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ABOUT ME

My name is María Ruiz Manzano and I'm a freelance licensed tour guide born, bred and based in Seville, Spain. After spending some time in Denmark and Madrid, I came back to my hometown where I've been guiding curious travellers through my beloved Andalusia ever since.

This is an insider's space about Seville & Andalusia's popular culture and my thoughts on responsible tourism. Click in ABOUT ME to know my story!

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6 things I've learn after a month of lockdown in Spain

M.R. Manzano | Seville

  Hi there outside world! After almost a month in lockdown here in Spain, I see how different countries are recommending to stay at home or they’re simply in lockdown too. Not the best moment for tour guiding for sure, but I’m hopeful that better times will come! While Spain and Italy have been two of the first countries to enter in quarantine mode in the ...

10
Apr
2020
6 things I've learn after a month of lockdown in Spain

Nov25th and the story of María Coronel

Culture | Curiosities | Seville

25th of November has been the date chosen by the United Nations as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to commemorate the murder of three sisters in Dominical Republic. Unfortunately, violence against women continues to be an issue regardless the country. Spain passed a law on gender violence in 2004, becoming one of the first countries to adopt this terminology ...

25
Nov
2019
Nov25th and the story of María Coronel

What you should know about Semana Santa in Seville

Culture | Seville | Traditions

Have you planned a visit to Seville and all of a sudden you've realized you're coming right in the busiest time of the year for the city? You'll probably read comments all over the internet recommending that going somewhere else is the best you can do but you'll be able to enjoy the city during its "Grand Week" if know some basic things:   1. ...

17
Apr
2019
What you should know about Semana Santa in Seville