M.MU MAGAZINE XV (ENGLISH)

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• THE LUXURY MAGAZINE OF ANDALUCÍA •

Por alegrías

Miguel Poveda

Indiscutible maestría Patek Philippe

Travel Oporto

El placer de navegar Oro Boats

Gourmet

JOYAS • RELOJES • GASTRONOMÍA • MOTOR • BELLEZA • VIAJES • ESTILO DE VIDA JEWELLERY • WATCHES • GASTRONOMY • MOTORING • BEAUTY • TRAVEL • LIFESTYLE

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EDITORIAL

In defence of beauty and diversity

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any people believe that there is room for improvement in the world we live in. To achieve this, we must learn to do so starting with the smallest things and with respect for diversity and for what surrounds us. There is a new awareness of change that seeks to value the little things, singularity and plurality as opposed to globality and uniformity.

In an almost entirely industrialised and digitalised world, attention and interest are once again turning to meticulous, handcrafted, unique and exceptionally beautiful work. The world of Haute Horlogerie knows a lot about this. Leonardo da Vinci said that “beauty is something that perishes in life, but in art it is immortal” and indeed there are creations that cross the barrier of time, that remain for several generations and know how to preserve the permanent aura of beauty around them. In the pages of this fifteenth issue of MMU Magazine, we can find examples of how beautiful and well-made works endure over time, such as the Patek Philippe chronographs, made with undisputed mastery for more than a century, or the Santos de Cartier which, after 120 years, has not ceased to evolve and transform itself, while maintaining the essence and beauty of its traditional design. In the field of fine jewellery, we have selected the simplicity and elegance of dinh van’s designs, or the high quality pieces by Piero Milano, made by combining traditional methods with the most modern technologies, pieces that are born to last and that always highlight the value of craftsmanship and a job well done.

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As in every issue of MMU Magazine, the different regions of Andalusia offer emblematic, surprising and absolutely charming places, treasures that, in many cases, are well accompanied by culinary delights from extraordinary chefs and gourmet creators of the highest level. On this occasion, it is worth taking a look at Granada’s Costa Tropical and two proposals that are sure to leave no one indifferent. On the one hand the possibilities of leisure and fun at sea with Oro Boat’s boats and on the other hand the flavour of top quality products, magnificently cooked in the kitchens of El Conjuro, in Calahonda. Sections such as motoring with Subaru, beauty with Gustavo Martín, selected products from the Montblanc boutique, and the charitable work of the UAPO, a cancer patient support unit that seeks to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary support to fight cancer in better conditions, all take us on a journey through different proposals, different topics, a journey through different worlds that end with Miguel Poveda, an artist who has evolved personally and professionally to become one of the great voices of Spanish music and a defender of art and diversity as a way of confronting intolerance. In these difficult times, when wars are once again arising that continue to destroy the human spirit, as Heny Miller said in his day, to value the desire to create beauty and try to make it last over time reconciles us with humanity, conveys hope that all is not lost and that together we can continue to grow, with respect, tolerance and admiration. That is the wish of the MMU Magazine team for all its customers and readers, to play a small part in helping us all to make the world a more beautiful and more welcoming place. Happy Summer. •


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SUMARIO / CONTENTS Nº 15 • 2022

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REGALOS / GIFTS

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SOLIDARIDAD / SOLIDARITY UAPO

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ALTA RELOJERÍA / FINE WATCHMAKING Patek Philippe

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ELEGANCIA FEMENINA / FEMININE ELEGANCE Clash de Cartier

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A LA VANGUARDIA / AT THE VANGUARD Piero Milano

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ACTUALIDAD / AT THE MOMENT Longines

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INNOVACIÓN / INNOVATION Tag Heuer

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IMPRESCINDIBLE / ESSENTIAL dinh van

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NOVEDAD / WHAT´S NOW Hublot

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ZOOM NOMOS Glashütte

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BOUTIQUE MONTBLANC

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CONOCIENDO A / GETTING TO KNOW Miguel Poveda

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EN PROFUNDIDAD / IN DEPTH Santos de Cartier

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TESOROS DE ANDALUCIA / TREASURES OF ANDALUCIA

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BELLEZA Gustavo Martín Estilista

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Cuida-T Divas Beauty Lounge

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SHOPPING GASTROCHIC BELLEZA Y SALUD / BEAUTY AND HEALTH

GOURMET Delicias Kitchen

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MOTOR Subaru

EVENTOS /EVENTS Palacio La Casa Real

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TRAVEL Oporto

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ESPECIAL COSTA TROPICAL Oro Boats El Conjuro

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ECO Campojoyma

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DELICIAS DEL SUR / SOUTHERN DELIGHTS

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EDITA Miguel Muñoz Joyeros miguelmunozjoyeros.com

DPTO. COMUNICACIÓN Javier Puente comunicacion@miguelmunozjoyeros.com

DIRECCIÓN Cristina Muñoz cristina@miguelmunozjoyeros.com

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TRADUCCIÓN Eleanor Hawkins

FOTOGRAFÍA PORTADA Oro Boats

DEPÓSITO LEGAL GR 322-2015 ISSN 2387-0931

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5.500 MILLAS El 5 de octubre de 1931 Clyde Pangborn y Hugh Herndon Jr., dos intrépidos aviadores americanos, completaron el primer vuelo transpacífico sin paradas alrededor del mundo desde Japón hasta los Estados Unidos. Despegaron y aterrizaron 41 horas después en Wenatchee, Washington, habiendo volado una distancia de 5.500 millas. En esa época, fue el vuelo más largo que se había realizado sobre agua.

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SOLIDARITY. UAPO (Oncology Patient Support Unit)

Getting active to beat cancer UAPO (ONCOLOGY PATIENT SUPPORT UNIT)

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n increasing amount of scientific evidence backs up the link between regular physical activity and a reduction in both the risk of developing cancer and a reduction in deaths from cancer. This doesn’t mean that exercising exempts anyone from suffering from cancer, but it aims to emphasise the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, being physically active and taking care of one’s diet, before, during and after a cancer diagnosis. The scarce existing offer to provide an individualised exercise prescription and the prevailing need to provide answers in our society with treatments that palliate the effects that cancer has on patients’ health and quality of life are more than sufficient reasons to justify the creation of the Oncology Patient Support Unit (UAPO).

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Its instigator is an A&E doctor from Granada, well known in recent years for his health and social activism, for having led a series of protests against the public administrations in defence of public health, its hospitals and the quality of the management of public services. Jesús Candel (1976, Granada), also known as Spiriman, has spent more than 10 years setting up projects with a strong social component, helping children with social difficulties through the solidarity activity of Spiribol. A journey for which he has relied on the participation of relevant personalities from the world of culture, sport and society, as well as the collaboration of various public and private institutions. After a few challenging years of social activism, in August 2020 Dr. Candel was diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer and metastasis throughout his body, including his bones. Although he was only given about three months to live, he decided to undergo harsh radiotherapy, immunotherapy and

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chemotherapy treatments that weakened his body. Following the advice of an Integrative Oncologist, he put himself in the hands of physiotherapy and fitness professionals, who prescribed him tough daily physical exercise routines to make the treatments he was receiving more effective. From that moment on his quality of life began to improve, as well as his appetite, sleep and will to live. An important breakthrough that was in turn accompanied by a regression in tumour progression. His own experience brought about the idea of setting up a support unit for patients in situations like his, to give them the drive and strength they need to try to beat the disease and improve their quality of life. 22 M.MU

The UAPO is, therefore, an interdisciplinary unit that integrates oncology, physical education, physiotherapy, psychology and nutrition to provide oncology patients with a comprehensive intervention. The work carried out is backed by scientific evidence thanks to the close collaboration of the UAPO with the PROFITH-CTS977 group at the University of Granada, a team led by Dr. Jonatan Ruiz, physiologist at the University of Granada and Co-Director of the PROFITH Research Group. No one says the process is easy, everyone finds it hard to start exercising, and even more so when receiving chemotherapy treatment. Jesús Candel is clear, “you have to do it, and although it may be difficult, you have to be aware that you are competing against the tumour”. The main aim is to eliminate the side effects produced by chemotherapy, as

the treatment itself tends to weaken not just the tumour, but the whole body. Therefore, it is very important to eat well and healthily, as well as to do a lot of physical exercise, to help strengthen the immune system. The public health system does not currently have such a service, in fact, in Spain, the current law does not allow physical training professionals to be part of the public health system. The main prescribers of physical exercise are graduates in physical activity and sport and physiotherapists. The latter do have this recognition, but perhaps the time has come to work together, integrally, incorporating other disciplines that can jointly prescribe a change in lifestyle, healthier habits to improve quality of life. Unfortunately, this type of service can only be found in the private sector, which is why the UAPO is an


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initiative that was born with the vocation of a public service, free of charge, open to all those who need it and have the will to win. In Granada there are more and more patients and they are feeling better every day. This altruistic and supportive initiative, funded by donations from individuals and organisations, is also growing in other provinces such as Malaga and Zaragoza. The more than 12,000 members are helping to improve the quality of life of these people, thanks to the work of a dozen people hired in Granada alone, with facilities that are increasingly better equipped and in which work is constantly being done to grow with new expansion projects. As Dr. Candel says, “the idea is to try to help everyone, regardless of their purchasing power. Not everyone can afford a nutritionist, personal trainer, physiotherapist, psychologist and access to personalised and individualised treatment, with groups of a maximum of 4 patients. This is precisely what is done at UAPO”.

Thanks to the work carried out, the unit has signed a collaboration agreement with the Andalusian Health Service (SAS), which will reinforce the unit’s staff, with professional nutritionists, physiotherapists, etc. Thus, public health care reaches all people equally, with excellent professionals who receive specific training and who work with dedication, vocation, transparency, honesty and integrity. The Spiriman Foundation works tirelessly to raise funds and donations that make it possible for these treatments to reach as many people as possible, regardless of their financial capacity. A person’s treatment at the UAPO, if they had to pay for it, would cost between 1,200 and 1,300 euros per month. It is an expensive service, yes, but that is the value of the work of the people who are dedicated to caring for cancer patients. For this reason, every little helps make it possible for more than 300 patients to receive these treatments free of charge. Donations and peoples’ generosity make it possible. The promoters of the initiative point out that we cannot wait for politicians to decide to set up

services of this kind, hopefully one day they will, but in the meantime, there is a lot of work to be done, many patients to treat, a lot of sorrow to leave behind and a lot of will to train, a lot of will to win and to live a quality life. In order to continue progressing, they call on people to show their solidarity through the different existing official channels and to contact UAPO. All the information is available on the website: fundacionuapo.org. The Foundation is registered with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, therefore, an annual account is given of everything that is done, everything that is received and everything that is spent. The management is absolutely clean and transparent. We at MMU Magazine encourage all our readers to support initiatives such as UAPO, a Foundation capable of providing cancer patients with a comprehensive intervention free of charge and with voluntary contributions. • M.MU 23


FINE WATCHMAKING. New Patek Philippe chronographs

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Unquestionable expertise Patek Philippe

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ore than a century and a half has gone by since the first pocket-sized chronographs saw the light of day and began a long and rich tradition in one of the Geneva-based firms that best represents the spirit of Haute Horlogerie, Patek Philippe. Those first pocket chronographs, with or without a splitseconds mechanism, were in some cases combined with major complications such as the perpetual calendar and minute repeater. Almost 100 years ago, the manufacture created the first split-seconds wrist chronograph on commission, followed a few years later by the first serial wrist chronographs,

with or without split-seconds, including the famous reference 130, which remained in production until the early 1960s. It was in 1930-1931 that Patek Philippe developed a pocket watch with a 1/10th of a second chronograph, which is now on display in the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva (Inv. P340). Since 2005, the watchmaker has been creating and developing a complete range of chronograph movements entirely in their own workshops, with or without additional functions (split-seconds, minute repeater, perpetual calendar, Annual Calendar, Universal Time) and chronograph calibres, including numerous innovations and patented optimisations, which are now available in the standard collection in more than twenty versions for men and women.

This brings us to 2022, when Patek Philippe presents two chronograph models, the new version of the hand-wound “manufacture” chronograph in white gold with a rose gold gilt opaline dial (Ref. 5172G) and a reinterpretation of the emblematic perpetual calendar chronograph launched in 2011 (Ref. 5270), now presented in platinum, with a black degradé green lacquered dial (Ref. 5270P). However, it was undoubtedly in April of this year that Patek Philippe made a sensation when, displaying their undisputed expertise, they unveiled their first wrist chronograph with tenths of a second measurement and display (Ref. 5470P-001). A coup that has delighted chronograph connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike, thanks to the new high-performance manual-winding movement that measures and displays the tenths of a second and maintains an extraordinary level of precision throughout the timing process. M.MU 25


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The new one-tenth of a second monopusher chronograph was a real mechanical challenge. To achieve it, the manufacture relied on the CH 29-535 PS calibre, the first Patek Philippe chronograph movement with a classic architecture designed and manufactured entirely in their workshops and which has six patents (2009). As this calibre could only measure to an eighth of a second, the frequency was increased from 4 Hz (28,800 oscillations per hour) to 5 Hz (36,000 oscillations per hour, which is, ten steps per second) and the movement was equipped with a second chronograph mechanism dedicated exclusively to the tenths of a second. To ensure simple and rapid reading of the timed times, the watchmakers have devised a patented system of concentric indications for seconds and fractions of a second. The new calibre CH 29-535 PS 1/10 thus improves precision, but also increases energy requirements. To control and limit this consumption, the engineers have therefore had to intervene at virtually every level of the movement, taking the utmost care to ensure that this does not lead to a loss of precision.

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To increase the available energy, the barrel arbor has been reworked to improve its performance by reducing its diameter and increasing the number of revolutions of the mainspring, which has also benefited the power reserve. To meet the triple goal of performance, reliability and precision, Patek Philippe also sought to incorporate its Oscillomax® system developed by the Patek Philippe Advanced Research department. Presented in 2011 and accompanied at the time by 17 patents, this high-tech regulating body brings together three innovative components that benefit from Silinvar® technology, a silicon derivative characterised by its unique physical and mechanical qualities (lightness, hardness, anti-magnetism, etc.). The ensemble consists of a Spiromax® coil with a patented end curve and internal convexity, a Pulsomax® escapement with reworked anchor and escape wheel geometries and a Silinvar® Gyromax® flywheel with gold inserts. This is the first time that the Geneva-based manufacture has introduced the

Oscillomax® into the permanent collection since the limited series launch of the Patek Philippe Advanced Research perpetual calendar (Ref. 5550P). This decision has played a major role in the exceptional performance of the new CH 29-535 PS 1/10 calibre, enabling it to maintain all the precision required by the Patek Philippe hallmark, with a maximum power difference of -3+2 seconds per day, despite the considerable increase in energy requirements. Another technical imperative, indispensable to Patek Philippe, was the protection of the entire mechanism against shocks. The new calibre CH 29-535 PS 1/10 was designed to withstand the constraints and risks of everyday use. In this respect, the manufacture has developed two patented systems, the first consisting of a shock-proof hook, which enables the clutch balance to be held in place for the duration of the timing operation, and the second involving the balancing of the components of the 1/10th chronograph mechanism. In the event of a shock, rather than adding up, all the accelerations experienced by these components are compensated, thus keeping all the parts in the desired position and avoiding any negative impact on the smooth running of the watch. A further demonstration of the watchmaker’s expertise and capacity for constant innovation.


