Leisure & Pleasure

Doñana celebrates 50 years as a National Park

If you’ve not yet visited the Doñana National Park, its 50th anniversary is the perfect excuse to do so—and throughout the year there will be various local events focusing on the past 50 years of the Park’s history, its people and all those who have contributed to the development of the area and the creation …

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The atmospheric markets of the Costa del Sol

They are a colourful aspect of living in southern Spain, the friendly markets that create an important shopping and community outlet for towns on the Costa del Sol. Most municipalities, no matter their size or location, have a weekly market that serves local residents and incoming visitors with food produce, household items and a dose …

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Learn how to prepare your favourite cuisine in Marbella

Marbella is associated with many enjoyable things in life, from its beautiful scenery and fascinating culture to first class amenities and colourful nightlife. At the heart of these pleasures in life are food and drink, surely two of the most essential commodities to living a blissful and contented life. The coastal town and its surrounding …

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Say cheese! (and ham of course)

Spanish cheese and ham recognised on world food stage It’s not only the population of Spain currently applauding the quality of the county’s cheese and ham produce, as some prize varieties have recently received international recognition from official international organisations. These standard food staples are a main part of traditional Spanish cuisine, and particularly so …

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Spain’s traditional Easter dishes

It is traditional in almost every country to serve special dishes at the most important festivals. Easter is arguably the most important religious festival in the Christian calendar, and Spain gives it more importance in terms of the associated rituals than almost any other European nation. Many foreigners are familiar with the parades during Holy …

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Philipe Starck adds another wonder in the hills of Ronda

Like so many before and since, when internationally renowned designer Philippe Starck discovered Ronda some years ago he was immensely moved by the enthralling ambience and landscape surrounding the Andalusian town. Starck has described the historic municipality located high in the mountainous countryside of the Sierra de las Nieves National Park above Marbella as one …

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Van Gogh appears in glorious technology at Málaga exhibition

A record breaking exhibition has opened in Málaga yesterday where the public has the chance to view the works of Vincent Van Gogh in a new and incredible format. ‘Van Gogh Alive’ is an extraordinary temporary exploration of the Dutch artist’s work that magically transports visitors back into the post-impressionist world, literally to ‘another time …

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