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Why Valencia should be on every traveller’s bucket list when visiting Spain

Architectural masterpieces, history aplenty and even the Holy Grail. Shannon Chaffers takes a poke around Valencia
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Mallorca tops list of best travel destinations for 2022 and here’s why

MALLORCA has been named as the world’s top destination of 2022 by travel review website TripAdvisor. The biggest of the Balearic Islands tops the ranking of ‘trending destinations’ in the 2022 Travellers’ Choice Awards beating other island hotspots such as Tulum in Mexico and the...
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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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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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TRAVEL SPAIN: Five destinations to explore inland from the Costa Blanca

Travellers this Easter are advised that the regional Generalitat government has launched police checks at popular outing and picnic sites in inland and coastal areas to ensure that all anti-COVID measures are being observed.
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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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Something to write home about: Literary traditions of Moraira on Spain’s Costa del Sol

WITH its stunning views of the Costa Blanca to inspire the imagination, it’s not hard to see why Moraira is a great literary town. North American writer Chester Bomar Himes died in Moraira of Parkinson's disease in 1984 and was buried in nearby Benissa cemetery....
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Marvellous Moraira: Discover why this charming town on Spain’s Costa Blanca has expat appeal

JUST half an hour from built-up Benidorm, you’ll find one of the most relaxed seaside towns in Spain.  Oozing with charm, Moraira is one of the Costa Blanca’s classic old fishing villages, and it remains full of history and tradition, and largely unspoiled today. You won’t...
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The 10 must-see tourist sites in Spain’s Sevilla (and how to see them all...

With thousands of Rangers fans descending on Sevilla for the Europa League Final against Eintracht Frankfurt, here's a look at the must-see sites in the Andalucian capital.
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More than a football match: The Olive Press Guide to visiting Sevilla

With thousands of Rangers fans descending on Sevilla this week for the Europa League Final against Eintracht Frankfurt, here's a quick guide to the sites.

The Cat’s Whiskers: Is Sierra de Gata Spain’s most delightful region?

As the tiny village of Robledillo de Gata is singled out alongside Carmona and Vejer as Spain’s best rural retreat, Jon Clarke extols the delights of a week in the little-known Sierra de Gata
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IN PICS: First look at Richard Branson’s luxury new hotel planned for converted 15th...

BRITISH entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson flew into Mallorca this week to look around Virgin Limited Edition’s latest tourism project: the restoration of a 15th century finca into a luxury hotel resort. Here we can share the first photos from the Son Bunyola Estate which is...
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Patios of Cordoba: Where even the most reluctant gardener will find inspiration

It had been on my bucket list for years and yet somehow, I had never quite got round to it, but with foreign travel curbed and curfews still in place, it was time to look closer to home and the patios of Cordoba beckoned, writes Fiona Govan.
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IN PICS: Are these the best six beaches in Spain?

WITH more than 3,000 beaches to choose from across almost 4,964 km of coastline, how does one go about selecting the very best beaches in all of Spain? British newspaper The Guardian had a try this week with six Spanish playas chosen among a list...
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Glamping: Plans unveiled for new luxury campsite on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE Costa del Sol’s first luxury campsite is in the works, to be located between Mijas and Fuengirola just a few metres from the beach. The classification of the campsite as ´luxury´ was granted by the Junta of Andalucia. The project to revamp the old Mijas-Fuengirola...
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MAPPED: Spain breaks record with most blue flag beaches in the world

SPAIN has once again kept its position at the top as the nation with the highest number of blue flag beaches in the world. Valencia is again the region with the most award winning playas in Spain while Andalucia has seen the largest increase in...
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Renfe offers the chance to see Spain’s history in style on new luxury trains

RENFE is offering four new luxury train routes transporting passengers across historic locations of Spain in the height of style.  The experience of using Renfe trains to get from A to B as quickly as possible is a world away from the rail company’s new...
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A walking guide around the Costa del Sol’s Estepona

WHILE the cities of Marbella and Malaga are held up as the cities to visit on the Costa del Sol, Estepona offers sights and sounds to rival its neighbours, and has a much more tranquil ambience. It’s high time the town had its day...
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These four seaside towns are officially the sunniest in Spain and they’re not on...

THINK of Spain and you’ll undoubtedly think of sun-soaked days at the beach. But despite its name, the Costa del Sol isn’t actually the sunniest place. While you’ll want to head to the south rather than the north of Spain if hot sunny days are...
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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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Medina Sidonia: A bridge to the past in Andalucia’s inland Cadiz region, southern Spain

Medina Sidonia – like its nearby neighbours of Benalup and Alcala de los Gazules - is full of history
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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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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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Weekend in Madrid: Five reasons why Spain’s arty capital should be drawing you in...

GET set, ready… Go! The masks are off and it’s time for an adventure. But nothing too exotic. Madrid is the perfect spring escape. And not just because of the weather. Spain’s most exciting city - and easily the friendliest capital in Europe - has more...
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TRAVEL SPAIN: Five really good reasons why Valencia deserves to be World Design Capital...

SPANISH architecture usually makes one think of a Gaudi building melting into itself. Either that or an intricate archway at the Alhambra, a honey-coloured farmhouse, or an ancient castle or two. In other words, the mind's eye does not jump to the 2022 World Design Capital...
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