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To house the new movement, which is geared towards high technical performance and short-time measurement, the Haute Horlogerie brand has developed an unprecedented presentation imbued with a sporting spirit. To highlight the wealth of technical prowess, they have chosen platinum, the most precious of metals but also the most difficult to work. Featuring the same design as the manualwinding split-seconds chronograph (Ref. 5370), the curved case, 29.6 mm in diameter and 6.96 mm in height, is distinguished by its concave bezel, which provides a perfect transition to the slightly domed sapphire crystal, its satin-brushed, recessed sides, its elegantly curved bracelet lugs and its pins adorned with decorative cabochons. Like all Patek Philippe platinum models, reference 5470P-001 features a brilliant-cut diamond set between the bracelet lugs at the 6 o’clock position. The elegant blue colour of the dial blends perfectly with the reflections of the platinum, while at the same time providing an ideal contrast to enhance the criterion of maximum legibility that has been imposed in the design of this new model, where the reading of the chronograph’s tenth, second and minute displays must be simple, fast and as reliable as possible.

This monopusher chronograph is equipped with two central hands, each driven by one of the mechanisms. On the one hand, the chronograph’s seconds are indicated by a sweeping hand in sandblasted and rhodium-plated steel, a high-tech material chosen for its lightness and rigidity, essential for improving energy efficiency and better absorbing shocks when the chronograph is stopped. The hand completes one revolution in one minute and allows the seconds to be read in the traditional way. Meanwhile, the other hand, made of red-lacquered Silinvar®, runs around the dial in 12 seconds, five times faster than a normal sweeping hand, covering 12 sectors subdivided into tenths. The wearer can thus read at a glance the number of seconds elapsed on the pearly minute circle, followed by the number of tenths elapsed (since the last red subdivision) on the outer “chemin de fer” scale. When the chronograph is not activated, the red sweeping hand and the grey sweeping hand perfectly overlap, giving the impression of a single hand. And by simply pressing the pusher in the 2h position, the two central hands begin their fascinating ballet with two rotational speeds. A single pusher is responsible for successively activating the start, stop and return-to-zero controls. The instantaneous 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and the small second hand at 9 o’clock are also equipped with “chemin de fer” scales to make it easier to read the corresponding displays.

A sapphire crystal case-back, interchangeable with a solid platinum case-back, allows the magnificent spectacle of the CH 29-535 PS 1/10 calibre to be appreciated, with its mechanical interlocking work and refined hand-crafted finishes, such as polishededge chamfered bridges, Côtes de Genève, etc. The inscriptions “Oscillomax 5 Hz” and “GyromaxSi”, engraved on the bridges and gilded, enhance the presence of these novel instruments. A way of visualising and appreciating to the hilt the perfect alliance between tradition and innovation that characterises the Patek Philippe spirit. Finally, the sporty detail of this new reference 5470P-001 is the calfskin strap with a navy blue textile motif and red stitching to match the colours of the dial. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, comfort and security are guaranteed by a platinum folding clasp. This new Grande Complication, produced in a small series and as complex to produce as a Tourbillon, a minute repeater or a Rattrapante chronograph, has further enriched Patek Philippe’s Grande Complication collection. •

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FEMININE ELEGANCE. Clash of Cartier

¿Classic or eccentric? Clash of Cartier

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This Cartier jewellery collection has an attitude of its own, it is pure contrast and that makes it unique. Although its spikes may look sharp they are quite soft to the touch, it has geometric shapes, yes, but their generous size makes them very feminine, it looks like a mechanical structure, but when handled the total freedom with which it moves is surprising, and finally the shimmering curves and smooth contours make a wonderful contrast to the nervous tension of a taut structure.

With a design that is at once clean and energetic, defending and eschewing classic shapes, serious in conception and utterly playful, Clash de Cartier is an ode to transgressive elegance. Its studs, beads and clous carrés form a unique ribbed mesh that has satisfied the very design studios where it was conceived, it is real, just as they imagined it. A jewel that has managed to mix and match aristocratic codes, with a commitment to tradition, protocol, elegance and freedom.

Behind the clean lines and uniformity of the ensemble, there is a rather complex feat of craftsmanship, with an articulated mechanism wholly developed by the Maison’s jewellery workshops, each element is assembled and polished, each step requiring its own technique and appropriate tooling, so that, in the end, the precision of its assembly is perfectly balanced to achieve magnetising forces and hold the studs in place. The inside of each piece is delicately

he new Clash de Cartier jewellery collection has been unveiled as if it were an original and beautifully balanced spine with a succession of corresponding vertebrae. The Maison has once again obtained unanimous acclaim from customers and from the world of design and fine jewellery.

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scalloped for comfortable wear and the domed clous carrés with suede cap are finished with a brilliant polish, produced through a complex system of operations, giving the whole ensemble a sophisticated finishing touch of genuine Cartier jewellery. With its proportions inspired by Cartier’s pure style, its volumes and reliefs, circles and squares, the collection pays homage to the Maison’s penchant for geometry dating back to the 1930s. A set of creations that break away from the conventional architecture of shapes, giving them movement and freedom to subtly attract light, making it flicker and slide across the jewellery itself, making the 4N rose gold from which they are made appear softer. Without a doubt, the new Clash de Cartier collection is brilliant, fluid, pulsating, singular, whimsical and amusingly unisex. •


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WHAT´S NEW. NEW SQUARE BANG UNICO COLLECTION. HUBLOT.

Fusion, renewal and avant-garde Hublot

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t isn’t easy, in the world of haute horlogerie, to find pieces that surprise and immediately attract attention. Watches that, in addition to their original aesthetics, possess a solid structure, a network of technology and know-how that make them unique.

Watches that, from the very moment of their creation, become benchmark pieces destined to last over time. This is one of the tasks that Hublot’s R&D department sets itself on a daily basis. Having created the most resistant materials, forged the most unlikely alliances and developed extraordinary complications, what remains to be done? A question which, in Hublot’s case, has a fairly simple answer: shape. Having mastered shapes such as the round watch, tonneau-shaped models and convention-defying masterpieces, the time has come to create its own interpretation of the square watch: the Square Bang Unico.

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The square geometry, entirely new for the brand, was inspired by their iconic Big Bang and has made the Square Bang Unico a new pillar of “The Shaped Collection”, alongside the Spirit of Big Bang. Since it was founded in Switzerland in 1980, Hublot has demonstrated its innovative character, working with magnificent results on the “Art of Fusion” and respecting at all times the preservation of a traditional savoir-faire, but also seeking to stay constantly updated, guided by the philosophy “Be First, Different and Unique”, which has made the Swiss watchmaking firm one of the most avant-garde. Seduced by Hublot, in the words of Ricardo Gua-

dalupe, CEO of Hublot, “the square watch is a very specific object that most watchmakers don’t dare to tackle. It is an elusive, disruptive and unconventional shape that no one has been able to revamp for decades. It was waiting for us! Hublot has set out to explore its potential and create an absolutely unique timepiece. Like everything at Hublot, the Square Bang Unico is like no other.” Indeed, the square watch imposes a number of challenges that have to be faced. First of all, the movement, because the essential component of any calibre is the wheel, which implies a round movement. Consequently, to fit a round movement harmoniously into a square case requires some very clever juggling, which is why most watchmakers hide their movement, either to create the illusion M.MU 33


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that they are using a winding movement, or because they have not been able to find a coherent aesthetic. Hublot, however, has gone a step further and taken the radical decision not to hide any of its patented Unico movement, the pride of the Nyon watchmakers and the beating heart of most of their creations for more than 10 years. The bicompax chronograph, whose column wheel is displayed at 6 o’clock, dispenses with a dial to reveal the intimacy of its gears.

like the bezel on the case. Its interchangeable One Click system allows the look of the watch to be quickly and safely transformed, with an impressive range of straps in rubber, alligator leather and soon in soft-touch leather. Each of the models in its various and original creations is equipped with the company’s own HUB1280 Unico movement, with a 354-component automatic chronograph, a power reserve of 72 hours and a cadence of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour).

The second challenge was the modular construction of the case, which, in keeping with the watchmaker’s DNA, was designed with a central container equipped with a top and bottom plate to allow for multiple combinations and transformations. This time, however, it is square in shape, which has complicated its waterproofing, although this was eventually achieved, guaranteeing water resistance to a depth of up to 100 metres. The size of the case has also been essential to ensure perfect ergonomics, and its comfort on the wrist is very close to that of the 42 mm Big Bang.

All five models are 42 mm in diameter, 14.5 mm thick and have a water resistance of 10 atm. Each model comes with a black rubber strap and a folding clasp made of the same material as the case. The All Black 821.CX.0140.RX reference is a limited edition of 250 pieces, with a black ceramic case in satin-finish, case back and bezel in polished black ceramic with satin-finish. The references Titanium Ceramic 821.NM.0170.RX and Titanium 821. NX.0170.RX both have a titanium case and case back in the same material with a satin finish, the difference being the bezel, which in the former is in polished black ceramic with a satin finish, while the latter is in polished titanium with a satin finish. Meanwhile, the references King Gold Ceramic 821.OM.0180.RX and King Gold 821.OX.0180. RX have a satin-finished King Gold case and a polished case back of the same material, the bezel is respectively in polished black ceramic with a satin finish and polished King Gold with a satin finish.

There are many similarities between the Square Bang Unico and its big brother the Big Bang, discernible in countless points. For example: the sandwich construction of the dial, which gives it different levels of depth and a highly architectural construction; the use of sapphire to provide an unobstructed view of the Unico movement; the hands; the six screws on the bezel; the “ears” of the case, which balance its design while protecting it; the One Click system of the strap; its structured rubber; the same materials for the construction: titanium, ceramic and King Gold, as well as the famous “All Black” finish. The finish does not disappoint and boasts an extremely modern look with its polished and sandblasted screws, satin-brushed and polished case back, rhodium-plated or gold-plated 5N hands depending on the model, rubber-covered crown, buttons with the same “chocolate-bar” rubber decoration as the strap. The strap further reinforces the identity of the Square Bang Unico, designed with a structured motif consisting of four rows, like the four sides of the case, of squares in relief,

Hublot’s commitment to a visionary future for a Haute Horlogerie brand has linked it to major sporting events such as the FIFA World CupTM, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA EUROTM, as well as great ambassadors such as Chiara Ferragni, Kylian Mbappé, Usain Bolt, Pelé and Novak Djokovic. This is a declaration of intent by the watchmaking firm, which is committed to the avant-garde, fusion, strength, renewal and excellence as inseparable parts of each and every one of its creations. •

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IN DEPTH. New Santos of Cartier

TRADITIONAL, ROBUST AND ELEGANT NEW SANTOS OF CARTIER

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ith almost 120 years of history, the first men’s wristwatch is in itself an icon and a milestone both for Cartier and for the world of Haute Horlogerie in general. Over the years, the changing stages, new styles and even different uses have led this model to evolve and grow with successive, successful transformations, without ever losing the essence of its traditional design. Santos de Cartier is an emblem for the firm and as such, has managed to remain at the top both in its luxury watch facet and in its sporty, elegant, informal, solid and always brave appearance in its different versions. A watch for everyday wear, but also for special occasions, due to its great versatility, its comfortable dimensions and the security of its extraordinary performance.

This new season has brought with it the launch of new updated models, more evolutions and some very fitting chromatic proposals, forming a truly two-tone watch. For the first time, Cartier presents a textured bezel with horizontal lines, coated in blue PVD to provide an extremely bold and eye-catching contrast. The screws, however, have been kept in uncoated steel, further accentuating the well-crafted contrast between the two shades. The dial (which is available in blue or silver) also features horizontal grooves in its central part, giving the aesthetic ensemble a certain coherence and even greater legibility, the latter also due to the larger, more luminous hands replacing the traditional blue ones. The Roman numerals on the hour display, on the other hand, stand out considerably more than on previous models.

The QuickSwitch system reappears in this new version, allowing the steel bracelet with its folding clasp to be replaced, with no need for tools, by a blue rubber strap designed to match the bracelet, a concept that reinforces the solidity of this new evolution and the versatility of the new Santos de Cartier. The aesthetic novelty is reinforced by the Calibre 1847 MC, an automatic movement produced seven years ago by the group’s ValFleurier watch manufacture in Neuchâtel. A movement that is a true heart, seemingly simple, but robust, reliable and with a power reserve of 42 hours. Cartier has sought to reinforce the best of its previous versions and to incorporate new and daring proposals into its collection that keep its historic Santos alive, strong and undeniably attractive. •

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AT THE VANGUARD. Piero Milano

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Handcrafted elegance PIERO MILANO

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n Valenza, in the very heart of the Italian region of Monferrato, in the north of the country, halfway between Genoa and Milan, Piero Milano founded the company that bears his name, a firm that has known how to interpret the deeply artisanal tradition of jewellery and create original and acclaimed collections suitable for everyone, from exclusive luxury pieces to more affordable creations designed for any occasion.

Gold, platinum, diamonds, precious and semi-precious stones are the basis of their creations, high-quality designs that combine traditional methods with the most modern technologies, pure craftsmanship and manual workmanship together with other processes that, together, border on excellence and unparalleled quality. A choral work in Piero Milano’s workshop that is carried out under the highest and strictest compliance with the law. Aware of the changes in today’s society, Piero Milano know that their pieces must be different, they must stand out, from the moment they’re created they must become little works of art with a story to tell and a style of their own. Tradition and innovation, emotions and pragmatism make up the philosophy that inspires all their creations. Each year, they present several collections and different ranges, ranging from the most absolute minimalism to romanticism, with both figurative and geometric pieces, which move from the most extreme luxury and exclusivity to day-to-day life, with pieces designed for every moment, each and every one of them showing an absolutely unique quality of craftsmanship and elegance.

