animal species inhabitants of space.


Cheaper if it is possible are the options of trekking or hiking in the different areas of the mountains of Andalusia, with routes of different difficulty and practicing a new trend called nordic Walking in which canes are used for support and support. The most recommended areas are the Sierra de Aracena, Grazalema, Sierra Norte de Sevilla, Sierra de las Nieves or Sierra de Cazorla.

Although if you prefer to harden, mountaineering or speleology, always with the most suitable equipment for it, you can enjoy nature and adventure sports. For these areas we recommend the Sierra de Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves with the Gato or de la Menga caves as activity zones. Whenever you can make a reservation, do not forget to go to Caminito del Rey, in a test of hiking and mountaineering with moments of stress and vertigo.


Pantano de Bembézar (Córdoba)

However, a king of mountain sports, of course, is skiing, practiced at the Sierra Nevada resort, and is also the ski pass, one of the most economical in Spain, with a series of offers for accommodation and rental of very cheap equipment. . However, if you do not like skiing or you just do not have money for it, you can go hiking with snowshoes, enjoying a walk in an area of ​​the Sierra Nevada National Park.

We can not say that when the summer is over, time is boring in Andalusia. Currently, there are many offers of active tourism and sports to enjoy during visits to our región.

Ten shows of the Flamenco Biennial

With an incredible performance the Bienal de Flamenco 2.018 began this year in Seville. It was Israel Galván who had the honor of going out through the big door of the Maestranza, dancing and making the audience enjoy the whole evening. Starting this way at the beginning of a few weeks where flamenco will tour different places of the city, from last day 6 until next October 30.
From here we are going to mention 10 shows that you should not miss from the XX Bienal de Flamenco.
On Monday the 10th at Real Alcázar, Argentina will arrive with its pure flamenco, with Habitat we will be seduced by this artist who devours the stage with her presence
Rosarío La Tremendina has flamenco in her blood, great-granddaughter of Enriqueta la Pescaera, daughter of José el Tremendo, who will leave her show La Fuerza on Monday the 10th at the Café Alameda.

In the Real Alcázar on Wednesday 12, you can enjoy one of the most anticipated shows of this edition with Carmen Linares, Ghalia Benali, Fahmi Alqhai, Dani de Morón, Mariví Blasco, Accademia del Piacere and Kiya Tabassian with “Romances between the East and Occidente “, the Andalusian art of the last Moriscos who inhabited Granada, mixed with Andalusian folklore.
Rosario Toledo, David Palomar, José Anillo, El Junco, Ana Salazar, María Moreno, Samara Montáñez, Anabel Ribera, Eduardo Guerrero, Rafael Rodríguez, Óscar Lago, Roberti Jaén and Juan José Villar with Flamenco de la Tacita to the art of their flight XX Edition, at the Hotel Triana next Thursday, the 13th.
With this show we can see how flamenco is able to interpret different literary works and pass on to the viewer, in D.Quixote the Company of Andrés Marín will demonstrate it to us, next Sunday, the 16th.
On Sunday the 16th it will be the turn of María Terremoto with “La Huella de mi sentío”, which arrives after having obtained the Giraldillo Revelacion of the Bienal de Flamenco, the youngest artist in history to achieve it.
The Israel Galván Company with Pastora Galván with La Edad de Oro, which has been performing for 18 years, will be at the Lope de Vega Theater on Wednesday, the 19th.
The Flamenco Ballet of Andalusia will perform on Monday 24th under the direction of Rafael Estevéz with the show “Flamencolorquiano”, where the surrealist, avant-garde and flamenco are mixed, remembering the figure of Lorca.
The young star Rosalia will perform on Friday 28 at the Café Alameda, mixing flamenco with different influences from the artist, presenting “El Mal Querer”, showing the audience a varied repertoire that will not leave anyone indifferent.

The closing concert on the 30th will come from the hand of Dorantes, uniting flamenco and piano in a single being, who debuted at the Biennial 20 years ago and left the audience open-mouthed. The stage will be the Port of Seville, with free admission for those who want to enjoy it.