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Stratospheric: How Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences put the city on Spain’s design...

Despite costing €1.2 billion, Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences is a world wonder, believes Jon Clarke
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Discovering a Secret Paradise in the Serrania de Ronda, inland Malaga in southern Spain

There is a secret paradise deep in the hills above the Costa del Sol, as writer Jason Luban discovers.
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TRAVEL SPAIN: Six amazing places to visit in 2022 that probably aren’t on your...

WHEN visiting a country like Spain, determining how to make the most of your stay can be a difficult task, writes Shannon Chaffers. Of course, the most spectacular and well known sites are at the top of everyone's bucket-list, but Spain has so much more...
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From awesome to gruesome: Ten of Spain’s most outlandish dishes to try before you...

Our top 10 picks from Spain's lesser-known culinary larder...

TRAVEL: Nine breathtaking UNESCO sites in Spain you should put on your bucket list

IF your Spanish holiday involves sun, sandy beaches and a bit of booze, there’s still an awful lot you are missing out on. While many people rightly come to Spain to relax, millions more come to Spain to soak up its breathtaking culture. The country has...
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Sevilla: Where to eat in Alfalfa

Alfalfa has a rich history, dating back to the Phoenicians some 2,000 years ago, and a rich food and drink scene to match.  From traditional tapas to modern dining, there’s a great range to get your teeth stuck into. Below are some of the best the...
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These are officially the 10 best tortillas served in Spain

With onions or without? Runny or well done? These are the questions that continue to divide Spanish society when it comes to Spain's unofficial national dish - tortilla.  But however you like your tortilla, a recent competition has determined which are the ten best tortillas...
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More than a football match: The Olive Press Guide to visiting Sevilla

With thousands of Rangers fans descending on Sevilla this week for the Europa League Final against Eintracht Frankfurt, here's a quick guide to the sites.
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TRAVEL: 12 beautiful places to see the autumn colours in Spain

Now that it’s officially autumn, what better way to welcome the season than a trip to see some of Spain's most beautiful autumnal locations. Here are twelve places in Spain to see gorgeous autumn colours: Take a trip up north to visit the Basque Country...
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Casares: The hilltop haven in southern Spain you need to visit

A SMORGASBORD of sugar cube houses perch on the rolling hills of Casares. Situated amongst woodland on a 1,427ft high cliff, the pueblo blanco is quaint and peaceful. The charming town has long attracted A-list Hollywood visitors, including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.  The pair were...
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Spain’s Malaga among best Christmas destinations in Europe

CHRISTMAS is one of the most celebrated festivals of the year and Malaga is among the must-see places to visit over the festive season. Just days away from the switch on of its one-million-euro Christmas lights, Malaga City has been chosen among the 20 most...
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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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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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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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IN PICS: Is this the tackiest hotel in Spain?

There are awards for the best boutique hotel, the most luxurious and the most elegantly designed, but if there was a gong for the most tackiest then the Hotel Convento in Spain’s Castilla y Leon region would most certainly be in the running. At least...
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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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Albacete: Why you should visit central Spain’s underdog tourist destination

To mark Castilla-La Mancha day on May 31st we take a look at one of Spain's most under rated cities.
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Ten very good reasons to make Extremadura your next travel destination in Spain

WHEN it comes to tourism, Extremadura is off the beaten track. Few of the 80 million foreign visitors who visited Spain annually in pre-Covid times would venture to the region, for the lack of beaches or easy road and rail connections make it tough to...
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10 of the most beautiful walled towns and cities to visit in Spain

Throughout the centuries, medieval walls have served as defence barriers and examples of historically significant architecture with some still encompassing thriving communities today
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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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New gallery puts Caceres on the map as a destination for modern art lovers...

If there was one reason alone to go to Caceres, it is to dine at the fabled restaurant Atrio, but a new modern art museum raises the stakes of a long-overlooked gem of a destination, writes Fiona Govan.
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REVIEW: Style and substance after stunning overhaul of Madrid hotel Rosewood Villa Magna

Big team effort behind five-star relaunch in Madrid's upmarket Barrio Salamanca, writes Jon Clarke

Benahavis has it all: The ultimate guide to the hidden gem’ of Spain’s Costa...

BORIS Johnson chose it as the location for his controversial autumn getaway, following in the footsteps of a long list of well-known people have holidayed here, so what's so special about Benahavis? Hugh Grant has holidayed here; Rod Stewart and Cristiano Ronaldo have also contributed...
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Medina Sidonia: A bridge to the past in Andalucia’s inland Cadiz region, southern Spain

Medina Sidonia – like its nearby neighbours of Benalup and Alcala de los Gazules - is full of history
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Glamping: Plans unveiled for new luxury campsite on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE Costa del Sol’s first luxury campsite is in the works, to be located between Mijas and Fuengirola just a few metres from the beach. The classification of the campsite as ´luxury´ was granted by the Junta of Andalucia. The project to revamp the old Mijas-Fuengirola...
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IN PICS: First look at Richard Branson’s luxury new hotel planned for converted 15th...

BRITISH entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson flew into Mallorca this week to look around Virgin Limited Edition’s latest tourism project: the restoration of a 15th century finca into a luxury hotel resort. Here we can share the first photos from the Son Bunyola Estate which is...
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