This family-owned company has always looked to the future, interested in the possibilities of a global approach to find their place on the horizon of luxury fine jewellery. It is no coincidence that their first boutique was established in one of the places in the world that is most associated with modernity and sophistication, the Ginza district of Tokyo (Japan). They have since continued to grow, with a boutique in Houston (USA) and a network of alliances with an exclusive selection of sales points, including Miguel Muñoz Joyeros in Granada. GOA is one of Piero Milano’s most iconic collections: from this collection a spiral with a titanium core is born, embraced by a single gold thread skillfully worked that envelops you, whispers a story and suggests a style timeless. It is inspired by Goa, one of the smallest tourist states and “Westernized” Indians. The yellow gold of Goa’s beaches combines here with small diamonds or precious stones. Piero Milano have most certainly become the perfect allies for brightening unforgettable moments and making them even happier. •

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AT THE MOMENT Spirit Zulu Time. Longines

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PIONEERING SPIRIT Longines

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s if to pay homage to the mentality of the great entrepreneurs that history has produced in each of their exploits, Longines have sought to highlight the adventurous spirit of modern explorers with a new multi-time-zone watch, something which in their century of experience, alongside other technical breakthroughs, made them pioneers. In 1908, the watchmakers presented the first pocket watch to display two time zones, made for the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey). This watch worked with a double set of hour and minute hands to mark both Turkish and French time on the same dial. The company filed a patent for this technique in 1911 (Montre turque a deux tours d’heures, Turkish watch with double time zones), followed by a second patent in 1918 (Montre a double cadran, double dial watch).

In 1931, Longines developed a special cockpit watch which was given to the pioneering American pilot Clyde Pangborn, the first to fly non-stop from Japan to the United States. This special instrument was equipped with double hands to indicate the hours and minutes and two concentric 24-hour dials. Later, this same family of cockpit clocks would be joined by a clock with two 12-hour dials, again with double hands. Two years later, they modified a large 47 mm Weems watch, with a double set of hands for hours and minutes, to adapt it to pilots’ wrists. And so, evolving and innovating over the years, we arrive at the new Longines Spirit Zulu Time, which opens a new chapter in the watchmakers’ rich history of multi-purpose instruments for pilots and travellers. A will to innovate that remains intact in watch manufacture to this day. The new model, like the others in the Longines Spirit collection, is therefore intrinsically linked to the brand’s pioneering spirit. M.MU 47


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The origin and the name of the new Longines are a legacy of the watchmaker’s first dual-time wristwatch produced in 1925, which featured the Zulu pavilion on its dial. Zulu refers to the letter Z, which marks Greenwich Mean Time. In its ongoing quest for excellence, the manufacture has equipped its automatic watches with highly advanced movements. The new exclusive in-house Longines calibre with a silicon balance-spring is responsible for driving the time-zone display. This cutting-edge innovation is due to the fact that it is a material that is not only light and corrosion-resistant, but also immune to the 48 M.MU

usual temperature differences and magnetic fields. These unique properties improve the precision and longevity of the watch and enable Longines to offer a 5-year guarantee on these models. This new technology allows the hour hand to be adjusted independently of the GMT indicator, thus allowing other time zones to be read thanks to a 24-hour hand and a graduated bidirectional rotating bezel, which also covers 24 hours. It is, therefore, an extremely precise movement with COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) certification and a 72-hour power reserve.

Aesthetically, the Longines Spirit Zulu Time stands out for its meticulous workmanship and the special care given to the finishes, which alternate satin-brushed, matt, polished, embossed or engraved details. The bezel is enhanced by a coloured ceramic insert, and is available with a matt black, micro-grained anthracite or sunray blue dial and a date section now centred at 6 o’clock. Its hands and numerals are coated with Super-LumiNova® to further enhance their legibility in all circumstances. The 42 mm steel case gains in versatility, as it can be fitted with an interchangeable stainless steel bracelet or a brown, beige or blue leather strap with a folding clasp, including the new micro-adjustment system for perfect comfort and fit.


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Many adventurers have strapped the time zones of a Longines watch to their wrist and crossed the world with determination and passion, making the impossible a reality. Whatever the destination, wherever it takes you, whatever your taste for adventure, the important thing is to unleash your inner pioneer and never lose track of time with a Longines Spirit Zulu Time on your wrist. • M.MU 49


INNOVATION. New Aquaracer Professional 200. TAG Heuer

PUSHING THE LIMITS TAG Heuer

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year after the launch of the Aquaracer Professional 300, TAG Heuer’s ultimate luxury watch for divers, the brand has taken things a step further and presented the Aquaracer Professional 200, a luxury tool watch, an all-rounder, a high-performance sports watch with a very personal and highly elegant design. In the words of Frédéric Arnault, CEO of the watchmaking firm, “the Aquaracer watch is a TAG Heuer model as authentic as a Carrera or a Monaco. The codes and philosophy behind this watch were defined decades ago and remain as relevant and exciting today as ever, especially in these times of new beginnings and new projects. The Aquaracer Professional 200 is an ideal companion for a frenetic and memorable life, full of adventure and achievement, a life of pushing the limits.” 50 M.MU

More than forty years after the birth of the iconic Reference 844, which defined a new category of versatile, high-performance wristwatches that could be relied upon even in extreme conditions, and almost twenty since the introduction of the “Aquaracer” label, comes the latest version, which once again maintains this collection’s six design codes: a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown, water-resistance to a minimum depth of 200 metres, luminous markers, a sapphire crystal and a double safety clasp. The Aquaracer Professional 200 is a much more compact watch, thanks to its 40 mm diameter and 11 mm thickness, giving it a slimmer silhouette and slimmer profile compared to the model it replaces, which is 43 mm in diameter and 12 mm thick. In addition, a version with a smaller 30 mm case has also been developed. TAG Heuer’s engineering and design teams have developed a watch that is more refined, more sophisticated and even longer-lasting.

Compared to its predecessor, it has new features such as the bezel, improved with 12 facets, which, although still incorporating a diving scale, is now engraved on a steel insert instead of ceramic. For its part, the strap maintains the three points of attachment, this time presenting a polished central point, rather than a brushed one, which gives it a more formal appearance with the aim of increasing its versatility. The straight-edged trapezoidal hour markers, neater sword-shaped hands and gleaming white details have given it a much more classic look without losing its genuinely sporty essence. To


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improve the legibility of the dial, like the Aquaracer Professional 300, these latter elements have also been coated with Super-LumiNova, although in this case the luminescent material has not been applied to the bezel to create a more handcrafted look. Similarly, the dial is again decorated with a repetitive and refined pattern of horizontal lines, the lugs remain shorter, sculpted and bevelled, with brushed and polished finishes, while the crown continues to be screw-down and with a high level of protection. As for the back, it is engraved with a compass instead of the diving helmet that used to characterise these watches, and finally, the model retains the engraved hexagonal pattern. The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 model offers different types of movements, with the 40 mm collection featuring two automatic and two quartz references, while the 30 mm collection has two automatic and five quartz options. This is another change from the Aquaracer Professional 300 model, which only had one automatic mechanical movement.

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The automatic models stand out for their fumé (smoked) gradient dials, date windows that do not have a magnifying glass in order to maintain the slim profile of the watch, large Super-Luminovacoated seconds hands and more detailed minute scales. The quartz models, on the other hand, have no date window and have a smaller appearance, but otherwise retain the same aesthetic and technical characteristics. On the 40 mm stainless steel case for the automatic Calibre 5 movement, we find the Reference WBP2110.BA0627 and Reference WBP2111. BA0627, with black and blue dials respectively, slightly smoked, brushed with a “sunray” effect. On this same case, for the quartz movement, two

variants have been developed, on the one hand the WBP1110.BA0627 with a black dial and on the other hand the WBP1111.BA0627 with a polished silver-coloured dial with a “sunray” effect. In the 30 mm range there are five options, all stylish and fun: there are three quartz models with dials in black (WBP1410.BA0622), light silver (WBP1411. BA0622) and light blue (WBP1415.BA0622), all with a “sunray” effect; there is a quartz model


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(WBP1416. BA0622) with a white motherof-pearl dial and 12 tiny 1.40 mm (0.117 ct) VS diamonds; and a final quartz model (WBP1417. BA0622) featuring a bezel set with 13 1.60 mm VS diamonds, 22 1.50 mm VS diamonds and 11 1.40 mm (0.552 ct) VS diamonds, as well as a white mother-of-pearl dial with 12 tiny 1.40 mm (0.117 ct) VS diamonds. The two watches with automatic calibre 9 movement in this range are presented with a slightly smoky blue (WBP2411.BA0622) and black (WBP2410.BA0622) mother-of-pearl dial, also featuring 11 tiny 1.40 mm (0.107 ct.) VS diamonds.

The watches feature a slimmer and more elegant strap, which continues TAG Heuer’s long tradition of designing ergonomic straps that adapt to the natural curvature of the wearer’s wrist. In addition to its high flexibility and durability, the Aquaracer Professional 200 model’s strap is equipped with a convenient attachment point with a 7 mm extension that can be adjusted using an ingenious push-and-pull mechanism.

Combined with the carefully designed ripple from the bezel facets, which makes it even easier to grip and adjust, and the elimination of the riders from the previous generation bezels, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 offers a highly refined appearance and style, as well as an intensely rewarding user experience. A luxury that is ready and equipped for any time of day and any activity, this is a highly versatile timepiece for adventurous spirits. •

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ESSENTIAL. dinh van jewellery

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The most transgressive design dinh van jewellery

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he iconic dihn van French jewellery house has a history spanning more than fifty years, a journey that began during a period of creative effervescence and cultural revolution with women’s emancipation as one of its major hallmarks. The 1960s were years of change and transgression, something that Jean Dinh Van also brought to the world of jewellery, an irruption that revolutionised the sector’s traditional universe, with the aim of bringing jewellery to everyday life and adapting it to the frenetic pace of the new woman. By combining simplicity and elegance, with a meticulous care of the metals and the interior of the pieces, it has been possible to ensure that all the creations offer the utmost comfort, allowing them to practically become a second skin. These gold and diamond jewels are forever and their designs are so uniquely beautiful that they captivate not just the wearer, but also the beholder.

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Described from the outset as “the free spirit of jewellery”, the maestro Dinh Van has succeeded in maintaining, over all these years, the rebellious and iconoclastic spirit that has characterised him so much. His jewels have not lost their relevance, they have not aged, because despite the fact that the world has changed, Dinh Van’s jewels, thanks to their versatility, modernity and the exquisite simplicity of his creations, have managed to remain embedded in a perfect timeless modernity that revolutionises the sector. A true reflection of the French way of life, breaking with tradition, bold and authentic, dinh van jewellery is a perfect representation of discreet luxury, an authentic and distinguished hallmark for the freedom-loving woman. Jean Dinh Van once said that “jewellery does not have to be grandiose, but should reflect the woman who wears it”. When you choose a piece of jewellery, you want it to last a lifetime, to reflect the personality of the wearer and to always be attractive, no matter how much time passes. These are some of the great qualities of dinh van creations, along with their timeless aesthetic, which allows them to be worn every day, whatever the occasion. 56 M.MU

Pioneers in applying minimalism and the prêt-àporter concept to the conservative world of jewellery, dinh van has drawn inspiration from everyday objects and contemporary movements such as the Bauhaus to give shape to its major jewellery collections, some as iconic as Menottes dinh van, Le Cube Diamant or Serrure. The Menottes dinh van creations have become icons, represented by embracing handcuffs that symbolise a strong bond between two people, be it love, friendship or fraternity, and allow everyone to imagine their own story around the jewellery itself. Le Cube Diamant, for its part, plays with volumes, full and empty spaces and square and round shapes. The geometric duality between the circle, as a symbol of spirituality, and the square, alluding to stability, is an emblem of this collection, where a diamond set in a cone in the centre of the cube

gives the jewellery an exceptional luminosity. The Serrure collection is possibly the collection that best embodies the perfection of minimalist aesthetics and functionalism, so characteristic of the design of dinh van’s creations. This line was named Serrure in honour of the original and practical lock-shaped jewellery clasp, with a discreet diamond in the centre of the piece. Since its creation in the early 1970s, the Serrure bracelet has been considered the epitome of simple elegance.


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Exclusive creations that have become icons, designed to be with us always, not just in the present, but for generations to come. A transmission in time of jewels that begin with the essential to extend to the universal, little works of art that manage to project a personal story and prove that true luxury resides in simplicity. The dinh van brand has managed to establish itself in different parts of the country in a series of carefully selected and exclusive boutiques. Miguel Muñoz Joyeros is the establishment in Granada where they share the perfection of the designs, the attention to detail, the experience of luxury and the savoir faire of the Parisian brand with their customers. •

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ZOOM. NOMOS Glashütte

Beauty and high precision NOMOS Glashütte

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lthough from the outside, with a few exceptions, watches may rarely appear to have changed much over the last 200 years, where the structure inside, a perfect combination of gears, screws, springs, pinions and levers that bring them to life, is concerned, in fact the opposite is true. Over all this 58 M.MU

time, there have always been new paths to explore, new materials to work with, surfaces, finishes, constantly evolving technology and countless variations that allow today’s calibres to be much better than those made two centuries ago. A diverse, creative and innovative universe which brands such as NOMOS Glashütte are part of.

Research, the quest for perfection and the next breakthrough, is one of the cornerstones of the NOMOS Glashütte philosophy. In 2014, the German watchmakers declared their independence with the Swing System, the in-house escapement that took the industry by storm. A small system, lighter than a feather, it became a technological sensation from the outset. Manufactured in their own workshops and mass-produced, this escapement is yet another example of superb German engineering.


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calibre, DUW 6101, NOMOS Glashütte went a step further by introducing a date display that could be set forward or backward quickly and easily.

Metro was the first model to be powered by the NOMOS Swing System, and since then the watchmakers have been equipping all their in-house calibres with this system. Shortly afterwards came the next in-house success, the first neomatik calibre, DUW 3001, which was finer, slimmer and more elegant than the previous models, setting a new standard for automatic mechanisms. Then, with the second

If there is one timepiece that demonstrates the elegance, beauty, high precision and mastery of its fine neomatik calibre, it is undoubtedly the platinum grey NOMOS Glashütte Tangente neomatik. This German icon features a slim, polished steel case with plenty of room for the optimised calibre, the bi-directional winding rotor and the NOMOS Swing System of the DUW 3001, which emphasises the value of the watch. On the platinum-grey dial, the rhodium-plated hands show the time brilliantly, the numerals are in a sober anthracite tone, and the silver-grey flash

of the seconds hand harmonises with the elegant, understated flat case. The angled lugs, the unmistakable typography and the flat sapphire crystal glass contribute greatly to the high level of recognition of this multi-award-winning icon. On top of all this, there is the possibility of opting for a gender-neutral watch with a case diameter of 35 millimetres, whilst not neglecting those who prefer larger watches, for whom the Tangente neomatik 39 in platinum grey is the perfect choice. NOMOS Glashütte can certainly be proud of their work, for such sober timepieces seldom have so much weight and personality. • M.MU 59


GETTING TO KNOW. Miguel Poveda. Artist

Por alegrías Miguel Poveda. Artist

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iguel Ángel Poveda León (Barcelona, 13 February 1973) is coming close to the age of 50. His father was from Murcia and his mother from La Mancha, and he grew up in the north, in Badalona, in a neighbourhood mainly made up of Andalusians and Extremadurians, surrounded by southerners. To the soundtrack of copla and old flamenco records, he grew fond of singing, and when he was fifteen years old he began to perform on the stages of Barcelona’s flamenco clubs. Five years later, in 1993, the 33rd Festival Nacional del Cante de las Minas de La Unión (Murcia) changed his life completely. He won four of the five prizes, one of them the Lámpara Minera, the most coveted of them all. Since then he has not stopped growing both personally and artistically. Today he has become, in his own right, one of the great voices of the Spanish musical scene and particularly of the challenging world of flamenco. Singer, musician, performer, actor and TV presenter, Miguel Poveda is an artist with a restless soul who never gives up.

