Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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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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

Ten of the most amazing and interesting trees to visit in Spain

TREES are one of the most breathtaking natural wonders in our world and Spain has its fair share of truly exceptional ones. The Olive Press takes a look at some of the most beautiful and interesting trees found across Spain. The Sacred Chestnut of Istan, Malaga The...
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Marbellous Marbella: Discover the gem of the Costa del Sol

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chosen Marbella on Spain's Costa del Sol for an autumn break. Her
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BALCONY OF THE SERRANIA DE RONDA: Visit Gaucin in Spain’s Andalucia

IT’S called the balcony of the Serrania de Ronda and it’s not hard to see why. Perched high on a rocky outcrop, surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery, the views from Gaucin stretch across not one, but two continents. In fact, on a clear morning, Gibraltar lies...
Seven practical tips for a dog-friendly day out at the seaside in Spain

Seven practical tips for a dog-friendly day out at the seaside in Spain

A DAY at the beach with your dog provides a great bonding experience, but be sure to plan and pack paw-fectly. Once you’ve located your ideal dog-friendly beach, the following list will help guarantee a fun day out at the beach with your furry pack...
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WHERE TO STAY: The best rural retreats in Spain’s Guadalhorce Valley

Guadalhorce valley has some great rural retreats, writes Jon Clarke
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Dia de la Hispanidad: Why Spain celebrates its National Day on October 12

Each October 12 Spain marks its National Day or Dia de la Hispanidad with a public holiday. The day coincides with the celebration of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the Americas, 529 years ago today, which is why it is celebrated in the USA where...

Up Soto creek with a paddle

Rent a kayak and paddle the whole way down the Guadiaro river from El Secadero, which is actually in Casares, to the mouth of the river at Sotogrande port

The best city breaks to enjoy in Spain this Easter 

TAKE advantage of the long weekend. We have everything you need to plan your perfect escape... Sevilla  The capital of Andalucia and the largest city in southern Spain, Sevilla is held in such high regard that people speak of it in awed tones, from the Plaza de Espana...
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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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We’re going on a bear hunt! The ultimate wildlife adventure in the green...

Equipped with binoculars and brimming with high expectations, an intrepid family group head high into the mountains in search of one of Spain’s most elusive tourist attractions, writes Fiona Govan.
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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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IN PICS: Dine in the Madrid sky at the tallest restaurant in Spain

IT BRINGS new meaning to the term ‘haute cuisine’; A new restaurant has opened in a Madrid skyscraper to become the highest dining establishment in all of Spain. Elkar opened this week on the 33 rd floor of the Torre Emperador in the capital’s business...
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Piste to plate! The best places to dine in Spain’s Sierra Nevada

No uphill battle to find good places to eat in the Sierra Nevada, writes Jon Clarke
Tickets To Go On Sale For New Low Cost High Speed Trains Between Madrid And Valencia In Spain

Spain by train: Tickets now on sale for new low-cost high speed rail journeys...

TICKETS are now on sale for a new high-speed 'low-cost' rail service between Valencia and Madrid. The Avlo service, starting on February 21, is being run by state operator Renfe, who already have AVE fast trains on the same route. https://twitter.com/Avlorenfe/status/1483133605794795529 Services will depart from Valencia at...
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International tourist spending betters pre-pandemic levels in Spain’s Andalucia 

TOURISTS have spent more money than before the pandemic in Andalucia, according to data released by the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE). According to a report from INE, tourists spent a total of €1.1 billion in the month of May - which is more...
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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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REVIEW: Madrid’s three star DiverXo exceeds expectations for the tastebuds and the wallet

With news that Dabiz Muñoz has just been named the world's best chef, check out the review by Olive Press editor Jon Clarke of DiverXo restaurant in Madrid.
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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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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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Malaga among 15 Spanish cities that offer best quality of life

MALAGA has been included as one of the 15 Spanish cities with the best quality of life. Malaga has optimal air quality, is the fourth sunniest city in Europe and is also considered by Forbes magazine as one of the best cities to live in;...
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EQUINE DREAM: Finca La Donaira is Andalucia’s luxury eco-retreat with its own studfarm

La Donaira’s natural horsemanship classes with 90 Lusitano horses is the perfect escape for riding fanatic Fiona Govan
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VIA VERDE: Cycling and kayaking through Catalunya’s Ebro Delta makes for a great family...

THIS was a holiday which separated the men from the boys. Unfortunately, my fear of the dark meant I came across as one of the boys as I cycled very slowly through almost pitch black old railway tunnels. Sad to say, the children looked on...
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Discover ten of the most beautiful mountain villages in Spain

FROM white washed pueblos clinging to rocky crags in Andalucia to golden stone-built villages nestling in verdant hidden valleys in Asturias, the mountain settlements of Spain are amongst the most beautiful the country has to offer. They offer a tantalising glimpse of old Spain, many...
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Arriate is the buzzing Spanish village just outside Ronda that is Andalucia’s best kept...

While enveloped in stunning mountain scenery, warm-hearted independent Arriate is famous for its friendly locals and a love of partying, writes Jon Clarke

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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...

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Luxury tourism grows by 30% in Spain’s Malaga

PREMIUM tourism is on the rise in the Capital of the Costa del Sol, says tourism delegate. According to Jacobo Florido, Malaga's Councillor for Tourism,...