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Monasteries and museums: Why Mallorca is one of the best winter destinations in Spain

IN THE depths of winter Mallorca may not seem like the ideal holiday destination. Many businesses and restaurants are closed for the season and the water is far too cold for a dip for all but the hardiest of bathers. The island out of season...
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Mandarin Oriental Ritz: Welcome to the lap of luxury in Spain’s capital Madrid

FROM the sitting room of my suite I can see the queue for the ticket office at the Prado and the entrance of the Thyssen Museum across the regal fountains of the Plaza de Neptuno. And if it weren’t for the densely tree-lined Paseo...
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LA MARINA URBANISATION – a home from home in the heartland of orange groves...

SURROUNDED by orange groves, salt marshes and pine forests… oh, and a climate with around 325 days of sun a year. What’s there not to like about Urbanisation La Marina? Add in sandy beaches, great communications and the world’s most emblematic bird - the flamingo...
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Sunset Beach Club is on a wave!

With a huge range of facilities, activities and shows, it is no surprise that Sunset Beach Club is one of the Costa del Sol’s most successful hotels, writes Jon Clarke

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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ROYAL TREATMENT: Madrid’s Westin Palace Hotel is used to hosting the rich and famous...

THE staff at Madrid’s Westin Palace Hotel are long used to dealing with guests with masks. In fact it was over 30 years ago that they welcomed mask-clad germ-phobe celebrity Michael Jackson to their esteemed five-star establishment. Arriving with his young family the American singer insisted...

The ancient capitals of Spain – ten cities that were once seats of Spanish...

EVERY city in Spain has fascinating stories to tell and historic artefacts to show off, but did you know which were once former capitals of Spain? The Olive Press takes a look at the ten forgotten capitals, once seats of Spanish power. 1. Cordoba The southern Spanish...
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Pigments of the imagination: Why you should be seeking out caves in southern Spain...

Looking for somewhere to cool off this summer? Visiting southern Spain’s amazing caves tell the story of early human culture, with Shannon Chaffers
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Off-the-beaten-track: Ten destinations in Spain that should be on your travel bucket list this summer

Looking for a destination that is picturesque but also tourist-free, well look no further, here is a list of the top ten hidden destinations to visit on your next holiday. El Rocío, Andalucía  This small town feels very apart from the outside world and is only...
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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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The perfect weekend escape: Take a road trip through Axarquia in Spain’s Andalucia

The Axarquia region of Andalucia offers the perfect weekend road trip, writes Olive Press Editor Jon Clarke.
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Scorchio! These are officially the hottest towns in Spain

SPAIN is sizzling in what is the first official heatwave of the year, sending the mercury soaring  across much of the peninsula, to temperatures considered unusually high for the time of the year. And while the heatwave this weekend will affect much of Spain and...
Iconic Tourist Attraction On Spain's Costa Blanca Offers Guided Tours In English To Boost Visitor Numbers

Iconic tourist attraction on Spain’s Costa Blanca offers guided tours in English to boost...

ONE of Alicante's biggest tourist attractions, Santa Barbara castle, has made a good start in a new bid to double visitor numbers. New free guided tours, half of them in English, were introduced at the end of January, with nearly 6,000 people visiting the castle...

IN BOCA: Alberts is the stand out resturant on the Costa del Sol

It has been an institution on the coast for years. Now Alberts is coming into its own, writes Jon Clarke
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APRÈS SCOFF: There are mountains of good places to eat in Spain’s Sierra Nevada,...

Excellent dishes this season include a ceviche of scallops in a bloody Mary sauce and an amazing false risotto with coconut milk, kimchi and prawn
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Sevilla: What to see in La Cartuja

LA Cartuja is best known for being home to the Isla Magica and Agua Magica theme parks. Locals and tourists flock to the attractions in the hotter months for their rollercoasters and extensive water slides. But once home to the Exposicion Universal 1992, the neighbourhood, north...
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Mad about Madinat: How the ruined Moorish city outside Spain’s Cordoba inspired a trilogy

Novelist Joan Fallon guides us around the ruined city that proved to be an inspiration...
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The Sevilla-themed tapas bar you can find in the middle of Dubai

FROM skyscrapers to luxury shopping, glitzy nightlife, and top of the range cars, Dubai does an incredible job celebrating the things it loves. And believe it or not, we can add Sevilla to the list of things that the folk in Dubai have a fondness...
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Halloween: These are the ten most haunted houses in Spain

FROM haunting wails to ghostly figures appearing in the mirror, those on the hunt for paranormal activity this Halloween have plenty of options across Spain to scare themselves silly. The Olive Press delved into urban legends and spooky tales to bring you the definitive list...
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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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FOCUS: Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca is the gem of the Mediterranean

Home to the most expensive streets in eastern Spain, Javea’s rugged beauty holds enough hidden jewels to share all round, writes Joshua Parfitt
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From Moors to modern hub:  A look at the illustrious history of La Alpujarra...

THE Alpujarra was originally inhabited by Phoenicians and Romans, the latter who introduced the system of acequias to channel water from snow melt into fields of cultivation. These waterways were enhanced by the Moors when they launched their silk industry in the area. They soon saw...
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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...

Food feat in the Sierra Nevada

Click to download our FREE guide to the Sierra Nevada WITH a thriving footwear empire and a foot in the door of three of Pradollano’s finest restaurants too, Javier Nagore is a shoo-in for the title of the Sierra Nevada’s top entrepreneur. Menorcan Nagore is half...
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Moorish makeover for relaunch of Andalucian teahouse on Costa de la Luz

Exotic family photos of travels around the Middle East take pride of place in the quaint teteria

Albacete: Why you should visit central Spain’s underdog tourist destination

To mark Castilla-La Mancha day on May 31st we take a look at one of Spain's most under rated cities.

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