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HIDDEN GEM: Cadiz’ Jimena is a wonderful weekend escape in Andalucia

Nicola Cowell takes to the narrow lanes of Jimena de la Frontera to discover why the town is such an enchanted retreat for tourists and expats
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LET’S EXPLORE SPAIN: How Malaga’s colourful Axarquia region awakened from its slumber

David Baird on why, having lived all around the world, he settled in this quiet corner of Malaga, known as a land of rebellion, resistance and renaissance
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Icy Spicy! Where to eat in the Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada has one of the best mixes of quality restaurants in Andalucia, writes Jon Clarke

IN PICS: This paradise retreat has won international acclaim and is just 15 minutes...

“There is everything here you’d want from a high-end holiday – privacy, infinity pool, and ambitious architecture.”
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Top five dining spots in Sevilla: Where to eat and soak up the Spanish...

BEING the capital city of Andalucia, the dining scene in Sevilla is unsurprisingly diverse. Famous for its central tapas bars, where locals typically tapear at up to five or six different bars in a session, it also has a bustling restaurant community that is as...
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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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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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Full wind ahead on a kitesurfing adventure on Cadiz’ Costa de la Luz

The sport of kitesurfing leaves Jon Clarke in a tangle, after the first morning started with a nasty ‘shock’
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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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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: Snowfall in Sierra Nevada promises great start to ski season in southern...

THE slopes of Spain’s Sierra Nevada are covered in a healthy amount of the white stuff promising great conditions for the start of the ski season when the pistes open on November 27. Crucial snowfall arrived over the weekend providing enough of the white stuff...
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A paradise in La Taha: La Oveja Verde sits in the heart of La...

IT sits at the gates of Spain’s famous Sierra Nevada national park. A complex of 12 well-appointed apartments, La Oveja Verde is surrounded by its own private garden and a biologically-purified swimming pool.  Open since 2007, it has become a tourist highlight, achieving standards of quality...
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Granada’s Alhambra Palace is boring, Sevilla’s Giralda is pointless and the Caminito del Rey...

From the confused to the disillusioned to the just plain bored, check out our ‘dirty dozen’ of the daftest TripAdvisor reviews given to some of Andalucia’s most noted tourist attractions
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Sevilla: What to see in Alfalfa

ALFALFA is a typical Sevilla neighbourhood, filled with narrow streets, independent businesses and fantastic tapas bars.  So fantastic, in fact, that Barack Obama couldn’t help but pay a visit last year after attending the WTTC Global Summit in April. The former US president didn’t stick around...

Starry nights: Marbella is the Michelin star capital of Andalucia

IT’S no coincidence that Marbella has nearly half a dozen Michelin stars within its modest borderies… this is, after all, the playground of the super-rich. The line of fabulous eateries gets better by the year and includes plenty of great new spots not even found...
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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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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 (www.ventapinto.com). 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...
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Sliding to sleep: Where to stay in the Sierra Nevada

From modern to traditional, there is something for everyone’s budget in the Sierra Nevada

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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Ecija: A visit to the charming city known as ‘the frying pan’ of Spain

IT is known as ‘El Sarten’, the frying pan of Spain because it’s location in a dip surrounded by the olive groves of La Campina means it regularly records the hottest temperatures in southern Europe. But Ecija is also dubbed the ‘City of Towers’ and...
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This Andalucian hilltop town is officially the most tranquil destination in Europe

A PRETTY Andalucian hilltop town has won recognition as the ‘most tranquil’ destination in Europe. Visitors to sleepy Zahara de la Sierra, inland in the province of Cadiz know the joys of the stunning views across the Grazalema mountain range and turquoise waters of the...
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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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Whale of a time

Sun-seekers and surfers aren’t the only ones who head to the Costa de la Luz every year
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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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Walk this way: Why Cordoba should be top of your Spain travel list

For most tourists Cordoba is all about the Mesquita, the Alcazar and the Roman bridge. Laurence Crumbie took the road less travelled and found a city chock full of treasures.
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Discover one of Spain’s best kept secrets: The Guadalhorce Valley, Andalucia’s answer to the...

There’s a secret world of lakes, white villages and rocky mountain highs in the Guadalhorce hills behind the Costa del Sol, writes Jon Clarke
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