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Spain’s Mallorca stages ancient banner carrying ceremony ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations

ONE of Europe's oldest non-religious celebrations takes place in Palma, Mallorca this Saturday. The Festa de l'Estandard(banner) has its roots back to the early 13th...

Stolen historical document could see Costa Blanca city take Catalan government to Spanish court

A row over a stolen historical document could end up with Orihuela council taking the Catalunya regional government to court. Repeated requests from Orihuela officials...

Moors & Christians Festival makes triumphant return in week of events on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FESTIVALS return to the Vega Baja area of Costa Blanca on Saturday, as the ‘Moors & Christians’ event kicks off in Orihuela. Lasting until the...

More than 127,000 Sephardi Jews outside Spain apply for Spanish citizenship after their ancestors were exiled 600 years ago

The Sephardi Jews set up communities throughout Spain and Portugal before they began to be exiled in the 15th Century

MUST READ: First look at Andalucia recipe book by famed British food writer Fiona Dunlop

"I breathe for Málaga…. for Cádiz, for Alcalá de los Gazules, for what is intimately Andaluz." Federico García Lorca, 1924

How Andalucia’s ‘de la frontera’ towns got their names… and what they mean

Lenox Napier pores over medieval maps to discover how Andalucia’s ‘border towns’ got their names

Spain cracks 500-year-old secret code used by King Ferdinand

KING Ferdinand's secret code used some 500 years ago has finally been cracked by experts in Spain.  The code was used in letters between Ferdinand...

Back for Moor in Salares

With music, dance, workshops, mint tea, pastries and a parade, it is set to be a weekend of delights

Christians and Moors do battle in Benadalid

It takes place at the end of August and coincides with celebrations in honour of the town's patron saint, San Isidro

Benalmadena: Where magic is made

In Benalmadena, being a ‘guiri’ has taken on a whole new meaning

A tale of pain and passion in the palace

New book by local author tells of the trials and tribulations of Alhambra heiress

Descendants of Sephardic Jews gain automatic citizenship in Spain

Sephardic Jews - whose ancestors were kicked out of Spain in 1492 - are to be given automatic citizenship

Moors and Christians in Mojacar

Don't miss the fabulous festival this weekend

Clicking cameras in Córdoba

Hannah visits the Mezquita in the World Heritage city of Córdoba

AVE stop in Antequera

Stop for Antequera on the Malaga-Sevilla high-speed line

The Best of Andalucia

Two exciting new exhibitions are showing off the glorious history of the region, Moorish porcelain in Cordoba and the priceless Phoenician Treasure of Carambolo in Sevilla

Go with the wind…to Tarifa

From Arabic stronghold to Mecca to winsurfers, Tarifa offers a fabulous break all year round

Bad luck Tuesday but not for Zapatero

Historic Spanish superstition falls today

Mayors defend Moors and Christians

LOCAL mayors are vowing to continue a traditional fiesta despite calls for it to be banned from one leading lslamic group. The Moors and Christians...




Skiing in Spain’s Sierra Nevada: How the ‘Costa del Ski’ is perfect for Christmas card snowscapes and adrenaline-pumping thrills

"THERE’S no way I’m skiing down that. I’ll walk up, get my ski and take the lift down," insisted my Olive Press colleague, looking...


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