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The Blairs spend Easter on the Costa del Sol, and get star treatment…

The Blairs and Antonio Banderas in Málaga

Bernardino León, Antonio Banderas, Cherie Blair, Tony Blair & Mayor of Málaga Francisco de la Torre

While David Cameron was getting away from it all in the Canary Islands – and famously getting stung by a jellyfish in the process – former British PM Tony Blair and his family chose to spend their Easter break on the Costa del Sol this year, where they are said to have been staying with friends who have a mansion in exclusive La Zagaleta…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 21/04/2014 [0] Comments 
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Top 5 tips for enjoying Easter in Spain

For a slice of Spanish tradition this Easter, why not head to San Pedro de Alcantara?

Santa comes but once a year. Across the Anglo-speaking world he’s a jolly fat man in a red suit with a rather lax approach to breaking-and-entry laws, healthy eating, and the laws of physics.

But in Spain, Santa comes a little later in the year and sticks around for more than a week. Semana Santa means Holy Week in Spanish, and is a celebration of Easter that is one of the most spectacular and hotly anticipated dates on the Spanish calendar… Continue Reading

Author:Ian Clover 14/04/2014 [0] Comments 
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Images of the Week 9: Share the Passion… Easter Week in Málaga

Only three countries – Spain, Italy and Israel – are world renowned for the splendour, devotion and sheer intensity of their week-long Easter celebrations. For those on the Costa del Sol, Málaga’s 8-day ‘Semana Santa’ festival – running uninterrupted from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday and classified as being of International Tourist Interest – is absolutely in a class of its own. Not nearly as sombre as you might imagine, Holy Week isn’t just a religious event. It’s also a celebration of spring and the renewal of life in general. So as the sacred meets the hedonistic… and Christian and pagan influences seamlessly merge, an atmosphere that’s both totally unforgettable and entirely unique is the inimitable result. Just take a look at these stunning images captured by VIVA’s own resident photographer Jorge Morales, and you’ll see what we mean!
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Photographer:Jorge Morales 06/04/2012 [0] Comments 
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