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Moorish watchtower and startrail night sky photography Spain
The number of stars that people can see with the naked eye has reduced dramatically over the last decade. At your home or work, can you still see the stars at night? What are the real effects of...
Picasso Celebration 2023 exhibitions Malaga
Malaga, one of Europe´s top travel destinations in 2023 The Guardian (UK) and Vogue magazine have included Malaga in their “ Where to go in 2023 ” lists of the best places to travel in Europe this...
 El Trillo restaurant with view of the Alhambra Granada
Our Top 10 favourite restaurants in Andalucia There are now so many great places to eat in Andalucia, it´s impossible to keep to any list down to just 10 restaurants. So, I have intentionally left...
Fortaleza la Mota castle Alcala La Real Jaen
Our Top 10 Favourite places in Andalucia This autumn marks exactly 10 years since we opened the doors of Casa Olea for the first time. We had hoped to be celebrating the achievement with lots special...
Luxury Christmas hamper with finest Spanish products
A “Taste of Andalucia” Hamper As many of you haven´t sadly been able to travel to sunny Spain this year, we´ve been racking our brains as to how we can send you a little Taste of Andalucia , to help...
The best rural hotels in Andalucia Spain
With many of us now returning to some form of lockdown , the enticing Andalusian interior - land of natural beauty and cultural fascination, endless vistas, traditions, fine food and open spaces -...
How to order the perfect coffee in southern Spain
How to order the perfect coffee in Southern Spain? Question: so what do a Three-phase, a Cloud and a Shadow all have in common? Answer: they are all types of coffee in Spain! It may come as a...
Casa Olea boutique B&B Spain - our 10 years in Andalucia
Our Andalucian Journey… From Credit Crunch to COVID-19 In search of the good life in Spain / Lockdown at Casa Olea: Nature is happy / A view of Tourism post COVID-19. At a time when we should be...
Medieval castle at Luque in the Sierras Subbeticas Andalucia
The Last Frontier of Al Andalus Not content with just one wall, President Trump has urged Spain to build one along the length of the Sahara, as a solution to Europe´s migrant crisis. Clearly a...
Dark Sky astro tourism Lonely Planet travel trends photo Denis Belitsky Shutterstock
July marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission , when man first walked on the Moon. To celebrate, we have set up some special stargazing and lunar observation activities here at Casa Olea,...

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