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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

Get active in Pruna
02 March 2015 @ 12:59

There is an aerobics class for the whole village every day of the week at 9,30am in the sports hall, you well be the only expat there, but all are welcome, and it is free!

Mondays there is a dance class at the Pena Flamenco, the bar/club above the Casa Municipal on the Main Road, it starts at 7pm, straight after the childrens flamenco class, it is salsa and a kind of spanish line dancing, great fun, you will be welcomed with open arms, there is a small charge for this class but the first class is free. Again, usually I am the only expat, but a warmer welcome woul dbe hard to find.

Tuesday there is a market in Campillos, which is in a tree lined flat street and looks lovely.

Wednesday, what a giddy day, ideally go to Moron to their market, by the bull ring, the biggest and best in the whole area, home made soap, antique linens, and the usual american tan knickers and bras. And if you are feeling energetic go for a swim in the indoor swimming pool.remember the outdoor pools are only open july and august, and a swim gives the body a much needed respite from all those stone floors. A swim costs three euros. I am known as Pruna by the lMoron locals, I am almost the only Brit they see, so they nickname me after the Spanish village I live in. And then to Eroski or Lidl to buy the things it is hard to get in the village.

Thursday is long walk day, there are some beautiful hikes, ask on the pruna libre facebook page and someone will gladly show you the routes.

Friday is market day, I have bought some wonderful clothes on the market, but when you see them grab them, because they won't be there next week! Sizes are difficult because the clothes are made for shorter folks than the brits, and once I was looking at leggings, to wear under a tunic, and the stall holder refused to sell them to me! He thought I wanted to wear them like the teenagers do, with a tight crop top, and nothing else, Understandably this idea offended him, but really, to have them taken from from my hands, placed back and pointed in the direction of jeans was a chastening experience.

Saturday, the stress builds up, Coviron, the supermarket at the front of the Cooperative closes at 1.30pm, the clock is ticking! Remember there are no food shops open on a Sunday ok, there at least five other shops that open from 5.30 in the afternoon, (and ok, the bread shop in Olvera sells a basic range of food stuffs as well as bread but the fear of impending starvation starts to slowly descend on me). Saturday afternoon is the fun dance class at the Pena Flamenco, Zumba and Salsa! get that body moving, from 4pm till 6pm, small fee but no charge for first class!

Sunday, everything slow and lazy, I go for a long long walk, usually to the Roman aquaduct and over the hills then have a lovely lunch in the sun while my legs decide that can recover if given a cerveza and a cafe solo.

Apart from the things I know about and attend there are Flamenco dance classes, Flamenco guitar classes, yoga classes, and teh gym is open every day for just two euros.

You might get very little done in Pruna, you might drift from day to day, but if your wanted to there is so much to do that you need never be bored or restless.

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doscervezas said:
26 April 2015 @ 17:56

i noticed posters for mountain hikes, senderismo, organised by the council they look amazing.

SARA said:
18 July 2017 @ 22:27

I just happened upon houses for sale in Pruna and was therefore very interested in your blog. There is a lot of talk about ex-pats and groups/activities for them. Surely if you move to Spain you want to integrate and make friends with local Spanish people rather than be in a ghetto with other foreigners. Making Spanish friends would help with learning the language thus speeding up integration. I hope you don't think I am being rude when I make such comments but why live with Brits when in Spain.

christineinseville said:
19 July 2017 @ 09:30

HI sara, your comment was not rude, but I should have made clear, at the aerobics class (forty odd women) there is usually just myself and another expat, and we both stand with our little group of Spanish friends.
I am the only expat i have ever seen at the Moron indoor swimming pool.
Again, the dance classes, I am usually the only expat.
I agree with you entirely about becoming part of Spanish village life meaning doing things with neighbours and not with a clatch of brits. (I feel duty bound to point out that this attitude does not endear one to the Brits who do not share our concept of integration.)

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