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Miguel, you’ve juggled so many different talents, how do you like to be described? As a singer? A musician? An artist?

As a matter of fact, I have reached a point where I don’t care about definitions or labels. I’m a human being in love with art because it’s the engine that makes me feel alive with the people I love. I’m an artist when I go on stage, but I’m also a little boy who laughs and cries when I’m up there and I share that with those who want to listen to my heart. It’s quite striking to learn that Miguel Poveda grew up listening to everything from coplas by Quintero, León and Quiroga, to old flamenco masters like Antonio Mairena, Manolo Caracol, La Niña de los Peines and Rafael Farina, among others, to more 62 M.MU

revolutionary flamenco artists like Camarón de la Isla or Enrique Morente and even to legendary universal groups like The Beatles and Pink Floyd. Where does that eclectic musical taste come from?

From my parents, who owned a record player and a radio that were a sea of diversity. It was perfectly normal for Moncho to be playing one day, Alan Parsons Project the next and then Bambino the next. Despite the passion for flamenco and the countless flamenco clubs in Catalonia, starting a career in the world of flamenco can’t have been easy for a boy born in Badalona. What were Miguel Poveda’s beginnings like?


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They were full of hope, of older people who somehow became my family. They gave me advice and showed me a world of Andalusians living in Catalonia and I loved that universe. I really enjoyed my unique experiences because they disconnected me from the factory or from my work as an apprentice pipe fitter and welder, which I hated so much. It will soon be two decades since that milestone in La Unión (Murcia), when in 1993 you won the top award at the Festival Nacional del Cante de Las Minas, the Lámpara Minera, as well as the Cartagenera, Malagueña and Soleá awards. Was there a before and after this Festival for Miguel Poveda?

Absolutely. I owe my artistic birth at a national and then a world level to the Festival Internacional del Cante de Las Minas. My name will always be linked to the festival and vice versa. Your unstoppable journey in the world of music, your permanent presence at the major flamenco festivals around the world and your undisputed success have marked your 33 years of artistic career. How much work has gone into making you an essential figure on the stage? Everything, really, when there is vocation and love for what you do, you dedicate all your time to it, sometimes even when you “sleep”. I live in the hope of growing day by day to honour my parents and the universe and above all each and every one of the people who buy a ticket or a record. Your different recordings and shows have taken you to many stages all over the world, Japan, USA, Mexico, Argentina, Italy, UK, France and Belgium among many other countries, but if there is one performance that left an indelible memory, it was at the Festival of Culture and Arts in Ramallah (Palestine). What is it about your art that moves people from such different cultures?

It’s Flamenco itself that enchants the world. We are the vehicles that put everything we love about this wonderful music into our voices or guitar or dancing. Then there are your contributions or the language you create yourself, but what really makes the world fall in love is Flamenco in all its forms. In the promotion of your latest album “Diverso”, you say that your past experiences have inspired you to build bridges between all the cultures through which you have journeyed. Taking flamenco as a musical axis and from the most absolute respect for tradition, you have wanted, with absolute freedom, to seek the many links that exist with different music from various countries. Is this a declaration of intent? Freedom to make flamenco grow even more?

I do that because that’s how I recognise myself, completely and freely. In the end it’s a reflection of my experiences that have been forged in a diversity of situations and musics. It’s also a reflection of my concerts, which range from the most traditional Flamenco to the poetry of Federico, Machado and songs by Rafael de León, among other things. I love everything beautiful on our planet and I nourish myself with it and hope to continue to do so. Of your latest work you have said that “in these times when so many people insist on labelling things and radicalising on whatever issue, I feel the need to express myself in a diverse way at all levels, without fear, without barriers or frontiers”. Is that absolute artistic freedom?

Of course, it’s better not to do things to please anyone if you are not happy with it yourself. You have to recognise yourself in every project you are going to tackle, without complexes, fears or ties, even if you make mistakes. That is absolute freedom, with all the consequences.

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You’ve declared your absolute love of the beauty and diversity of our planet. In the pages of previous issues of M.MU Magazine, artists such as Estrella and Soleá Morente, Eva Yerbabuena and Antonio Carmona, among others, have vindicated the mixture, fusion, diversity, courage and irreverence of Camarón de la Isla and Enrique Morente. Is this a space in which Miguel Poveda also feels comfortable?

Undoubtedly, the micro-worlds are necessary and contain essences and a lot of purity, but my condition as a citizen of the world makes me go beyond these environments. As I said before, I need to see and learn from all the beauty that our planet has to offer. As a matter of fact, one of your latest projects, which has been highly acclaimed, has been the TVE documentary series dedicated to the world of flamenco “Caminos del flamenco”, made together with Soleá Morente from Granada, where it has been possible to see the great number of artists, as well as the rich variety of visions and versions of flamenco that exist in every corner of our country. Has it been proven and confirmed that this art form is in very good health?

I have felt that many people of all artistic tastes have received this programme with enthusiasm and gratitude. A programme that was filmed in very difficult circumstances due to the pandemic, but Flamenco needed this affection and I’m delighted that this happened. Both the classics and the new generations of artists or those who have been influenced by this music without being Flamenco artists, have come to occupy space on our screens all over Spain and the world, via the international channel, which was a cause for celebration for me.

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Poetry is very present in Miguel Poveda’s different works, you’ve sung poems by Federico García Lorca, Rafael Alberti, Pablo Neruda, Jaime Gil de Biedma, José Ángel Valente, Jacinto Verdaguer and Joan Margarit, among others. Can we speak of an eternal love story between flamenco and poetry?

Flamenco itself already has wonderful folk poetry. But it has also been enriching that artists such as Morente, Carmen Linares, Camarón, El Lebrijano, Vicente Soto Sordera and many others have incorporated cultured poetry into our music. Numerous awards at flamenco festivals, music prizes, several Grammy nominations, the Spanish National Music Prize, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the National Singing Prize awarded by the Jerez de la Frontera Flamencology Chamber, among many others, have established you as one of the great names in flamenco. Is it dizzying to receive so much recognition?

I try to make sure that the euphoria and the high that comes from receiving recognition only lasts that day. Though joyfully received, you have to go on proving day by day that you deserve the affection and trust that they have placed in you. It makes you feel dizzy and it’s a responsibility, but you also have to put things into perspective and try to make every day the first day of your career. Favorite Son of Badalona, Adopted Son of La Unión (Murcia), Adopted Son of the province of Seville, Adopted Son of Castril (Granada), Medal of Andalusia 2012, awarded by the Junta de Andalucía regional government. What has Miguel Poveda done to be so loved everywhere?

If that is the case, I am overjoyed and happy. It’s true that I feel very much loved and I try every day to reciprocate that by being a better person and artist. I am very lucky, I suppose I must have done something good if I have generated that love.

It is said that up close, Miguel Poveda is a very friendly, approachable, simple person. With all the pressure that you are always under, how do you manage to disconnect at home, with your son and your family?

By setting limits that I didn’t set before and loving myself a little more than in the past years. My home with my son and my family is a sacred place where I connect to silence, tranquillity and absolute truth. It oxygenates me. I have become aware that there is a lot of nonsense in all this. I only connect with the beauty of this profession when I am on stage, rehearsing or recording. I really can’t be bothered with the day to day life among artists, I like it at times but I need to be connected to the truth of my home, my son and my family. Also when I meet people who want to be with Miguel Ángel Poveda León, Felicia and Francisco’s son, to chat and laugh with transparency and naturalness. Everyone knows about the hatred and indiscriminate attacks on certain public figures and artists on social networks. Do you think there is a lack of greater tolerance in the media and in society, or do you consider this to be just a very noisy minority?

I think the legal system should be firmer and more severe in condemning lynching, insults and threats on social networks. Flamenco worships you, your public adores you and idolises you. Has this respect given you greater artistic and personal freedom? Has it allowed you to show yourself as you are?

No, the freedom to be yourself is granted by the passing of time, the rest is affection, love, which feeds your soul to reciprocate in the same measure, but the freedom to be yourself is achieved through internal work that has cost me a lot, but that I wouldn’t change for the world.


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Artists all have certain manias and vices. Can you confess to any?

I’m not really very fastidious, I like neatness and for anyone who gets on stage with me to be aware that it’s a sacred place that deserves reverence as well as the love of the audience who have come to feel things in their souls with you. Mind you, I can’t live without ginger. On stage and off stage, you like to take good care of your style and appearance, your distinctive jackets are already your trademark. Do you also like to wear specific pieces of jewellery?

I’ve been wearing more rings recently, but I tend to go overboard on jackets rather than jewellery. Time goes by very quickly and the years are flying by. Would you like to have a clock that would allow you to halt time and take a break, or are you one of those people who know how to organise themselves well and make the most of every hour?

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All the hours are never enough for me, so I would love that clock to be able to suddenly stop and manage to take better advantage of life. Nevertheless, I now organise myself a little better to disconnect and connect with myself and with the universe and give thanks every day. Are you familiar with the world of Haute Horlogerie? Is there a watch that has caught your attention?

I don’t know much about it, but I got a Jaguar watch for my birthday and I’m delighted with it. You’ve been living in Andalusia for almost twenty years now, first in Seville and now in Estepona. Is it easier for a flamenco artist to live in Andalusia? Is it a source of inspiration and a land of learning?

It’s been very useful for me. I’ve breathed and still breathe something that gives meaning to the songs when you live here and take the pulse of this land. That’s not to say that those who don’t live here don’t have that part, but for me personally it has been very enriching.

Passionate about Federico García Lorca and Enrique Morente, a friend of artists and musicians from Granada, your links with this land are very strong. What has Granada given Miguel Poveda?

Inspiration, intrigue to know what became of Federico’s remains. It gives me peace and transports me when I walk through the poplars of the Vega of Granada or when I am allowed to be alone in the Huerta de San Vicente. And I marvel at seeing the Albaicín from the Alhambra or vice versa. It has also given me the gift of being able to participate in two shows with the genius Enrique Morente and to enjoy the affection of all his family. Is there any particular spot in Granada that you like to visit when you come here?

Undoubtedly, the Huerta de San Vicente. Thank you very much Miguel. We wish you all the best and we are true followers of your art wherever you go.

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TESOROS DE ANDALUCÍA Treasures of Andalucia


Granada

LA HERRADURA

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heltered from the easterly and westerly winds, in a bay of turquoise and crystalline waters between the Punta de la Mona and the rock of Cerro Gordo, lies La Herradura, the second of the population centres of the tourist municipality of Almuñécar. The last settlement before reaching the province of Malaga is located in a privileged enclave that, year after year, attracts thousands of people. Due to its characteristics, La Herradura’s beach is one of the most privileged spots on the Costa Tropical.

The quality and richness of the seabed have made this area one of the most popular destinations for diving enthusiasts. Immersed in the Natural Marine Park of the Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs, it has been declared a Specially Protected Area by UNESCO. This place is a benchmark for fans of underwater activities, and there are many companies and schools that offer activities and courses to discover the fascinating world of diving. Like the entire coastline of the cliffs of Cerro Gordo and Maro, this area has magnificent beaches, from the largest and most urban in La Herradura itself to other secluded and lesser-known coves. But if there is one that has a special charm and is different from the rest, it is the naturist beach of Cantarriján: its tranquillity, its difficult access and its location make it enchanting. The waters of the entire locality can be enjoyed from the beachfront or the water itself, by boat, on any of the vessels that sail from the Marina del Este for exclusive and original activities. This marina is located in a place of great beauty, a privileged setting between the mountains and the sea, with a capacity for 230 boats with a maximum length of 35 metres. It also has a dry dock dedicated to ship repairs that provides service to all the boats in the area.

It was on these coasts, on 19 October 1562, that a strong storm surprised 25 of the 28 war galleys led by Don Juan de Mendoza, which were on their way to supply and reinforce the Oran-Mazalquivir presidium on the Barbary Coast. When they tried to approach the bay of La Herradura to take shelter, a change in the prevailing wind caused the ships to collide against each other and the rocks, resulting in the sinking of the fleet and the death of around 5,000 people, one of the worst shipwrecks currently remembered in Spanish naval history.

Both on La Herradura beach and in the marina, it is possible to enjoy excellent eateries where you can taste the rich local gastronomy, where fish and seafood are particularly prevalent, with proposals ranging from the genuine dishes of the rich gastronomy of Granada to the suggestive creative proposals of Andalusian haute cuisine.

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Cádiz

SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA of International Tourist Interest in 1997. More than 170 editions have been held, making them the oldest races in Spain and one of the oldest equestrian activities in Europe. In addition to the above, the installation of various wine-producing companies around the same time also led to an economic renaissance, thanks to the ageing of wines and the production of liqueurs, an activity that continues to this day.

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anlúcar de Barrameda boasts one of the most beautiful locations in Andalusia, on the banks of the Guadalquivir where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, the gateway, via the river, for boats sailing to the port of Seville and a privileged viewpoint overlooking Doñana National Park. Its microclimate gives it mild temperatures all year round and its light has become one of the most characteristic features of the place. Its proximity to places as outstanding as Doñana, Rota, Chipiona, Puerto de Santa María and Jerez de la Frontera have made it a place that is not to be missed.

