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So I'm just starting to plan an itinerary for a trip in September. Will be flying into and out of Madrid, and renting a car for all or part of the travel between cities. Our interests are history, art and food - so that's where the priorities are. I also love small old towns and more scenic drives as opposed to the fastest easiest routes. So I'm basically looking for any suggestions as to what might be worthwhile stops enroute from one city to the next or perhaps tweaks to this itinerary to make…

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Hello! A group of friends and I are planning a short hiking trip through the Picos de Europa in July. We've planned out the route but unfortunately when we went to the website to reserve the nights at the refugios (http://reservarefugios.com/) it refused to accept any of our credit or debit cards. We tried multiple banks and multiple credit card agencies (visa, mastercard, etc.). According to the reservation website the cards have to be "Verified by Visa" or "MasterCard SecureCode" authorized…

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Hi there, my husband and I would like to spend a day trekking the Caminito del Rey mid June. I know you have to book tickets ahead as I've been onto the website. Just wanted to know if anyone could advise what would be the best way to approach the area driving up from Estepona. We will then want to make our way to Malaga (all in one day).
It would seem to make sense to drive to Ardales and leave our car there and to make our way to the Caminito.
Can someone tell me how long it would take to do…

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Hi, I'm hoping for some advice.
We are travelling to Spain early August, flying to Madrid, 2 nights in Picos de Europa and ending in Ponferrada.

What I'd like to do is take the kids to a couple of beaches onto the coast, so around, say Gijon, or at least somewhere that makes sense when you're going from Picos to Ponfe..

I don't know the beaches in this area at all and would love some recommendations. I have heard of playa de los catedrales but not sure if this is suitable for kids dipping…

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My fiancé and I are planning about 2.5 weeks in Spain for our honeymoon next April. One of the things we'd like to do is some walking - perhaps a multi day hike where we can arrange to have our bags moved for us. 4-5 days maximum.

We've never visited Spain before so keen to get suggestions as to which part of the country is nicest for walking in April? It doesn't need to be too gentle, we'd like to see some pretty villages, nice scenery, some history, wild flowers, etc. we can handle…

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I'm looking for memorable day walks or scrambles in the North or West of Mallorca. Must be long/challenging enough to keep the crowds away, but not so challenging as to need climbing equipment, so far I have:
Cavall Bernat ridge
Torrent de Pareis (short rope needed)
Puig de Massanella
Talaia d’Alcudia
Any suggestions welcomed!

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These are the two itineraries we are considering at the moment - any suggestions as to which one might be preferable?

1- Fly to Malaga, (19.40 – 23.35)
2 - Malaga, Granada
3 - Granada (Alhambra)
4 - Granada, Cordoba
5 - Cordoba (Mezquita)
6 - Cordoba, Seville
7 - Seville
8 - Seville (Ronda day trip??)

OR

1- Fly to Malaga, (19.40 – 23.35)
2 - To Ronda
3 - To Granada
4 - Granada sights (Alhambra)
5 - To Cordoba
6 - Cordoba sights (Mezquita)
7 - To Seville
8 - Seville

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Hi there
Does anyone know if the San Bernarbe fiesta in Marbella lasts more than one day? We arrive in Malaga on 11 June which is the date of the fair so will probably not be able to make it there till the next day.
Alternatively does anyone know if there are any other similarly colourful fairs in the region over the following two weeks; we were at the San Bernarbe fair last year and it was a delight to watch. I'll be travelling with my ageing father.. Many thanks :)

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Hi,
Anyone know when tickets for entry to the Alhambra in Granada in August will go on sale? They only appear to be on sale until until the end of July currently.
Many thanks,
Sam

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I have been planning to be in Spain from July-December 2016 during my sabbatical from my university and just realized I need a long-term visa ("non-lucrative residence visa" since I will be doing research and not working). Since the process is quite time-consuming, I am not sure the visa will be approved before my departure. Any tips on expediting? Or if it doesn't arrive on time, do I have any other options except leaving after 90 days?

I appreciate any advice and really regret I didn't…