International Women’s Day was the cue for Mojácar Council to organise a weekend trip to the Andalucían capital, Seville, from the 8th to the 10th March. 52 local residents quickly signed up to take part in the packed programme, which took in the most emblematic places of this magical city.
With a guide on hand, they toured the; Plaza de España, Parque María Luisa, Cathedral, Giralda, Torre del Oro, Archivo de Indias and Royal Tobacco Factory, as well as other ‘must see´ spots around the capital.
Also included, was a tour revealing the art of flamenco, its history and evolution. There is evidence of this when passing along the streets and squares of Seville, with visible traces of all the different cultures that have passed through Andalucía which have shaped flamenco as we know it today. This was rounded off with a visit to a live flamenco show, performed in its purist state in a typical Andalucían patio, with a chance for everyone afterwards to learn and practice a few dance steps for themselves.
It has become traditional over recent years to make these eagerly anticipated breaks, designed to celebrate International Women’s Day with a chance for these Mojaqueras to take a break from their day to day routine and have a great time together on a well organised trip.
Accompanied by Councillors Ana García and María Luisa Pérez, who made sure they didn’t miss out on any of the activities, the whole jaunt as always was a great all round experience for the whole group, which ranged in age from 16 to 83 years old.
The return journey was full of talk about their latest adventures as well as some time spent picking their 2020 destination, with Úbeda and Baeza coming out top choice for next year’s celebratory route.