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Spanish festive traditions: Do you know your Nochebuena from your Nochevieja?

Christmas is a little bit different in Spain.

Chef reveals perfect Spanish tortilla hack in viral video – but you will need 57 eggs

YOU can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, and you can’t make the perfect Spanish tortilla without inevitably making a mess in a...

ESCAPES: The Olive Press picks its top ten hotels to enjoy the Spanish mountains – and not just for...

Sitting by a fire, reading a good book, taking a bracing stroll, followed by a massage or dip in a spa is a wonderful way to relax during winter in Spain

Spanish naval ship helps farmers in La Palma gain access to their land

THE Spanish Navy amphibious transport ship Castilla has docked in La Palma on the Canary Islands today, Saturday, November 6. The vessel's crew will help...

Spain wants to reopen Cervantes Institute in Gibraltar to boost Spanish language on the Rock

Spain’s Cervantes Institute is considering plans to reopen a branch on the Rock amid concerns that the number of people who speak Castellano well...

Going native: How to improve your Spanish and what to look for in a language course

NO one wants to be the expat who can't speak the language, but starting out on the road to being bilingual can be hugely...

Learn the lingo: Maravillas has the Spanish language programme for you

TO get the best from settling into a new life in Spain, it is best to learn the language. Whether it is for business purposes...

How to survive a heatwave in Spain: Top tips from the Andalucian town where you can fry an egg...

With temperatures hotting up to 46 degrees we made an egg-cellent trip to the ‘frying pan of Spain’

What a corker! This Spanish bodega has just been crowned best in world to visit

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...

Reality show tackles Spain’s rural depopulation problem with search for entrepreneurs

A NEW reality TV show is launching this October with an aim to tackle depopulation in some of Spain’s most rural villages. The 20-episode show,...

Spanish town with just seven residents stages 10th edition of ‘smallest film festival in the world’

THERE may only be seven registered inhabitants in the small village of Ascaso, Huesca, but that hasn’t stopped it from putting on an annual...

Could curfew be lifted? Marbella and Estepona see COVID rates drop

THE incidence rate of COVID-19 in Marbella and Estepona has now dropped below 1,000, which could result in the present curfew being lifted. In Estepona,...

Spain discontinues use of AstraZeneca vaccine over fears of thrombosis

ALTHOUGH Spain has only vaccinated just over half the population, it will be giving away any remaining Oxford vaccines to Latin America. The decision comes...

Spanish stereotypes of the British and British stereotypes of the Spanish

OP blogger Luke Andrews on how we perceive each other

Talking a Spanish Christmas

CHRISTMAS in Spain consists mostly of killing time until the kids go back to school. You may have misses it, but El Gordo (Yes,...

Long Read: Tributes roll in as last surviving Spanish Nazi concentration camp prisoner dies aged 101

THE last Spaniard to have survived the Nazi concentration camps in World War II has passed away. Juan Romero died peacefully surrounded by family in...

MASK ROW: Gig on Spain’s Costa del Sol axed as Spanish reggaeton singer ‘refuses’ to cover face while donating...

A SPANISH reggaeton star has seen his gig cancelled because he failed to wear a face mask at a food bank. Omar Montes, 32, had...

Olive Press one of a handful of Spanish newspapers to win key journalism award from Google

THE Olive Press stands for strong, independent, investigative local journalism. And you don’t have to take our word for it – just ask Google. The internet...

100 SPANISH ICONS: Who is Spain’s top shoe designer Manolo Blahnik?

FANS of TV show Sex and the City will remember the scene when Carrie Bradshaw got mugged in New York. The mugger wanted her shoes....

‘TYPICAL SPANISH’: Why British expats in Spain need to stop using this derogatory phrase

By Mijas Councillor Bill Anderson I HAVE supported the British community in Spain in a number of articles over the years. During the COVID-19 crisis,...

RECIPE: Two rustic Spanish tapas you can easily make at home

FOR the last few months they have been holed up in Granada following a coronavirus travel nightmare (see Olive Press Issue 340, pg 4)....

Multi-millionaire rocks art world with removal of Mata Mua painting from Madrid gallery as talks with Spanish Government crumble

KNOWN as ‘La Misteriosa’, she has shadily presided over an art collection worth €390 million that counts Matisse, Picasso and Rodin among its 429...

If you’re chomping at the bit to get out, check out these horse riding holidays in Andalucia, home of...

IMAGINE getting up a family posse for a trek into the mountains this summer, or cantering along the sands at sunset with a stirrup...

TRAVEL: Online searches for Spanish domestic flights to Malaga Airport surge by 523% in a week as Costa del...

Ryanair, EasyJet and Vueling are the main airline companies to offer flights to Malaga

LGBTQ: Spanish Government to create law protecting transgender people in Spain

THE Spanish Government has pledged to create a law protecting transgender people. "This Government supports the people of the LGTBI collective with all its letters,"...

Spanish experts warn 20 children in a classroom may lead to closure of schools again in autumn

According to the study, a group of twenty children in a classroom would have contact with over 800 people in two days

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Tickets on sale until summer for ‘world’s most dangerous path’ Caminito del Rey in Southern Spain—including three major holiday...

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