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Roman find sparks plans to open the largest archaeology park on the Costa del Sol

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While digging around the site of the Finca de Acebedo, a Roman villa near to Mijas, archaeologists have uncovered the Costa del Sols first ever Roman olive press. Archaeologists uncovered a four-ton device dating back to between the third and fourth centuries that they believe was the counterweight for an olive press. The discovery comes shortly after having unearthed an …

Obama arrives in Malaga for secret Marbella conference

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If you happened to be in Malaga Airport last Friday and thought you saw former United States president Barrack Obama you would be forgiven, as the 57-year-old did arrive in Spain to attend a conference. The 44th president of the United States gave a speech at an undisclosed location in Marbella after having been invited to the event by a …

Malaga to get the tallest skyscraper on the Costa del Sol

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Before the crisis, it was said that Spain’s national symbol was the crane! If all goes to plan, Malaga will see two new skyscrapers that will not only the tallest buildings in the city but eclipse anything already built on the Costa del Sol. Madrid based property developer AQ Acentor has been brought in to oversee the project, which is …

Costa del Sol to benefit as British tourists help create 600,000 jobs this summer in Spain

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Experts predict that British tourists will assist in creating well over half a million jobs in Spain this summer, of which 140,000 of them will be permanent positions. Netherlands-based multinational human resource consulting firm Randstad is forecasting that as many as 140,000 of the 604,000 could get permanent contracts despite the vast majority being only seasonal. Often holiday makers visiting …

No more tolls on Costa del Sol motorways

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It has been announced that toll charges on Costa del Sol motorways will be scrapped by the end of the year. This is good news for those that usually make the long journey in their own vehicles to mainland Spain. Using a combination of these toll roads currently, can add significant cost to your trip. People driving along the AP-7 …

Canadian airline to offer non-stop flights between Montreal and Malaga

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Starting in November Canadian leisure airline Air Transat will add Malaga, Spain to its list of European destinations. Transat joins many recent airlines that will soon fly to and from Malaga. Based in Montreal, Canada, Air Transat will offer twice-weekly seven hour nonstop flights aboard one of its Airbus A330-200 aircraft, according to a press release put out by the …

Famous bands to rock the Costa del Sol next week

Scorpions to play Fuengirola

Get ready to rock next weekend as heavy rock legends the Scorpions, Rainbow, The Darkness and UFO take to the stage in Fuengirola. The inaugural two-day “Rock the Coast” festival will be held at Sohail Castle Park, at the foot of the Castle in Fuengirola on Friday and Saturday the 14th and 15th of June. Together will the big name …

Malaga boss awarded by DiCaprio for looking after staff

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How would you like to work for a company that pays you five days salary for working a four-day week? If that sounds good! How about throwing in a free breakfast and time at the gym during your lunch break? Add to this all-expense paid staff holidays and you would be forgiven for thinking you had landed the dream job. …

Cancer patients to benefit after billionaire donates 5 radiotherapy machines to Malaga hospitals

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 As many as 3000 cancer patients a year will benefit from radiotherapy sessions following the donation of 5 linear accelerators (LINAC), by the Amancio Ortega Foundation. Amancio Ortega is a Spanish billionaire businessman. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops. Two of the accelerators will …

4.5 million Alhambra visitors risk having their private data stolen

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According to Spanish daily newspaper El Confidencial up to 4.5 million visitors to Granada’s Alhambra Palace are at risk of having their private data stolen. The newspaper claims that thieves using unsophisticated computer software could easily hack Alhambra’s ticket system and download names, addresses and emails. The newspaper went on to say that the system lacked a basic firewall and …

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What's On in Nerja and nearby

Amazing Lego exhibition to go on display in Malaga

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Touted as being the biggest Lego display in Europe and containing more than five million Lego bricks, the exhibition features everything from musical instruments to star wars and superheroes. In total, 110 skilfully built models will be on display in 12 themed zones that are spread over 1,400 square metres. One of the highlights of the exhibition, which runs until …

Malaga Dog Party – Fantastic day out

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The annual Malaga “Dog Party” returns this weekend for its fifth edition, with plenty of non-competitive competitions that dog lovers are sure to enjoy. The event, to be held on Saturday the 11th and the Sunday the 12th of May is centred on the Plaza de la Marina and the main streets of the city. On Saturday two doggie parades …

See the spectacular ‘El Caminito del Rey’

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Attention thrill seekers! Have you heard about the Caminito del Rey near to Malaga in southern Spain? Built in the early part of the 20th century near the village of El Chorro, the Caminito del Rey is a narrow walkway resting on spikes and cables hammered into the side of sheer cliffs 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. Called the …

Enjoy the historical ‘Route of the Taverns’

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Nowadays it’s easy to forget that just 80 years ago mechanical refrigeration was just getting started and up until then the only way of keeping fish fresh was to pack it in salt. The Ruta de la Venta, or Route of the Taverns is a famous mule track over the Sierra Almijara Mountains to the town of Santa Fe near …

April is full of events for food lovers

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As each year goes by more and more events pop up in the towns and villages around Malaga in order to celebrate the local food and gastronomy. April is a popular month for festivals that celebrate food with the first kicking off in the Hoya de Málaga valley town of Casarabonela to celebrate the Día del Pipeo. Pipeo is curious …

See Cologne Chamber Philharmonic in Nerja!

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The motto of the Cologne Chamber Philharmonic is that their entire repertoire contains only the most select works. For the musicians involved it is irrelevant whether they are performing in a quaint mountain village, the Cologne Cathedral, or in the Sydney Opera House – Their enthusiasm for the music remains the same. The plan is to inspire people of all ages …

Live music and performances in Nerja for celebration on 24th March

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The annual Residents Day organised by the Nerja Foreigners Department will take place on Sunday, March 24th. The day celebrates all the locals, foreigners and tourists who contribute to making Nerja the town we have all come to love and enjoy. If you are up for a good time and would like to join in the celebrations with like-minded people …

A tribute to the Bee Gees in Nerja

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The Spanish Bee Gees tribute band Is the definitive salute, and encounter of seeing the Bee Gees in their prime, LIVE ONCE AGAIN! The Spanish Bee Gees tribute band recreates the look, sound and vibe of the Bee Gees from the 60’s to the late ’70s, with a unique singing style that made them legends. Performing such early hits as …

Multimedia Vincent van Gogh exhibition comes to Malaga

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For an unforgettable multimedia experience, you are going to want to visit ‘Van Gogh Alive’ when the exhibition opens in Malaga on March 9th. Housed in a huge tent in Malaga Port, the multi-sensory exhibition of the Dutch artist’s paintings is the largest exhibition of its kind and drew huge crowds while in Alicante and Seville. Forget any preconceived notions …

A Night of Flamenco in Nerja

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If you’re looking for night out in Nerja where you can watch flamenco and get a real taste of this authentic dancing, then these talented artists have just the show for you. The first member of the show, José Cortés was born in Granada in 1984. Ever since he was a child he excelled dancing at parties with the family, where …

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