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Travel Spain: How the pandemic saw Madrid transform into a luxury tourism destination

As travel reawakens in the post-lockdown world, Spain’s capital has repositioned itself to attract the big spenders

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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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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Valencia restaurants shine with six new Michelin stars out of 31 awarded across Spain

THE Michelin Guide has awarded six new restaurants across the Valencia region with coveted stars confirming its place as one of the culinary hotspots of Spain. The 2022 Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal was launched on Tuesday evening with a gala ceremony at Valencia’s...
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Blooming brilliant: More than 49,000 people visit the autumn patios in Spain’s Cordoba

SOME 50,000 people have visited the Autumn Patios of Cordoba over the two weekend special autumn festival to mark 100 years since the patio contest began. As of Saturday 23, a total of 49,138 people had visited the patios to view the architectural treasures that...
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Where to eat: Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca is a culinary delight

Javea is one of the true culinary capitals of the Costa Blanca, writes Jon Clarke
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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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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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Spain unveils plans for largest artificial beach in Europe just 30 mins drive from...

PLANS have been unveiled for the largest artificial beach in Europe which will be located just a half an hour drive from the capital. Permission has been given to create a giant water park with 25,000 square metres of pools surrounded by 15,000 square metres...
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Happy geese: Farmer produces ethical foie gras in Spain’s Extremadura

For many this buttery, rich delicacy is one of the most desired luxury food items in the culinary world, for others its method of manufacture represents the ultimate in cruelty.  Traditionally, foie gras is produced by a technique perfected in France known as ‘gavage’ in...
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Cordoba’s Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos: Where the Christian, Roman and Moorish meet

FEW places in Spain boast a history as rich and varied as Cordoba’s breathtaking Alcazar. Founded in 1328 by Alfonso XI, this palace has served as everything from the residence of the Spanish Inquisition to a garrison for Napoleon's troops and even hosted Columbus...
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Alameda: A guide to Sevilla’s trendiest district

THE Alameda neighbourhood is the area surrounding and including the Alameda de Hercules, a long mall accompanied by bars, cafes and restaurants on either side.  Lying in the northern part of the city’s old town, the Alameda was once a meeting point for the elites...
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How to prepare your next international trip

During these cold winter days, are you dreaming of your next holiday? If the answer is “yes”, the good news is that you can start planning it already. You might think that summer is still far away, but if you start to plan your...
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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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FOCUS: From almost bust to boom – How Spain’s hotel sector is bouncing back...

Spain’s hotel sector comes back harder, better, faster, stronger post-pandemic, discovers Sorrel Downer.
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Five lesser known towns worth a visit on Spain’s Costa del Sol this summer

Spain’s sunniest coast has a varied and unique collection of towns and resorts
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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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10 celebrities who own hotels in Spain

CELEBRITY forays into business haven’t always ended well. Just because you can kick a ball about doesn’t mean you can launch a cologne – just like you wouldn't expect a perfume maker to bicycle kick on the volley. That said, David Beckham nets a cool €60,000...
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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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Three hidden gems inland from Spain’s Costa del Sol to escape to for a...

THREE quiet destinations located off the beaten path in Malaga, ideal to spend a peaceful New Year. Malaga has plenty of hidden gems located in the middle of the mountains, surrounded by natural enclaves that not many tourists or even Malageños know about. Towns with few...

Starry nights: Marbella is the Michelin star capital of Andalucia

IT’S no coincidence that Marbella has nearly half a dozen Michelin stars within its modest borderies… this is, after all, the playground of the super-rich. The line of fabulous eateries gets better by the year and includes plenty of great new spots not even found...
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Off piste perfect in the Sierra Nevada!

Swap your skis for a wild mountain adventure with experienced Telemark, writes Jon Clarke
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Where to stay on the ski slopes of Andalucia’s Sierra Nevada

IT is hard to describe Pradollano as an authentic mountain village. But, with a metre of snow on the ground and the sun finally out, it certainly has its charms. There are lots of places to stay but easily one of the most charming has got...
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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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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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Granada’s Alhambra Palace is boring, Sevilla’s Giralda is pointless and the Caminito del Rey...

From the confused to the disillusioned to the just plain bored, check out our ‘dirty dozen’ of the daftest TripAdvisor reviews given to some of Andalucia’s most noted tourist attractions
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