Due to the strategic position it occupies, it has been an important place in the history of Andalusia and Spain, the birthplace of the house of Medina Sidonia, and after the discovery of the New World, a port of reference for seafarers. It was from here that Christopher Columbus set sail on his third voyage and Magellan on the first voyage around the world. These events coincided with the peak of its history, due to the increased commercial activity between America and the port of Seville, fostered by the Dukes of Medina Sidonia. Following centuries of decline, the arrival of the Dukes of Montpensier in the 19th century brought a new flowering to the town, where they built

a beautiful romantic palace and encouraged the construction of beautiful summer houses for high society, leading to the organisation each year of an entertaining cycle of festivities that culminated in the famous horse races on the beach. This event has lasted until the present day and was declared

As a result of this historical journey, the city of Sanlúcar is home to churches, palaces, noble mansions, various defensive constructions and historical gardens that intermingle with old wine cellars, which give off the characteristic aroma of Manzanilla sherry. The majority of its most outstanding monuments come from the period after the discovery of America, although there are also important earlier constructions. But if there is one thing you can’t distance Sanlúcar from, it’s its close relationship with Doñana. The traditional historical use of the marshes as salt marshes, the production of charcoal, the collection of pine nuts and the conservation of the reserve, are now joined by environmental and tourist activity. The great variety of ecosystems makes this area the most interesting for fauna in Europe. Furthermore, in addition to the National Park, there are several natural parks such as the Marismas de Bonanza and the Pinar de la Algaida, which are freely accessible and have a landscape very similar to that of the pine forest of Doñana. The mixture of cultures and products from other territories has cemented the local gastronomy of Sanlúcar, which is currently based on pillars such as the products of its vegetable garden, those of its wine cellars, and the fruits of the sea, the latter bearing their own seal of quality, with Sanlúcar seafood and prawns having a reputation that crosses borders. This reputation is also shared by dishes such as Raya a la naranja agria (skate with sour orange), Rape al pan frito (monkfish with fried bread) and Sopa de galeras (galley soup). These dishes are washed down with the local wine par excellence, Manzanilla, as well as with other types of table wine, of lower alcohol content and paler colour, but with a unique flavour. In the upper quarter and in the town centre there is a multitude of establishments where you can taste the best of the land, the best way to get to know this unique place sanlucarturismo.com • cadizturismo.com M.MU 69


Córdoba

HINOJOSA DEL DUQUE

In 2016, the region’s skies were certified as “Los Pedroches Starlight Reserve”, a distinction recognised by UNESCO, the World Tourism Organisation and the International Astrophysical Union, making Los Pedroches one of the thirteen Starlight reserves in existence to date, and making Andalusia the world’s leading Starlight tourist destination.

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n the north of the province of Cordoba, in an area that oozes tranquillity, surrounded by nature, inhabited by friendly and warm-hearted people, lies Hinojosa del Duque, a municipality that has managed to become a benchmark for tourism in the Los Pedroches valley. With peculiarities that are clearly different from the rest of the regions of Cordoba and an idiosyncrasy unique to the inhabitants of Los Pedroches, this municipality has a wealth of heritage, monuments, nature, festivals, culture and gastronomy of the highest order. For fans of nature tourism, the town has several nature and hiking routes, including the Ruta de las Ermitas (Hermitage Route), the Ruta de la Cañada de la Mesta, the Ruta Paisajes con Historia (Historical Landscapes Route) and the GR-39. Special mention should be made of the thousand-year-old route of the Mozarab Way to Santiago de Compostela, which, as it passes through Hinojosa del Duque, is the last stage that runs through Andalusia before entering Extremadura, a route marked by a cultural tradition of a religious nature to which a sporting and tourism aspect has been added. As the town has had an Albergue del Peregrino (Pilgrim’s Hostel) since 2013, where you can spend the night, the possibilities of stopping to enjoy its heritage, history and rich gastronomy are even greater and you should certainly not miss it because it is a destination that, when you discover it, will pleasantly surprise you.

Surrounded by a landscape that has developed throughout its history, it offers a magnificent environment in which cereal crops coexist with centuries-old holm oak woodlands, a sustainable ecosystem that has turned this valley into the largest and best holm oak woodland in Europe. This natural setting has provided a clear sky and low light pollution, magnificent qualities that allow for the contemplation of a whole universe of stars and constellations.

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Málaga

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alf a century has passed since the birth of one of the most renowned luxury marinas in the world. This Marbella enclave, founded by José Banús and designed by Noldi Schreck, architect and designer of the legendary Beverly Hills neighbourhood, was inaugurated at the beginning of the 70s in the 20th century, under the concept of a Mediterranean village in the Andalusian style, with luxurious avenues adorned with colourful gardens bathed by the sea.

Yes not everything in Puerto Banús is excess and ostentation, there is also a multitude of leisure, sporting and recreational activities within reach of more moderate budgets. Sea trips, beaches and a varied offer so that everyone can enjoy this exclusive corner in the best possible way.

Puerto Banús is one of the most renowned luxury marinas in the world. Every year, the most demanding visitors are seduced by its nautical facilities, its unique offer of luxury shopping and its enviable climate. The facilities have been visited by celebrities from different European royal houses, artists such as Julio Iglesias, Prince, Rod Stewart or Maria Callas, actors and actresses such as Sean Connery, Liz Taylor, Brigitte Bardot and Antonio Banderas among many others from both the international and national scene. This display of glamour is accompanied by the establishments of the world’s most sought-after brands, making Puerto Banús a fashionable destination for high society and the world of show business. Marbella’s golden mile actually includes Puerto Banús, part of the luxury triangle of the Costa del Sol along with Estepona, Marbella and Benahavís. Establishments of all kinds delight visitors, residents and influencers alike. Exclusive cafés, patisseries and ice-cream parlours, restaurants, terraces, private clubs, pubs and discotheques welcome, during the days and long nights, people who are ready to savour the best of local and international gastronomy, together with expensive wines, cocktails and bottles of champagne, surrounded by luxurious pleasure boats of dozens of metres in length.

In recent years, as well as offering an excellent service to all its visitors and maintaining its position as one of the favourite tourist resorts for Spaniards and foreigners alike, Puerto Banús has set out to become a Sustainable Marina, seeking a balance between economic development, social equity and environmental protection, a magnificent way of preserving its facilities and surroundings, as well as doing its bit to achieve the sustainable development of the planet.

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Huelva

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f there is one place in Andalusia and Spain that has capitalised on its history like few others, it is Palos de la Frontera. Christopher Columbus set out from its La Rábida monastery to the fortress city of Santa Fe de la Vega in Granada to present to the Catholic Monarchs his plan for a trade route to the Indies, sailing to the West instead of skirting the African continent, as had been done until then. He returned to Palos de la Frontera after obtaining royal backing and financial support, and a few months later, on 3 August 1492, he set sail with a carrack and two caravels for the unknown, arriving in the New World on 12 October of that same year, a date that went down in history as the Discovery of America and a feat that changed the world forever.

The Franciscan Monastery of Santa María de La Rábida (14th-15th century) is another of the sites linked to the Discovery, where Christopher Columbus stayed and prepared his project and voyage to the New World. Declared the “First Historical Monument of the Hispanic Peoples”, the building has a small cloister in Mudejar style, magnificent frescoes by the Nerva painter Daniel Vázquez Díaz, in which he narrates various historical events related to the Discovery, some 17th-century battlements, the Conference Room, the historical refectory and the venerated image of the Virgen de los Milagros (Virgin of Miracles), called “Santa María de La Rábida”, an alabaster sculpture in Gothic style dating from the 14th century, which became the patron saint of the monastery and of Palos de la Frontera. A walk through Palos de la Frontera, Cradle of the Discovery, is a journey through historical facts, symbols and memories of Christopher Columbus, America, the caravels, the Palermo sailors and, above all, the brothers Martín Alonso and Vicente Yañez Pinzón. Most of the city’s monuments are related to the Discovery, including the Pinzón Brothers’ House, the statue of Martín Alonso Pinzón, the church of San Jorge, the Casa de la Misericordia (House of Mercy) and the Fontanilla. These “Lugares colombinos” in Huelva were declared a historic-artistic site on 2 March 1967. More recent is the construction, in the area of La Rábida, of the Muelle de las Carabelas, built in 1994 as an Interpretation Centre for the Discovery of America and a place that houses the replicas of the Pinta, the Niña and the Santa María, the three ships built in 1992 for the Seville Universal Expo and which, after taking part in all sorts of activities - including the filming of the movie “1492: The Conquest of Paradise”, the Junta de Andalucía acquired to exhibit them to the public. Every year they receive thousands of visitors, and they are currently the third most visited attraction in Andalusia.

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If the above is not reason enough to visit Palos de la Frontera, there is still Mazagón, its area shared with Moguer, a first-class holiday destination which, with its more than 9,000 metres of coastline, its unspoilt beaches of fine golden sand, its extensive pine forests, its amazing dunes, its marina, as well as its gastronomic and leisure options, makes this spot one of the most privileged places on the entire coastline of Huelva.


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he idyllic village of San Nicolás del Puerto is located close to the border between the provinces of Seville and Badajoz, in the heart of the Sierra Morena, in the Sierra Norte Natural Park. The fact that it is a little place allows you to find tranquillity in its streets, to be able to disconnect and intensely enjoy the nature and the people of the village.

A stroll through San Nicolás del Puerto can take us from the centre of the village, from the Plaza de España where we find the church of San Sebastián, a 15thcentury Mudejar temple with a single nave, to the Calle Real, where the Town Hall is located, and then on to the historic Roman bridge. This village is a place to enjoy everything, from its artificial beach or natural swimming pool very close to the Roman bridge, created by the waters of the river Galindón, to the local mountain gastronomy, based on game meat and Iberian pork products, where the famous Gazpacho de conejo (rabbit gazpacho) and Caldereta de venado (venison stew) are worthy of special mention. A rural and mountain experience that allows you to reconcile with yourself and regain strength to face the day-to-day in better condition. Being a small village does not mean that it is a boring place, on the contrary, the tranquillity of a mountain village in this case goes hand in hand with endless possibilities for leisure and fun with the different adventure tourism options that can be found there. From abseiling and climbing to potholing at various points along the Sierra Norte greenway, a route that can be followed on foot or by bicycle and which takes you to some of the wonders of San Nicolás del Puerto, such as the natural monuments of the famous Huéznar waterfalls, a true paradise on earth, and the karstic landscape of Cerro del Hierro, a place that looks like a destroyed city. This municipality has a history that goes back to the distant times of the Celts, who established a settlement here called Iporci. Later the Romans left their mark, including the stone bridge over the river Galindón, which seems to have been part of the road that linked Seville with Mérida. The Moors propitiated local progress thanks to the exploitation of its silver mines and the arrival of the Castilians prolonged its long history to the present day.

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Jaén

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njoying nature in the summer and being able to take a refreshing dip in natural swimming pools, rivers, river beaches and pools on hot summer days is something that the province of Jaén knows a lot about. This region has no sea beaches, but it does have a large number of natural spaces and spots where water has a lot to say, making this province a true inland paradise.

In the Sierra del Segura, two kilometres from the town of Siles, you will find a wonderful natural pool formed in the bed of the Los Molinos river in the Peña el Olivar. The area has a recreational area with a bar and dining room, as well as benches, a picnic area and a car park. Where the rivers Zumeta and Segura meet, the Juntas de Miller is formed, where there is a natural bathing area in a very beautiful setting, right on the border between Jaén and Albacete. Heading west, near Baños de La Encina, is the Tamujoso beach, on the Rumblar reservoir, a very extensive area with many bathers in summer, where the reddish sands contrast with the crystal clear waters and the green vegetation of the area. The Bolera reservoir, in Pozo Alcón, on the river Guadalentín, is a magnificent artificial lake which has several recreational areas around it, such as El Hoyo de los Pinos, where you can enjoy different water sports and multi-adventure activities. It also has bathing areas, picnic areas and a restaurant. In the Las Casillas area, in Martos, there is also a bathing area in the Víboras reservoir and a well-equipped recreational and rest area. A few kilometres from the city of Jaén, next to Puente de la Sierra, is the natural area of Los Cañones del río Eliche, which has several pools for bathing.

Within the largest and most extraordinary natural area in Jaén, the Natural Park of the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas, it is possible to bathe in the Charco de la Pringue or Charco del Aceite, a natural pool in the old bed of the Guadalquivir River, which also has a recreational area nearby with a beach bar, barbecues, rest areas and places from which to jump into the water with caution. Beside the Borosa river, there is a path with wooden walkways that are usually under water in the winter, but in the summer, when the water level drops, the area below the dam becomes a wonderful bathing area. In the heart of the natural area, the Tranco reservoir, one of the largest in Spain, has a leisure and active tourism centre where you can enjoy a wide range of water activities, as well as swimming. Puente de las Herrerías, in Quesada, has a nearby recreational area that is perfect for relaxing and taking a dip in its crystal-clear waters. In the Cerrada del Utrero, on the Guadalquivir, there are areas of calm waters where you can dive, and on the other side of the river is the Linarejos waterfall, with its pool of crystalline waters. In the Linarejos stream is the recreational area of the same name, a place with a car park, picnic areas with wooden benches and tables, a fountain, a kiosk-bar which is only open in the summer and a natural swimming pool in the dam.

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Then in Sierra Mágina, in the Cuadros river, about 5 km from Bedmar, we find several areas for bathing, as well as a recreational area equipped to spend a day with family or friends. The source of the Arbuniel river, or Nacimiento del Agua, is a huge, fast-flowing pool of crystal-clear water, which, although it is not signposted for bathing, is like a small water park thanks to the little waterfalls and leaps of water. Finally, in Valdepeñas de Jaén, there is the Las Chorreras area in the waters of the Vadillo river, which has various rapids, waterfalls and leaps that are perfect for spending a fun day soaking in the water.


Almería PULPÍ

The municipality is a compendium of irrigated landscapes, drylands, sheer mountain walls with steep slopes, and beaches with transparent waters which attract thousands of visitors every year to enjoy its quiet sands and good atmosphere. Among its beaches, one of the most photographed and most unique is undoubtedly the cove of Las Cocederas, an enclosed inlet through the middle of which runs the dividing line between the Andalusian and Murcian regions.

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he last municipality on Andalusia’s eastern coastline, on the very border with the region of Murcia, Pulpí is one of the spots that remain unknown to many people. Formed by three well-differentiated areas: the coast, the inland depression and the mountain ranges that separate each of these parts, this Almeria locality is a sum of population centres, its main town being Pulpí, in the interior, and the most popular tourist enclave San Juan de los Terreros, right on the beach. A good way to get to know the municipality, from the plains to the sea, across the mountains, is to walk along the old Águilas-Almendricos railway line, a route of great beauty due to the iron and stone bridges and tunnels that had to be built to overcome the orography of the terrain.

