Andalucia in February is the month of the Carnaval, and BOY the Spanish know how to party!
From our own lovely village Carnaval through to the breathtaking Carnavals of Málaga, Granada and Córdoba, you are spoiled for choice.
There are no rules on how old, young, thin or fat you have to be to enjoy Carnaval – in fact the Spanish are not size orientated in any way at all! It’s just an opportunity to have a fantastic party that goes on for days, and sometimes nights …
February 1st – San Cecilio Gypsy Festival in Granada
Visit Seville ….
Seville Tapas Fair continues throughout the month and is a two hour drive from Casa La Celada. February is a fabulous month for visiting what has now become nicknamed “the frying pan of Europe” as with temperatures over 45 degrees in the summer months it can be extremely difficult to be there much after June.
The Spanish, and the English who know, don’t tend to “do” summer holidays – because it is so hot! That’s why at Casa La Celada we encourage you to come between September and June. If you want a guaranteed sun tan and time by a pool, we’re not for you. But if you want to explore the truest deepest reaches of Spain, away from the Kiss Me Quick hats and Irish bars, you really have stumbled upon Paradise ….
Skiing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
See our January page for details, but suffice it to say, these mountains are one of Europe’s best kept secrets, and with Giles of Sierra Essence there to help you out, you’ll have a fabulous day in glorious Granada!
It’s Olive Season!
All across the Andalucian province, olive trees are being shaken, beaten, and stripped of their shiny black fruits ready for pressing and creating a massive percentage of Europe’s olive oil requirements. You can lend a hand collecting olives, or visit one of the many olive mills. Our own Hojiblanca mill in La Celada is peopled by very friendly staff who will be happy to show you around.