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Barcelona’s Top New Restaurants For 2017

Barcelona’s top new restaurants for 2017 include three-Michelin-starred dining, a culinary amusement park and an eatery by one of the world’s most famous footballers.

Recently I wrote about the top food experiences worth travelling the world for. Topping that list was a restaurant called Disfrutar in Barcelona – a place where I believe I’ve eaten two of the best meals of my life! But does it face competition? New restaurants are popping up in the city all the time. With plenty of great new openings for 2017, perhaps it’s time I returned to eat my way around the city!

So whether you’re looking for high-end gourmet creations, a casual bite to eat, or something a little bit quirky, here are Barcelona’s top new restaurants for 2017. Continue reading Barcelona’s Top New Restaurants For 2017

Three Great Day Trips From Malaga, Spain

After being wowed by Malaga’s magnificent history, art and buzzing foodie scene, head off on a day trip to Ronda, Nerja or Antequera… 

With beautiful hot summers and some of the warmest winters in Europe, the Costa Del Sol is a great region all year around. If you’re a foodie like me, then delve into Andalusian delicacies including fried fish, local olives and tasty hams. Or head a little way inland and you’re in a great wine region.

Breathtaking sunsets in Ronda, Spain
Breathtaking sunsets in Ronda, Spain

For history lovers there is tonnes to keep you busy including Antequera’s 5000-year-old dolmens, Ronda’s spectacular bridge and enough churches and monuments to keep you busy for a lifetime!

Puente Nuevo, Ronda, Spain
View of Puente Nuevo from Jardines De Cuenca, Ronda, Spain

Oh and then there’s the natural beauty. This region of Spain has it all. Stunning jagged mountain ranges, dry arid terrain, beautiful turquoise sea, rolling hills, and caves with 800,000 years of history!

To make the most of your time in southern Spain, spend a few days exploring Malaga, then hire a car and enjoy some of these great things to do on a day trip from the city. I’ve popped together detailed guides on Ronda, Nerja and Antequera, but to inspire you, here’s a whistlestop tour of all three! Continue reading Three Great Day Trips From Malaga, Spain

Top 5 Things To Do In Nerja, Spain

With its surprising sub-tropical climate, the beautiful coastal town of Nerja is home to miles of sandy beaches, top seafood, incredible ancient caves and what is proudly known as the Balcony of Europe!

Almost two years ago I went on a road trip around southern Spain visiting Madrid, Ronda and Seville. Fancying a bit of time at the Spanish seaside we decided upon Nerja. It looked pretty, had plenty of things to do and by all accounts, even in January would be reasonably warm. Tick!

Perfect seaside views in Nerja, Spain
Perfect seaside views in Nerja, Spain
Beautiful views in Nerja, Spain
Beautiful views in Nerja, Spain

While for me it didn’t have the Andalusian charm of the other cities, it did have a real Spanish seaside feel. You know, it felt fun! It had pretty beaches, great ice cream and nic-nacs galore. While there I was desperate to visit Nerja’s famous caves. Typically I arrived to find they’d just closed for the day. Continue reading Top 5 Things To Do In Nerja, Spain

Top 5 Things To Do In Antequera, Spain

With an incredible rock resembling a man’s face, endless ornate churches, dolmens dating back to 1800 BC, and beautiful views, Antequera is an incredible place for a day trip from Malaga.

Antequera is a city of history. It’s the kind of history you can wander all over, get under the skin of and really soak up! One of my favourite things to do was trek to the top of the city and look down. All dressed in white, it really makes for a picture postcard Andalusian view. 

At under an hour’s drive, Antequera makes a great day trip from Malaga. To really make the most of your trip, I’d recommend spending a few days in Malaga, before heading to explore Ronda, Nerja and Antequera.

Sunset in Antequera, Spain
Sunset in Antequera, Spain
Stunning views in Antequera, Spain
Stunning views in Antequera, Spain

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