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IN PICS: This is how to enjoy Madrid like a Rolling Stone

THEY arrived on a private jet emblazoned with the iconic logo a week ago and since then the Rolling Stones have been enjoying some down time in Spain’s capital. Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood spent their week in luxury at the newly opened...
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Replica ship Nao Victoria to visit Marbella

A REPLICA of the first ship to sail around the world will be paying a visit to Marbella. The Nao Victoria will remain docked, and open to curious visitors, from April 21 to 23 in the city’s Bajadilla port. The historic sailing ship’s visit is part...
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Set Jetters – The best holiday destinations in Spain for movie lovers

A MAN with an open shirt, glistening six-pack and pair of binoculars may not be the first image most places would use to attract tourists. But this is no ordinary man. This is Bond, James Bond. And visiting the exact spot where he met Halle...
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Treacherous trails: Six Spanish hiking routes that will make your knees tremble

1. Caminito del Rey, Malaga Let’s start with the one everyone knows. Pinned into the steep walls of El Chorro gorge, this 3km boardwalk rises to over 100m above the river below and was dubbed the ‘world’s most dangerous walkway’ following five fatal accidents in...
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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

From beachside to picturesque hillside villages: Where to stay on Spain’s Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz has loads of cool places to stay from beachside gems to village properties, writes Jon Clarke.

The Renaissance town of Úbeda

by Mark Roulston ÚBEDA lies 50 kilometres or so to the east of the capital of its province Jaén. Standing on an escarpment, it is surrounded by gently rolling hills dotted by neat rows of olive trees. This is no exaggeration but there are millions of them. For...
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Andalucian hotspot named best city in the WORLD to visit in 2018

SEVILLA has been named the best city in the world to visit next year by travel guide Lonely Planet.  The Andalucian gem beat the likes of Hamburg, Oslo and Detroit in the 2018 Best in Travel ranking decided on by a panel of experts and based on...
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Discover Andalucia aboard the luxury Al Andalus train – 2023 itinerary dates

SIT back and indulge on a luxurious train ride through some of Andalucia’s most beautiful landscapes. From snow-capped mountains to dazzling lakes, natural parklands to pretty white villages, Andalucia is filled with striking scenery and natural beauty and for those with time on their hands...
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Childhood inspiration: On the trail of the young Pablo Picasso through Spain

AS we approach the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso - a series of events are planned for 2023 – it is true to say that his legendary status remains undimmed. The Malaga-born artist came to define 20th century art, and unlike many...
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Short Breaks: How to spend a weekend in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain’s 2022 capital...

The tucked-away seaside town of Sanlucar de Barrameda is fast-becoming everyone’s favourite weekend spot, writes Sorrel Downer.

The ions in the fire!

It is easily the most professional kite and windsurf centre on the Costa de la Luz
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IN TRIBUTE: Late author Guy Hunter-Watts took Olive Press readers on a walk through...

FIRST PUBLISHED JULY 22, 2018 Guy Hunter-Watts, author of several walking guides to Andalucía, heads off piste for a jaw-dropping gorge adventure in the wilds of Cazorla. Cazorla Natural Park lies at the eastern edge of the province of Jaén, about a two-hour drive north-east from...

SECRET SPAIN: These are the best hidden beaches to visit this summer

FINDING a quiet beach, now more than ever, is a goal for locals and holidaymakers alike. With summer just around the corner and the hordes of foreign holidaymakers on their way - if Spain's tourist industry gets their way and restrictions on travel are...
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Marvellous Marbella: Taking a look at the Costa del Sol city synonymous with style...

SWIRLING a glass of flinty French rose, he looked every bit the suave English gentleman you’d expect of Hugh Grant. Holding court with a group of friends on a warm early summer evening, hardly anyone batted an eyelid. It was early June, after all, and Marbella...
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Travel in the time of Covid: What it’s like to be the only hotel...

DURING a brief period last autumn when travel around Spain was not restricted, Madrid-based American Deirdre Carney made a once in a lifetime trip to Granada to see an Alhambra devoid of tourist hordes and took the term ‘travelling solo’ to an entirely new...
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Back in bloom: Cordoba patios reopen for special autumn festival

LOS Patios de Cordoba will reopen this October and will feature 16 venues over two weekends in a special autumn treat to mark 100 years since the festival began. The event, which is expected to bring a huge boost to the city's tourism sector, will...
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WHERE TO EAT: Enjoy the amazing local produce in Spain’s Guadalhorce Valley

A longtime agricultural hub, it is no surprise you can eat well in the Guadalhorce Valley, writes Jon Clarke
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Where to eat and drink in Estepona

Find out where to chow down in Estepona
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BIG IMPACT: Olive Press mail-out campaign for new restaurant bites BIG with our thousands...

WITH a new restaurant opening looming and a need to spread the word, Malaga’s leading Metro Group turned to the Olive Press to help. Via two absorbing emails, we hoped our 30,000 registered website users would bite. And bite, they certainly did. For a limited period...
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Calling adventurers: La Alpujarra in southern Spain is just what you’re looking for

SOUTH of Granada, a whole world of adventure awaits you in the mountains. From 400m to 3,479m - this being the top of mainland Spain’s highest peak Mulhacen - the active among us are spoiled for choice. La Alpujarra has an extensive network of routes for...
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Dolmen de Soto Trigueros: Discover the mysterious ancient tombs of southwestern Spain

Nick Nutter shares his knowledge of the fascinating archaeological site in Huelva in Andalucia that rivals Stonehenge
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‘There’s a whole world past Michelin’: Olive Press editor meets world’s top chefs

I’D made a point of arriving an hour before the allotted time for the culinary love-in when two dozen Michelin-starred chefs descended on Marbella from around the world. Being a seasoned food and travel writer - spanning nearly two decades, since my first article on...
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West End: San Pedro has become the more refined, less bling end of Spain’s...

FORGET the hustle and bustle of Banus, the snobbishness of the Golden Mile and the hordes of tourists in Marbella centre… Head west instead to San Pedro de Alcantara. Less showy, more refined, but equally well appointed, the West End of Marbella is the place...
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Gibraltar: A true melting pot where multiculturalism works

Gibraltar can teach us all how multiculturalism can truly work, writes Olive Press publisher Jon Clarke
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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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