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Why walking the Camino is an experience you cannot miss

Medieval tracks, amazing historical sites, cultural experiences, one of the best gastronomies in the world, contact with nature, people from all around the globe and much more… That is what the pilgrimage of the Saint James Way has to offer to those who dare...
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On top of the world: Granada’s Sierra Nevada is the perfect active tourism destination...

JUST south of Granada, Mulhacen is the Iberian Peninsula’s highest peak. Part of the Sierra Nevada range, nestling between the Vega de Granada, Lecrin Valley and La Alpujarra, it reaches 3,479m and is surrounded by Veleta, at 3,398m, Alcazaba at 3,666, and several other...
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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...
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Exploring Spain’s Andalucia from 5,000 years ago

WANT to get an idea what life was like in Andalucia 5,000 years ago? At the Algaba education centre just outside Ronda, you have the perfect opportunity. Through its hauntingly realistic prehistoric village you learn about how our forefathers created fire, ground their bread, as well...
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All roads lead to Rome in Merida, one of Spain’s best kept travel secrets

THE city of Merida boasts the best-preserved Roman ruins outside Italy, and without the crowds. Founded in 25BC, Augusta Emerita as the city was then known, served as the capital of Rome's westernmost province, Lusitania.  Today a modern city stands where Romans once dwelled, architecturally unremarkable...
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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
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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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Top of the Chefs: The 20 chart-topping Spaniards making it on to the world’s...

SPANISH cuisine is up there with the best in the world and is starting to dominate the charts. Madrid has just hosted a global gathering for the 100 Best Chefs Award, and no less than 20 Spaniards across 16 restaurants got a listing, compared...
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Playa Flamenca: a charming seafront oasis in Spain’s Orihuela Costa

BASED around two small and beautiful beach coves, Playa Flamenca is a popular urbanization in Alicante region’s Orihuela Costa - part of the sunny Valencian Community, which is famed for its oranges and flamingos. The name of this well-located urbanization, nestling 4km south of Torrevieja,...
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Michelle Obama spent a day in Ronda on her visit to...

Jon Clarke follows in the footsteps of Michelle Obama... and the Moors and the Romans through historic Ronda
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NO THANKS: Mayor of Siurana turns down honour of being named one of Spain’s...

IT sits in an eagle’s nest high above Tarragona’s famous Priorat wine region.An enviable escape from the world for around 30 locals, Siurana was the last Moorish stronghold in the region to fall to the marauding Catholic armies in 1153.And since then it has...
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Journey back in time: The Genal Valley is just inland from the Costa del...

Taking a ride around the Genal Valley is a wonderful way to see how ancient Andalucia must have looked, writes Eloise Horsfield
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Avalanche of cruise ships kick-start month of November in Spain’s Malaga

THE cruise sector in Malaga is going from strength to strength post pandemic and November continues the trend with 20 berths scheduled for this first week of the month. The Malaga port, in the heart of the city which provides a gateway to the picturesque...
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Antequera: more than just the gateway to Europe’s best olive oil

A city of palaces and churches, of history and tradition, Antequera counts for 70 per cent of the key buildings and monuments of Malaga province, writes Jon Clarke
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Spooky! How Halloween is celebrated in different parts of Spain

HALLOWEEN has grown in popularity in Spain in recent years much like across the rest of Europe, with the country adopting American style celebrations such as ‘trick or treating’ and fancy dress parties.   Traditionally however, it is the day after Halloween - All Saints Day...
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TOP SPOT: Hotels in Madrid and Ibiza lead the way in a global luxury...

WHEN it comes to the world’s best luxury hotels, Spain ticks many boxes. Now, a new hot list puts an exciting launch and two long-awaited relaunches of hotels over the last year at the top of the pile. Ibiza’s new Six Senses hotel and Madrid’s recently...
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Maximise your income: Novasol has the experience and expertise to help holiday-let landlords in...

THIS year has seen the number of holiday lettings throughout the EU beat pre-pandemic levels, according to Eurostat. During the first half of 2022, guests spent around 199 million nights in short-term rental accommodation compared to the first half of 2019, the year before the...
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Sit back and enjoy the sunshine with a property in Spain

WHETHER you are looking to sell, buy, rent or let a house, villa or apartment, Property on the Med has you covered. The company offers a full range of the services needed including sales and holiday rentals. It also offers management services that can be...
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Blast Off: a musical melting pot in the Lecrin Valley of Spain’s Granada

FOR creative types, the annual “cosmic arts lab” private party in Space Mountain studios at Albunuelas, Lecrin, is a rare opportunity for local people to mingle with luminaries of the UK music scene and enjoy diverse audio-visual entertainment in an amazing venue nestling in...
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Caminito del Rey opens its Visitor Center with 240 parking spaces and a viewpoint

THE iconic Caminito del Rey, an aerial trail built in the walls of the Gaitanes gorge in Malaga, has opened a new visitor center. The Visitors' Center, a building constructed on a 25,000 square meter plot located next to the MA-5403 Ardales-El Chorro road, with...
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‘Travelers’ Choice’: Tripadvisor awards Spain’s Bioparc Valencia as one of the best attractions in...

With 150 different species, Bioparc Valencia aims to give visitors the chance to experience the African continent and learn the importance of protecting natural environments
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All you need to know about San Pedro Alcantara feria 2022

The fair of San Pedro Alcantara is back this month after a two-year absence due to the pandemic and will start from tomorrow. But this year’s feria will be slightly different from previous years.  The annual festival dedicated to the coastal town’s patron saint San Pedro...
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Spain’s Malaga sets date for official switch on of its Christmas lights with energy...

THE Malaga Christmas lights, one of the highlights of the festive period, will be switched on at the end of November in line with previous years. Unlike other Andalucian cities, such as Sevilla, which will delay the inauguration date of the lights to December 5...
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IN PICS: Spaniard converts bargain bus into travelling hotel for family holidays

A 41-year-old man from Badajoz in Extremadura has become a social media star in Spain after he revealed plans to convert a 1998 battered old bus he bought for a bargain €2,700 into a 'motorised hotel'.  Ivan Ramillete, a tattoo artist by profession, is...
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Travel Spain: These are the villages you should visit in the Alpujarra south of...

LYING on the south face of the Sierra Nevada, and spanning the provinces of Granada and Almeria, Las Alpujarras or La Alpujarra, is a mountainous area full of picturesque white villages built in a Moorish style, irrigation systems dating back to the Berbers, and...

Your Olive Press guide to the best secrets of San Pedro Alcantara

It is 200 years since San Pedro Alcantara became one of Spain’s key agricultural colonies… and 2000 since the Romans enjoyed their time here, writes Jon Clarke IT was during heavy storms in November 2021 when a ravaging high tide uncovered what could prove to...
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