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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

Olive Press editor Jon Clarke was blown away by Madrid’s masterchef who wouldn’t even give Princess Leticia, David Beckham or Mark Zuckerburg a table
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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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Calling all adventurers: ‘Zarajos’ and ‘entresijos’ – tried the weird Spanish food from Madrid?

Jon Clarke tests his tastebuds with a few of the culinary oddities of Madrid
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The 10 best tourist sites in Spain’s Sevilla (and how to see them all...

Andalucia’s capital is one of the most walkable cities in the world and many of the best wonders are concentrated in and around the centre
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Cas Gasi: Welcome to the hippest boutique hotel in rural Ibiza

THE first decision to make as you stroll down the drive from the car park at Agroturismo Cas Gasi is which path to take to reception: the first follows a perfumed bank of roses, planted four rows deep; the other meanders beneath a floral...
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Sotogrande’s secret places to dine

Sotogrande and its nearby coastline has a wealth of secret places to eat, writes Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke
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ROYAL TREATMENT: Madrid’s Westin Palace Hotel is used to hosting the rich and famous...

THE staff at Madrid’s Westin Palace Hotel are long used to dealing with guests with masks. In fact it was over 30 years ago that they welcomed mask-clad germ-phobe celebrity Michael Jackson to their esteemed five-star establishment. Arriving with his young family the American singer insisted...
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Moorish makeover for relaunch of Andalucian teahouse on Costa de la Luz

Exotic family photos of travels around the Middle East take pride of place in the quaint teteria
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Sevilla: What to see in El Arenal

EL Arenal sits on the banks of the Guadalquivir river and while not so big, features some of the city’s most important sites. Most notable are the iconic bullring and the medieval Torre del Oro - or Tower of Gold in English. Below are the best...
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Marbella: Capital of food

From Michelin stars to Malaysians, Marbella is the true dining melting pot of Andalucia, writes Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke
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APRÈS SCOFF: There are mountains of good places to eat in Spain’s Sierra Nevada,...

Excellent dishes this season include a ceviche of scallops in a bloody Mary sauce and an amazing false risotto with coconut milk, kimchi and prawn
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DINING REVOLUTION: Where to eat in Estepona on the Costa del Sol

JUST take a sniff around the centre these days and, please, whisper it quietly: The most upwardly-mobile resort on the Costa del Sol is finally developing a foodie scene. As a series of boutique hotels get set to open in the centre, appropriately a number...
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Life’s a picnic: The Olive Press tests Bilbao’s famous Azurmendi restaurant

As Spain’s top chef Eneko Atxa opens in London, Jon Clarke checks out the green and wacky world of his Basque restaurant
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Capital pleasures: Plan a trip to Madrid this Spring, it has so much to...

IT was a bright, sunny New Year’s Day in 2007 and we were walking out of the Ritz hotel down Paseo de la Castellana en route to a morning’s sightseeing at the Prado gallery. What could possibly go wrong? Our seven-month-old daughter, that’s what. Wailing from...
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NICE ONE SON: Valldemossa’s Son Viscos is the perfect B&B for a weekend escape

IT is the perfect place to hole up for a weekend escape. And at just 20 minutes from Palma, it couldn’t be easier to get to. Yet, despite its proximity to Mallorca’s capital, Son Viscos, in Valldemossa, is surrounded by some of the island’s most stunning...
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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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Benalmadena offers some great places to eat

You have to know where to look, writes Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke
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ESCAPES: The Olive Press picks its top ten hotels to enjoy the Spanish mountains...

Sitting by a fire, reading a good book, taking a bracing stroll, followed by a massage or dip in a spa is a wonderful way to relax during winter in Spain
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Old meets new: Visit Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol

ESTEPONA is a place where old Spain meets new. The deep blue of the timeless Mediterranean Sea contrats with the greenery of the rolling hills and mountains that provide a backdrop. The two sandwich the bright white of the traditional homes and more modern architecture...
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IN BOCA: Alberts is the stand out resturant on the Costa del Sol

It has been an institution on the coast for years. Now Alberts is coming into its own, writes Jon Clarke
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REVOLUTION!: The best places to eat in Spain’s Madrid

MADRID has gone through a food revolution since I lived there in the early 1990s when it was literally all about roast suckling pig, pinchos de tortilla and there was just one vegetarian restaurant, near the Retiro. Today, it has as buzzing a food scene...
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‘Giving light’ and tile-painting in Triana

Getting crafty in across the bridge...
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Olive Press publisher Jon Clarke gets five star access to Spain’s three Michelin Star...

Joan Roca, Quique Dacosta and Angel León are just some of the culinary stars that attended Dani Garcia's A Cuatro Manos event in Marbella
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SPAIN TRAVEL:What to see in Sevilla’s Macarena district

MACARENA is to Seville what Shoreditch once was to London.  Packed full of young professionals, it is fast becoming the coolest neighbourhood in which to live, work and play, offering a perfect combination of hidden bars and an evolving food scene while serving up heaps...
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Sunset Beach Club is on a wave!

With a huge range of facilities, activities and shows, it is no surprise that Sunset Beach Club is one of the Costa del Sol’s most successful hotels, writes Jon Clarke
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Brits on the piste!

It’s two decades since intrepid expats Giles Birch and Jonathan Buzzard started working in the Sierra Nevada, writes Jon Clarke
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Sunset Beach Club is on a wave!

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