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Five incredible castles in Spain’s Malaga every history-lover should visit

The Alcazaba of Antequera once guarded one of the most important frontier castles in the Kingdom of Granada
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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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Flavours of Córdoba: A tour of Córdoba’s tastiest dishes

The city owes its rich culinary repertoire to the mix of cultures that have passed through
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Ecija: A visit to the charming city known as ‘the frying pan’ of Spain

IT is known as ‘El Sarten’, the frying pan of Spain because it’s location in a dip surrounded by the olive groves of La Campina means it regularly records the hottest temperatures in southern Europe. But Ecija is also dubbed the ‘City of Towers’ and...
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Shining bright: Spain’s Marbella is a destination for good food and culinary expertise

AS the pandemic hit two years ago most of the travel industry in Spain went into full disaster mode. Meanwhile, in Marbella, the hotels and restaurants braced themselves for an influx of captains of industry, celebrities and royalty. The perfect haunt to ride out the crisis,...
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Cordoba voted most beautiful historic city in Spain in Lonely Planet survey

THE Andalucian city of Cordoba has been voted the most beautiful in Spain in a recent online survey. The study was carried out on the popular travel and culture website Lonely Planet's social media platforms. The site gathered the results of 52,000 responses who were...
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Baños de la Encina: Postcard from the oldest castle in Spain

SPAIN is littered with castles. It has such a glut  - 10,257 to be exact - that I’d believe it if there were more castles per capita in Spain than in any other country.  You’ll see castellated walls in various states of upkeep perched atop...
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On restaurant road to Casares

The road up to Casares is one of the true gourmet routes in Andalucia, writes Dining Secrets of editor Jon Clarke
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Following the legacy of Spain’s most famous poet and playwright, Federico Garcia Lorca

On the 86th anniversary of his death on August 18, we republish Dimitris Kouimtsidis account of exploring the fleeting life of Spain’s most famous poet, snuffed out for being gay, socialist and ‘undesirable’
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Marbella: golden childhood memories of eating and drinking and mega yachts

All his family holidays were spent in Marbella. Jorge Hinojosa takes us on a trip down memory lane – with plenty of stops for food and drink along the way MARBELLA has always been like a second home to me. My family visits every August to...

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.”
Costa Blanca airport breaks million passenger mark for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic started in Spain

LATEST: What are the Covid-19 rules for travellers arriving in Spain?

SPAIN has dropped the need to show Covid-19 pass in early June for anyone arriving into the country from the EU or Schengen area meaning that for the first time in more than two years, there are no restrictions on entry. However, holidaymakers travelling from...
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WATCH: A new star is born as final piece placed atop tower in Gaudi’s...

THE architectural masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi took another step towards completion as a giant multifaceted star was lifted into place atop one of Sagrada Familia’s main towers. The 12-pointed star, which weighs 5.5 tonnes and measures 7 metres across, was installed atop the tower dedicated...
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TRAVEL SPAIN: Five destinations to explore inland from Spain’s Costa Blanca this summer

Inland areas offer visitors historic and artistic wonders, nature walks and incredible food away from the crowds.
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LATEST: What you need to know about the new Covid rules for travelling to...

AT long last, Spain has lifted restrictions on unvaccinated travellers from outside the EU visiting Spain for tourism purposes. The long awaited easing of travel rules comes ahead of the busy summer holiday season and means those British and American travellers can visit Spain even...
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Finca La Donaira: A Spanish Shangri-La in the Serrania de Ronda

A visit to La Donaira begins in a dusty square in El Gastor, a sleepy town nestled in a valley between the Serrania de Ronda and the Grazalema mountain range less than a 40minute drive from Ronda itself. It is here that guests leave their...

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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IN PICS: Discover ‘bonkers’ new Crazy Golf course just opened on Spain’s Costa del...

A FABULOUS new crazy golf course includes a toilet to circumnavigate. The ingenious hole sits alongside other holes with gnomes, the Rock of Gibraltar and a windmill. All part of the zany mind of Paul Hickling, it sits in a hidden valley between Casares and Manilva. One...
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Mallorca restaurant awarded two-Michelin stars as Spain’s Balearic Islands gain ground as foodie destination

MALLORCA once again has a two-Michelin starred restaurant, putting the island firmly on the haute-cuisine map. Voro, the restaurant run by chef Alvaro Salazar at the Cap Vermell Gran Hotel, near Canyamel on the island’s eastern coast, was awarded the coveted two-stars in a ceremony...
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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...
Spectacular Path Offers New Unique Gorge Views For Walkers Visiting Spain's Costa Blanca

Spectacular Benidorm area path offers new and unique gorge views for walkers visiting Spain’s...

A new elevated wooden walkway through a gorge is now part of an extended path that's not for the faint-hearted in Alicante Province It's based in Relleu, some 25 minutes inland from Benidorm and Villajoyosa. The town is in the Sierra l'Alguilar which offers outstanding views...
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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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SMART YACHTING AND SMART CHARTER MARBELLA ARE SET TO MAKE YOUR BOATING DREAMS COME TRUE THIS SUMMER HAVING opened the doors to their new office in Puerto Banús earlier this year, the Smart Yachting and Smart Charter Marbella team are ready for a busy first...
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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
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. Services will depart from Valencia at...
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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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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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On restaurant road to Casares

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