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Sevilla: What to see in La Cartuja

LA Cartuja is best known for being home to the Isla Magica and Agua Magica theme parks. Locals and tourists flock to the attractions in the hotter months for their rollercoasters and extensive water slides. But once home to the Exposicion Universal 1992, the neighbourhood, north...
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The 13 birds to look out for in Andalucia and across southern Spain this...

These 13 high-flying highlights have got birdwatchers going wild
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Once home to sailors, potters, Flamenco dancers and bullfighters: Why you should visit Sevilla’s...

ONCE home to sailors, potters, Flamenco dancers and bull-fighters, Triana’s rich history is as colourful as its buildings which light up the river bank on its iconic Calle Betis. The barrio was once known as an arrabal, the name given to areas separated from the...
Iconic Tourist Attraction On Spain's Costa Blanca Offers Guided Tours In English To Boost Visitor Numbers

Iconic tourist attraction on Spain’s Costa Blanca offers guided tours in English to boost...

ONE of Alicante's biggest tourist attractions, Santa Barbara castle, has made a good start in a new bid to double visitor numbers. New free guided tours, half of them in English, were introduced at the end of January, with nearly 6,000 people visiting the castle...
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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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Xacobeo: Why 2022 is an extra special time to visit Spain’s Santiago de Compostela

By Shannon Chaffers IT may not appear so according to the official calendar, but 2022 is extra special for pilgrims making the journey to Santiago de Compostela after the Pope extended the Jacobean Year because of the pandemic. The Xacobeo Year (also known as Jacobean Year...
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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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Albacete: Why you should visit central Spain’s underdog tourist destination

To mark Castilla-La Mancha day on May 31st we take a look at one of Spain's most under rated cities.
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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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Sevilla: What to see in El Arenal

EL Arenal sits on the banks of the Guadalquivir river and while not so big, features some of the city’s most important sites. Most notable are the iconic bullring and the medieval Torre del Oro - or Tower of Gold in English. Below are the best...
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Celebrate spring: Six of the most beautiful places to see almond blossom in Spain

THE beginning of March welcomes the unique spectacle of almond blossom in Spain, ushering in spring and creating unmissable sights and smells. While you can enjoy blossom wherever you find an almond tree - and they grow across much of Spain - there are certain...
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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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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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Halloween: These are the ten most haunted houses in Spain

FROM haunting wails to ghostly figures appearing in the mirror, those on the hunt for paranormal activity this Halloween have plenty of options across Spain to scare themselves silly. The Olive Press delved into urban legends and spooky tales to bring you the definitive list...
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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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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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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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IN PICS: A look around the unmissable monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site that...

THE iconic symbol of Cordoba is the stunning Mosque-Cathedral, which is an extraordinary example of the blending of Muslim and Christian cultures. Built in the 8th Century under the rule of Amir Abd ar-Rahman I, the mosque became a Christian church when Cordoba was conquered...
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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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Off-the-beaten-track: Ten destinations in Spain that should be on your travel bucket list in 2022

Looking for a destination that is picturesque but also tourist-free, well look no further, here is a list of the top ten hidden destinations to visit on your next holiday. El Rocío, Andalucía  This small town feels very apart from the outside world and is only...
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How a Toledo synagogue became a symbol of anti-Semitism in Spain

To mark Castilla-La Mancha Day, the Olive Press visits a curious monument symbolic of an age-old conflict in Spain.
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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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WHAT TO SEE: In the Triana neighbourhood of Spain’s Sevilla

IT'S one of the city's most distinctive and historic barrios and is unsurprisingly packed with sites to keep you busy.  From its iconic pastel exterior to its medieval remnants and holy shrines, no trip to Sevilla can be complete without a day in Triana. Below we...
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SPAIN TRAVEL:What to see in Sevilla’s Macarena district

MACARENA is to Seville what Shoreditch once was to London.  Packed full of young professionals, it is fast becoming the coolest neighbourhood in which to live, work and play, offering a perfect combination of hidden bars and an evolving food scene while serving up heaps...
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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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LATEST: What you need to know about the new Covid rules for travelling to Spain

AT long last, Spain has lifted restrictions on unvaccinated travellers from outside the EU visiting Spain for tourism purposes. The long awaited easing of travel...