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Video: Luxury ski resort burned down in Sierra Nevada, Spain

Granada - A luxury ski resort in the Sierra Nevada mountains in southern Spain has burned to the ground in a spectacular blaze. Fifty-two people were evacuated from the building and no injuries have been reported.

Photo essay: It's hell on the Costa del Sol in winter (video) Special

Fuengirola - Here we are in mid-winter, and what happens today? Brilliant warm sunshine, people sunbathing on the beach and a generally pleasant outlook. It's hell down here in winter! We've got the mid-winter blues ... blue seas, blue skies.

Photo essay: A stroll around old town Tarifa in southern Spain Special

Tarifa - A charming town in the Andalucían white village tradition, Tarifa's narrow streets wind around on a hillside overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar all the way to the exotic Moroccan port city of Tangier.

Photo Essay: Fuengirola's annual 'Feria del Rosario' — Spain Special

Fuengirola - Once again, Fuengirola's annual "Feria del Rosario" (fair) has been and gone. Six days of fun, color, music and frivolity in the streets are over until next year. Here is a taste of what happened during the week.

Photo Essay: Signs of the times in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - Around the town of Fuengirola there are several strong messages quite literally written on the wall. The following is a selection of some brand new, and some older, graffitti, all with an important meaning behind it.

Photo Essay: An urban safari on the coast of Spain Special

Fuengirola - It is so easy to forget that a whole different world exists just around the corner in the popular Spanish seaside resort of Fuengirola. Every now and then I have to remind myself by visiting yet again.

Brad and Angelina go art shopping in Casares, Spain

Casares - Local artist David España got a surprise when he saw Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie outside his art gallery in the heart of Casares in southern Spain.

Spanish union 'steals' school supplies from supermarket (video)

Seville - After first alerting the media, 200 Spanish left-wing activists, in all-out Robin Hood manner, openly "stole" shopping carts full of school supplies from a Carrefour supermarket in Seville on Friday. The goods were for needy children in the area.

British man arrested in Spain for abuse of granddaughter

Mijas - An 80-year-old British man has been arrested in Calahonda, a suburb of Mijas in southern Spain. He had fled the UK after being sentenced for sexually abusing his granddaughter.

Photo essay: A little summer craziness in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - There's something about summer that brings out the fun side of people. They get a bit of summer sun and out come the crazies. Bring out a camera, and everyone wants to pose.

Photo essay: A summer garden in the Spanish countryside Special

While it tends to be very hot and dry in the Spanish countryside at this time of year, there are still some colorful flowers to be found, some complete with insect visitors and others providing food.

Photo essay: Sohail Castle — Moorish history in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - Now used mainly as a venue for concerts, parties and the ubiquitous local beer fest, Sohail Castle was built back during the Moorish history of the coastal town on a site with even older tales to tell.

Photo Essay: Around and about in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain is a pretty and touristy place to visit. This article contains some more unusual photographic scenes captured in and around the town.

Photo essay: A little Harley-Davidson history in Fuengirola Special

Fuengirola - Back in 2007, Fuengirola in southern Spain was treated to the unique rumble and roar of around ten- to fifteen-thousand Harley-Davidson motorcycles. An experience never to be forgotten and luckily caught on camera.

Photo essay: Multi-cultural Fuengirola in southern Spain Special

Fuengirola - Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain is quite possibly the most multi-cultural town in all of Spain. Many of the world's citizens are represented here.

History comes to light as documents surface on Battle of Bailén

Madrid - Back in 1808 the 3rd Swiss Regiment Reding, a group of Swiss mercenaries in the Spanish Army, fought at the Battle of Bailén against the French occupying forces of Napoleon. Some recruitment documents have now been found by Civil Guard historians.

Júzcar, famous Spanish 'blue village' hosted 'Smurfs 2' preview

In 2011, the traditional "white village" of Júzcar in Spain turned completely blue, as it hosted the the worldwide premiere of the blockbuster US film, "The Smurfs." Still blue today, the town saw the preview of the sequel, "Smurfs 2."

Marbella, destination of choice on the Costa del Sol, Spain Special

Marbella - One of the Mediterranean's most representative tourist venues and a top favorite for travelers, Marbella was once a small white fishing village. It is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain.

Marbella on Costa del Sol now second-most expensive beach spot

Marbella - Marbella is the place to be for many celebrities, footballers and reality TV stars, who enjoy lying on the endless sandy beaches and dining in style in the local restaurants. It is now also the second-most expensive beach destination in Spain.

Spain: Cádiz project world-first to convert sewage into bio-fuel

Chiclana - A waste-water plant in Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz will be first in the world to convert sewage into clean fuel to be used in vehicles. Under the project, dubbed All-gas, the plant is using sunlight to create algae, which in turn is converted to gas.

