Canyoning in Castril Granada

The village of Castril de la Peña in the county of Granada has a beautiful river, Río Castril which is ideal for Canyoning, the sport of descending a river from it’s source. It varies in altitude from 800 to 2138 meters and is 12696 meters in length. The river has some of the most stunning countryside in Andalusia (Andalucía).

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The Sierra Castril Natural Park is to the South East of the Cazorla,Segura and Las Villas Natural park. It is a landscape carved by canyons, waterfalls, numerous peaks, grottos and galleries. Due to it’s rugged nature and climate give rise to ideal conditions for a wide and diverse flora and fauna.

Castril is a typical small Granadian town with stepped houses and steep streets. The centre of Castril is noted for the homogenous nature of it’s houses which are very much in harmony with the natural environment. They are not very tall, with white closed facades and both woodwork and arabic tiling are extensively used. The area is dedicated to agriculture, with the many olive and almond groves as well as large sheep farming community. It has a number of bars, restaurants, supermarkets and banks. It is the main market town for this region and is developing as a mountain tourist destination

Castril

Tabernas Almeria Spaghetti western

Tabernas (link to video) is a village that nestles between the Sierra de Alhamilla and Sierra de Filabres in Almeria. The area is probably best known for featuring in many spaghetti westerns over the years. It was during the 1960’s that the area reached its peak in fame with more than 100 films being shot here due to the fact that it is the only European desert. Films such as “A Fistful of Dollars“, “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly” and “The Magnificent Seven” all used this landscape. For anyone interested in film there are various film sets built in the nature reserve of the Tabernas Desert, three of these are now theme parks, Mini Hollywood, Texas Hollywood and Western Leone.
The climate in this area can reach the extremes. In the summer it is quite common to reach 45 degrees and it rarely rains. In the winter zero degrees is not uncommon. The sunshine is so plentiful that since 1979 there has been a solar energy research station located here.  

Tabernas sits within an arid desert area and boasts some interesting buildings. There is a ruined Moorish fort dating back to the 11th century and an elegant parish church, dating from the 16th and 17th century. The Town Hall was built in the 18th and 19th century.

 

Festivals in Tabernas include St.Sebastian on the 20th January and the Night of the Donkeys on Easter Sunday.

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Celina Zambon Flamenco dance

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Celina Zambon

Argentinean-born Celina Zambon—actress, master Flamenco dancer, choreographer, teacher and founder of the Celina Zambon Flamenco Dance Company—is the premiere authority on Flamenco dance and choreography in the Los Angeles dance market and Southern California region.  She has sixteen years of performance experience and has spent the last nine years as the artistic director of her LA-based Dance Company.  Zambon’s beautiful look, combined with her passionate style and precise technical dance execution make her the go-to performer and consultant for authentic technical and artistic direction in the ancient art of Flamenco dance.  Zambon is also an accomplished actress with credits in popular Argentinean television series, working with well-known directors, including Oscar-nominated Juan Jose Campanella.  Zambon continues to flourish as an actress and a dancer in Los Angeles and Buenos Aires.  Most recently, she combined her acting and dance skills in her portrayal of “Martirio” in “Bernarda Alba’s House” by Federico Garcia Lorca at the Borges Cultural Center in Buenos Aires and danced in “Carmen” at Los Angeles Opera.

Celina Zambon Arte Gitano

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Hello world!

After living here for so long and being adopted by my village, many people ask me what living in Spain is really like.

I’ve lived in Spain for 15 years and worked between the film and internet industries. Part of my work is setting up film and video locations for clients coming to Spain. A few years ago I started setting up a graphic page about each village I went to. Primarily to get photos to show prospective film directors and other clients where they would be filming.

It all changed a couple of years ago when I made it so that people viewing my pages could send their own content in, which I then added for them. Technology moved forward again and It all turned to video, I managed to semi-automate it, as it’s too much for me to handle on my own. It’s basically a local page where 80% of the information comes from the Spanish.

So, to the right are some of the villages and counties my film work took me to. At the top of each page there is a drop down menu that lets you select a village or area.

Before you buy or live anywhere you really want to know WHATS IT REALLY LIKE LIVING IN SPAIN !!!

Well here’s a way to get a true view on what really goes on in the village, town or city your thinking of moving your life and family to.

I hope this helps you with your decision. Spain is a wonderful place to live.
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