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Looking for a low-key cultural getaway now you can travel between Andalucia’s provinces? Check...

AFTER a year marked by grounded planes, closed borders, and mandatory quarantines, looking for destinations close to home is probably the safest option until spring. Luckily, for those living in Andalucia, six more towns have been added to the region’s list of touristic municipalities. The Junta’s...
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EXPLORING ANDALUCIA: Forget the Caminito del Rey… how about El Chorro’s challenging Two Peaks...

Forget the Caminito; that's kids stuff. Jon Clarke climbed two of Malaga’s tallest mountains and rowed across its lake district all in one back-breaking breathtaking day
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Andalucia’s Top 20 roadside ventas you NEED to visit as travel between provinces resumes

THEY are as much a part of Andalucia as fish and chip shops in Britain or bistros in Paris. The roadside ventas lining the highways of Spain’s largest region have been providing sustenance to the weary traveller for centuries. Take any main motorway or winding A-road...
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Italica: Visit the epic Roman ruins near Sevilla in Spain that starred as Dragonpit...

Just 9km as the bird flies north west from Sevilla are the ruins of ancient Italica, which was the first Roman city founded on the Iberian Peninsula or Hispania as it was then known. The city was founded in 206 BC and was the birthplace...
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Stung into kitesurfing action…

The sport of kitesurfing leaves Jon Clarke in a tangle, after the first morning started with a nasty ‘shock’
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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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Insider tips to the ultimate Ibiza getway

Here are some other great money-saving ideas for doing Ibiza on a budget without missing out on a thing
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ISLAND ESCAPE: There has never been a better time to visit the normally packed...

IT’S approaching high Spring and the beaches of Ibiza would normally be filling up and the hip boutiques of Ibiza town inundated with English, American and German accents. Instead there is merely a gentle trickle of European tourists circling the White Isle and you’re more...
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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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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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Whale of a time

Sun-seekers and surfers aren’t the only ones who head to the Costa de la Luz every year
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Medina Sidonia – A bridge to the past in Andalucia´s inland Cadiz region

Medina Sidonia – like its nearby neighbours of Benalup and Alcala de los Gazules - is full of history
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Sevilla: Discover Alfalfa’s hipster barrio of Soho Benita

Oh so Soho! The hipster mini barrio of Soho Benita is not one to miss on your next trip to Sevilla A FEW years back even a Sevilla policeman couldn't have told you where to find Soho Benito because this artsy bohemian district didn’t exist. Today it’s...
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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...

Top 10 secrets of the Serrania de Ronda

From bandit hideouts to Roman wine cellars, there is so much to see and so many great walks close to Ronda, writes Jon Clarke
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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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The joys of eating out in Andalucia

Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke on the best of outdoor dining
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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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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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SECRET CADIZ: Why Valdevaqueros, near Tarifa, is the best show on the Costa de...

Tarifa's Tumbao is the coolest place to hang out on Cadiz' Costa de la Luz, writes Jon Clarke

Could this be Spain’s most romantic place to stay? Jon Clarke takes a trip...

I’M wallowing in my private outdoor bath having played three sets of tennis at probably Spain’s most exclusive court. With a glass of cava in the hand and a light breeze blowing through the pines above me, I feel like I’ve finally arrived. Welcome to the...
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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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New stars are born, and only one lost, as the celebrated Michelin foody bible...

IT must have been one of the hardest years in the food bible’s hundred-year history. But somehow the Michelin guide - which launched in 1910 in Spain - has managed to wheedle out a few new stars for Spain for 2021. A total of 22 new...

Arriving in Sotogrande style, take a trip down the Rio Guadiaro

IT is by far the most exciting way to arrive in Sotogrande. But you are likely to get wet so don’t bring your gladrags. One of the best family adventures on the Costa del Sol, you can rent a kayak and paddle the whole way...

IN PICS: This paradise retreat has won international acclaim and is just 15 minutes...

“There is everything here you’d want from a high-end holiday – privacy, infinity pool, and ambitious architecture.”
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Once home to sailors, potters, Flamenco dancers and bullfighters: Why you should visit Sevilla’s...

ONCE home to sailors, potters, Flamenco dancers and bull-fighters, Triana’s rich history is as colourful as its buildings which light up the river bank on its iconic Calle Betis. The barrio was once known as an arrabal, the name given to areas separated from the...
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