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REVIEW: World’s ‘best’ restaurant El Celler de Can Roca? Maybe if it sorts out its wine

El Celler de Can Roca had just been crowned the world’s best restaurant by TripAdvisor in 2014. But how did it stand up to the Olive Press taste test? Jon Clarke checks it out

HIDDEN GEM: Cadiz’ Jimena is a wonderful weekend escape in Andalucia

Nicola Cowell takes to the narrow lanes of Jimena de la Frontera to discover why the town is such an enchanted retreat for tourists and expats

LET’S EXPLORE SPAIN: How Malaga’s colourful Axarquia region awakened from its slumber

David Baird on why, having lived all around the world, he settled in this quiet corner of Malaga, known as a land of rebellion, resistance and renaissance

Spain extends coronavirus ban on non-essential travel for those outside EU – including Brits – until May 31

THE Spanish government has extended a ban on all non-essential travel to Spain from outside the EU and Schengen area for another month. Confirmation of...

Spain imposes 10-day quarantine on travellers from India to prevent spread of new contagious Covid variant

SPAIN will impose a compulsory 10-day quarantine on all travellers arriving from India in response to the emergence of a highly contagious variant of...

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...

THINK GREEN: Tourism chiefs from Spain’s Valencia area call for region-specific COVID traffic light system for UK travel this...

The Valencian Community has a total average of 40 cases for every 100,000 people, while Spain as a whole numbers 250.

Sevilla: What to see in Santa Cruz

SANTA Cruz is the most visited neighbourhood by the millions of tourists who flock to Sevilla each year.  And it’s no surprise, given it houses...

EXPLAINED: What we know about proposed travel rules to Spain under new ‘vaccine passport’ scheme

THE EU has given the go ahead to a vaccine passport scheme which will be available across the bloc by the end of June. Travellers...

Sevilla: Discover Alfalfa’s hipster barrio of Soho Benita

Oh so Soho! The hipster mini barrio of Soho Benita is not one to miss on your next trip to Sevilla A FEW years back even...

Spain extends non EU entry restrictions until the end of the month as Madrid considers local lockdowns

SPAIN has announced this morning that it will extend restrictions on all non essential travel from outside the European Union until September 30. Published in...

Some 135 countries still restricting Spanish travellers, government figures reveal

GOVERNMENT figures have revealed that 70% of the world is still restricting Spanish citizens entering other countries. Measures range from outright bans on entry to...

Sevilla: Where to eat in the Triana neighbourhood

SEVILLA really is a foodie’s paradise, and the ancient Triana does not let the side down.  It may have its own distinct personality, but this...

Andalucia’s mythical mountain top town of Ronda is the perfect winter getaway if you’re looking to escape Spain’s coast

This picture-perfect Andalucian mountain town has charmed many an artist in time past and still retains its mythical appeal

Rip-off flights, hotel evictions and 120,000 tourists still stranded as Thomas Cook collapses

Replacement flight rip offs, evictions from hotels, anxiety among thousands of tourists as Thomas Cook folds.




FROZEN PENSIONERS: Finland beats sunny Spain for retirement quality of life

SPAIN may be a popular retirement spot but according to a new report chilly Finland is actually the best country in Europe in which...