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The Clash: How UK rock legend Joe Strummer has a plaza in Spain’s Granada...

TRAVEL SELFIE: Clash front man has been honoured with a square named after him in Granada... CAN YOU FIND IT?
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HIDDEN GEM: Cadiz’ Jimena is a wonderful weekend escape in Andalucia

Nicola Cowell takes to the narrow lanes of Jimena de la Frontera to discover why the town is such an enchanted retreat for tourists and expats
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REVIEW: Madrid’s three star DiverXo exceeds expectations for the tastebuds and the wallet

With news that Dabiz Muñoz has just been named the world's best chef, check out the review by Olive Press editor Jon Clarke of DiverXo restaurant in Madrid.
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LET’S EXPLORE SPAIN: How Malaga’s colourful Axarquia region awakened from its slumber

David Baird on why, having lived all around the world, he settled in this quiet corner of Malaga, known as a land of rebellion, resistance and renaissance
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Estepona’s fast-growing restaurant scene

Estepona has a great mix of places to eat, writes Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke
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How a Toledo synagogue became a symbol of anti-Semitism in Spain

To mark Castilla-La Mancha Day, the Olive Press visits a curious monument symbolic of an age-old conflict in Spain.
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Vitoria-Gasteiz: Why this little visited city in northern Spain should be on your travel...

A SPANISH city that is little visited by tourists has been chosen by National Geographic as one of the best destinations for travel. The prestigious National Geographic magazine has drawn up a list of the 25 best destinations to travel to in 2021, including a...
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Lawyer turned chef wins Repsol award for Marbella restaurant on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A SELF-taught chef with a Masters degree in law is lighting the way for a new culinary revolution on the costas. Lawyer Fernando Alcala, 30, has snared a ‘sun’ award in the annual Repsol Soles awards for his creativity and hard work at his Marbella...
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Hemingway, my dad and running the bulls of Pamplona

In a moving tribute to her legendary father, American Deirdre Carney explains why she sorely misses running the bulls at July’s postponed San Fermin festival.
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Six wine-growing regions in Spain to enjoy the grape harvest this autumn

Autumn is in the air, and in Spain that means that we are moving into the best season to enjoy a spot of wine tourism. We all know that Spain produces some of the world’s finest wines and has some incredible bodegas to visit, and...
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RANKED: Top five ski resorts in Spain

WE love Spain for its sun and sand (and sangria, seafood, drool…) but who goes to ski in Spain?  If you’re flying to southern Spain in May and overhear talk of ski resorts, you’ll freak out you’re on the wrong plane.  But Spain is Europe’s second-most...
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IN PICS: Ghost village becomes tourist hot spot as it remerges from drought-hit reservoir...

A VILLAGE that was flooded to make way for a reservoir 30 years ago in Spain’s northwestern Galicia region has reappeared thanks to receding waters caused by drought. The entire population of Aceredo was relocated in 1992 when a valley on the Spanish-Portuguese border was...
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IN PICS: Are these the best six beaches in Spain?

WITH more than 3,000 beaches to choose from across almost 4,964 km of coastline, how does one go about selecting the very best beaches in all of Spain? British newspaper The Guardian had a try this week with six Spanish playas chosen among a list...
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Feast for foodies on the Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz has the most exciting mix of restaurants, writes Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke
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RANKED: Spain’s 10 most popular tapas dishes

To mark World Tapas Day on June 16, here's one from the Olive Press archive celebrating Spain's favourite dishes.
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Ten of the most desirable (and expensive) delicacies produced in Spain

WE ALL know Spain has good food. But look beyond the paella and tapas and you can discover some of the most expensive culinary delicacies the world has to offer, made right here in Spain. From an ethical foie gras produced without cruelty in...
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IN PICS: A look around the unmissable monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site that...

THE iconic symbol of Cordoba is the stunning Mosque-Cathedral, which is an extraordinary example of the blending of Muslim and Christian cultures. Built in the 8th Century under the rule of Amir Abd ar-Rahman I, the mosque became a Christian church when Cordoba was conquered...
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What a corker! This Spanish bodega has just been crowned best in world to...

A SPANISH vineyard has beaten the world’s finest to be named the best in the world to visit. Herederos Marques de Riscal in Spain's La Rioja region has been given the accolade by online drinks retailer, The Bottle Club. Fifteen vineyards from around the world were...
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Spooky! How Halloween is celebrated in different parts of Spain

HALLOWEEN has grown in popularity in Spain in recent years much like across the rest of Europe, with the country adopting American style celebrations such as ‘trick or treating’ and fancy dress parties.   Traditionally however, it is the day after Halloween - All Saints Day...
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Covid cancelled Christmas: One reader’s experience of a rather different celebration in Tenerife in...

Faced with spending Christmas alone in a cold flat in Madrid after Covid scuppered a return to see family in Scotland, Sarah Crozier made the last minute decision to book a trip to Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands.
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TRAVEL: Which two cities are the most popular tourist destinations in Spain?

TWO Spanish cities have made the top-ten list for holiday destinations in continental Europe, according to one recent survey. And neither of them were Madrid. Travel company Holidu published the 10 most searched destinations on its platform, with Barcelona the second-most searched city in Europe,...
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Nowhere to Lorca, everything to me: A personal journey through the Sierra Nevada mountains...

FEDERICO Garcia Lorca once described La Alpujarra as ‘the land of nowhere’, and this remained true when I first visited in the early 2000s.  It was as if time stood still in the charming, white villages and the vast, open spaces with the background hum...
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Off the beaten track: Escape to Arcadia with a holiday in Spain’s northern region...

It’s said the rain in Spain falls mainly in Asturias … But when Olive Press editor Jon Clarke swapped the crowded Costas for a summer break in this peaceful pastoral paradise, he only wore his raincoat once.
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SECRET SPAIN: These are the best hidden beaches to visit this summer

FINDING a quiet beach, now more than ever, is a goal for locals and holidaymakers alike. With summer just around the corner and the hordes of foreign holidaymakers on their way - if Spain's tourist industry gets their way and restrictions on travel are...
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Tapas and flamenco: Where to eat in the Macarena district in Sevilla

MACARENA is packed with great little tapas bars and flamenco taverns.  Sprawling out from its iconic basilica, you’ll find anything from South American tapas fusion joints to decades-old sherry and wine bars. Below we’ve rounded up the must-visits for 2021. Maravilla Social Club  Tucked away on the narrow...
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WORLD TAPAS DAY: 10 cities in Spain where you will find the best free...

The tradition of free tapas are not only a long-standing tradition in Granada—find out where else with the Olive Press’ Tapas guide
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