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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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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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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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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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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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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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A weekend in Estepona, the hidden gem of Spain’s Costa del Sol

I WAS sitting in the sunshine, squinting at the Mediterranean and wondering if I would be brave enough to take a dip. I had the beach to myself, save from some dogs splashing their owners along the seafront and athletic locals playing beach volleyball...
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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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Stepping inside Picasso’s childhood home in Malaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE OLD cliché is that people go to Malaga - only just to leave just as quickly as their plane lands.  But those in the know will tell you that's not true. Malaga is far more than an airport with a city on its outskirts,...
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Travel Spain: The villages you should visit in the Alpujarra south of Granada

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...

TRAVEL: Nine breathtaking UNESCO sites in Spain you should put on your bucket list

IF your Spanish holiday involves sun, sandy beaches and a bit of booze, there’s still an awful lot you are missing out on. While many people rightly come to Spain to relax, millions more come to Spain to soak up its breathtaking culture. The country has...
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MOUNTAIN ESCAPE: How Benahavis on Spain’s Costa del Sol became an exclusive paradise for...

Hillside views, top tucker and a stone’s throw to the bright lights of the Costa del Sol… is it any wonder the British Prime Minister recently chose Benahavis for his hols
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TRAVEL SPAIN: Marbella earns second place in top tourism spots in Europe for 2022

MARBELLA on Spain’s Costa del Sol has been voted as the second favourite tourist destination in Europe for 2022. The website “European Best Destinations”, which is dedicated to promoting culture and tourism in Europe,  selected Marbella as the top beach destination and the second-best place...
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RANKED: The five magical coastlines of Spain’s Andalucia

To mark Andalucia Day on February 28, let's take a look at the region's wonderful and diverse coastline.
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SPAIN TRAVEL: Eight interesting villages to put on your Andalucia bucket-list

It's Andalucia Day on February 28, so with that in mind, the Olive Press has compiled a list of the most interesting, beautiful or unusual villages in Spain’s Andalucia to visit this year. 
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Top 20 roadside ventas you NEED to visit in Spain’s Andalucia

THEY are as much a part of Andalucia as fish and chip shops in Britain or bistros in Paris. The roadside ventas lining the highways of Spain’s largest region have been providing sustenance to the weary traveller for centuries. Take any main motorway or winding A-road...
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Instant karma: Andalucia is home to more than Flamenco and sangria – it is...

MORE energy, greater flexibility, a clearer mind and a toned body - there are so many reasons so many of us are switching to yoga instead of pounding the pavements or powerlifting at the gym.  We are lucky enough to be living in an area...
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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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Almeria on a plate: Fruit farms, the best market and a Spanish family’s top...

I AM standing outside a jumble of small shops and apartments on a busy street in the centre of Almeria. My boyfriend, a Spanish native and something of a culinary whizz, is my guide for a foodie tour of the city.  We are to visit...
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Top 20 of the most exciting and luxurious places to spoil yourself in Spain...

LOOKING for somewhere out of this world for the perfect escape in Spain this year? Want a place to really luxuriate and properly treat a loved one?  Already know the Costas and the capital city? Well here is the Olive Press’ hand-picked guide of 20 places...
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Where bandits once trod: A riding adventure through the stunning Sierra Morena in Spain’s...

Jon Clarke heads on a riding adventure into the Andalucian outback of the Sierra Morena near Sevilla
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King of the castles: Five of the most beautiful castillos to visit in Spain...

FROM austere hilltop fortresses to splendid royal palaces and stunning Moorish alcazars, Spain out-castles all of Europe with over 2,500 to explore. Andalucia, fought over by Moors and Christians for seven centuries, is better-endowed than most regions with medieval fortified hilltop citadels. In Cadiz, where...
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The best places to stay in the Sierra Nevada ski resort in southern Spain

There are hundreds of places to stay in the Sierra Nevada, but only a handful are really reliable, writes 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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Casares: The hilltop haven in southern Spain you need to visit

A SMORGASBORD of sugar cube houses perch on the rolling hills of Casares. Situated amongst woodland on a 1,427ft high cliff, the pueblo blanco is quaint and peaceful. The charming town has long attracted A-list Hollywood visitors, including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.  The pair were...
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