Wednesday, November 29, 2023

MALAGA FAIR: fireworks, flamenco and fun

THE week-long Costa del Sol feria launches with drone and firework spectacles late on August 11 and runs until August 19. Check out the details.

DON’T MISS: The Best of What’s on in Spain

TOP events for August from Malaga and Madrid to Nerja, La Rioja and Valencia and the Cala Mijas festival. Unmissable concerts, events and experiences!

GET PLANNING: 12 ideas for trips in Spain

WITH castles and national parks, Michelin restaurants, paradors, designer boutiques and UNESCO sites, planning a trip in Spain is hard. Here's some help.
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The hidden side of Benidorm

IT’S best known for its stag parties and excessive boozing - not to mention its own TV programme. But there is a lot more going on in Benidorm than most people realise. Spain’ biggest tourist resort - which receives between 10 to 15 million tourists a...

BEST BEACHES for water sports in Andalucia

ANDALUCIA'S 800-kilometre sun-drenched coastline is home to some of Spain's most spectacular beaches. From Almeria's Cabo de Gata to the Costa de la Luz in Cadiz, Andalucia offers a fantastic selection of beaches and its crystal-clear waters makes Spain’s southern coast the perfect destination for...
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DON’T MISS: The Best of What’s on in Spain

Top events in Spain for the week and month ahead from San Sebastian to Merida via Sanlúcar and Barcelona.  THIS WEEK San Sebastian Jazz Festival (July 21-25). Hard to understand how ‘Jazzaldia’ held in venues across a city with a glorious horseshoe beach and world-famous gastronomy has...
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WANT AN ICY SHOWER? Here’s Andalucia’s coolest waterfalls

THE summer highs are here to stay. Fortunately Andalucia is blessed with natural pools, deep gorges and, iciest of all, waterfalls. For a truly refreshing swim in an authentic water paradise, check out our Olive Press selection of the most popular and accessible waterfalls...
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SUMMER NIGHTS: Spain’s most spectacular open air shows 

Summer nightlife in Spain means concerts and theatre under the stars in spectacular locations. Here's our pick of the best and the what's on highlights for July and August 2023.
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Candela: new, stylish affordable restaurant finds space in Marbella’s casco historico

IT’S a brave move opening a restaurant in Marbella, the culinary capital of the Costa del Sol, and even more so in the heart of the Old Town. But Candela has not only done it with style, it has done it with taste…Primarily the tastes...
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Beach bar on the Costa del Sol named as ‘Best and most emblematic chiringuito...

CONDE Nast Traveler, has recently named the ‘Best and most emblematic chiringuitos in Spain,’ with a beach bar in Malaga topping the list. Situated on one of Marbella's best beaches, Aquí Te Quiero Ver is a traditional chiringuito that serves local food in a rustic...
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Oldest cemetery in Spain launches ‘Las Noches del Ingles’ summer cultural events

THE English Cemetery in Malaga is the oldest non-Roman Catholic Christian cemetery established on mainland Spain and for the first time ever it will hold a summer of cultural events. Starting today, Friday July 7, Spain’s oldest Protestant cemetery, founded in 1831 on land that...
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Two of Spain’s most beautiful hiking trails are in Malaga

SPAIN offers a great diversity of natural landscapes, surprising, diverse and full of contrasts from mountains, volcanoes, wetlands, forests, rivers, valleys, cliffs, lakes... and hining is a great way to reap the benefits of what nature has to offer. Malaga itself is brimming with breathtaking...
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DON’T MISS The Best of What’s On in Spain

Top events in Spain for the week and month ahead from Madrid to Barcelona via Valencia and Pamplona THIS WEEK Valencia International Youth Film Festival (28 June - 30 June). Featuring those bold few filmmakers under age 35, go see the next generation of cinema with...
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48 Hours in Tarifa

The town of Tarifa, at the southeastern end of the Costa de la Luz has a history reaching back to the Phoenicians. It's also the place for great food, beaches, shopping and night life.
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Top beach clubs in Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE Costa del Sol is famed for its great weather and stunning views, sandy beaches and sophisticated beach clubs in exclusive locations. During the summer season thousands of people go to these chic clubs in order to chill-out and have a good time. Each beach club...
Foodtastic: Three restaurants in Spain’s Malaga among best in Europe

FOODTASTIC! Three restaurants in Spain’s Malaga among best in Europe

THREE Malaga restaurants have positioned themselves in the European ranking for top eating establishments. Malaga is an area of Spain that has a unique gastronomy, with a wide variety of dishes that use a range of local products such as olives, almonds, grapes and raisins,...
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DON’T MISS: The Best of What’s on in Spain

Top events in Spain for the week and month ahead from Sevilla to Javea via Ibiza, Cazorla and Madrid Iconíca Sevilla Fest (June 15-July 22). Summer nights in the spectacular open-air setting of Plaza de España with pop, rock, electronica and jazz as a bonus....

DON’T MISS The best of what’s on in Spain

Top events in Spain for the week and month ahead from Madrid to Torrevieja via Ibiza, Granada and Sevilla. Madrid Legends: the home of football (opened June 1). Kick off finally for the ‘biggest and greatest football experience in the world’. The seven-storey temple in...
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CORPUS: Fairground, flowers, flamenco, and flamboyance in Spain’s Granada

THE NIGHT of Saturday 3 June marked the start of one of Granada's most famous and historical events. Attracting thousands of visitors annually, the fiesta of Corpus Christi is an important part of the city's cultural history. The celebrations were inaugurated shortly before midnight,...
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DON’T MISS The Best of What’s on in Spain

Top events in Spain for the week and month ahead from Malaga to Palma via Granada, Ibiza and Madrid THIS WEEK Madrid en Danza (until June 11). Twenty companies from nine countries gather for this major annual event. Everything from hip hop to contemporary dance performances...
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DON’T MISS The Best of What’s on in Spain

Top events in Spain for the week and month ahead from Benidorm to Barcelona via Valencia, Malaga, and Marbella.   THIS WEEK Madrid Fiestas de San Isidro (May 15). Time to lie in the park and listen to music. Events across Madrid. Valencia Meat Carnival...
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RANKED: Top five ski resorts in Spain

WE love Spain for its sun and sand (and sangria, seafood, drool…) but who goes to ski in Spain?  If you’re flying to southern Spain in May and overhear talk of ski resorts, you’ll freak out you’re on the wrong plane.  But Spain is Europe’s second-most...
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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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Spooky! How Halloween is celebrated in different parts of Spain

HALLOWEEN has grown in popularity in Spain in recent years much like across the rest of Europe, with the country adopting American style celebrations such as ‘trick or treating’ and fancy dress parties.   Traditionally however, it is the day after Halloween - All Saints Day...
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Getting arty in Malaga’s Frigiliana

A MUST-VISIT for those who appreciate art and culture, the picturesque village of Frigiliana in Malaga region, officially voted “one of the most beautiful villages in Spain”, is holding its Sixth Frigiliana Art Route from 7-9 October. This special event, full of artists’ open houses...
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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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