But if there is one thing that is attracting quite a few people to the area, it is undoubtedly the largest mineral geode in Europe. The Pulpí Geode is covered with gypsum crystals, some of which are almost two metres in size, in a spectacular state of conservation, which has made it a jewel of nature and a globally unique phenomenon, due to its dimensions, its perfection, its size and the transparency of the crystals. We cannot leave the municipality without mentioning its exquisite gastronomy, where dishes such as migas con tropezones, ajo colorao or arroz con habichuelas stand out, not to mention the excellent homemade sausages and hams, as well as its typical baked goods, where tortas de manteca con chicharrones and hornazos are a must. •

Although there wasn’t a more stable settlement in Pulpí until the 18th century, these lands were a popular place in prehistoric times, as remains have been found from the Neolithic and Argaric cultures, and there are copious remains from the Roman period, as well as from the times of Al-Andalus. For a long time, it was under the jurisdiction of Vera, until in the second half of the 19th century it became independent thanks to the increase in population and income, due to mining in the Jaroso silver vein in the Sierra Almagrera. andalucia.org y pulpi.es M.MU 75


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etween the Costa del Sol and the coast of Almería, there is a coastal strip of just over 70 km, as rugged as it is beautiful. The protection from the cold north winds provided by the Sierra Nevada mountains and the singularity of having more than 320 days of sunshine a year, with an average annual temperature of 20 degrees, has created a subtropical microclimate in this territory which, over the last two centuries, has made it possible to turn its lush fertile plains into the only place in Europe where there is a very rich production of tropical crops such as custard apples, avocados and mangoes, among others, hence the name of this stretch of Andalusian coastline.

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COSTA TROPICAL The southern oasis

The Costa Tropical has marinas and magnificent urban beaches equipped with all sorts of services, but what makes it most unique are its extremely beautiful cliffs, as well as its solitary and natural coves where you can go scuba diving, disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the world and even practice nudism in some areas. From the natural surroundings of the cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo in the west to the beaches bordering the province of Almeria in the east, there are many places worth enjoying. La Herradura, Almuñécar, Salobreña, Motril, Torrenueva, Castell de FerroGualchos, La Mamola-Polopos and La Rábita-Albuñol are some of the tourist spots to be found.

Relaxing in magnificent hotel facilities, cooling off in the blue waters of the Mediterranean, having fun in the warm summer nights and getting fit with long walks along its promenades or inland, along its beautiful and charming trails scattered throughout the hinterland or practising sports such as surfing, scuba diving, sailing, water skiing and golf, among others, are just some of the possibilities offered by this region in the south of Granada.

The gastronomy deserves a special mention. One cannot enjoy the Costa Tropical without savouring the products of its land and sea. Different enclaves in this rich and tasty area of Granada allow you to enjoy top-notch gastronomic spots, where you can taste traditional dishes from the area and delight in innovative haute cuisine, some of them prepared in establishments recommended by prestigious guides such as Michelin and Repsol. Without a doubt, another attraction that puts the icing on the cake of this unique land. • M.MU 77


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shipyards, offering excellent prices and meticulous customer service. It has a large fleet of boats of all types so that anyone, whether or not they have a license, can enjoy the pleasure of sailing: sports boats, jet-skis, vessels of all lengths, luxury yachts or inflatable boats. Their team of professionals will provide you with a comfortable and safe experience, adapted to all your needs. Check availability, book and get ready to from cove to cove, snorkelling, swimming, sunbathing, fishing or sailing to discover all the hidden corners of our natural park.

Discover magical places on your boat trips, anchor in the crystal-clear waters of the Costa Tropical and surroundings, such as Almuñecar, Nerja or Torrox. Have an experience to remember, discovering areas that are only accessible from the sea, or celebrate your most special event like never before. Oro Boats offers you all the options to enjoy a unique experience. • oroboats.com • T. (+34) 643 442 364


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place with a minimalist air that offers a contemporary cuisine that isn’t averse to the use of ingredients from here and there. In the kitchen, Antonio Lorenzo favours the produce of the Granada coast, but doesn’t hesitate to combine it with ingredients from further afield, such as beef from the north or tear peas from the Maresme region. He also draws inspiration from South America and, above all, Asia, to achieve a very successful touch that breaks the pattern of some of his more traditional dishes.

Among the options available, diners can opt for a tasting menu that is prepared exclusively upon prior request, consisting of 3 appetisers, 4 starters, 2 fish dishes, 2 meats and 2 desserts. A menu that varies depending on the market produce and the chef’s creativity. The seafood cuisine defines the style of the restaurant quite well, with fish playing a fundamental role, many of them finished on the grill. Of course, rice dishes also have a special place in El Conjuro’s cuisine and no one should leave without trying one of them.

When it comes to the liquid side of things, the cellar is full of interesting international labels, including some of the best wines in the world. It also has wines from smaller, lesser-known producers that are a real discovery under the guidance of Daniel Lorenzo. • EL CONJURO. Calahonda. Avda. de los Geranios, 6 • T. +34 958 623 104 • elconjurorestaurante.com

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ECO. Organic food. Campojoyma

Quality, flavour, tradition and sustainability Organic food. Campojoyma

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he taste and quality of oldfashioned fruit and vegetables are often mentioned in conversations with friends and family. Unless you have your own garden and work hard to obtain really tasty produce, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find products with the genuine aroma and flavour of authentic produce. That is precisely what Campojoyma, an agricultural company situated next to the Cabo de Gata-Níjar natural park, have been working hard to achieve since 2004, with farmland in Almeria, Granada and Murcia. Ensuring that tomatoes, peppers or organic lemons have a natural flavour, and also taste healthy and sustainable, evoking the flavour of traditional agriculture on the palate. 82 M.MU

The love of the land of its founder and manager, Francisco Jesús Montoya Sánchez, has been transmitted to his more than 700 workers, who collectively produce organic vegetables, fruit and citrus fruits “respecting the plants’ natural cycles and always based on traditional agriculture that contributes to sustainability and the natural balance of the environment”. Campojoyma’s aim is to grow unique produce that exudes quality, flavour and tradition on farms that have been turned into authentic ecosystems where flora and fauna coexist. With the life philosophy of sustainability, Campojoyma have deployed a range of more than 30 organic references, many of them biodynamic: tomatoes and peppers in their different specialities, aubergines, courgettes, cucumbers, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, citrus fruits such as lemons and kumquats, as well as Sweet Bites snack peppers, watermelons, melons and aloe.


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Innovation, sustainability and social commitment have made this company a leader in organic vegetable production in Spain, with 80% of their crops exported throughout Europe: Germany, Denmark, France, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Portugal, Belgium, Ireland, Holland, Romania, Slovakia, etc., supplying markets and specialised shops with organic produce all year round. Working under the philosophy of the circular economy, with efficient use of resources, is one of the fundamental pillars of the company. Along these lines, a biodynamic composting plant has been made, to recycle and reuse the vegetable waste left over from each harvest, returning to the earth what is taken from it in each area. This environmental 84 M.MU

awareness also goes hand in hand with the company’s social responsibility, which extends to aspects such as the implementation of plastic-free packaging, the approval of the 2nd Equality Plan, and also paying special attention to their commitment to solidarity. In this sense, their collaboration with the ‘Enseñar a vivir’ (Teaching to live) social integration project, the regular donation of organic vegetables to Caritas, the arrangement of a collective blood donation at their headquarters and the sponsorship of the La Tapa Solidaria de Almería project, among other projects, are worthy of mention. They have also reached an agreement with the Republic of Angola to teach farmers in the African country to grow organic food, a project which is currently in its initial preparation phase. It is essential for professionals and consumers to know that in addition to growing fruit and vegetables

of extraordinary quality, Campojoyma have taken special care in the management of production, based on the efficient use of water, recycling, commitment to the environment and sustainability. This sustainable way of working on a daily basis is reflected in the produce they grow. To taste Campojoyma’s fruit and vegetables is to have the chance to smell the countryside, to savour authentic, genuine and natural products, to gain in health, to contribute to improving our environment and, above all, to breathe and let nature breathe. • campojoyma.com


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T. 649 968 619 • Mesones, 52 18001 • Granada @jperniamoda

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Delicias del Sur / Southern delights

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Sobretablas SEVILLA

At the helm, a couple who, despite their youth, have a long career behind them: Chef Camila Ferraro (Seville, 1987), has headed kitchens in various Michelin-starred restaurants in both Andalusia and Catalonia, and was recognised at Madrid Fusion as the best new chef in Spain, while sommelier Robert Tetas (Girona, 1993) was named the second best sommelier in Andalusia and Catalonia. Together they have managed to create a venue that has already received Bib Gourmand 2020 recognition from the Michelin guide and has also been recommended by the Repsol guide.

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t the heart of the El Porvenir district, in the Seville of the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition, in a unique, Andalusian, intimate and utterly welcoming house, is one of the most surprising establishments of the last five years in the Andalusian capital. Sobretablas was born of a passion for good food and exquisite service, of the desire to create a personal project, to give shape to a quality restaurant, with elaborate and well thought-out proposals.

After meeting while working at El Celler de Can Roca, their journeys have led them to this charming corner of the Andalusian capital, with a capacity for up to 30 diners spread over different spaces (covered patio and indoor and private dining rooms) of singular beauty, where you can enjoy a personalised service, a menu constantly updated with Andalusian flavours and products, as well as an extraordinary and extensive wine cellar, with up to 400 labels and a large presence of wines from Jerez. It is very important to bear in mind that advance booking is generally necessary.

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Finca Alfoliz HUELVA

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inca Alfoliz is a 10,000 sqm family estate in the locality of Aljaraque, just minutes from Huelva. A place among pines in an area of great ecological interest, very near to the Marismas del Oriel Biosphere Reserve. There, it’s possible to disconnect from day-to-day routines, breath in pure air and most of all, eat some delicious food.

smell the embers of holm oak, olive and orange trees, touch and taste the best vegetables from the garden and from nearby local producers, hear the sounds of nature and see the natural light and colour of the whole of Finca Alfoliz.

Life can be celebrated at this restaurant, with a lively and sustainable cuisine, which at just three months old received the Michelin Green Star, which seeks to provide visibility to restaurants which respect the rhythms of nature and strive to innovate with initiatives that preserve the environment via resource management and waste elimination methods. It is, in short, an ideal setting and a venue with multiple possibilities for events, celebrations, talks, workshops, meetings and encounters, a place that has unique indoor and outdoor spaces. The restaurant consists of indoor halls, patio, private rooms with personalised and closed-door service, as well as two outdoor terraces (Mahou and Monkey) where you can have lunch, dinner and extend your day with coffee, drinks and cocktails. A corner of Huelva where, as well as socialising, you can enjoy excellent, tasty, authentic and down-to-earth cuisine.

The prestigious chef Xanty Elías opens the doors of his family home to offer freedom, connection with nature and sustainability. With a Michelin star to his name, he achieves a different concept, a process of transformation in the kitchen, where the product is the most important thing. This family home turned restaurant has built its cuisine around embers and the seasonal produce from its garden, making it possible to fully engage all the senses. You can

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Joseba Añorga Taberna ALMERÍA

At Joseba Añorga Taberna he has formed a superb team, ready to delight with their passion for pleasing and satisfying the most select palates, captivating everyone with their family touch. Time plays in favour of the extraordinary Chef Joseba Añorga and his great team, creativity and everything they have learnt go hand in hand, allowing them to offer their diners an experience in every mouthful. Undoubtedly, one of the essential places for anyone who wants to enjoy good food in Almeria.

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his venue’s background can all be summed up in a short story, of a young man from Donosti (from the old, as he says) with a longheld dream: to make his own cuisine. However, the story is much longer, he departed his hometown and left his mentor Martín Berasategui to continue his own adventure, he travelled, learned and soaked up other traditions and trends in other regions.

After spending time in very special kitchens and with very unique characters, he ended up in Almería, which, from that moment on, would become his new home. After a warm welcome and the recognition of his talent in the kitchen, FINALLY! his great moment has arrived, he has his own kitchen in his own business.

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Alevante CÁDIZ

The Alevante Restaurant, located at the Hotel Gran Meliá Sancti Petri (Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz), has been in operation for 6 years and has a Michelin Star, as well as a Repsol Guide Sun. This 5-star Grand Luxury hotel, located right on the beach, has based its culinary proposal on zero-kilometre cuisine, fresh daily products and specialities from the sea.

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The Gran Meliá Sancti Petri is an authentic Andalusian palace, a corner of the Cadiz coast where a traditional luxury experience can be found, with an avantgarde touch and combined with an exquisite Arabian design. o venture into Alevante is... to surrender oneself to the flow of the waters, to breathe in the sea breeze and to end up smelling of salt.

Alevante is another proposal led by Ángel León «The Chef of the Sea», national gastronomy award winner, who has based the menu on the great successes of Aponiente, looking back on its history and the reasons why his work has been acknowledged with 3 Michelin stars and 3 Repsol Suns.

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Puerta del Carmen GRANADA

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ocated on the site of an old bullfighting club, this charming restaurant opened its doors in 2003. It is an authentic Tavern-Restaurant, a charming, elegant place, located just a few metres from Granada›s Town Hall, at the very centre of the city.

The large, beautiful windows allow you to observe the typical hustle and bustle of the city›s historic centre from the peace and comfort of a serene and excellently decorated restaurant. It also has a professional and qualified team that offers exquisite customer service.

There is a carefully selected wine cellar with more than 200 labels, with the most prestigious and highly valued Spanish designations of origin, and more than 30 labels if you prefer wine by the glass. Let the staff advise you to find the best pairing and achieve the perfect connection between what we eat and the wine we drink. Open every day of the year.

You can enjoy exquisite tapas and raciones at the bar, for an informal lunch or dinner. Or taste the best local products with the varied and select restaurant menu. Don›t forget to try the exquisite knife-cut acorn-fed ham, carefully selected cheeses or some of the specialities such as grilled octopus leg, Puerta del Carmen ceviche, delicious oysters or juicy grilled meats, such as Tagliatta sirloin steak. The restaurant›s homemade desserts deserve a special mention: the pistachio and ricotta tart is a real delicacy, as is the chocolate coulant with hazelnuts. Its large terrace is one of the most comfortable spaces in the centre of Granada, especially in the spring and summer seasons, and is equipped for both midday and evening dining.

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Los Sentidos JAÉN

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auding the customs and traditions of the land, based on traditional recipes, but adding an innovative and a personal touch, Chef Juan Pablo Gámez has given a new twist to the unique gastronomy of Jaén. The stews, the game, the river, the vegetable garden and above all, the crown jewel: the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, make up proposals that change continuously, adapting to the seasons, made, together with the suggestions of the «GastrÓleo» and «Un guiño a la tierra» tasting menus, so that at the end one can feel as though they have eaten Jaén.

Gámez opened his own place in 2005, with a young but well-trained team of professionals with extensive experience and who have managed to offer a friendly service with attention to detail.

