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Andalucia scoops five of Spain’s top 10 tourist destinations

Sevilla, Marbella and Malaga were all among TripAdvisor's top destinations
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REVIEW: Does el Celler de can Roca still deserve to be in the world’s...

El Celler de Can Roca had just been crowned the world’s best restaurant by TripAdvisor in 2014. But how did it stand up to the Olive Press taste test? Jon Clarke checks it out
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IN PICS: Andalucia’s top five natural swimming pools

Try spending a relaxing day at one of these enchanted natural diving holes
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Costa de la Luz Gems: Barbate and Zahara de los Atunes

While very different, the quirky towns of Zahara and Barbate are breath of fresh air from the manufactured charms of the Costa del Sol, writes Carey Camel
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Following in the footsteps of Federico Garcia Lorca through Granada’s Alpujarra

Carlos Pranger takes a step back in time to walk the hills of La Alpujarra with poet Federico Garcia Lorca and composer Manuel de Falla
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Gaucin: Balcony of the Serrania

Gaucin is the true starting point of the Ronda mountains and has a vibrant and buzzing art and cultural scene
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Riding the wind on the Costa de la Luz

JON CLARKE takes a trip along the Costa de la Luz, Andalucia’s most unspoilt, if sometimes rather breezy, coastline

The Twin Alhamas of Granada and Almería

The Olive Press gets steamed up over what is on offer in both Alhama de Almería and Alhama de Granada
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Marbella: The food capital of Andalucia

With half of Andalucia's Michelin-starred restaurants, Marbella is clearly the region's culinary capital

Go with the wind…to Tarifa

From Arabic stronghold to Mecca to winsurfers, Tarifa offers a fabulous break all year round
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Seeing the light on the Costa de la Luz

Roman ruins, pristine beaches, cool kitesurfers... Tom Powell is blown away by Tarifa and Bolonia

Day Trip from Malaga: Go Bananas in the Axarquia

The land of rebellion, resistance and renaissance - where bananas, mangoes and just about anything else grows
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Day Trip from Cadiz and Sevilla: Medina Sidonia, Bridge to Inland Cadiz Province

Medina Sidonia – like its nearby neighbours of Benalup and Alcala de los Gazules - is full of history

The Prehistoric museum of Andalucia

2010 is the 600th anniversary since the Christians conquered Antequera... But that is almost like yesterday in the glorious history of Andalucia’s oldest town, where Spain’s ‘first architects’ were based, writes Jon Clarke

Celebrity chef Rick Stein’s Spain

Celebrity chef champions a number of eateries in Andalucia
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I aim to make the best wine in the World, says Andaluz winemaker

Geoff Garvey visits Cadiz bodega Huerta de Albala
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Ham-azing Aracena!

There are no cinemas, beaches and Chinese takeaways, but it’s ham heaven in the rolling mountain region of Aracena that few have heard of and even less visit, discovers Jon Clarke
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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?

A great way tapas the weekend

Granada: home to the Alhambra palace, the Albaicín and thousands of tapas bars. In the name of research, Mark Roulston visits just a few to sample the wine and food. IT is Saturday afternoon and the beginning of our weekend two-day tapa tour of...

Room with a view – El Torcal

EL Torcal Park Nature Reserve is known as the enchanted mountain range. It is not somewhere for the faint hearted or for those scared of heights. On my first visit to this most astonishing of Spanish landmarks in January 2005, it must also have...

Exploring Los Cahorros, Walking

 by Judith Cooke {mosimage} TRYING to find somewhere new and exciting to take young children is often a challenge here in Andalucía.  At Los Cahorros, with its dramatic gorge to explore, shallow river and inviting "tunnel" through over-hanging cliffs, there is much to keep lively legs occupied for a...
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On the gecko trail

Jon Clarke takes a stroll around Andalucia’s most artistic, creative town
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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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Journey back in time: The Genal Valley is just inland from the Costa del...

Taking a ride around the Genal Valley is a wonderful way to see how ancient Andalucia must have looked, writes Eloise Horsfield

YOTAM OTTOLENGHI: dinner at Atzaró Agroturismo Hotel, Ibiza

IT'S hard to think of a better way of spending a summer night than by eating food prepared by the internationally renowned chef and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi among the picture perfect vegetable garden of Atzaró Agroturismo Hotel, Ibiza. The hotel is one of three...

Deia dreaming in Mallorca

Jason Heppenstall spends an idyllic few days on the island of Mallorca – and comes home without his hubcaps

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