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Pablo Picasso, Málaga’s most universal artist

Painter, sculptor, engraver and draftsman. Pablo Picasso is considered one of the geniuses of contemporary art. Creator of Cubism, together with Georges Braque and Juan Gris, Picasso, the son of also-artist José Ruiz Blasco, was born in Málaga in 1881. In 1895 he moved with his family to Barcelona, where the young painter surrounded himself with a group of artists and men of letters, with whom he would meet in Els Quatre Gats bar. Between 1901 and 1904 he alternated his residence between Madrid, Barcelona and Paris, while his painting entered the stage known as the Blue Period (Periodo Azul),…

All the geological heritage of Andalusia in an app

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  Are you someone who loves excursions and discovering new places but who gets lost easily? Then you need to download the Smartphone application presented by the regional government of Andalusia to promote its geological heritage. Now you can have all the information about the geological heritage of Andalusia in the palm of your hand, with maps, GPS location and information on the various points. Do you not have your boots on yet? The geological heritage of Andalusia in an app. It is an application which, through mapping and GPS location, allows you to follow a route through different points…

Three cities which explore the life and works of Gabriel García Márquez

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The recently deceased writer Gabriel García Márquez is globally renowned, and not just for his excellent works but also because he gave birth to the concept of magical realism, which exists thanks to the narrative and experiences of this Colombian writer who resided in Mexico had throughout his life. To learn more about him and his work, there are three cities which you absolutely must visit, three cities which, without doubt, maintain the spirit of the magical realism so characteristic of the work of the author of the excellent One Hundred Years of Solitude. The city that has marked a…

Tom Carlos Jobim and his bossa nova

Brazilian music is a vivid reflection of the country’s cultural diversity, with indigenous, African and European influences. And one of those mixtures is what Antônio “Tom” Carlos Jobim, one of the greatest composers in history, made internationally popular with the jazz fusion of the east coast and the cool jazz of the 1950s. His Desafinado and, particularly, his Garota de Ipanema, have become famous songs which will live on for many years. Jobim was born on January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro and began his career as an architect. However, when he reached 20 years of age, he felt…

IBEROSTAR’s, committed to caring for the environment

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As part of our Sustainability Policy we are constantly carrying out activities to raise awareness among guests, employees and the community about the conservation and protection of flora, fauna and the environment. On May 23 we put on an activity in the Kids Club of the IBEROSTAR Playa Paraíso for International Sea Turtle Day in order to promote the protection of these species. With a short chat during which each child was given a sheet to color in, we informed them of the importance of sea turtles in the ecosystem, as well as the actions that can be taken to…

Quotations from great figures throughout history which encourage traveling!

Throughout history, there have been many things spoken which have remained in our collective memory and which undoubtedly constitute encouragement to travel.  Here are some of the most characteristic ones.   · “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” Dalai Lama · “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving” Lao Tse · “Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.” J. Brown · “Tourists do not know where they have been. Travelers do not know where they are going.”  Paul Therox…

Robert Capa, the best war photographer in the world

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October marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of a true legend of journalism, Robert Capa.  He was born in Budapest in 1913. Exiled from Hungary at the age of seventeen due to his left-wing student activism, he took refuge in Berlin. Since he had no money, no job and no knowledge of German, he turned to his camera to earn a living. His bravery led him to witness many battles on the front line. Parachute jumping, or crawling on the beach alongside the first wave of soldiers, he managed to document five of the main wars of the 20th…

A WINTERTIME RECIPE

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 Do you not have plans for this weekend yet? With the cold winter weather, one of the most tempting ideas is a small gathering with some great food in the comfort of your lounge.  And if you aren’t sure what to prepare, we propose a mixture of sweet and salted flavors with this recipe for rabbit al chocolate. Ingredients – 2 rabbits – 50 g flour – Olive oil – 3 cloves of garlic – 2 onions – 1/2 L red wine – Beef stock – 20-30 g butter – 100 g pearl onion – 50 g sugar – Salt…

In February, Jamaica celebrates the birth of Bob Marley to the full

Robert Nesta Marley Booker, better known as Bob Marley, was born on February 6 1945 in Nine Mile (Rhoden Hall, Saint Ann Parish), a small area in the north of the island of Jamaica. Everyone knows Bob Marley for his famous songs, such as “No Woman, No Cry”, “Jamming”, “I Shot the Sheriff” and “Redemption Song”. He was undoubtedly one of the best musicians ever and, although he left us very young due to cancer, nobody can forget his great contribution to music and the Rastafarian movement. In particular, his fellow Jamaicans who, year after year, on February 6, celebrate…

JUICE THERAPY EVENING

  Fruit juices are not just for summer, and it is now, after the excesses of Christmas that fruit offers all of the benefits you need to purify and eliminate all of the toxins from your body.  Do you not know the therapeutic benefits of juices? There are an endless number of varieties so you can use different fruits to suit your taste, from more traditional flavors to more exotic ones, but each with different benefits for your body.  Here we propose some different juices, choose the one which best suits your tastes and the areas in which you need a…