Located in a restored 19th century manor house in Linares, Los Sentidos has different halls of various capacities, with a contemporary and simple decoration. Not forgetting its magnificent underground cellar, with appropriate temperature and humidity, another of the qualities of this establishment. It houses more than 250 labels ranging from local wines to an exquisite selection of wines from all over Spain, as well as a small range of international wines. As he himself says «I want my cuisine to be identified with my land, with Jaén, seeking simplicity, not staging. Not as a return to the past, but looking for subtlety». After working in the kitchens of Le Chandelier (France), Casa Antonio with Pedrito Sánchez, Quique Dacosta and Nacho Manzano, Juan Pablo

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Terra Olea CÓRDOBA

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he brains behind the Terra Olea concept belong to Paco Villar, who after several years shaping this gastronomic project, has now finally turned it into a reality. Located in the La Arruzafilla neighbourhood, it has a beautiful, bright dining room with the kitchen partially in view.

The raw materials are one of the secrets of his good work, always based on seasonal and local products, using, of course, food products with different local designations of origin, as is also the case with the labels on the wine list. Terra Olea has revived some of the traditional recipes, incorporating contemporary techniques and adding a large dose of originality. Paco Villar, the chef at the helm, reformulates the local cuisine with respect and forms a menu full of references that awaken the diner›s curiosity.

Terra Olea is a lively, dynamic restaurant, and its menu is proof of this. Every month they adapt their menu to the best seasonal products, mainly from the surrounding area, fresh and of extraordinary quality, only a few kilometres away from where they are offered by their suppliers.

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Nintai MÁLAGA

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ocated in Marbella and holder of a Michelin star, this temple of Japanese gastronomy is designed for just 12 diners who immerse themselves in a poetic ceremony around the wooden bar where the master sushi chef delivers an exquisite menu.

Given the exhaustive elaboration and availability, the menu is constantly changing and, undoubtedly, this increases the possibilities of achieving a perfect and harmonious pairing with the culinary creations. With labels of the highest quality, thanks to the international sake importers and distributors they work with, they offer «to accompany each menu with our personalised variety of sakes, allowing the customer to discover the world of this traditional drink with a very broad perspective and providing different approaches to get to know all the types we work with».

Marcos Granda, sommelier and owner of the restaurant, has been able to imprint his elegance and astute judgement on the sake menu, the largest high-end selection in Spain, while Christopher Manchado, at the helm of the dining room, is responsible for making sure that every detail matters.

In addition to the spectacular sake menu, NINTAI is devoted to German, French, Italian and Spanish wines, as well as champagne, with up to 140 labels carefully selected by Granda. Not forgetting the exquisite range of Japanese teas, some of which are only available at NINTAI, from very specific gardens in Japan run by families who carefully nurture them and which are only marketed by a London company the Marbella restaurant works with. • restaurantenintai.com • (+34) 952 60 89 66 M.MU 95


GOURMET

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sa Gil, from Delicias Kitchen, has once again come up with refreshing and tempting recipes for the long, hot days that accompany the summer months. Based on fresh seasonal produce, especially fruit, we can make refreshing drinks, both in liquid and frozen form, as well as original salads that serve to lower our temperature at any time of the day. The colourful summer fruit and vegetable gardens and larders are also being brought to our kitchens, with easy-to-prepare, highly nutritious, healthy and, above all, tasty dishes. If you want to surprise your loved ones, here are some perfect ideas for recharging your batteries and refreshing yourself in the most delicious way possible..

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FLAVOURED WATER

INGREDIENTS: • 1 litre of water • 1/2 a lemon, sliced • 1/2 a cucumber, sliced • 8 mint leaves • 8 raspberries or blueberries • Ice (optional) METHOD: 1. Slice the lemon, the cucumber and the mint and put them into a glass jar or bottle, then add the berries.

2. They can be gently crushed before covering them with the water to encourage them to release some of their juices and provide the water with more flavour, or they can be left as they are. 3. Cover with the water and fill with some ice cubes. 4. Leave it to cool in the fridge for at least an hour, or preferably longer. •


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HOMEMADE WATERMELON LOLLIES

INGREDIENTS: • 150 g of watermelon, cut into pieces • 4 raspberries • 90 g of strawberries, cut into pieces • 1 ripe kiwi • 100 g of plain soy yoghurt (or yoghurt of your choice) • 1 dash of rice milk • 1 tablespoon of erythritol, xylitol or agave or maple syrup (and a little more for the yoghurt mix)

METHOD: 1. Mash the watermelon, raspberries, strawberries and sweetener until the mixture is well blended. You can strain this mixture to avoid encountering any raspberry seeds. 2. Share this first mixture between 6 lolly moulds. 3. Freeze for 2 or 3 hours. 4. The second mixture is made with the yoghurt and a dash of rice milk to make it runnier (this is optional and depends on how thick the yoghurt is) and, if you like, add a little more sweetener to taste.

5. Combine it all and share between the moulds on top of the frozen fruit, then put them back into the freezer. 6. After about 2 more hours, mash the kiwi and put it on top of the frozen yoghurt mixture, then freeze for another 2 hours. 7. All that’s left to do is remove the lollies from their moulds (run warm water over them for 5 seconds to make it easier) and enjoy them whenever we like. •

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GREEN SALAD WITH MAQUI DRESSING

INGREDIENTS: • 1/2 avocado • 1 handful of green salad leaves • 2 or 3 strawberries • A bit of red cabbage • 1 handful of roasted hazelnuts • Fresh chives and mint to taste • Salt to taste

FOR THE DRESSING: • 1handful of raw cashew nuts • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice • 2 teaspoons of rice syrup • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon • 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar • 2 tablespoons of water • 1/2 teaspoon of maqui powder

METHOD: 1. First of all, whisk all the dressing ingredients together until it has a fine, smooth texture, adding a few more drops of water if necessary. Place to one side. 2. Place the handful of green leaves, some finely sliced red cabbage, the sliced avocado, and the chopped strawberries on a plate. Add salt to taste and then the hazelnuts and the aromatic herbs, finely chopped. 3. Serve with the dressing. •

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GOURMET

METHOD: 1. Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients: first the tahini, then the water, mix well and all then add the rest of the ingredients, mix well again. Put to one side.

CHICORY WITH WATERMELON AND TAHINI DRESSING

INGREDIENTS: • 2–3 leaves of chicory (depending on the size) • 1 slice of watermelon • 4–6 mint leaves • Salt • Sesame for decoration

FOR THE DRESSING: • 1 teaspoon of white tahini • 2 teaspoons of hot water • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice • 1 teaspoon of white balsamic vinegar • 1/2 teaspoon raw agave or maple syrup

2. Separate the chicory leaves. Fill them with the diced watermelon, pour the liquid over the top and add the chopped mint leaves and the sesame. (You can also add some nuts such as almonds or walnuts). 3. Pour the dressing over the top and it’s ready to serve! • M.MU 99


EVENTS SPECIAL. Palacio La Casa Real

In the heart of the Vega Palacio La Casa Real

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t the heart of the Vega de Granada, among the landscapes where the universally renowned poet Federico García Lorca grew up, surrounded by farmland and poplar groves, is one of the most amazing venues in Granada for holding events of all kinds.

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El Palacio La Casa Real, formerly known as the Casa Real del Soto de Roma, is a haven of tranquillity and beauty, with a long and rich history behind it. Its history dates back to the late 13th, early 14th century, during the Nasrid period, when these lands alternated between forests and farmland, very close to the Genil river and which, after passing into the hands of the Catholic Monarchs, began to be transformed and put to greater use as agricultural and forestry land, as well as being an important hunting estate that was managed from this palace. The Real Sitio del Soto de Roma belonged to the Crown for several centuries, until finally the Spanish

Courts gave it to the Duke of Wellington as a gift, in gratitude for his victorious participation in the Battle of Vitoria (21 June 1813) against the Napoleonic troops. Sir Arthur Wellesley’s heirs gradually split up and sold the Real Sitio, resulting in private lands and estates, as well as towns such as Fuente Vaqueros, where the palace is located. In 1978, the Palacio de la Casa Real was acquired by Mr. Francisco José Ortega López de Hierro, who restored it lovingly and with dedication to its current condition.


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The surrounding nature, its magical architecture and its historical value make this a privileged place to hold events, just 17 km from Granada.

personalisation, and its beautiful gardens give the place a unique singularity to make events even more special.

Its different outdoor and indoor spaces provide this place with ample possibilities for the organisation of events, meetings and banquets, both in terms of the number of guests and the diverse range of possible settings. Its austerely beautiful, simple yet surprising halls allow for total and absolute

Its lively settings gain in beauty with the staging and the totally personalised design that is carried out with the best luxury catering services in the city. The careful and avant-garde gastronomy, the utmost quality of its products, as well as the team’s professionalism, are more than sufficient guarantee of their ability to create unique events.

If there’s one thing that the Palacio La Casa Real in Fuente Vaqueros generally arouses in those who visit it, it is a pleasant and unexpected surprise. In the heart of the Vega de Granada, in genuine lands of Lorca, a place full of beauty and authenticity awaits you. Why not go and see it, let yourself be surprised and enjoy yourself. •

palaciolacasareal.com • T.: +34 603 34 33 87

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BEAUTY. Gustavo Martín Estilista

Special Collaboration: Photography: Iuliana Dragoi Jewels: Miguel Muñoz Joyeros Dress: Claudina Mata Shoes: Calzados Sierra Styling, Hairdresser and Make-up: Gustavo Martín Estilista

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f there’s anyone in Granada who has made innovation and avant-garde his hallmark, it’s Gustavo Martín. At his salon in the centre of Granada, with the support of a wide range of top quality products and a highly qualified team, he has managed to create a totally personalised service dedicated to beauty and hair care. His accumulated experience of more than 20 years grants him a natural ability to work the latest trends with the most current techniques, always seeking the qualities that allow him to enhance the perfect look for his clients. 102 M.MU


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Always at the forefront Gustavo Martín Estilista

Each person has their own strengths and potentials and every person is different from the rest, that’s where Gustavo Martin Estilista’s ability to bring out the best in each of us lies, bin their ability to update and adapt contemporary looks to different women. Some of the most requested styles are described below. The first is one of the simplest and most contemporary looks, known as the artsy look, and is a kind of non-conformist style, quite personal and with certain artistic touches. To enhance it, natural textures and a shabby look are sought for the hairstyle, while for the make-up the skin is worked to achieve a juicy look and lips with a bitten effect. By highlighting the strong, beautiful features, attention is diverted from the less desirable details and a healthy appearance is achieved.

The charm of classic glamour, with a large dose of retro, is another style that can be achieved with vintage hair and make-up. Glam wave hairstyles fit in very well in this context, as they give a touch of elegance and sophistication to the look and suit all types of faces, making them one of the most popular options among clients. Casual waves are another of the most popular hairstyles because they give the hair more movement and volume, while at the same time providing naturalness and simplicity. For make-up, the focus is on the play of light and dark shades. Contouring make-up is applied to the skin, the lips are perfectly outlined to give volume and the focus is on the eyes, drawn with an original eyeliner.

Finally, the more bucolic looks, meanwhile, come with the spontaneity of a more romantic hairstyle and make-up. For the make-up, the skin is worked in a very polished way and a high contrast is sought for the look, enhancing it and highlighting the prominence of the eyes, made up with wide smoky make-up and illuminated with different gloss pigments in the inner eyelid area, also creating shadows in reddish tones, coordinated with the lipstick. The hair is styled with messy bun textures, twisted pigtails, braids and loose knots to which natural flowers are added to decorate the hairdo. Although it may seem an apparently easy style, it is not, on the contrary, it is a very elaborate and well thought out style. It is almost a challenge to make a bun and for it to be tousled but with a certain order at the same time. This style can be given a delicate touch with different types of wreaths and flower headdresses. • M.MU 103


LOVE YOURSELF. Divas Beauty Lounge

Divas Beauty Lounge brings

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brings about My Facialist


LOVE YOURSELF

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ouda Hasnaoui, a facialist trained with the prestigious brand Biologique Recherche and the owner of the Divas Beauty Lounge beauty salon, has created My Facialist. A beauty treatment born from Houda’s own experience in the beauty salon, taking care of her customers’ skin.

When it comes to skin ageing, the sun is the main culprit. It is vital to use facial care products that take ultraviolet radiation into account and protect the complexion from the adverse effects of prolonged exposure.

There are many skin types and each needs its own specific care. However, Houda’s experience has shown her which needs are common to all skin types over time and has led her to develop this three-phase treatment to maintain healthy and well-cared for skin.

At present, the range consists of a cleanser that guarantees a healthy complexion and removes dead skin to stimulate cell regeneration, a toner that prepares the clean skin to effectively absorb the moisturiser, and an innovative product, a moisturising anti-ageing cream that also includes SPF 50+.

The treatment, lovingly developed by this renowned facialist, focuses on three products that care for and protect the skin, although she is still working on increasing her range of products.

