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Hiking in Andalucia
Looking for a romantic getaway in Andalucia...? Didn’t get the time off for a Valentines escape, and still need inspiration for a romantic break this year..? Well, Andalucia has been listed in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations for 2014 , as one of the most romantic destinations for travelers this year. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon or just looking for a nice romantic weekend away, we think Lonely Planet is spot on when it says...
Casa Olea B&B Andalucia Spain
The world’s largest travel website, Tripadvisor , has just announced its Travellers Choice Awards for 2014 based on millions of reviews during the past year. The awards feature several categories of accommodation from Small Hotels to B&Bs & Inns and list the “Top 25” for each country. Casa Olea is delighted to have been included in their Best B&Bs & Inns in Spain list for the 3 rd year running. This year, we have noticed that...
priego de cordoba sierra subbetica
Autumn in Andalucia - Best of Spain for Foodies. .. Thinking of Where is best to go in November ? Well, Autumn is a wonderful time of year to visit the interior of Andalucia, especially for Foodies, with the Quince and Pomegranate on the trees and the Olive Harvest just beginning. Plus, the weather is usually ideal (bright sunny days and mid 20sC) for siteseeing without the crowds and for walking in the sierras too. Why not combine a few days in...
Mezquita cordoba andalucia
The mesmerizing Mezquita (Cathedral / Great Mosque) in Cordoba has been included in the “ Top 25 Landmarks in the World ” list announced by Tripadvisor website today. Ranked at No.6 in the world, Cordoba’s Mezquita is Europe’s highest-placed attraction, beating all of the bigger-name sites like the St Peter’s Basilica and Colosseum (Rome), Duomo (Florence) and the Eiffel Tower (Paris) to the top spot. Two of Andalucia’s other great cultural...
Priego de Cordoba , has been voted by users of Tripadvisor as one of the top 15 most beautiful towns in Spain, in a report published by Viajar magazine (issue 408), one of the country’s leading travel magazines. The article mentions not only the town’s delightful historic centre but also refers to the surrounding Sierras Subbeticas national park and the region’s strong cultural traditions (Easter week etc). Sitting proudly alongside Priego de...
Mercado Victoria gastro market Cordoba
Andalucia’s first gastro-market, Mercado Victoria , opens in Cordoba; plus our “Top 5 Foodie Highlights” of Andalucia... Cordoba’s new gastro-market, Mercado Victoria, has opened this week; just in time for the city’s famous Patios Festival (8-19 May). It is the first gourmet market in Andalucia, similar in concept to the popular San Miguel market in Madrid, and promises to be a major new attraction for Cordoba - a city which is fast becoming...
Best eco hotels andalucia
Casa Olea has just been included in the Top 16 List of Eco-friendly Inns/B&Bs worldwide by BedandBreakfast.com in honor of upcoming Earth Day (22 APRIL) – the only eco hotel in Spain to make the list. Green accommodation in Andalucia, with indulgent touches We love the stunning countryside of this hidden corner of Andalucia and we’re serious about helping to preserve it the way it is. So, as the line between genuine “eco hotel” and “green...
Granada Music & Dance Festival 2013
What’s On in Andalucia – Spring/Summer May signals the start of the busy spring/summer season of local ferias, cultural events and festivals in Andalucia. It is also one of the best times of year to visit the region with long, warm sunny days and balmy evenings. Read on for our favourite cultural events in Andalucia this May & June… MAY 1-5 May : Cruces de Mayo , Cordoba, with patios and squares adorned with large crosses decorated in...
The Parque Natural de la Subbética near Priego de Cordoba celebrates its 25 th anniversary in 2013 and yet remains one of Andalucia’s least visited national parks . Located at the heart of Andalucia, equidistant from the magnificent cities of Granada and Cordoba, this unspoiled mountainous region lends itself as a relaxing base for visiting these great cities, discovering local towns and white villages (eg Priego de Cordoba, Almedinilla and...
New BA flights to Granada starting July 2013… British Airways will soon be launching a new direct flight to Granada in Andalucia from London City airport . The new service begins on 25 July 2013 , with fares starting from 176 GBP return in summer months including taxes and a very generous hand baggage allowance. This is obviously great news for Granada and also for anyone planning a short break in Spain away from the costas - to see the Alhambra...

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