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Eight forests in Spain’s Andalucia to lose yourself in this autumn

AUTUMN is the perfect time to lose yourself in the forests of Andalucia. In a world where everything goes too fast, reconnecting with nature can do wonders for the mind and soul and the wide variety of plant species in the region makes the Andalucian...
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Treacherous trails: Six Spanish hiking routes that will make your knees tremble

1. Caminito del Rey, Malaga Let’s start with the one everyone knows. Pinned into the steep walls of El Chorro gorge, this 3km boardwalk rises to over 100m above the river below and was dubbed the ‘world’s most dangerous walkway’ following five fatal accidents in...
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How Spain’s Valencia region has become a coastal paradise for wine lovers

Wine tourism is taking off across the region of Valencia. Matthew Desoutter at Simply Spanish Wine takes a look at what's on offer.
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‘Giving light’ and tile-painting in Triana

Getting crafty in across the bridge...
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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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Alameda: A guide to Sevilla’s trendiest district

THE Alameda neighbourhood is the area surrounding and including the Alameda de Hercules, a long mall accompanied by bars, cafes and restaurants on either side.  Lying in the northern part of the city’s old town, the Alameda was once a meeting point for the elites...
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Why Valencia should be on every traveller’s bucket list when visiting Spain

Architectural masterpieces, history aplenty and even the Holy Grail. Shannon Chaffers takes a poke around Valencia
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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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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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Sevilla: Discover Alfalfa’s hipster barrio of Soho Benita

Oh so Soho! The hipster mini barrio of Soho Benita is not one to miss on your next trip to Sevilla A FEW years back even a Sevilla policeman couldn't have told you where to find Soho Benito because this artsy bohemian district didn’t exist. Today it’s...
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What a corker! This Spanish bodega has just been crowned best in world to...

A SPANISH vineyard has beaten the world’s finest to be named the best in the world to visit. Herederos Marques de Riscal in Spain's La Rioja region has been given the accolade by online drinks retailer, The Bottle Club. Fifteen vineyards from around the world were...
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Up Soto creek with a paddle

Rent a kayak and paddle the whole way down the Guadiaro river from El Secadero, which is actually in Casares, to the mouth of the river at Sotogrande port
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Exploring Spain’s Serrania de Ronda by bike is a true adventure

Discovering Arriate and the Serrania de Ronda by bike has never been easier
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More than a football match: The Olive Press Guide to visiting Sevilla

With thousands of Rangers fans descending on Sevilla this week for the Europa League Final against Eintracht Frankfurt, here's a quick guide to the sites.
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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...

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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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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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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HIDDEN GEMS: Ten of the most unusual museums in Spain

SPAIN has its fair share of world-class museums and galleries to visit, but look beyond the major tourist attractions and you will find some small and sometimes frankly bizarre collections dotted across the country. Here are ten of the most unusual and fascinating museums to seek...
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The 10 must-see tourist sites in Spain’s Sevilla (and how to see them all...

With thousands of Rangers fans descending on Sevilla for the Europa League Final against Eintracht Frankfurt, here's a look at the must-see sites in the Andalucian capital.
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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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How an epic bicycle journey across southern Spain revealed some surprising delights

When British traveller Chris Atkin set out to cross southern Spain making a 1,300 km route between Valencia to Gibraltar by bicycle, he didn’t know quite what to expect.
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Six new hiking routes for trekking enthusiasts in Spain’s Alicante

SIX new trails have opened up for hiking enthusiasts in Alicante. As of this Sunday, September 26, the Hiking Programme 'Walking with the Provincial Council' will commence and offer six new hiking routes for trekking enthusiasts in the region. Over the course of several consecutive weekends,...
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Under the sea: Five wineries in Spain with underwater cellars that you can visit

Spanish winery submerges bottles underwater in a twist to the aging process
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Explore Spain: Walking the Mirador Challenge around Javea on Costa Blanca

The Mirador challenge may be gruelling at 30kms long, but the views more than make up for it, writes Joshua Parfitt.
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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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