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There’s so much going on in Andalusia, even us locals struggle to keep up to date with it all. On our blog you will find travel inspiration with tips and ideas from our local experts. Learn curious tidbits about olive oil, wine and Spanish food, or check out some stunning photos from around colourful Andalusia.

Different types of olive oil: extra virgin, virgin and pomace olive oil | Oliveo Escapes

What types of olive oil are there?

When we delve into the realm of olive oil types, we are referring to what the European Union legislation (Regulation CE 1019/2002) recognizes as suitable for consumption, categorizing them into four types. Each category mirrors the quality and purity of the oil, providing consumers with a clear framework when making purchasing decisions.

View of Hornos, a white village in the Sierra de Cádiz surrounded by olive groves and mountains. Olive oil tourism | Oliveo Escapes

The Olive Oil History?

Olive oil has been consumed and appreciated for centuries. Its cultivation, industry, consumption, and various uses have had a significant impact on the culture and economy of the Mediterranean basin primarily, the birthplace of the olive and its oil. In this article, we will explore the fascinating journey through the history of olive oil, from its origins to its place in the modern world.

Where is the best olive oil tourism in the world?

Olive oil has been prized for centuries for its gastronomic and nutritional properties. It is consumed worldwide, but its production is limited to specific regions where the climatic and environmental conditions are ideal for olive cultivation.

Olive grove in Andalusia, south Spain, with mountains behind. Olive oil tourism | Oliveo Escapes

What is olive oil tourism?

ou’re probably familiar with the liquid gold known as olive oil, renowned for its culinary value. However, there’s an entire universe surrounding it that you may not be aware of yet—a world waiting to be explored and experienced firsthand.

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