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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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From Somerset to Menorca: Extraordinary art centre opens in Spain’s Balearic Islands

The 40,000 square metre island is only a short boat ride from Mahon and now home to an extraordinary art centre featuring works by acclaimed artist Mark Bradford
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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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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
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Garden of Eden: The young team at Marbella’s Cascada are carving out an exciting,...

YOU would be hard pressed to find a more alluring location for a restaurant. Sitting beside a bubbling brook in an almost tropical valley above Marbella, Cascada is one special place to eat. A true garden of Eden, Cascada (meaning ‘waterfall’) is hidden up a track...
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Five lesser known towns worth a visit on Spain’s Costa del Sol this summer

Spain’s sunniest coast has a varied and unique collection of towns and resorts
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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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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...

Estepona’s fast-growing restaurant scene

Estepona has a great mix of places to eat, writes Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke
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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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Why you should visit Motril on Spain’s Costa Tropical and discover its fascinating history...

Sugarcane, rum, wonderful seafood and heaps of history, Katherine Brook shares the secrets of Motril.
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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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10 celebrities who own hotels in Spain

CELEBRITY forays into business haven’t always ended well. Just because you can kick a ball about doesn’t mean you can launch a cologne – just like you wouldn't expect a perfume maker to bicycle kick on the volley. That said, David Beckham nets a cool €60,000...

WELCOME TO CASTELLON: Why you should visit the northern province of Spain’s Valencia region...

CASTELLON is considered by many to be the hidden jewel in the Valencia region. While Alicante and Valencia are widely hailed as top tourist destinations due to their beaches, nightlife, fiestas, culture and food, the northernmost province rarely gets a mention in international travel articles. However,...
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Capital pleasures: Plan a trip to Madrid this Spring, it has so much to...

IT was a bright, sunny New Year’s Day in 2007 and we were walking out of the Ritz hotel down Paseo de la Castellana en route to a morning’s sightseeing at the Prado gallery. What could possibly go wrong? Our seven-month-old daughter, that’s what. Wailing from...
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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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Marbellous Marbella: Discover the gem of the Costa del Sol

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chosen Marbella on Spain's Costa del Sol for an autumn break. Her


SEVILLA is famous for its ceramic art. It’s impossible not to marvel at the antique tiles lining the city’s churches, palaces – and bars. You can learn about the history of ceramics at the Centro Ceramica Triana, but for traditional ceramics with a playful...

WHAT TO SEE: In the Triana neighbourhood of Spain’s Sevilla

IT'S one of the city's most distinctive and historic barrios and is unsurprisingly packed with sites to keep you busy.  From its iconic pastel exterior to its medieval remnants and holy shrines, no trip to Sevilla can be complete without a day in Triana. Below we...
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REVIEW: Style and substance after stunning overhaul of Madrid hotel Rosewood Villa Magna

Big team effort behind five-star relaunch in Madrid's upmarket Barrio Salamanca, writes Jon Clarke

The best city breaks to enjoy in Spain this Easter 

TAKE advantage of the long weekend. We have everything you need to plan your perfect escape... Sevilla  The capital of Andalucia and the largest city in southern Spain, Sevilla is held in such high regard that people speak of it in awed tones, from the Plaza de Espana...
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Ancient and modern: Discover the best places to eat on Spain’s Costa de la...

IT was in 1910 that the loin in lard roll first graced the tables at roadside Venta Pinto ( Served warm, normally with a snifter of sherry, it literally oozed with the feel-good factor, if not exactly a road to good health. As delicious today as...

Arriving in Sotogrande style, take a trip down the Rio Guadiaro

IT is by far the most exciting way to arrive in Sotogrande. But you are likely to get wet so don’t bring your gladrags. One of the best family adventures on the Costa del Sol, you can rent a kayak and paddle the whole way...
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Valencia’s HUNDRED wins best hamburger in Spain for 2nd year running

A VALENCIAN restaurant has won the title of Spain's best hamburger for the second year running. The chain of two restaurants in Valencia city only started up during the COVID pandemic, but won a sensational following with its home deliveries. Now at premises on Micer Masco...
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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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Spain’s Malaga-Costa del Sol airport surpasses two million passengers in July

MALAGA-Costa del Sol airport closed last July with 2,064,856 passengers, exceeding two million passengers for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. In...