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Axarquia: A land of rebellion and renaissance

Why I fell in love with the confusing ham-shaped wedge of rutted hills and dry river valleys known as the Axarquia

My Top 10 places to visit around Ronda

Following a request from a reader, Paul Whitelock chooses his Top 10 places to visit around Ronda having already shared his Top 10 places in Spain and in Andalucía and his Top 10 favourite spots in Ronda itself

A Roman Holiday in Casares and Manilva

Casares was named after Julius Caesar, who cured a nasty skin complaint while staying there, discovers Jon Clarke

A view truly fit for a king as the Olive Press climbs continental Spain’s highest peak

The Olive Press sent JAMES BRYCE to the highest point in continental Spain, Mulhacen, in Granada, which according to legend is the final resting place of a Muslim monarch

Gaucin: A view from the top

Wendy Williams admires the views from the Balcony of the Serrania de Ronda and discovers what gives Gaucin its ‘zing’…

Crash landing for Spain’s first private capital airport

Ciudad Real Airport is to be left without flights

Living the high life in Spain

Wendy Williams explores a magical region of myths, mountains and sleeping mayors

British tourists blow holiday budget

Tourists usually spend 395 euros more than they planned

Spanish holiday costs slashed

Families are being offered breaks for up to 50 per cent off

What’s the point of Pamplona?

TRAVEL SPECIAL: James Bryce takes his life in his hands at the celebrated Running of the Bulls in Pamplona and discovers there is plenty more to the region than the drink-fuelled revelry suggests.

Riding the wind on the Costa de la Luz

JON CLARKE takes a trip along the Costa de la Luz, Andalucia’s most unspoilt, if sometimes rather breezy, coastline

Spanish footsteps of the gods

JAMES BRYCE took a trip to Chiclana and Sancti Petri, where it is said that the Temple of Hercules once stood and Roman leaders Hannibal and Caesar took their hols

Desert dreaming in Morocco

Giles Brown mostly feels like an extra in a Monty Python movie as he takes an adventurous trip into the desert via Marrakech

Morocco: A donkey route south

Jon Clarke bundled the kids in the car and took the 1000km journey south to the town which inspired Jimi Hendrix to write his hit Castles in the Sand

The satnav rebels

Up to 83 per cent of men – and 74 per cent of women – often disregard their car’s GPS directions

Tourists will ease economic recovery in Spain

But Spain must become more competitive and improve on quality, say experts

My antidote to Spain´s ´most primitive´ hotel

EXCLUSIVE: After sending reporter Amie Keeley to ‘Spain’s most primitive hotel’ for a sustainable retreat, we packed her off for a five-star spa weekend on the Costa del Sol to make up with often hilarious consequences

Summer strikes threat at Spanish airports

Unions threaten 22 days of strikes throughout the summer

High speed train testing track goes off the rails

Mass opposition to ‘destructive’ scheme to bring world’s biggest train testing track to Antequera

Gibraltar’s leading hotel… again

The Caleta Hotel has been voted Gibraltar’s Leading Hotel for the second year running

Gibraltar airport in limbo

Local Spanish mayor is refusing to sell land for the new cross-border airport

Spain’s trains speed ahead

Spain has developed Europe's largest high-speed rail network

The peak of outdoor Spain

Ronda is now one of the main outward bound hubs in Andalucia, writes Doug Wills

A cook’s tour of Ronda

Over the last few years Ronda has become increasingly popular for lovers of good food

Flight chaos as General Strike hits Spain

Flights grounded as unions get 70 per cent support for the general strike

A land of rebellion, resistance and renaissance

After spending a year living in the region, the Olive Press editor Jon Clarke explains why he identified with the Axarquia

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