The My Facialist treatment has been conceived with the highest level of skin care in mind, in a completely natural manner and from a sustainable and environmentally-friendly dermo-cosmetic perspective. All products are free of parabens, mineral oils and have not been tested on animals. My Facialist is the anti-ageing and rejuvenating treatment that stems from Houda’s experience in caring for and pampering her customers’ skin. A treatment that applies this know-how to a line of products designed to rejuvenate the skin and give it a youthful and healthy appearance. •

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Shopping

Boutique Montblanc Granada The journey from a piece’s initial inception to realisation is a breathtaking passage to follow. At every step, your master craftsmen work diligently to pour their hearts and souls into the fine products, creating a truly alive and resplendent piece for you and you alone. T. (+34) 958 07 31 61 • (+34) 958 07 12 35 montblancgranada.com

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Shopping

Miguel Muñoz Joyeros Founded in 1969, this jewelry has become a benchmark in Andalucía for its efficient service and savoir-faire. Official Distributor of firms such as Patek Philippe, Breitling, Bulgari, Cartier, Casio, Chanel, dinh van, Girard-Perregaux, Grand Seiko, G-Shock, Hublot, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Junghans, Leo Pizzo, Longines, Luísa Rosas, Mattia Cielo, Mattioli, Montblanc, Nomos Glashütte, Oris, Panerai, Pesavento, Piaget, Piero Milano, Roberto Coin, Seiko, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin… T. (+34) 958 07 12 37 • (+34) 958 22 61 39 miguelmunozjoyeros.com

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Shopping

Portago Moda With more than 30 years of experience, Portago Moda is one of the leading references in men’s fashion. It has an excellent tailoring service, with the best fabrics on the market and the most prestigious firms, such as Antonaga Sartorial, Devota & Lomba and Thomas Pina. This is the specialist you can trust for suits for bridegrooms, with an extensive range of trousers, jackets, shirts ... and with a unique service for plus sizes or special sizes. They are capable of creating any garment in any size. T. (+34) 958 22 40 58 portagomoda.es

Jpernia Distinction at your fingertips. Wide range of shirts, worked in three patterns: fully fitted, semi-fitted and classic cut. They offer meticulous personalised attention, the highest quality fabrics and a great variety of accessories, with more than 200 different tie models. Without a doubt, a new concept of dressing in Granada. T. (+34) 649 96 86 19 @jperniamoda

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Tangente neomatik 39 gris platino: el icono de NOMOS con su elegante calibre automático. El metal del grupo del platino en la esfera acentúa el valor del reloj: pocas veces presenta la sobriedad tanta personalidad y tanto peso. DUW 3001 es el nombre del calibre neomatik con Swing System de NOMOS, un mecanismo fino que unifica el arte de la relojería de Glashütte y la tecnología moderna. Este reloj de manufactura está disponible también con un diámetro de caja menor, de 35 milímetros, en los mejores comercios especializados, como en Miguel Muñoz. Más aquí: miguelmunozjoyeros.com y nomos-glashuette.com


Gastrochic

Los Manueles If there is a place where the gastronomy of Granada has its own space, it is undoubtedly Los Manueles. A centenary restaurant that has done very well over the years. With five restaurants in the city, they are the maximum exponent of love for the land and the reflection of Granada and Andalusian gastronomy par excellence. T. (+34) 958 22 46 31 losmanueles.es

Tinta Fina Inspired by New York lofts, with a careful decoration and a warm and welcoming design, this restaurant is one of the epicentres of good food in the centre of Granada. Specialising in market cuisine and seasonal products, with excellent rice dishes, fish, seafood and juicy meats. We highly recommend the Oyster Festival, accompanied by a good bottle of French champagne. There is a carefully selected wine cellar with more than 200 labels and various areas for celebrating your most special events. T. (+34) 958 10 00 41 tintafinarestaurante.com

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Gastrochic

Atelier Casa de Comidas Simplicity, hospitality and happiness are three of the concepts that make up the philosophy of Atelier, styled on an authentic eating house. A house for everyone with the kitchen at its heart, it is run by Raúl Sierra, a young chef with many ideas who has run the kitchens in different restaurants in Spain and Belgium. He has created his own style of traditional cuisine which incorporates new ingredients. T. (+34) 858 70 80 57 ateliercasadecomidas.com

El Trillo An unexpected oasis in which to feel special and unique. Mediterranean cuisine which is outstanding for the variety and quality of the products. In a wonderful setting with fabulous views of the Alhambra. Comfortable indoor lounges and a beautiful exterior garden. T. (+34) 958 22 51 82 restaurante-eltrillo.com

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Gastrochic

Sapore Italia Cosy and elegant restaurant where you can enjoy truly delicious meals in the great Italian tradition. The menu at Sapore Italia features an excellent variety of dishes created with the finest raw materials, purely Italian ingredients and the most genuine cooking techniques of the trans-Alpine country. T. (+34) 653 14 91 01 saporeitalia.es

Le Bistró By El Conjuro A restaurant with a rogue and informal character that is unashamedly committed to offering dishes that are not at all straitlaced. They shy away from typical dishes and... seek to play with flavours! Chef Antonio Lorenzo incorporates the great successes of his main restaurant, El Conjuro, including rice dishes, accompanied by wines from a different and surprising cellar. T. (+34) 958 53 60 29 elconjurorestaurante.com

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Gastrochic

Italo ITALO is a gastronomic experience defined by the tradition of Neapolitan cuisine under the guidance of chef Gennaro Di Meglio. With a clear Mediterranean influence, it manages to combine respect for the recipes of Italian cuisine with new culinary trends, thus achieving unique flavours of the highest quality. The area in which it is located, its spaciousness, its natural garden and its atmosphere all make this place a unique space achieving a perfect balance and harmony. T. (+34) 958 50 07 07 italorestaurante.com

Origen ORIGEN is a restaurant that offers an authentic culinary experience, a true pleasure for the senses. All the flavour of market cuisine concentrated in a fusion of tradition and non-conformity. A balanced menu adapted to seasonal produce, respecting the properties of each ingredient. Franz Pooley achieves innovation and flavour in each of his creations. A unique restaurant, one of those that are worth a detour from your route to visit. T. (+34) 958 50 05 67 tabernaorigen.com

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Belleza y Salud

Gustavo Martín Estilista An innovative and avant-garde salon, dedicated to beauty and hair care. Constantly growing, and applying new techniques and trends, it offers a personal service and highly qualified team who really care about your appearance. T. (+34) 958 05 34 13 @gustavo_martin_estilista

Divas Beauty Lounge Divas Beauty Lounge is a centre specialised in bringing to life the aspects that make you a unique person, the aspects that define and beautify you. Always using the best products on the market, Divas has dreamy facilities where stateof-the-art facial and body treatments are carried out, as well as the presence of facialist Houda Hasnaoui, dedicated to personalised treatments, versed in techniques recognised for their results, as well as their own techniques that make them unmistakable in the sector. T. (+34) 958 10 56 79 / (+34) 647 69 73 26 divasbeautylounge.es

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Beauty and Health

Clínica Gómez Pastor At Clínica Gómez Pastor they are aware of the importance of teamwork and its reason for being, which is none other than offering personalized and top-quality care to all their patients. Its extensive team of professionals comprise the engine that drives the company in an innovative, dynamic and efficient way. In its modern facilities, it offers its patients, among other services, orthodontics for children and adults, conservative dentistry, periodontics, aesthetics, implants, oral surgery, etc. T. 958 80 00 83 clinicagomezpastor.com

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MOTOR. SUBARU SOLTERRA

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Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive capability, offering uniform stability and optimal power distribution for maximum traction and enhanced handling. Combine that with the smooth linear output of the dual electric motors and you have outstanding traction and capability on all types of surfaces and in almost any weather condition.

The Solterra 2023 allows you to go places that traditional electric vehicles cannot normally go. Standard X-MODE with Hill Ascent and Descent Assist allows you to choose the perfect traction settings to suit the road conditions for improved stability and overall control.


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With more than 3.5 cubic metres of space, the Solterra 2023 gives you the sensation of a much larger vehicle. The StarTex upholstered interior and high quality soft-touch materials create a modern, comfortable and convenient cab. The Solterra 2023 has a full set of active safety features to help protect you on every journey. Furthermore, the advanced StarDrive propulsion system means there are no exhaust emissions and no need to change fuel or oil, so every kilometre has a significantly lower impact on the environment. The Solterra is the latest example of Subaru’s commitment to safeguarding the natural world we all share, and it’s just the beginning.

The StarDrive powertrain gives you a range of more than 320 kilometres, as well as a variety of options for fast and convenient charging, both at home and on the go. The Solterra comes with a charger that works with any standard 120V outlet for Level 1 charging, and you can install a 240V Level 2 charger for even faster charging. Either way, you can wake up every morning with a full battery and all the legendary capability of a Subaru, which means you’re ready for any adventure.

It may be the first of its kind, but the 2023 Solterra is still a Subaru at heart. You can rely on a Subaru vehicle for miles and miles of adventure: 96% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road, more than any other brand in the industry. • Talleres Sport Granada • Avda. Andalucía, s/n 18015 • Granada • T. 958 28 45 40 • sportgranada.com

The Solterra 2023 features the most advanced multimedia system yet, with standard wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration and a 12.3-inch high-resolution touchscreen available for even more intuitive control.

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TRAVEL. Porto. Portugal

Genuine and original beauty Porto. Portugal

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here are natural elements that are often the essence and axis in the configuration of cities, regions or even countries, and there is one of these great examples very close to us: the Duero River in Spanish or Douro in Portuguese, a true natural wonder all the way from its source in the Picos de Urbión mountain range, between Soria and La Rioja, until it reaches its mouth in the estuary of Porto. Of its almost 900 km, the last 200 are in Portugal, and this stretch is possibly the most beautiful and the most breathtaking. The Portuguese Douro begins in an international stretch that runs through the Arribes del Duero, a route that marks the border between the two countries for just over a hundred kilometres and ends in the Atlantic Ocean, with the beautiful city of Porto as a witness.

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Porto is, therefore, a city shaped around the most important river in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, a river that marked the birth of Portugal as a people and a nation in the 12th century, in what is now the Porto e Norte region. The Douro, after crossing the inland mountains and ravines, flows through World Heritage lands, where Port and Douro wines are cultivated. It is precisely on the banks of the river in Porto, sheltered by its hills, where we can find the great cellars of its celebrated, world-famous wine. In Gaia, on the south bank of the river, you can visit 120 M.MU

the cellars and taste the wine in its particular environment and enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Porto, as well as taking a ride on the cable car, which goes up and down this side of the river. Crossing the D. Luis bridge, one of the six bridges that connect both banks, we arrive at Ribeira, where there are many restaurants and terraces, with beautiful views of the sea, where you can sample the rich gastronomy accompanied by the excellent wines, not forgetting the refreshing green wine, characteristic of the region.


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Porto has been a World Heritage City since 1996. Its more than ten centuries of history have provided an enormous heritage and a varied catalogue of architectural references that range from the age-old churches and monuments to the contemporaneity of some emblematic buildings designed by outstanding students of its School of Architecture, such as Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Soto de Moura, both Pritzker Prize winners. The São Bento station, with its tiled lobby, is the ideal place to start a tour of the city. A little further on, don’t miss the Cathedral, from the atrium of which you can enjoy the first panoramic view of the river, the houses and the other side of the river.

This temple, like the first belt of city walls, was founded in the 12th century on the initiative of its first bishop, D. Hugo. Also known as the church of Santa Maria do Porto, Nossa Senhora do Porto da Eterna Salvação or Nossa Senhora da Vandoma, it reached its present size in the 13th century and in the following century the Gothic-style cloister was added, as was the tomb of the knight João Gordo in the chapel of St. John the Evangelist. Later, in the 17th and 18th centuries, the exterior and interior appearance of the cathedral was modified to the Baroque taste. The transformation of the portal (which still preserves the medieval rose window) on the north façade dates from this period. The Episcopal Palace building, the construction of which dates back to the 12th century, is also part of this architectural ensemble.

From there, we can head down steps and medieval streets to Ribeira and after admiring the silhouettes of the houses and church towers from the river, it is advisable to visit the church of San Francisco, an original temple in mendicant Gothic style, which during the 18th century acquired the splendour it still has today due to the works campaign that made its interior look as if everything was covered in gold, due to the abundance of gilded carvings. Nearby there are more churches, monuments and beautifully tiled port façades to admire, not forgetting the Stock Exchange Palace. Taking a tram to Foz, strolling along its beaches and filling your lungs with the sea breeze is another essential suggestion to unwind before heading to the Serralves gardens. M.MU 121


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The Serralves Foundation Park is a complex of 18 hectares of gardens, woods, a rose garden and a romantic lake, which have become a veritable refuge for those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here you can relax, stroll and visit the exhibitions in its acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Art. The Museum, which houses works by national and foreign artists from the late 1960s to the present day, is a project conceived by the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, which blends harmoniously with the surrounding landscape. In its more than 4,000 m2 of exhibition area there is a predominant balance between proportions, scales and light, something that is also achieved in the other 8,200 m2 that house the auditorium, library, documentation centre, shop, bookshop and leisure areas, including its restaurant with a terrace overlooking the Park, a space designed in general to invite reflection and coexistence with the nature that transcends the windows of the halls.

Beside the Boavista roundabout is the Casa da Música, absolutely imposing for its architectural form and its cultural significance. A magnificent cultural space, the work of the Dutch architect and town planner Rem Koolhaas, with a volumetry and originality that cannot go unnoticed. It was designed, on the occasion of the city’s becoming European Capital of Culture in 2001, as a stage for all types of music, from classical to electronic, from jazz to fado, from large international productions to small experimental projects, with a commitment to the quality of the infrastructure and the excellence of the programme with dynamic, innovative and prestigious proposals. You can find good shops in this area for shopping, as well as near the Avenida dos Aliados. After strolling through the shops and enjoying the modernist buildings on this wide avenue, it is worth taking a stroll to the pedestrianised Rua de Santa Catarina, where you can continue your shopping spree and take a break at the famous Café Majestic. Another of Porto’s must-see sites are the gardens of the Crystal Palace, with a different view over the river. Also the Soares dos Reis Museum, with a remarkable collection of Portuguese painting from the 19th and 20th centuries, of which the socalled “Escola do Porto” from the naturalist period deserves special attention, represented in particular by the artists Silva Porto, Marques de Oliveira, Artur

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Loureiro and Henrique Pousão. The most important works of the famous sculptor Soares dos Reis (18471889) are also to be found here. Not forgetting the Cordoaria garden, full of sculptures and surrounded by churches and other monuments. Finally, although a little way from the city centre, it is worth visiting the Torre dos Clérigos, to climb the tower and enjoy another panoramic view over Porto. This city has something magical and mystical that is hard to describe. Porto is a city and many cities at the same time, it is unique, original and beautiful, its beauty varies according to the place, the time of day and the light. It never ceases to surprise, never ceases to please, just like its people, simple, kind and generous people, with sweet and lilting voices, who welcome visitors with their best smiles. Porto, the Douro, the Atlantic, Portugal, its heritage, its wines, its riverbanks, its bridges, its monuments, its tiles, its flowery balconies and its shopping streets, a whole ensemble that makes this corner of the Iberian Peninsula one of the most little-known and most surprising tourist destinations. • Associação de Turismo de Porto e Norte visitportugal.com




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SHOPPING

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pages 107-115

MOTOR Subaru

2min
pages 116-117

Cuida-T

1min
pages 104-106

BELLEZA

2min
pages 102-103

DELICIAS DEL SUR SOUTHERN DELIGHTS

11min
pages 87-95

EVENTOS /EVENTS Palacio La Casa Real

2min
pages 100-101

GOURMET Delicias Kitchen

4min
pages 96-99

ECO

3min
pages 82-86

ZOOM

2min
pages 58-59

CONOCIENDO A / GETTING TO KNOW Miguel Poveda

12min
pages 60-66

ESPECIAL COSTA TROPICAL

4min
pages 76-81

IMPRESCINDIBLE / ESSENTIAL dinh van

3min
pages 54-57

A LA VANGUARDIA AT THE VANGUARD Piero Milano

2min
pages 44-45

ALTA RELOJERÍA FINE WATCHMAKING Patek Philippe

7min
pages 24-29

EN PROFUNDIDAD / IN DEPTH Santos de Cartier

2min
pages 42-43

NOVEDAD / WHAT´S NOW Hublot

5min
pages 32-35

ELEGANCIA FEMENINA FEMININE ELEGANCE Clash de Cartier

2min
pages 30-31

SOLIDARIDAD / SOLIDARITY UAPO

6min
pages 20-23

ACTUALIDAD / AT THE MOMENT Longines

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