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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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Sevilla: Where to eat in Alfalfa

Alfalfa has a rich history, dating back to the Phoenicians some 2,000 years ago, and a rich food and drink scene to match.  From traditional tapas to modern dining, there’s a great range to get your teeth stuck into. Below are some of the best the...
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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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Winter wonderland: The Skiing destination in Andalucia’s Granada

IT was two decades ago that I looked out from a hillside near Ronda and spotted the distant snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada over 150 kilometres away. Like a giant white magnet I was immediately pulled in, seduced by the thrills of winter sports,...
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Italica: Visit the epic Roman ruins near Sevilla in Spain that starred as Dragonpit...

Just 9km as the bird flies north west from Sevilla are the ruins of ancient Italica, which was the first Roman city founded on the Iberian Peninsula or Hispania as it was then known. The city was founded in 206 BC and was the birthplace...
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15 lesser known ancient ruins that are a must-see in Andalucia and the Costa...

What are your favourite little known Moorish and Roman sites in Spain?
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On restaurant road to Casares

The road up to Casares is one of the true gourmet routes in Andalucia, writes Dining Secrets of Andalucia.com editor Jon Clarke
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MOUNTAIN ESCAPE: As the Sierra de las Nieves becomes a National Park, we pick...

From bandit hideouts to Roman wine cellars, there is so much to see and so many great walks close to Ronda, writes Jon Clarke
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‘Giving light’ and tile-painting in Triana

Getting crafty in across the bridge...
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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...
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Five incredible castles in Spain’s Malaga every history-lover should visit

The Alcazaba of Antequera once guarded one of the most important frontier castles in the Kingdom of Granada
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Benalmadena offers some great places to eat

You have to know where to look, writes Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke
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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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WHERE TO EAT IN ANDALUCIA: A taste of Cordoba’s tastiest treats

CÓRDOBA was a Roman colony, an Islamic capital and a cultural crossroads where Christian, Jewish and Moorish influences mixed. From Roman olive oil to the sweet and sour flavours of Arabic dishes, the increased use of meat introduced by the Christians and the desserts...
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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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Spanish staycation: Three Palms Boutique B&B is the hidden gem of Spain’s Manilva

TRAVELLING to other countries (restriction free) still feels rather ambitious, which means most of us will probably spend our holidays in Spain this year - but with so much beauty around every corner is it really such a bad thing? If your travels take you...
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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...
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Spain’s Malaga among best Christmas destinations in Europe

CHRISTMAS is one of the most celebrated festivals of the year and Malaga is among the must-see places to visit over the festive season. Just days away from the switch on of its one-million-euro Christmas lights, Malaga City has been chosen among the 20 most...
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Nowhere to Lorca, everything to me: A personal journey through the Sierra Nevada mountains...

FEDERICO Garcia Lorca once described La Alpujarra as ‘the land of nowhere’, and this remained true when I first visited in the early 2000s.  It was as if time stood still in the charming, white villages and the vast, open spaces with the background hum...
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Back in bloom: Cordoba patios reopen for special autumn festival

LOS Patios de Cordoba will reopen this October and will feature 16 venues over two weekends in a special autumn treat to mark 100 years since the festival began. The event, which is expected to bring a huge boost to the city's tourism sector, will...
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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...

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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YOUR TICKET TO BOATING IN MARBELLA ON SPAIN’S COSTA DEL SOL

SMART YACHTING AND SMART CHARTER MARBELLA ARE SET TO MAKE YOUR BOATING DREAMS COME TRUE THIS SUMMER HAVING opened the doors to their new office in Puerto Banús earlier this year, the Smart Yachting and Smart Charter Marbella team are ready for a busy first...

Sotogrande has developed a distinct food scene over the last few years and these...

A DECADE ago you wouldn’t have dreamed of heading to Sotogrande to eat, unless you had a house there or had just embarked from a yacht. Today, there are dozens of trendy places to dine with a vibrant and competitive scene to rival anything the...
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DINING REVOLUTION: Where to eat in Estepona on the Costa del Sol

JUST take a sniff around the centre these days and, please, whisper it quietly: The most upwardly-mobile resort on the Costa del Sol is finally developing a foodie scene. As a series of boutique hotels get set to open in the centre, appropriately a number...
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Finca La Donaira: A Spanish Shangri-La in the Serrania de Ronda

A visit to La Donaira begins in a dusty square in El Gastor, a sleepy town nestled in a valley between the Serrania de Ronda and the Grazalema mountain range less than a 40minute drive from Ronda itself. It is here that guests leave their...
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