Author: Seville Oranges

Seville Oranges History

Seville Oranges. Bitter-sweet pleasure. One of Seville’s most amazing attractions can be enjoyed free of charge as you walk the streets: more than 14,000 bitter orange trees that decorate the “calles” and infuse this charming city with the heavenly scent of their blossoms every spring. In fact, these ornamental, bitter orange trees outnumber every other species of tree in the city of Seville. They have become emblematic of this southern capital city and their fruits have even become known throughout the World as “Seville Oranges” The orange tree and its blossom were praised by Moorish poets during Spain’s Islamic...

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Mairena del Alcor History

Mairena del Alcor History. Arabian pearl Its name may have come form the Arab Maharama, meaning a group of farms. The numerous remains discovered seem to indicate that the first settlements date back to the Chalcolithic. During the period of Al-Andalus the castle, which still exists, was built. The Christian conquest was undertaken by Ferdinand III in 1247. Alphonso XI ceded Mairena del Alcor to the Duke of Osuna in 1342. The latter built his palace in the town. Later it passed to the marqués de Cádiz, Rodrigo Ponce de León, who rebuilt the castle. The town grew considerably...

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Herefordshire Marmalade Festival

Herefordshire Marmalade Festival Herefordshire Marmalade Festival takes place in Bromyard in late February or early March and features a marmalade competition, marmalade related food and other musical and fun events in a variety of local venues. Entries come from across the UK and the festival culminates in an awards lunch which includes an auction of the jars entered in the competition. All proceeds go to the festival’s nominated charity,  St Michael’s Hospice. About Bromyard Bromyard is a town in Herefordshire, England with a population in 2011 of approximately 4,500. It lies near to the county border with Worcestershire on the A44 between...

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Seville Oranges

Seville Oranges. Bitter-sweet pleasure. One of Seville’s most amazing attractions can be enjoyed free of charge as you walk the streets: more than 14,000 bitter orange trees that decorate the “calles” and infuse this charming city with the heavenly scent of their blossoms every spring. In fact, these ornamental, bitter orange trees outnumber every other species of tree in the city of Seville. They have become emblematic of this southern capital city and their fruits have even become known throughout the World as “Seville Oranges”. The orange tree and its blossom were praised by Moorish poets during Spain’s Islamic...

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The town of Mairena del Alcor

The Towin of Mairena del Alcor is a small city located in the province of Seville, Spain. According to the 2007 census, the city has a population of 18.710 inhabitants. The town of Mairena del Alcor. Arabian pearl. Its name may have come form the Arab Maharama, meaning a group of farms. The numerous remains discovered seem to indicate that the first settlements date back to the Chalcolithic. During the period of Al-Andalus the castle, which still exists, was built. The Christian conquest was undertaken by Ferdinand III in 1247. Alphonso XI ceded Mairena del Alcor to the Duke of Osuna in...

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