Review: 'padthaiwok' — Brand new Thai restaurant in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - Indulge in some genuine Thai cuisine for a real treat during your holiday on the Costa del Sol, Spain. Healthy, tasty, quick and convenient meals - on the spot, for home delivery or to take away.

'Krasty Burger' hits Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in Spain Special

Fuengirola - You might find the logo, nay, the NAME of this new hamburger joint hauntingly familiar, especially if you are a fan of the Simpsons. Just opened on the Costa del Sol for your fast food fancy... but, wait ... "Krasty?"

Famous donkey taxis of Mijas, Spain to have new number plates

Mijas - To boost the quality of their tourist taxi rides, the famous Mijas donkeys must be registered with brand new ID plates. This will also aid recognition of individual animals and improve the service.

Young bull escapes in Málaga, Spain, caught by pedestrian (video)

Captured on video by a passerby, the young bull had escaped from a livestock area in an industrial estate in Málaga, and caused a little chaos along the way before being wrestled to the ground by a passing pedestrian. Olé!

Escape to a rural bed & breakfast in Spain this spring Special

Holidays on the coast can often turn into a "been there, done that, got the t-shirt" kind of scenario. Yes, its great every now and then to visit the coastal resorts, but how about finding out more about the real-life Spain by venturing inland?

Benalmádena Costa — A little sunshine on the Costa del Sol Special

Just a little way down the coast from Málaga city is the lovely seaside resort of Benalmádena Costa. Perfect for a little sun, sand and sangria!

Review: Mister Noodles — Oriental temptations on the Costa del Sol Special

Fuengirola - What started as a small restaurant with a few tables is now about to grow into a group of tasty food venues on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain.

Photo essay: Fuengirola, Spain — A springtime beachfront stroll Special

Fuengirola - Spring officially sprang (or is that sprung?) around a month ago, but it was hard to know it. With endless rain, cold winds and chilly nights, it seemed to have gone forever. But now, it seems spring is officially back!

Bioparc Fuengirola, Spain revisited (photo essay and video) Special

Fuengirola - After months of wintry weather, spring has arrived on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. The spring weather tempted the writer to take a stroll to the Bioparc Fuengirola to catch up with the residents there.

Local police and firefighters protest again in Fuengirola (video) Special

Fuengirola - It seems that Tuesday is turning into a day for protest by local police and firefighters in Fuengirola, as for the second week in a row, whistles and noise filled the town centre.
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A stroll around old town Tarifa on the Costa de la Luz in southern Spain - Church of St Matthew.
A stroll around old town Tarifa on the Costa de la Luz in southern Spain - Church of St Matthew.
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Fuengirola s annual  Feria del Rosario  (fair) - church in the Plaza de la Constitución.
Fuengirola's annual "Feria del Rosario" (fair) - church in the Plaza de la Constitución.
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Estepona on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Estepona on the Costa del Sol, Spain
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Mijas Pueblo - Hermitage of the Virgen de la Peña
Mijas Pueblo - Hermitage of the Virgen de la Peña
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Estepona on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Estepona on the Costa del Sol, Spain
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A stroll around old town Tarifa on the Costa de la Luz in southern Spain.
A stroll around old town Tarifa on the Costa de la Luz in southern Spain.
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Annual Feria fair) in Fuengirola  Spain.
Annual Feria fair) in Fuengirola, Spain.
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Scenes of Los Boliches  Fuengirola  Spain
Scenes of Los Boliches, Fuengirola, Spain
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Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced - Stop the Evictions
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced - Stop the Evictions
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Something about summer in Fuengirola  Spain - the Stag Weekend.
Something about summer in Fuengirola, Spain - the Stag Weekend.
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Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
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Local police and firefighters protesting at the Town Hall in Fuengirola about 25% cuts to their sala...
Local police and firefighters protesting at the Town Hall in Fuengirola about 25% cuts to their salaries, February 12, 2013. Police officer lighting a paint bomb.
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A stroll on the beachfront in Fuengirola  Spain.
A stroll on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain.
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Balcon de Europa  Nerja  Spain
Balcon de Europa, Nerja, Spain
Nerja Today
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Autumn colors in the Spanish countryside - playing with DOF on olives.
Autumn colors in the Spanish countryside - playing with DOF on olives.
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Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
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Something about summer in Fuengirola  Spain - kids on the loose.
Something about summer in Fuengirola, Spain - kids on the loose.
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Ronda  Spain
Ronda, Spain
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Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
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15m protesters in Málaga  Spain against cuts to the social health system
15m protesters in Málaga, Spain against cuts to the social health system
Alfredo P. Chomón
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