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A description of life in the village of Pruna, nestled in the Andalusian mountains of Seville

Village life in the Andalusian mountains

Winter activities in Pruna
19 October 2014 @ 14:31

From September onwards there is gap in evening events because everyone is so exhausted from the August feria when the village goes mental for several days.

But the morning pilates, aerobics, and dance classes are held in the gym, free, they are paid for by the council, and you have never expereinced a pilates class like it!! First of all the music, not a harp sound in hearing, we exercised to Prodigy!! And the cool down music was Chemical Brothers! It was a fun class with more emphasis on small movements than breathing (or was there? (could I have understood complex pilates breathing instructions? as the answer is a resounding NO then perhaps the instructor went into great detail). As someone who does pilates at home and who walks and does aerobics it came as a shock to me that I could barely move the next day without wincing.

The morning walks will be starting now, four mornings a week they meet opposite Racos for a one/two hour walk, usually with dogs.

There is free evening dance classes at the Casino Bar, very welcoming!! Think of line dancing with salsa and you will not be far off.

There are free Flamenco dance classes Wednesday afternoons at the Pena Flamenco (above the Casa Municipal).

We are all made very welcome at these events, the locals are very happy to see us, but to be honest, though my Spanish is quite good, I find it very difficult to understand the thick Andalucian accents, so just smile. A good trick is, if you know their daughter or granddaughter/grandson to tell how beautiful they are. Always goes down well.

So though the summer coach trips, aqua aerobics, yoga, and concerts have stopped there is still so much to do, and Christmas is soon upon us and then the partying begins again!

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Kwoolpack said:
08 February 2015 @ 10:42

I am so excited thanks for writing this blog. I am coming to see some properties in Pruna next week hoping to find my place in the sun. As much as I want to live there full time I'll have to wait a bit longer to be able to do that, so it'll just be a holiday home for the time being. I have 2 small children (3 year old and 8 month old) and wonder if there is enough in the village to keep them occupied. I can't wait to have a look around. Thanks also for pointing me towards the facebook group I've also sent a request to join that too. I do worry that the locals may not appreciate 'foreigners' coming in and leaving properties vacant for the majority of the year do you think this would be an issue?

christineinseville said:
08 February 2015 @ 15:49

The villagers would far rather the houses were homes, even though empty for part, or even most, of the year. Every one of us contributes money to the local economy, and the village is a real working village, donkeys and dogs, they need the income.
You have posted on the pruna libre Facebook page, why not ask if anyone has a property they want to sell? Estate agent fees are very high for the sellers, so that would knock several thousand off the price. That being said, olvera properties really looked after me when buying my home.
Where are you looking?
Pruna is lovely! And houses are being snapped up at the moment, best of luck x

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