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The unspoilt little sister to the Sierra Nevada – the Sierra de Contraviesa in Spain’s Granada

FAMED for its panoramic views, vineyards producing local ‘vino’, and pink almond blossoms in early spring, the Sierra de la Contraviesa is an unspoilt...

NEW AGE FITNESS: the market town of Órgiva in Spain’s Granada offers various workout options for your mind, body,...

AFTER the indulgences of the festive season, you might be seeking healthy discipline to become fitter and happier in your daily life. If you’re...

SWEET MUSIC: the village of Cáñar, in Spain’s Andalucia, has an annual fiesta where men serenade the women overnight

THE small mountain village of Cáñar, in the Alpujarra of Granada, has an unusual festive tradition that takes place on the morning of 28...

The witchy village of Soportújar in Spain’s Andalucia magics up €6 million in the ‘El Gordo’ Christmas lottery

NESTLING in the heart of La Alpujarra of Granada, the small village of Soportújar, which has 300 inhabitants and is renowned for its witchcraft...

Freya’s fashion advice: make the most of Christmas dressing in Spain

IF you find yourself asking “what’s the right thing to wear on Christmas Day”, I can break it to you… there's no correct answer. With...

A Christmas tale of La Alpujarra in Spain’s Andalucia

IF you fantasise about picture-perfect Christmas card scenes, with snow-laded pine trees, mountain vistas, and real wood-burning chimneys, the Alpujarra fits the bill. With...

CARVING a name for itself – how Trevelez, one of Spain’s highest villages, has built a tourist trade around...

THE perfect destination for meat eaters, hikers, and day trippers alike, Trevélez is a high point of La Alpujarra and one of Spain’s highest...

On top of the world: Granada’s Sierra Nevada is the perfect active tourism destination in Spain

JUST south of Granada, Mulhacen is the Iberian Peninsula’s highest peak. Part of the Sierra Nevada range, nestling between the Vega de Granada, Lecrin...

Switchbacks in Southern Spain provides the perfect mountain biking holiday

WITH its diverse environment, the Sierra Nevada is the perfect destination for cycle tourism. Formed of ancient glacial valleys and terraces, it has a...

Hola Properties launches for Spain’s Granada and Costa Tropical regions

A SUCCESSFUL estate agency, based in La Alpujarra, is expanding its business to a wider target area, extending from Granada to the Costa Tropical....

Travel Spain: These are the villages you should visit in the Alpujarra south of Granada

LYING on the south face of the Sierra Nevada, and spanning the provinces of Granada and Almeria, Las Alpujarras or La Alpujarra, is a...

From Migas to Michaelmas – Orgiva’s annual feria in the heart of La Alpujarra

ONE of the biggest autumn celebrations in La Alpujarra region of Granada, the Orgiva feria takes place annually around the day of Saint Michael...

Camping Órgiva is the perfect base for your visit to La Alpujarra in Spain’s Granada

NESTLED in the heart of La Alpujarra, with easy access to amenities and beautiful scenery, Camping Órgiva is the ideal destination for those wanting to...

Autumn in Spain’s Alpujarra region: hiking, biking, riding and other adventures

ALTHOUGH some people mourn the end of summer, the 'Alpujarreños' welcome it. Not only is the Alpujarra region, on the southern flanks of the...

HEART-WARMING TAILS OF LA ALPUJARRA…

THE Alpujarra is a region known for its fantastic range of fauna and flora. Its cultivated slopes play home to everything from roaming Ibex...

BEWITCHING: How a small white village in southern Spain conjured up a wizard of an idea to pull in...

GRAB your broomstick, don your witches hat, it’s time to fly up to the bewitching mountain village of Soportujar. The village, in the heart of...

Following the footsteps of Lorca: Meet three women authors inspired by Spain’s Alpujarras

Three amazing women authors of La Alpujarra talk to Jo Chipchase about their lives and latest works

EXTRACT: A Chancer’s Guide to Rural Spain by Andy Bailey

BRIT Andy Baily, an ex-farm manager, rugby player and inseminator, moves his family from Somerset to a remote mountainous region in Andalucía. In his book,...

Cuisine of La Alpujarra: Dishes you must try while visiting the mountain villages south of Granada

THE Alpujarra region has various signature dishes served to visitors in its countless bars and restaurants. Best of all, during certain hours of the...

Orgiva: What makes this Spanish town in La Alpujarra ‘the world’s best place to live’?

RAUL Orellana, an ex-primary school teacher and PP politician, became mayor of Orgiva in 2019, taking the helm of ‘the world’s best’ town, set...

On-trend in Orgiva: Meet the inspiring expat serving up Alpujarran style from a buzzing new fashion store

On-trend in Orgiva: From natty dreads to funky fashionistas. A new expat-owned fashion store is serving Alpujarran style to them all, writes Jo Chipchase

Nowhere to Lorca, everything to me: A personal journey through the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain’s Granada

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...

Head found in new age community near Granada is not a missing Dutch woman, ‘but a man in his...

POLICE have denied that the skull found in a new age community near Granada belongs to a Dutch expat.  It comes after expats in Beneficio,...

Author and ex-Genesis drummer Chris Stewart offers Alpujarra walking

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Revolutionary Alpujarra theatre project on last push before grand opening

August 15 and 16 will see the debut, but construction isn't finished yet

The show must go on for Andalucian amphitheatre

Time is running out for the revolutionary theatre project

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